Heather Rogers QC
Media law: defamation, privacy/breach of confidence, data protection, freedom of information, reporting restrictions/contempt, judicial review. Recent key cases: Flood v Times Newspapers  UKSC 11 (libel: Reynolds privilege); Hutcheson v News Group  EMLR 2 CA (privacy); Smith v Headline Publishing  EWHC 2106 (Ch) (publishing contract). Defamation includes: Adelson v Anderson  EWHC 2497 (QC) ("abuse"); British Chiropractic Association v Singh  1 WLR 133 CA (comment); Harper v Seaga  1 AC 1 PC (privilege); Lance Armstrong v Times Newspapers  1 WLR 2462 CA; George Galloway MP v Telegraph (2006) EMLR 11 CA (appeal and trial); trials in Roman Polanski v Condé Nast (for claimant); Harry Kewell v Gary Lineker (for defendant); and for Penguin Books against David Irving  EWCA Civ 1197. Privacy/breach of confidence includes: Ntuli v Donald  1 WLR 294 CA (intervener); Napier v Pressdram Limited  1 WLR 934 CA (for Private Eye: injunction); Harrods v Times Newspapers Ltd  EMLR 13 CA (public interest/disclosure) and Naomi Campbell v Frisbee  1 ICR 141 CA (contract protecting private information); and Spycatcher litigation  1 AC 109 HL. Others include: Bryce v Information Commissioner (Information Tribunal EA/2009/0083); Asst Deputy Coroner for Inner West London v Channel 4 Television  1 WLR 945 (journalistic material); R (Hirst) v Home Office  1 WLR 2929 (Article 10 rights of prisoners in contact with media). For journalist Andrew Gilligan in the Hutton Inquiry (2003).
Called 1983; Middle Temple; QC 2006. Current directorships: Article 19 (Global Campaign for Free Expression) - Trustee. Publications of note: Duncan & Neill on Defamation (3rd ed.) (Butterworths Lexisnexis 2009).
LSE (1980 LLB)