Schillings Senior Partner, Keith Schilling, has been named as one of the 1000 most influential people in London according to the Evening Standard’s 2008 survey, appearing alongside just 28 other eminent Lawyers in the Law section of the list.
Schilling’s placement in the top 1000 follows other accolades he received earlier this year. In January 2008, he was named by Legal Business magazine as one of the Top Ten Crisis Lawyers in England while shortly after, in April 2008, he was placed 10th in the Times Newspapers survey of the UK’s Most Powerful Lawyers.
In 2007, he was named as one of The Lawyer magazine’s “Hot 100” Lawyers.
Keith Schilling is one of the founding Partners of the law firm Schillings and is Britain’s top media litigation specialist as well as an expert in Matrimonial Law. His work in reputation management, defamation, privacy and copyright have made him one of the most sought after media lawyers in the country.
Keith Schilling is no stranger to legal firsts and his pioneering work has seen him win numerous landmark cases. He is widely acclaimed for helping to establish a law of privacy in England, providing every person, whether famous or not, the right to a private life from the media, notably with a landmark law lords’ ruling in favour of his client Naomi Campbell against the Daily Mirror in 2005. Following this he extended this law even further when he represented the Harry Potter author, JK Rowling’s son in his privacy appeal against Big Picture (UK) Ltd which granted enhanced privacy rights for Children.
Speaking about being included in this year’s list of influential Londoners Keith Schilling said, “The inclusion in this years’ list is down to the excellence of my fellow partners and the quality of our whole team of staff who strongly believe in the work they do in order to best help our clients. It is really recognition of the great work the whole firm does.”
Schillings has long been admired by celebrities and high profile business people who want better protection of their private lives from the media. The firms’ 24 hour hotline enables clients to receive advice right at the time when they need it the most. This often saves valuable time enabling swift action to be taken in order to obtain emergency injunctions to stop stories about clients’ private lives becoming tomorrow’s news.
Keith Schilling is a guest speaker at the Legal Week Private Client forum in Lake Como, Italy in November 2008, speaking on Privacy Reputation Management and Human Rights.
Schillings is one of Britain’s top law firms dedicated to safeguarding the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities and high-profile business people. The firm’s track-record in defamation, privacy and copyright cases is second to none.
Defamation, privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm’s work, prompting The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a “spectacularly efficient media law firm.”
The firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area. It also specialises in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, copyright issues, employment dispute and family matters.