Media Statements

Media Statements

 

16 January 2018

Why Appleby is taking legal action against the Guardian and the BBC

The first procedural hearing in relation to Appleby’s legal action against the Guardian and the BBC took place on Tuesday 16 January. Mrs Justice Rose has reserved her decision and both parties will be notified when this decision is reached. Appleby issued a claim for breach of confidence against the BBC and The Guardian on 4 December 2017.  Read More...

20 December 2017

Our overwhelming responsibility is to our clients and our own colleagues who have had their private and confidential information taken in what was a criminal act. We need to know firstly which of their - and our - documents were taken. We would want to explain in detail to our clients and our colleagues the extent to which their confidentiality has been attacked. Read More...

06 November 2017

The Panorama programme of 6th November and a number of media outlets continue to reference Appleby’s security incident as a data leak. We wish to reiterate that our firm was not the subject of a leak but of a serious criminal act and our systems were accessed by an intruder who deployed the tactics of a professional hacker. Read More...

05 November 2017

Recent media coverage, including the Panorama programme aired on 5th November, continues to focus on the offshore sector. The journalists do not allege, nor could they, that Appleby has done anything unlawful. There is no wrongdoing. It is a patchwork quilt of unrelated allegations with a clear political agenda and movement against offshore. Read More...

01 November 2017

Following the Leader of the Opposition’s comments in Prime Minister’s Questions, about a leak from an off-shore law firm, we wish to make it clear that our firm was not the subject of a leak but of an illegal computer hack. Read more...

24 October 2017

Appleby has recently received enquiries from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and a number of media organisations who are partners of the ICIJ. These enquiries have arisen from documents that journalists claim to have seen and involve allegations made against our business and the business conducted by some of our clients. Read more...