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Profile submitted by Heather Rogers QC

Practice Areas

Media and information law: defamation, privacy/breach of confidence, data protection, freedom of information, reporting restrictions/contempt, judicial review. Defamation includes: Cruddas v Calvert [2015] EWCA Civ 171; Flood v Times Newspapers [2012] UKSC 11 (Reynolds defence); British Chiropractic Association v Singh [2011] 1 WLR 133 CA (comment); Harper v Seaga [2009] 1 AC 1 PC (privilege); Galloway v Telegraph (2006) EMLR 11 CA; trials include Polanski v Condé Nast, David Irving v Deborah Lipstadt/Penguin Books. Privacy/confidence includes: Hutcheson v News Group [2012] EMLR 2 CA; Ntuli v Donald [2011] 1 WLR 294 CA; Napier v Pressdram [2010] 1 WLR 934 CA (Private Eye: injunction); Harrods v Times [2006] EMLR 13 CA (public interest/disclosure) and Spycatcher litigation [1990] 1 AC 109. Other: R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice [2014] UKSC 38 (assisted dying/Article 8); R v ITN [2014] 1 WLR 199 (reporting restriction); Axel Springer v Germany (No 2) [2014] ECHR 745 (for intervener); R (Guardian News) v Westminster Magistrates [2013] QB 618 (open justice).

Career

Called 1983 (MT); QC 2006. Trustee of Article 19 (2004-2012). Director of Campaign for Freedom of Information (2014-).

Publications

Co-author Duncan & Neill on Defamation (4th ed) (2015).