Contributor: Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb, Partner, Russell Jones & Walker

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb has been a partner at Russell Jones & Walker since 1990. She is the head of the Litigation, Business and Private Client Group. Her main areas of work include defamation / media law, reputation management and commercial litigation.

Sarah has represented a wide range of clients including prominent MPs, judges, solicitors, leading public schools and a wide range of individuals. She acts for both claimants and defendants.

Most recently Sarah has defended an employee for computer giants, CISCO, acted for the Manchester Evening News, and for the National Autistic Society in the defence of libel proceedings against them.

She has also successfully concluded proceedings on behalf of the chief constable of Kent and advised the retired chief whip in the House of Lords, Lord Carter.

Sarah is a regular lecturer in privacy law and developments for Central Law Training and a presenter for Legal Network Television. She also provides pre-publication advice and reputation management advice to PR agents.

She has a particular interest in equine matters, is a member of the Equine Lawyers Association and has a regular legal column in an equine magazine.

Defence Against Defamation
The House of Lords recently overturned a decision concerning companies that claim for defamation without proof. Sarah Webb, a partner at Russell Jones & Walker, outlines the cases and...