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Arnot Manderson

Duncan Hamilton QC

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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UK Bar
Media Law - Scotland (Bar)

New Silks

Duncan Hamilton QC
Duncan Hamilton QC is an established advocate with a broad practice in the media field, frequently instructed by defenders, including the BBC and SNP. He is particularly well regarded for his reputation management and defamation skills, as well as his proficiency in privacy and reporting restrictions cases.
Strengths: "He is pragmatic, extremely persuasive and very good with difficult judges." "He is excellent at building a rapport with clients during consultations, which puts them at ease and assists in preparing the case."
Recent work: Represented BBC Scotland in a dispute in the ECtHR, alleging a breach of Article 10 after the decision to close Aberdeen Sheriff Court to the public and media.
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