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Profile submitted by Jane Phillips

Practice Areas

All forms of media law including libel and slander, malicious falsehood, contempt, breach of confidence, privacy, reporting restrictions, data protection and pre-publication advice in particular for celebrity/ sport books. Independent Barrister for the Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme. Advises on libel in Hong Kong, Singapore & Jamaica. Well known cases include: Begg v BBC (libel trial); A v B (Privacy Injunction); Adams v Associated (CA); Allason v BBC; Ashby v Times; Blackstone v Mirror Group; Bonnick v Morris (Privy Council); Bray v Deutsche Bank; Bunt v Tilley; C v Mirror Group (CA);Citation v Ellis Whittam (CA); Khalili v Associated (CA); Lloyd v Express (CA); Materazzi v Associated Newspapers; Heather Mills McCartney v Associated & News Group; Mori v BBC; Rackham v Sandy; Sir Alex Ferguson v Associated; Strachan v Gleaner (Privy Council); Upjohn v BBC; Taranissi v BBC; Trafigura v BBC; W v M (re an adult patient)(Court of Protection); White v Southampton University Trust.

Career

Call July 1989, Inner Temple Scholar.

Publications

Co-author of the section on Libel and Slander, Malicious Falsehood in Bullen & Leake, 'Precedents & Pleadings'. Contributor to Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt 4th Edition.

Personal

St. Paul's Girls' School and Worcester College, Oxford. Chair of Governors at The Henrietta Barnett School.