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Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin is a well-regarded barrister known for her strong defendant media practice, aided by her former experience in-house at Associated Newspapers. She handles high-profile privacy and defamation cases on behalf of numerous leading titles including the Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.
Strengths: "She is great at thinking outside the box, coming up with solutions in tricky cases, and is always insightful and clear with her advice. She also knows the industry incredibly well."
Recent work: Successfully represented a number of media organisations, including Guardian News & Media, Times Newspapers and Telegraph Media Group, in the appeal for reporting restrictions to be lifted in the Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum case.
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Sarah practises in media and information law, defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, harassment, freedom of information, contempt, reporting restrictions, pre-publication advice, injunctive relief, media-related human rights law and reputation management. She has extensive experience in media and information law litigation, acting for both claimants and defendants and has advised a broad range of clients, including government departments, local authorities, police forces, NHS trusts, professional regulatory bodies, television companies, the national and local press, as well as for individuals.

Sarah has appeared in numerous high-profile defamation and privacy actions. Significant cases include: Re Al M (Children) [2020] (led by Andrew Caldecott QC); Re Al M (Publication) [2020]; Re Al M (Reporting Restriction Order) [2020] (cross-media application to disapply reporting restrictions); DXB v Persons Unknown [2020] (application for a contra mundum injunction to extend reporting restrictions); Carole Carruthers v Associated Newspapers [2019]; Steve Morgan v Associated Newspapers [2018]; Murray v Associated Newspapers [2014]; Clift v Clarke [2011]; Horlick v Associated Newspapers [2010]. (on the application of Dacre) v Westminster Magistrates' Court [2009].

She represented Associated Newspapers at The Leveson Inquiry and previously acted on behalf of the BBC at The Hutton Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly.

Reported cases include Spiller v Joseph [2011], an important case in the development of the defence of honest opinion and Grobbelaar v News Group Newspapers [2002] (junior counsel in the House of Lords and Court of Appeal).

Career

Called 1999. MA Hons (Modern History) Brasenose College, Oxon.

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