Manleys footballer client scores decisive victory at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Manleys were instructed by a highly successful footballer whose goal scoring prowess had led him to play in many of Europe’s top leagues. His move in January 2021 was greeted with much fanfare, only for it to soon turn into a nightmare.

Manleys Staff Conference 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland

Manleys have an annual staff conference where the team jet off to some far flung destination to consider the business, its future, areas to improve and of course to enjoy some of locality as part of team-building

Manleys announces the appointment of Sehar Hussain as Associate Solicitor

Manleys is delighted to announce the appointment of Sehar Hussain as an Associate Solicitor at its Chester office. Sehar trained and qualified with Tucker Turner Kingsley Wood LLP in London but moved back to the North West to be closer to her family.

Manleys wins FA appeal

Chester-based media, sports and litigation practice Manleys has scored another success – this time in winning an appeal for a young footballer charged who was on the receiving end of a sanction following an initial FA disciplinary hearing

Insider Article Mark Manley

Manleys is a boutique litigation practice based in Chester which was founded by Mark Manley in 2012. Mark was formerly Head of Litigation at Br...

Promotion for Jessica Turner at Chester based Manleys Solicitors

Manleys Solicitors, a boutique commercial litigation and reputation management firm based in Chester have this month promoted Jessica Turner to the position of Associate Solicitor.

Manleys celebrate their 10 (+1) year anniversary

Last week, Manleys Solicitors celebrated its 10-year anniversary…a year late!

Manleys Represent Leading Goal Scorer at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland

Manleys Solicitors appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, on behalf of an internationally capped footballer in the final hearing of a complex appeal matter.

Manleys secures stay of New York Court decision

Reputation management specialists, Manleys appeared in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York this week in relation to the privacy rights of one of their clients.

Manleys urges business partners to put agreements in writing as it settles cross border litigation case out of court

Manleys Solicitors, a leading Chester law firm, secures another excellent result for a client following the settlement of a commercial cross border litigation case out of court.

Manleys achieves major result against social media giant

Manleys achieves major result against social media giant

The Chester law firm bagged its client an out-of-court settlement after alleged libel and data protection breaches on one of the biggest social media platforms.

Influencer Regulation: a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

The report was produced in light of the growing influencer culture and highlighted regulatory gaps in advertising regulation, child protection and online harassment.

Manleys boosts its reputation management services with technology partners

Chester-based Manleys boosts its reputation management services with technology partners in response to surge in demand

Manleys Win Privacy Case

Mark Manley and Jessica Turner secure fantastic win for their client in privacy case.

Paul Luukas move to Manleys (Waterfront Magazine)

Senior Associate, Paul Luukas, joined the team in April 2021 and recently spoke with Waterfront about his move.

Think before you Tweet says our Mark Manley

The Chester Blog spoke to Mark about his upbringing, long career in the law and the legal dangers of the internet age.

Manleys ranked as Top Tier Law firm

Manleys have been ranked in tier 1 in Media and Entertainment, with Mark Manley being praised as ‘exceptionally strong’ and managing partner Leanne Wheeler is commended as ‘very thorough and insightful’.

Manleys prepare to “Rock the House”

Manleys Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring Parliament’s two largest creative competitions, Rock the House and Film the House.

Don’t Forget the Right to be Forgotten!

With the ever-increasing growth of the internet there is a higher risk that information published about individuals can be false, misleading, ou...

Defamatory Campaign: Pre-action disclosure allowed after issuing claim

Anglia Research Ltd & another v Finders Genealogists Ltd & another [2016] EWHC 297 (QB)   The case featured two co...

Bring back the Superinjunction

Prurient curiosity, the price of fame and the case of the (no longer) “private” threesome.

Revealed! - Bolton Council ordered to name councillor who failed to pay his council tax

Transparency is all the rage in the wake of the Panama Papers leak, and has now seen the Prime Minister publish a summary of his tax returns for th...

Express Newspapers to pay 'substantial damages' to Jimmy White

Snooker player Jimmy White has obtained ‘substantial’ libel damages from Express Newspapers. Jimmy White brought legal proceedings against Expre...

Is Sexting fun?

Sexting has been in the headlines more and more recently and it is clear that it can result in very grave consequences. Sexting is often spontan...

“Without reputation you have nothing”

Manleys Solicitor Katie Mickleburgh discusses steps to take to protect your reputation during litigation.


This case highlights the importance of bringing sufficient evidence forward to support a defence of honest opinion under s.3 of the Defamation Act 2013.

Claimant awarded £5,000 in damages over ex-wife’s Facebook claims, but declines the award.

In the first libel trial of 2016, Businessman and Property Developer, Ronald Stocker, who sued his ex-wife for libel over an email and Facebook ...

The Clock is Ticking

Manleys Solicitor James Roochove advises on the time limits for defamation cases

Oops forgot! Hooky's (not so) Blue Monday (actually not Black Friday!

Won for Hooky in the High Court end of 2015...great day! 


IT HAS been the go-to legal guide for journalists for more than half a century – McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists can be ...

WORLD CUP LEGALS – tips on how businesses can avoid a red card

Businesses seeking to use the World Cup to boost profits should be careful not to break the law warns Sports and Media Solicitors, Manleys.

Beware! The election selfie that could land you behind bars

In the run up to the European elections on 22nd May, the Electoral Commission has issued guidance to election officials about the potent...


Mark Manley has been appointed Chairman of Leon Osman’s Testimonial Committee. The Everton player has been awarded a testimonial for ...

Mark Manley Shortlisted for Best Legal Advisor 2013

At the Downtown Liverpool 11th Annual Livercool Business Awards last night, Mark Manley was nominated in the category of Best Legal Advisor.

Andy Carroll sued over property claims

We have issued proceedings against Premiership footballer Andy Carroll following a dispute over the removal of property from his Landlord's propert...

Happy Birthday!! Insider Article

Inforrm report on Rochdale

Joint Libel claim issued

Rochdale Libel Writs Manleys has this week issued proceedings in the High...

Manleys secures Katie Price FB Hack anonymity

Last weekend we were required to act urgently to prevent The Sunday People from publishing information concerning our client which it intended to p...

Leveson: Impact on Libel, Privacy cases and costs

The executive summary of Leveson LJ's Report makes very interesting reading. Aside from the recommendations on the creation of a new body under...

On Guard! Leveson Report is out.

Lord Justice Leveson's Report has been published. It calls for underpinning legislation to ensure proper self regulation so that the press is accou...

National recognition in Chambers 2013

Manleys achieved Band 1 status in its first year in Dispute Resolution in Chester and surrounding area and Band 3 for Defamation nationally - ahead...

Manleys meet the Home Secretary!

Manleys’ James Roochove met up last week with Home Secretary, Theresa May at an event in Cheshire 

"I can hear music...sweet tweet music"

Libelling someone on Twitter is a big deal.  It can result in huge damages. £90,000 was awarded to former New Zealand cricket captain Chris...

Frankie Boyle libel win

The comedian Frankie Boyle has this week won £54,650 damages against the Mirror over an article in which he was called a "racist comedian". &nbs...

Read all about it - "Divorce pay out" - not any more!

Details of financial settlements in divorce cases will no longer be published following the decision in A v A [2012]. In recent years the press ...

Cheshire Business Awards 2012

Manleys attended its first Cheshire Business Awards at Chester Racecourse on Friday 5th October 2012 presented by Lucy Meacock.

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Facebook Ordered to Identify Account Holders

A HIGH Court judge has ordered Facebook to hand over the details of multiple account holders who posted abusive messages about a Belfast company an...

Sunday Star publishes correction

The Sunday Star has been forced to publish a clarification over a story it carried alleging ITV was about to make a deal with Brian Belo over the o...

Mail Online apologises to Mark Heyes

The defamation team at Manleys has secured an apology (and other remedies) from the Daily Mail Online for ITV fashion guru Mark Heyes. See 

ITV and LIME Strike Back In TOWIE Dispute

In the battle over The Only Way is Essex,  ITV and Lime Pictures, represented by Manleys,  fired back a strong defence at the High Court against cl...

Manley in Corrie!

Taking instructions on a privacy case enabled us to take in some of the sights of the most famous Street in the UK.

Here's Johnny!

Mark met up with Johnny Vegas at a media event in June 2012. They're still trying to agree the bill!!

Veteran Liverpool Media Lawyer launches new venture

Read the full story from the Liverpool Daily Post:

Manley on Dragon's Den! The Board you can't afford!

This Lady Loves has organised an evening at which Cheshire Entrepreneurs will pitch to the "Cheshire Dragon's" for the chance to obtain some dedica...

Brian Belo (1) Sassy Films Ltd (2) and Massive TV Ltd (3) -v- Lime Pictures Ltd (1) and ITV Plc (2)

Manleys is delighted to be instructed to defend Lime Pictures Ltd and ITV plc in a High Court claim made by Brian Belo and others in relation to “T...

Manley goes it alone...

Welcome to Manleys Solicitors

Welcome! On May 1st 2012 we opened the doors here at Manleys Solicitors. The firm is a new niche media, litigation, entertainment and sports ...

Manleys celebrate their 10 (+1) year anniversary

Last week, Manleys Solicitors celebrated its 10-year anniversary…a year late! Manleys Solicitors, a nationally recognised boutique litig...