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Lorna Skinner

Tel:
Work 020 7404 3447
Email:
Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Specialises in media and information law, encompassing data protection, defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, contempt, reporting restrictions. Extensive litigation experience acting for claimants and defendants. Cases of interest include: PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26; Orb v Ruhan [2016] EWHC 850 (Comm); [2016] EWHC 361; Burrell v Clifford [2015] EWHC 2001 (Ch D); Vidal-Hall v Google [2014] EWHC 13; R (Secretary of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner North London [2013] EWHC 3724 (Admin), [2013] EWHC 1786 (Admin); The wife and children of Omar Othman v English National Resistance and Ors [2013] EWHC 1421 (QB); APW v WPA [2012] EWHC 3151 (QB); Mayer v Hoar [2012] EWHC 1805; Viagogo Ltd v Myles and ors [2012] EWHC 433 (Ch); Hunt v Times Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 272; Imerman v Imerman [2010] EWHC 64, [2009] EWHC 3486; Imerman v Tchenguiz [2009] EWHC 2024, [2009] EWHC 2902; Stelios Haji-Ioannou v Mark Dixon [2009] EWHC 178; Applause Store Production Ltd v Raphael [2008] EWHC 1781; Gentoo Group Ltd v Hanratty [2008] EWHC 627; Drury v Carnegie [2007] EWCA Civ 497, [2007] EMLR 24; L v L [2007] 2 FLR 171; Culla Park v Richards & ors [2007] EWHC 1687. Also acted for News International at the Leveson Inquiry and for various media parties at the Litvinenko inquiry.

Career

Qualified 1997; Middle Temple.

Member

Liberty; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Education

Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City; Newnham College, Cambridge.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Lorna Skinner - Matrix ChambersThorough and highly intelligent.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Lorna Skinner - Matrix ChambersShe is highlighted for both privacy/data protection and defamation work.

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