Rebecca Toman

Senior Associate

Rebecca is a Senior Associate at Carter-Ruck, having joined the firm in 2007.

Rebecca specialises in all aspects of media, privacy and cyber law (including cyber bullying) as well as reputation protection and data protection.

Rebecca has acted for Sir Elton John, Liam Gallagher, Simon Cowell, Bryan Adams, James Blunt and Iggy Azalea as well as Peers, Members of Parliament, actors, models, television personalities and journalists. She has also provided pre-publication advice to magazines and various companies. Her work has included acting for clients in the High Court, Tribunals and on appeal to the Privy Council.

Rebecca has obtained the removal of numerous online articles and photographs and has obtained apologies and corrections for various clients in relation to publications online and in printed copy in respect of libel, breaches of privacy, inaccuracy, data protection and copyright.

Rebecca has successfully obtained injunctions on the grounds of privacy and breach of confidence including both against the national press and individuals. She has also successfully defended an application for an injunction brought by the socialite Tamara Ecclestone against one of her clients and has obtained significant damages for many of her clients.

Currently Rebecca is working on a large number of matters for clients involving the Data Protection Act 1998 and the so called “Right to be Forgotten” ruling in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González (C-131/12), concerning the removal of information online and in databases.

In addition to the above Rebecca regularly advises clients on employment-related matters particularly including confidentiality provisions within settlement agreements. Rebecca has also advised companies on disciplinary and grievance procedures and has secured a very substantial settlement for a client in a discrimination case.

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