Defamation, Data, Privacy: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Clients

Tue 27 November 2018

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 of the UK's Most Experienced Practitioners

5 hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chair's introduction

    Defamation, Data, Privacy: shaping new law into solution-focused answers for clients

    Chaired by: Nigel Tait of Carter Ruck

    Nigel is a "legend in his own lifetime - there is no media attack he hasn’t encountered and neutralised." Notable clients include Sir Elton John, Simon Cowell, Bryan Adams and James Blunt.

  3. Section 1

    What - right now - amounts to "serious financial loss" and "serious harm" for individuals and companies?

    Answered by: Heather Rogers QC

    Heather is "a complete star - one of the very best silks - she develops cases in such interesting ways." She acted for Katie Price in a claim against her manager and former husband.

  4. Quantum

    Which way is the wind blowing for quantum in privacy and data cases?

    How can you value a case with accuracy?

    Answered by: Catrin Evans QC

    Catrin is "brilliant - a joy to work with - and a problem solver." She defended Associated Newspapers over published photographs of Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and their child.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Social media

    How do you deal with defamation on social media - practically and legally - including take-down requests and the problem of anonymous defamers?

    Answered by: Adam Wolanski of 5RB

    Adam is the "Privacy and Defamation Junior of 2018." He acted for Pippa Middleton in a claim arising out of hacked iCloud accounts. He is a co-author of "The Law of Privacy and the Media."

  7. Injunctions

    What are the secrets to securing and resisting privacy injunctions that protect reputation?

    Answered by: Aidan Eardley of One Brick Court

    Aidan is "a rising star of the Bar - quite simply superb." He defended the BBC against Sir Cliff Richard's claim about misuse of private information and unlawful processing of private data.

  8. Overrun

  9. Lunch

  10. IPSO

    Is IPSO a realistic option for the protection of reputation and the correction of untruths?

    Answered by: Jonathan Coad of Keystone Law

    Jonathan is a "tenacious claimant lawyer - hugely committed, up for the fight and sensible." He acted for AOL in the claim which led to the first CA review of the 2013 Defamation Act.

  11. GDPR

    How is GDPR impacting on the right to be forgotten and other media claims?

    Answered by: Hugh Tomlinson QC

    Hugh is "brilliant - a huge influence on all information lawyers." He acted for ex-construction workers claiming breaches of the DPA over the rumoured existence of a workers "blacklist."

  12. Causes of action

    How do you disquiet intermediaries by combining causes of action, such as copyright, data, privacy, defamation?

    Answered by: Paul Joseph of RPC

    Paul is an expert in content and copyright damages cases. He sits on the editorial board of the "Journal of IP Law and Practice." “He is exceptional and is not afraid to give a view.”

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference

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