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Jacob is a leading junior specialising in media, information and data protection law, described as “superb”, “sought-after”, “invaluable” and “effective” in the 2016 directories. Recent appearances include the Supreme Court free speech case of Rhodes (previously MLA) v OPO, the Court of Appeal harassment claim of Levi v Bates, a privacy injunction obtained by a Manchester United footballer in YXB v TNO and a multi-jurisdictional internet libel claim in Ames v Spamhaus. See Jacob’s full profile here.