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Profile submitted by Kate Wilson

Practice Areas

Defamation, breach of confidence and privacy, data protection, freedom of information, harassment, reporting restrictions and contempt, pre-publication advice. Cases of interest include: forthcoming Supreme Court proceedings on recoverability of success fees in Art.10 cases (Flood v Times Newspapers); Theedom v Nourish Training [2016] EWHC 1364 & [2015] EWHC 3769 (s.2 defence & s.7 trial); Ma v St George's NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 1866; Barron v Collins [2015] EWHC 1125; Acting for Lord McAlpine inc against BBC and Sally Bercow (see [2013] EWHC 1342 & [2013] EWHC 981); R (A) v Lowestoft Magistrates Court [2013] EWHC 659 (Judicial Review of Reporting Restrictions); Flood v Times Newspapers [2012] UKSC 11(Supreme Court's decision on Reynolds defence); Crossland v University of Glamorgan [2011] EWHC 2809 (an appeal on malice); Re BBC (Care Proceedings: Identification of Local Authority) [2011] 1FLR 977; Re William Ward [2010] EWHC 16 (Fam)


Called 2005, Inner Temple


Contributor to Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt 4th Ed and 5th Ed (due 2016). Contributor to Bullen & Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings 18th Ed; Co-Author "The Family Courts: Media Access and Reporting" (2011); Author Lexis PSL Privacy and Misuse of Private Information


Magdalen College, Oxford (BA Hons PPE); Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MPhil)