Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
1

Band 1

Defamation/Privacy

All Circuits

3 Years Ranked

2

Band 2

Data Protection

London (Bar)

8 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Ian Helme

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Nominated for Media, Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021, Ian’s practice encompasses the full ambit of media, entertainment and information law.

Career

Highly experienced media and data rights specialist who regularly acts in leading cases in the field. Notable recent cases include: Lloyd v Google (UKSC appeal concerning representative actions and DPA); Dyson v Channel 4 (CA appeal concerning allegations of abuse in Channel 4 broadcast); Wright v Ver (CA appeal concerning jurisdiction in defamation claims); Economou v De Freitas (CA appeal concerning public interest defence); Delo v Wise (claim concerning DSARs and exemptions); Vardy v Rooney (“Wagatha Christie” litigation); Abramovich v HarperCollins (defamation claim in respect of book “Putin’s People”); Duke of Sussex v Splash News (privacy claim about photographs of royal residence); Gubarev v Christopher Steele (libel trial concerning publication of 'Trump Russia' dossier); Hegglin v Google (first UK claim concerning right to be forgotten).

Personal

BA Law (First Class), Cambridge University (Ziegler Law Prize winner). Former judicial assistant at UK Court of Appeal and visiting lecturer at King’s College, London.

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