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Profile submitted by Richard Rampton QC

Practice Areas

Defamation, privacy, confidence, contempt of court and media related law generally. Cases include: Lucas-Box v Associated Newspapers; Atkinson v Fitzwalter; Control Risks v New English Library; Telnikoff v Matusevich; Shah v Standard Chartered Bank; Aldington v Tolstoy; McDonald's Corp v Steel and Morris; Irving v Lipstadt and Penguin Books; Sugar v News Group; Sugar v Associated Newspapers; Holden & Dennis v Express Newspapers; Kearns v General Council of the Bar; Carlton v News Group; Oryx v BBC; King v Telegraph; McArdle v Newcastle Chronicle; Galloway v Telegraph; Henry v BBC; Campbell v Safra; Heather Mills McCartney v Associated Newspapers and News Group Newspapers; Condoco Grand Cayman v KYC News; Materazzi v Associated Newspapers; Bray v Deutsche Bank; Taranissi v BBC; Bento v Ch Cons Bedfordshire Police; Waterson v Lloyd; Citation v Ellis Whittam Ltd; Flood v Times Newspapers; Mionis v Democratic Press SA; Cruddas v Times Newspapers; forthcoming Supreme Court proceedings on recoverability of success fees in Art.10 cases (Flood v Times Newspapers).


Educated at Bryanston and The Queen's College, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 1965, took Silk in 1987.


'Duncan & Neill on Defamation' 4th Edition co-author; Report on Death on the Rock, with Lord Windlesham, Faber & Faber (1989).


Speaks French, some Italian and German.