Administrative & Public Law: Commercial & Regulated Industries (Band 2)UK-wide
Defamation/Reputation Management (Band 4)UK-wide
Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Defamation and media law: defending numerous libel actions for Times Newspapers and other publishers; libel and harassment actions involving disclosure orders against Internet Service Providers (Facebook, Microsoft, BT, etc.), including Takenaka v Frankl, first anonymous email libel tracing action to reach trial. Data Protection and Freedom of Information: several cases for Times Newspapers, including MPs additional cost allowances case against House of Commons. Public law: acting for regulators (e.g. numerous cases for the Advertising Standards Authority) and those challenging their decisions, including in judicial reviews; successful challenge to Transport for London's ban on advertising for North Cyprus. Advertising; copy advice; comparative advertising disputes. Consumer law: advising retailers, including on trading standards prosecutions.
Professional Memberships: Law Society.
Career: Trained at Theodore Goddard; qualified in 1988; partner Theodore Goddard/Addleshaw Goddard 1997-2007; partner Bates Wells & Braithwaite 2007 to date.
Publications: Co-editor/author, 'Advertising Law and Regulation', Bloomsbury Professional (2010).
Personal: Educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA History); leisure - pots and strange places.