Cyber liability

The internet has revolutionised marketing, communication, data storage and working practices. The dramatic rise in the volume of data being handled, and an ever-changing legislative landscape places businesses at increased risk from claims and from regulatory action.

Data security breaches, whether they be through criminal activity or inadvertent data loss, can have dramatic effects. The ramifications can include reputational damage, liability claims from customers and action by regulators.

It doesn’t end with the loss or theft of confidential data. There are potentially more serious hazards, including copycat websites and the dangers of storing and transferring electronic documents. The market demands a new level of legal expertise founded on a real understanding of the emerging technical issues.

Our cyber liability team has wide experience handling disputes arising from cyber risks, IT and internet activity and involving hacking, defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, intellectual property, breach of contract, software defects, business interruption, data protection and professional liability.

Our new Cyber ATLAS product, developed by Willis in conjunction with BLM partner, Nick Gibbons, is evidence of our highly specialist cyber risk expertise. The product provides a complete security solution to help UK companies combat the threat of cyber crime.

Designed to build resilience across an entire company, from the shop floor to the board of directors, Cyber ATLAS comprises e-Learning for all levels of staff, an online self-audit allowing you to test your cyber security and a 24/7 incident response service, providing first-class support and advice in the event of a cyber-breach.

Who to contact


Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Partner,
London



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Cyber liability Team

Nick Gibbons

Nick Gibbons

Partner,
London


Steve Kuncewicz

Steve Kuncewicz

Partner,
Manchester


George Moore QC

George Moore QC

Consultant,
Glasgow


Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Partner,
London