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Profile submitted by Manuel Barca QC

Practice Areas

Media/ information law: defamation; privacy/confidence; malicious falsehood; contempt of court; data protection; freedom of information; media/literary copyright; passing off

Career

Graduate trainee, Reuters 1984-85. Called: 1986 (Lincoln's Inn, Levitt Scholar). Joined 1BC 1987; QC 2011. Cases include: Pickering v Liverpool Daily Post (HL); John Major MP v New Statesman; Berkoff v Burchill (CA); Watts v Times Newspapers (CA); GMC v BBC (CA); Godfrey v Demon Internet; Upjohn v BBC; Peter Bottomley MP v Express Newspapers; British Coal v NUM; Barclay Brothers v BBC; Martin Clunes v Express Newspapers; Home Secretary v BBC; Marks & Spencer v Granada TV; ITN v Living Marxism; David Trimble MP v Amazon; Multigroup v Oxford Analytica; Elite Models v BBC; Skrine v Euromoney (CA); Steedman v BBC (CA); Philip Green v Times Newspapers; Donal MacIntyre v Chief Constable of Kent (CA); Jimmy Nail v Newcastle Chronicle; Reuben Brothers v Time Inc; Conrad Black v Express Newspapers; Neil Lennon v Daily Record; Ricky Tomlinson v Associated Newspapers; Prince Turki Al-Saud v Paris Match; W v Westminster City Council; Roman Polanski v Condé Nast (HL); Paul McKenna v MGN; AG v BBC (Cash for Honours); Taranissi v BBC; Ajinomoto v Asda (CA); Hughes v British Airways; Baturina v Times Newspapers (CA); Prince Nayef Al-Saud v The Independent; Miller v Associated Newspapers (CA); PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd & anr (CA) going to Supreme Court in 2016; Simpson v MGN Ltd; Lachaux v AOL; Stocker v Stocker; Economou v De Freitas.

Personal

Educated: Wimbledon College; Cambridge University (Law, MA). Bilingual: English/Spanish. Fluent French; working Italian &amp Portuguese.