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Alex McCready

Director - Head of Reputation & Privacy

Alex helps prominent individuals, families, family offices and companies, based both in the UK and internationally, to defend and protect their reputation and privacy.

Alex regularly acts for individuals and companies in times of crisis, and is committed to helping clients manage complex problems sensitively and discreetly.


Alex McCready
Alex is the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer
Spears 500


Alex has featured in the Citywealth Leaders list, the Future Leaders list and the Future Leaders Top 100 list. In 2019 she was listed in Management Todays 35 under 35 celebrating Britains top women business leaders. Alex was also featured as a Top Recommended indivual in the 2021 edition of the Spears 500, where she was described as the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer. Alex has also been listed in The Legal 500, which notes how Alex manage(s) complex problems sensitively and discreetly.

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Alex has particular expertise in pre- and post-publication and broadcast issues in libel and privacy. She regularly secures the withdrawal or amendment of articles or programmes before release. She has secured apologies and Statements in Open Court for clients from a range of national newspapers.

Alex frequently helps clients to manage unwanted media attention. She draws on her experience to help clients devise and implement effective strategies to manage reputation during times of crisis, such as high-profile litigation or employment disputes. She is also experienced at dealing with online threats, and regularly secures the removal of content from websites, blog sites and other social media. Alex also has extensive experience of advising on threats from non-media sources such as disgruntled employees or those with an axe to grind.


Alex gained a 2:1 in Law from Queens College, Cambridge, and completed her LPC with Distinction at the College of Law.

Press & publications

Alex is regularly sought out for expert legal commentary for both print and broadctast, and has featured on ITV NewsBBC News, Talk Radio, in the Telegraph and in Citywealth amongst others. Most recently, she appeared on ITV News flagship programme to discuss Harry and Meghans interview with Oprah on CBS. 


Alex completed her legal training at a Magic Circle firm, which included a 6 month secondment to the Princes Trust, before working at a leading media law firm in London.


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Alex McCready
Alex is the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer
Spears 500

Alex is the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer

Spears 500

We can always rely on [Alex] to keep us updated and advise on the best strategy for approaching any reputation or privacy issue


It doesnt matter where or when you call. [Alex] always reacts quickly and professionally. She is a pleasure to work with.


Alex is not only one of the sharpest, well informed lawyers in her field but she is also engaging and proactive 24/7.

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