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Partner specialising in media and High Court litigation; in particular, defamation and privacy cases. Represents and advises a wide variety of clients, from celebrities and politicians to international business people and companies. Has represented clients involved in libel and other litigation concerning complex jurisdictional issues, including Berezovsky v Forbes and Berezovsky v Fridman. Current and recent clients include Boris Berezovsky, Lalit Modi and Tom Watson MP. Provides advice to individuals and companies exposed to media scrutiny, and advises clients generally on all media-related matters, including rights under the Human Rights Act and Data Protection Act 1998.
Articled Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners; qualified 1996; partner 2000; qualified as solicitor-advocate 2006. Clients include international business people, politicians and celebrities. Regularly lectures in defamation law.
Newent Comprehensive, Gloucestershire; University of Exeter (1992 LLB Euro); Nottingham Law School (1994 LPC).
Defamation and privacy; Litigation - commercial; Media and entertainment