Expertise

Abigail is a partner in the Litigation Division, specialising in reputation and information protection for companies and individuals. 

Abigail regularly provides advice on media crisis management, defamation, malicious falsehood, harassment, privacy, breach of confidence, freedom of information and data protection.

That includes internet related matters, such as online libel and domain name disputes, and she has a particular interest in issues arising in social media. She has acted for various corporate clients and individuals in relation to the removal of website content on grounds of libel, privacy and/or harassment. She also advises on non-contentious reputation management issues faced by clients in the digital era, such as advising on social media policies and terms and conditions of use for websites and/or pages in social media.

In addition, her practice includes acting for clients in relation to reputation issues arising in a non-media context, arising out of commercial and employment disputes.

Abigail is part of the firm's Information Security practice and regularly advises clients on cyber-security and preventing and responding to data breaches. 

Abigail also advises companies and high net worth individuals on large scale commercial litigation and is part of the firm's contentious trusts practice. She recently acted for Ekaterina Berezovskaya, daughter of the late Boris Berezovsky, in relation to matters pertaining to her late father's Estate.

Abigail retains full Higher Court Rights of audience. She regularly speaks and writes on reputation and internet related topics and is a contributor to external publications including E-Commerce Law Reports. Recent speaking engagements include IBC's International Trusts & Private Client Forum, IBC's Media Law Summer School and the forthcoming White Paper Conference on Defamation.

Testimonials

"No nonsense and easy to work with."
Legal 500 (2015)

Abigail Healey is "hugely impressive and effective, and frequently delivers great results".
Legal 500 (2014)