Breach of Confidence & Privacy Disputes

We advise corporate and private clients in connection with disputes when their privacy or confidential information may be in jeopardy of being revealed either in the Press or to a competitor.

Mark Manley was proud to represent the victors: Chumki Banerjee and the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo Ltd in the House of Lords in 2004 in the landmark case of Cream v Banerjee and Liverpool Daily Post and Echo Ltd. The Claimant had gagged the newspaper from revealing material about its fiscal affairs. We persuaded the House of Lords to lift that gag in the public interest.

Our lawyers have since obtained super-injuctions to prevent publication by the Press of highly confidential or private information on behalf of footballers, entertainers, musicians, sportsmen and high profile businessmen.

We obtained an injunction for one Premiership International footballer from a High Court Judge against The Sun newspaper whilst the player was on the pitch! While acting for another International Premiership player, we obtained an injunction to prevent private information being published about him. The person threatening to expose our client’s private life in the Press demanded money – we worked with the Police and Football Club to secure a two-year prison conviction for the man wanting to sell his story.

We are currently representing Lime Pictures Ltd and ITV Plc in defence of a breach of confidence and copyright claim by ex-Big Brother winner Brian Belo. The case is likely to go to trial in 2013.


Contact Mark Manley on 01244 230000

  • Always been very good and honest. Tells you the up and down sides so there's no surprises. Always available , always in contact.

    Lisa McGorrin

  • Mark and his team provide a first class service around the clock- 7 days a week.

    Steve King Group Programme Director, Bauer Media

  • Leanne is a highly talented and hardworking solicitor. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    Louis Browne Exchange Chambers

  • One of the leading Media Lawyers in the Country. I've worked both with and on the other side of the fence from him and his reputation is richly-deserved.

    Steve Kunciewiez Bermans Solicitors

  • Universally respected and his name brings with it a sense of trust.

    Lime Pictures Ltd

  • Its a pleasure working with him - makes everything straightforward and I'll keep working with him in future.

    Kerry Katona Entertainer

  • Mark appeared for me in the High Court to obtain an Order in an urgent matter. His tenacity ensured a great result for me.

    Marounne Fellaini Manchester United FC

  • He is consistently the best at what he does in our opinion

    Marlen Roberts MD, Insider Media Ltd

  • Top guy, top lawyer. Up there with the best sports lawyers in the UK.

    Paul Tyrrell Paul Tyrrell Corporation Ltd

  • I've worked with Mark Manley on numerous occasions. He's always very effective and professional. I would always recommend him.

    Micah Richards Fiorentina FC

  • Very professional and thorough, with great attention to detail. He's also got a sense of humour - which helps!

    Jamie Carragher Sky Sports

  • Mark is a clear leader in his field. His drive, experience and knowhow are all part of his offering.

    Ian Ayre Managing Director, Liverpool FC

  • Mark has handled media issues for me. I need the best people outside the ring to help me be the best in it.

    Amir Khan

  • Dealt with an issue brilliantly. He's the best!

    Claire Sweeney Actress

  • A fiercely able litigator - the man you want on your side.

    Nick Freeman (Mr. Loophole), Freeman & Co.

  • Fanastic legal guidance. Got me through a life-changing case with the right result. Top drawer.

    Ricky Whittle

  • Knows what he is talking about, trustworthy and honest.

    Stan Boardman

  • Having guided me through one of the most frightening circumstances of my life, I can vouch for Mark Manley's extraordinary capabilities and utter veracity

    Chumki Banerjee

  • Clear leaders in field and preparation of cases is second to none

    Tom Handley Senior Clerk Exchange Chambers

  • Mark is a talented lawyer, he provides excellent advice.

    Duncan Foster Director, Coronation Street (ITV)

  • Handled my legal issues for years. Bad advice from Mark??? MY ARSE!!!

    Ricky Tomlinson

  • He has incredible knowledge of the media landscape and has always delivered.

    Steve Hothersall Editor, Radio City

  • Great person to have on your side. Great ability to interpret complex issues and gives sound and and clear advice. Pro-active.

    Phil Tottey

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    Jason Tyldesley Managing Director, Sofaworks

  • Professionalism second to none. You get a Grade A lawyer and a real good friend

    Javid Ahmed

  • Immediate, solid advice which give the on-air teams at Bauer Radio confidence our broadcasts are legally sound.

    John Pickford Editor, Key 103 FM

  • Having guided me through one of the most frightening circumstances of my life, I can vouch for Mark Manley's extraordinary capabilities and utter veracity

    Chumki Banerjee

  • I've enjoyed working with Mark many times through the years.

    Martin O'Shea Bold Management Ltd

  • Provided great support and guidance in the legal process surrounding our applications to the Court, Invaluable help and extremely professional.

    Dr. Denise Barrett-Baxendale Deputy CEO, Everton FC

  • I've used Mark and his team for 20 years - I wouldn't dream of using anyone else. Mark has never let me down - always perfect.

    Gary Dean MD, Leisure Information Services Ltd

  • Tells the truth plainly without adornment. He is irritatingly usually correct! One of the North's top top lawyers.

    Nick Jaspan Prolific North