Chair, Will Richmond-Coggan

Will Richmond-Coggan

The Chair presides over committee meetings and has the casting vote. They deliver an annual report to the annual general meeting and monthly reports to committee meetings. They also chair most functions hosted by the Association such as working dinners & conferences.

The Current Chair is Will Richmond-Coggan

Director & Solicitor Advocate – Data, Media & Communications Disputes
Freeths LLP, National (Will is based in Freeths' Oxford office)

Firm website profile: William Richmond-Coggan | Director | Dispute Management | Freeths
Linkedin profile: William Richmond-Coggan | Director at Freeths LLP Oxford

Will is a data, privacy, media and technology specialist at national law firm Freeths LLP. He was called to the Bar in 2000 and dual-qualified as a solicitor-advocate in 2004, having been recruited by a leading West End law firm to develop their in-house advocacy capabilities. Will has a highly specialised practice undertaking both advisory and contentious work for a range of clients from cutting edge deep tech start-ups through to some large household name multi-nationals. He is recognised in the Legal 500 (2023 Ed) as an "excellent adviser" and "future partner" and is a nationally renowned speaker and media commentator on data and privacy issues. 


Higher Audience Rights Civil, February 2004
Higher Audience Rights Criminal, February 2004
Member of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners

Reported cases include:

Bussey v Page [2015] EWHC 563 (QB) (first successful UK defamation claim in relation to a defamatory online review)

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