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Profile submitted by Harvey Starte

Practice Areas

Defamation, malicious falsehood, privacy and breach of confidence, contempt, reporting restrictions, data protection, freedom of information and publication-related media and information law generally, including pre-publication/ broadcast advice. Cases include: S v Newham LBC; Reid Minty v Taylor; Rahamin v Channel Four; Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research Publishing; The Rt Hon Lester Bird v BBC; Musa King v Telegraph Group; Pritchard Engelfield v Steinberg; Robbie Williams v MGN Ltd; Koronky and anr v Time Life Entertainment Group; David Moyes v Wayne Rooney and Harper Collins; Dizaei v News Group Newspapers Ltd; SA v Sec of State for Home Dept; Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd; Morrissey v Associated Newspapers Ltd; Maisto v Kyrgiannakis; Serrano v Associated Newspapers Ltd; Simpson v MGN Ltd and Ward.


Call to the bar 1985, Gray's Inn. Legal Manager of Independent and Independent on Sunday Newspapers 1995-96. Practising from One Brick Court 1987-95 and from 1996 onwards.


Carter-Ruck on Libel and Slander, 4th & 5th editions, editor; Carter- Ruck on Libel & Privacy, 6th Edition (2010), contributing editor.


Millfield School; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1977 BA Hons English; MA (Cantab)); City University (1984 Diploma in law).