Doughty Street Chambers

Defamation/Privacy Department

London (Bar)
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Following recent lateral hires, the set now offers comprehensive expertise in the representation of both claimants and defendants, including private individuals, companies, publishers and broadcasters, in libel and privacy litigation.

Client service: "The clerks and the client service were brilliant: they arranged videolinks and liaised with the court, all at the click of a finger. They rolled up their sleeves and really were exceptional." Callum Stebbing leads practice management for media and defamation law.

Caroline Addy
Experienced practitioner who represents both claimants and defendants in cases concerning libel, privacy, breach of confidence, contempt and freedom of information, as well as human rights law. She has particular expertise in search engine and ISP liability issues.
Strengths: "Gives very clear, pragmatic advice. She is very responsive and easy to deal with." "Exceptionally astute."

Claire Overman
Gains increasing recognition for her media practice, representing high-profile individuals and organisations in a range of matters in defamation, privacy and harassment. She also provides pre-publication advice to a number of publishers and broadcasters.
Strengths: "Very responsive and thorough. Bright and commercial."

Heather Rogers QC
Superb media silk who maintains a busy libel, data protection and privacy practice. She acts for both claimants and defendants and is considered a go-to for defamation claims and film-related litigation.
Strengths: "Fiercely intellectual and a pleasure to work with. Heather always gives good advice." "Very considered and bright, and always tries to make herself available."

Jonathan Price
Highly regarded junior with a specialism in cases involving social media and online libel and privacy. He has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in cases concerning defamation, misuse of private information, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Strengths: "He's an excellent orator who is highly personable and very bright indeed."

Jude Bunting
Runs a busy public law practice and is well respected for his knowledge of open justice and reporting restrictions. His experience includes appearances before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "He's got a brilliant practice in reporting restrictions."