Harry Eccles-Williams, Associate, Mishcon Private

Harry Eccles‑Williams

Managing Associate

Personal Profile

Harry is a litigator in Mishcon Private. He acts on a range of complex, often multi-jurisdictional, disputes, many of which have a reputational and/or political element.

Harry's practice covers all aspects of reputation protection, including defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection. He also acts on a range of commercial, regulatory, human rights and public law disputes.

Harry is a member of the firm's Politics & Law, Russia, Group Action and Jurisdiction groups.

Harry co-leads the firm's relationship with Queen Mary University on the SPITE project, which provides pro-bono legal advice to victims of revenge porn.

Key Experience

Reputation Protection

  • Regularly acting for high profile clients in defamation claims against newspapers and online publications.
  • Obtaining urgent privacy and/or harassment injunctions on behalf of companies and individuals.
  • Acting for clients in claims under the GDPR, and making Data Subject Access Requests.
  • Acting for politically exposed clients against due diligence organisations (e.g. World Check, Bridger).

Public law, Regulatory and Human Rights Litigation

  • Acting for the Rohingya people against Facebook.
  • Representing a client seeking to persuade Parliament to include a public interest defence to the Official Secrets Act.
  • Representing a prominent UK politician in relation to an ethics enquiry.
  • Acting for Leave.EU in relation to an enquiry by the Electoral Commission.
  • Acting for a high profile charity in relation to an investigation by the Charity Commission.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for Russian clients in a multi-billion dollar multi-jurisdictional family dispute.
  • Acting for Russian, Ukrainian and Georgian clients in high value High Court cases and arbitrations.
  • Representing clients in two high profile and valuable fraud claims against a prominent auction house.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya
Trinity College Dublin, Politics & Philosophy

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