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Individual Profile

Heather Rogers QC

One Brick Court - London

Heather Rogers QC - One Brick Court
  • 1 Brick Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9BY

Profile submitted by Heather Rogers QC

Practice Areas

Media and information: defamation, privacy/confidence, data protection, freedom of information, contempt, deceit. Recent trials: Hourani v Thomson [2017] EWHC 432 (QB) (libel/harassment); Copthall Ltd v Scorched Earth [2017] EWHC 1341 (QB) (deceit). Defamation includes: Cruddas v Calvert [2015] EMLR 16 CA; Flood v Times Newspapers [2012] UKSC 11 (Reynolds defence); British Chiropractic Association v Singh [2011] 1 WLR 133 CA (comment); Galloway v Telegraph; Polanski v Condé Nast, Irving v Penguin Books. Privacy/DPA includes: Hisham v Elaph Publishing [2017] 4 WLR 28 CA; Hutcheson v News Group [2012] EMLR 2 CA; Ntuli v Donald [2011] 1 WLR 294 CA; Napier v Pressdram [2010] 1 WLR 934 CA; and Spycatcher litigation [1990] 1 AC 109. Other: Kaplan v Super PCS LLP [2017] EWHC 1165 (Ch) (deceit); R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice [2014] UKSC 38 (assisted dying); R v ITN [2014] 1 WLR 199 (reporting restriction); Axel Springer v Germany (2) [2014] ECHR 745 (for intervener); R (Guardian) v Westminster Magistrates [2013] QB 618 (open justice).


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


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