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Jaani Riordan

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8 New Square (8 New Square Intellectual Property)


Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, information technology and media law, with particular focus on disputes involving the internet. Computer science background with particular technical expertise in electronics, telecommunications and web technologies. Also practises defamation, privacy and cybersecurity law. Practice includes advocacy and advisory work, often involving cross-border disputes and conflict of laws issues. Dual qualified in Australia and the United Kingdom. Please see the barrister entry at for examples of recent cases.


Called 2008 (Australia), 2012 (England and Wales); Lincoln’s Inn. Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia in 2009. Practised as an IP/technology litigation solicitor in a top-tier corporate law firm in Australia. Also lectured in contract, trusts and copyright law at University of Oxford. Publications of note include practitioners’ text ‘The Liability of Internet Intermediaries’ (Oxford University Press, 2016).


Intellectual Property Juniors Society (IPSoc); Chancery Bar Association; Anglo-Australasian Lawyers’ Society; Worshipful Company of Stationers.


Magdalen College, Oxford (2012, DPhil Law, Clarendon Scholar, Oxford Australia Scholar). University of Melbourne (2007 Bachelor of Law, top 1st in law); University of Melbourne (2007, Bachelor of Computer Science, 1st).


Music (violin), opera, photography.

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