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Answers to 12 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 QCs, Senior Juniors and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability
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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." Clients include Sir Elton John, Simon Cowell, Bryan Adams and James Blunt.
Answered by: Heather Rogers QC of Doughty Street Chambers
Heather is "a complete star - one of the very best silks - she develops her cases in such interesting ways." She acted for Katie Price in a claim against her manager and former husband.
Answered by: Dan Tench of CMS
Dan acted for the claimants in the hotly contested data protection case of Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google. He is "a top-tier lawyer who knows his stuff and is extremely well connected."
Answered by: Lord Garnier QC of 4 Pump Court
Edward advised two data analysis companies accused of improper conduct over the UK EU referendum and the US Presidential election. "He is a brilliant strategist and lawyer."
Answered by: Adam Wolanski QC of 5RB
Adam acted for Times Newspapers in a Court of Appeal case about the identification of a Russian oligarch. He is a co-author of "The Law of Privacy and the Media." "His advice is superb."
Answered by: Jonathan Price of Doughty Street Chambers
Jonathan acted in Stocker v Stocker which looked at meaning, justification and legal responsibility for online publication. "He is quite simply a brilliant junior barrister."
Answered by: Catrin Evans QC of Matrix
Catrin is "brilliant - a joy to work with - and a problem solver." She acted for the BBC in a breach of confidence claim about the disclosure of data to worldwide media organisations.
Answered by: Aidan Eardley of 5RB
Aidan defended the BBC against Sir Cliff Richard's claim about misuse of private information and unlawful processing of data. “He has an exceptional brain and a first-class work ethic."
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