Matthew Nicklin QC

Profile

Matthew joined 5RB in September 1996 after spending two years as a barrister at 5 New Square (now Hogarth Chambers). He has a mixed practice of both claimant and defendant work.

At the moment, Matthew is acting for former Conservative Party Treasurer, Peter Cruddas, in his action against the Sunday Times having successfully acted for Mr Cruddas in libel actions against both The Independent and lobbyist, Mark Adams. Matthew is also acting for Mirror Group Newspapers defending claims for alleged “phone-hacking”.

Matthew acted for Matt Lucas in privacy actions against the Daily Star and the Daily Mail; Boris Berezovsky in his successful libel action against Russian State Television in which damages of £150,000 were awarded; and Ajinomoto Corporation in its ground-breaking malicious falsehood claim against Asda arising from food packaging in which the Court of Appeal ruled that the single-meaning rule does not apply to malicious falsehood.

He represented Madonna in her privacy and copyright claim against the Mail on Sunday following publication of wedding photographs and defended Grazia magazine in a privacy claim brought by Victoria Beckham. He acted for The Daily Telegraph in the libel action brought by George Galloway; defended News of the World in the libel action brought by David and Victoria Beckham over allegations that their marriage was a sham; acted successfully for Five in defending libel proceedings brought by Kate Moss over allegations that she took cocaine; and for Wayne Rooney in his claim against The Sun and News of the World over allegations that he slapped his fiancée Coleen McLoughlin in a nightclub.

Matthew acts regularly for Channel Four Television, particularly for the Dispatches programme. He has successfully defended the libel action by Andrew Wakefield brought over a Dispatches investigation over the MMR scandal and a successful defence of a privacy claim against the programme Undercover Teacher. He also acted for the programme makers of Dispatches Undercover Mosque in their libel action against the Crown Prosecution Service and West Midlands Police for over false claims that subjects appearing on the programme had been misrepresented. He also defended the Cutting Edge programme The Jacksons are Coming against a libel action brought by Matthew Fiddes.

Matthew is a frequent contributor on media law for radio and television.

Career

Called

1993 Called to the bar
2013 Silk
2009 Year of recorder

Education

Tasker Milward School, Haverfordwest - 1982 - 1989
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (LL.B First Class Honours) - 1989 - 1992
Inns of Court School of Law - 1992-1993

Qualifications

Inns of Court Pegasus Scholar to Sydney, Australia (Mallesons) - June 1998
Night Lawyer - The Observer - January 1995 to December 2002
Volunteer Adviser - Islington Legal Advice Centre 1994 - present
Chambers & Partners Defamation & Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year 2007
Chambers & Partners Defamation & Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year 2009
Appointed Recorder (Crime) 23 October 2009

Areas of work

  • Administrative Law
  • Contempt
  • Copyright
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation
  • Harassment
  • Human Rights
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Intellectual Property
  • Malicious Falsehood
  • Media Law
  • Passing off
  • Privacy and Confidence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Reporting the Courts

Testimonials

When commenting on Matthew Nicklin, one solicitor stated: “I feel spoilt having worked with him so often, as other barristers don’t measure up!” “A fearless, robust and bullish advocate,” Nicklin impresses with “his succinct advice, and the speed at which he grasps difficult and prickly issues affecting high-profile clients.“  Chambers & Partners (2012-2013)

Matthew Nicklin is incredibly hard-working and a favourite amongst solicitors. His practice covers both claimant and defendant work, and he has acted for national newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and News of the World.” Chambers & Partners (2010-2011) ”The astonishingly brilliant Matthew Nicklin always goes the extra mile whilst coming up with ingenious arguments.Chambers & Partners (2009-2010)”

Matthew Nicklin is a ‘committed advocate’ and ‘formidable opponent’.Legal 500 (2010-2011)

Named Defamation & Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year in the 2007 and 2009 Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

Consistently recommended as a leading junior (Band 1) in privacy and defamation in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

An expert in defamation in Legal Experts (2004-2013).

Appointed Recorder (Crime) on 23 October 2009. Assigned to the South Eastern Circuit.

Languages

Some French

Memberships

Barrister Member of the Main Board of the Bar Standards Board (January 2008 to date)

Featured Cases

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 609; [2011] QB 497 02/06/2010

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 29/07/2005

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 476 (QB) 10/03/2010

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 926 (QB); [2008] 1 WLR 126; [2007] 4 All ER 486; The Times, 10 May 2007 25/04/2007

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 24/03/2010

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) 04/11/2005

Cases

Defamation

Fox v Boulter (disclosure)

[2013] EWHC 4012 (QB) 18/12/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.4)

[2013] EWHC 2298 (QB) 31/07/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.3)

[2013] EWHC 1791 (QB) 26/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2) (CA)

[2013] EWCA Civ 748 21/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2)

[2013] EWHC 1427 (QB) 05/06/2013

Fox v Boulter

[2013] EWHC 1435 (QB) 05/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert

[2013] EWHC 1096 (QB) 01/05/2013

Cruddas v Adams

[2013] EWHC 145 (QB) 04/02/2013

Terluk v Berezovsky (No.2)

[2011] EWCA Civ 1534 15/12/2011

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

Bacon v Automattic Inc

[2011] EWHC 1072 (QB) 06/05/2011

Terluk v Berezovsky (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 1345 25/11/2010

Cairns v Modi

[2010] EWHC 2859 (QB) 10/11/2010

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation & Ors (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 24/03/2010

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 476 (QB) 10/03/2010

Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd (Third Party Disclosure)

[2009] EWHC 411 (QB); [2009] EMLR 18 05/03/2009

Tiscali UK Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc

[2008] EWHC 2927 (QB) 01/12/2008

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another

[2008] EWHC 1918 (QB) 31/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 432; The Times, 6 May 2008 30/04/2008

Rath v Guardian News & Media Limited & Anor

[2008] EWHC 398 (QB) 05/03/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 926 (QB); [2008] 1 WLR 126; [2007] 4 All ER 486; The Times, 10 May 2007 25/04/2007

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 28/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.3) (QB)

[2006] EWHC 1614 (QB) 30/06/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2) (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 519; [2006] 1 WLR 2462; TheTimes, 7July 2006; The Independent, 16 June 2006 13/06/2006

Moss v Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd

03/02/2006 03/02/2006

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 17; [2006] EMLR 221; [2006] HRLR 13; The Times 6 February 2006; The Independent 26 January 2006 25/01/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2816 (QB); [2006] EMLR 166 07/12/2005

Cray v Hancock & Another

04/11/2005 04/11/2005

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) 04/11/2005

Beckham & Another v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2005] EWHC 2252 (QB) 20/10/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 29/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (QB)

[2004] EWHC 2928 (QB) 17/12/2004

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (QBD)

[2004] EWHC 2786 (QB); [2005] EMLR 115 02/12/2004

Gazley v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2004] EWHC 2675 (QB); [2005] 1 Costs LR 129 18/11/2004

King v Lewis & Others (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1329; [2005] EMLR 45; The Independent, 11 November 2004 19/10/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Sharma v Jay & Others (No.2)

11/02/2004 11/02/2004

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) 21/07/2003

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

ICN Photonics Ltd v Patterson

[2003] EWCA Civ 343 13/03/2003

Bataille v Newland & Ors

[2002] EWHC 1692 (QB) 31/07/2002

Gregson v Channel Four Television

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 04/07/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

English & Another v Hastie & Another

31/01/2002 31/01/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications plc v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1644; [2002] EMLR 299 08/11/2001

Donnelly & Others v Young & Another

05/11/2001 05/11/2001

Best v Charter Medical of England Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1588; [2002] EMLR 335 26/10/2001

Berezovsky & Another v Forbes Inc & Another (No.2)

[2001] EWCA Civ 1251; [2001] EMLR 1030 31/07/2001

Gillick v Brook Advisory Centres & Another

[2001] EWCA Civ 1263 23/07/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.4)

[2001] EWCA Civ 933; [2002] 1 WLR 934; [2001] 4 All ER 861; [2001] EMLR 858 20/06/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.3)

[2001] EWCA Civ 871; [2001] EMLR 832 12/06/2001

Ruddy v Mercury Personal Communications Ltd

31/07/2000 31/07/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2000] 1 WLR 1732 10/03/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd

[1999] EWCA Civ 1464; [1999] 3 All ER 775; [1999] EMLR 751 21/05/1999

Privacy and Confidence

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) 18/05/2009

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 03/04/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 09/02/2007

X & Y v Persons Unknown

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 08/11/2006

A & B v Channel Four

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 06/07/2005

Carr v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others

14/05/2004 14/05/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) 10/12/2003

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

10/09/2003 10/09/2003

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

05/06/2003 05/06/2003

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

19/07/2000 19/07/2000

Sports Law

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 29/07/2005

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (QB)

[2004] EWHC 2928 (QB) 17/12/2004

King v Lewis & Others (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1329; [2005] EMLR 45; The Independent, 11 November 2004 19/10/2004

Data Protection

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

05/06/2003 05/06/2003

Reporting the Courts

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) 18/05/2009

Re Gracie Attard

14 June 2001/23 Oct 2001 14/06/2001

R v Sherwood ex parte Telegraph Group & Others

[2001] EWCA Crim 1075; [2001] 1 WLR 1983; [2002] EMLR 10 03/05/2001

Ex parte News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2002] EMLR 160 26/04/1999

Administrative Law

R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Associated Newspapers & Others

[2001] 1 WLR 292 20/07/2001

Contempt

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 09/02/2007

X & Y v Persons Unknown

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 08/11/2006

Copyright

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

19/07/2000 19/07/2000

Foreign Jurisdictions

King v Lewis & Others (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1329; [2005] EMLR 45; The Independent, 11 November 2004 19/10/2004

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) 21/07/2003

General Common Law

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

Harassment

Cray v Hancock & Another

04/11/2005 04/11/2005

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1233; [2002] EMLR 78 18/07/2001

Human Rights

BUQ v HRE

[2012] EWHC 774 (QB) 29/03/2012

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) 18/05/2009

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 03/04/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 09/02/2007

X & Y v Persons Unknown

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 08/11/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

A & B v Channel Four

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 06/07/2005

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (QBD)

[2004] EWHC 2786 (QB); [2005] EMLR 115 02/12/2004

Carr v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others

14/05/2004 14/05/2004

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) 10/12/2003

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

10/09/2003 10/09/2003

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) 21/07/2003

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

05/06/2003 05/06/2003

Berezovsky & Another v Forbes Inc & Another (No.2)

[2001] EWCA Civ 1251; [2001] EMLR 1030 31/07/2001

R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Associated Newspapers & Others

[2001] 1 WLR 292 20/07/2001

Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1233; [2002] EMLR 78 18/07/2001

Re Gracie Attard

14 June 2001/23 Oct 2001 14/06/2001

R v Sherwood ex parte Telegraph Group & Others

[2001] EWCA Crim 1075; [2001] 1 WLR 1983; [2002] EMLR 10 03/05/2001

Injunctive Relief

BUQ v HRE

[2012] EWHC 774 (QB) 29/03/2012

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) 18/05/2009

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 03/04/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 09/02/2007

X & Y v Persons Unknown

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 08/11/2006

Cray v Hancock & Another

04/11/2005 04/11/2005

A & B v Channel Four

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 06/07/2005

Carr v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others

14/05/2004 14/05/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

19/07/2000 19/07/2000

Malicious Falsehood

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.4)

[2013] EWHC 2298 (QB) 31/07/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.3)

[2013] EWHC 1791 (QB) 26/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2) (CA)

[2013] EWCA Civ 748 21/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2)

[2013] EWHC 1427 (QB) 05/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert

[2013] EWHC 1096 (QB) 01/05/2013

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 609; [2011] QB 497 02/06/2010

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd (No 2)

[2009] EWHC 1717 (QB); [2010] 1 QB 204; [2009] 3 WLR 1149; [2010] 2 AllER 311; [2009] FSR 29 15/07/2009

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd

[2009] EWHC 781 (QB); [2009] FSR 687 08/04/2009

Luke & Another v Wansbroughs (a firm) & Another

[2003] EWHC 3151 (QB); [2005] PNLR 2 18/12/2003

ICN Photonics Ltd v Patterson

[2003] EWCA Civ 343 13/03/2003

Media Law

Fox v Boulter (disclosure)

[2013] EWHC 4012 (QB) 18/12/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.4)

[2013] EWHC 2298 (QB) 31/07/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.3)

[2013] EWHC 1791 (QB) 26/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2) (CA)

[2013] EWCA Civ 748 21/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2)

[2013] EWHC 1427 (QB) 05/06/2013

Cruddas v Calvert

[2013] EWHC 1096 (QB) 01/05/2013

Cruddas v Adams

[2013] EWHC 145 (QB) 04/02/2013

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

Terluk v Berezovsky (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 1345 25/11/2010

Cairns v Modi

[2010] EWHC 2859 (QB) 10/11/2010

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation & Ors (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 24/03/2010

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 476 (QB) 10/03/2010

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) 18/05/2009

Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd (Third Party Disclosure)

[2009] EWHC 411 (QB); [2009] EMLR 18 05/03/2009

Tiscali UK Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc

[2008] EWHC 2927 (QB) 01/12/2008

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another

[2008] EWHC 1918 (QB) 31/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 432; The Times, 6 May 2008 30/04/2008

Rath v Guardian News & Media Limited & Anor

[2008] EWHC 398 (QB) 05/03/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 926 (QB); [2008] 1 WLR 126; [2007] 4 All ER 486; The Times, 10 May 2007 25/04/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 03/04/2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 09/02/2007

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

X & Y v Persons Unknown

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 08/11/2006

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 28/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.3) (QB)

[2006] EWHC 1614 (QB) 30/06/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2) (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 519; [2006] 1 WLR 2462; TheTimes, 7July 2006; The Independent, 16 June 2006 13/06/2006

Moss v Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd

03/02/2006 03/02/2006

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 17; [2006] EMLR 221; [2006] HRLR 13; The Times 6 February 2006; The Independent 26 January 2006 25/01/2006

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2816 (QB); [2006] EMLR 166 07/12/2005

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) 04/11/2005

Beckham & Another v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2005] EWHC 2252 (QB) 20/10/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 29/07/2005

A & B v Channel Four

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 06/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (QB)

[2004] EWHC 2928 (QB) 17/12/2004

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (QBD)

[2004] EWHC 2786 (QB); [2005] EMLR 115 02/12/2004

Gazley v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2004] EWHC 2675 (QB); [2005] 1 Costs LR 129 18/11/2004

Carr v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others

14/05/2004 14/05/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) 10/12/2003

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

10/09/2003 10/09/2003

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) 21/07/2003

Gregson v Channel Four Television

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 04/07/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

English & Another v Hastie & Another

31/01/2002 31/01/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications plc v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1644; [2002] EMLR 299 08/11/2001

Berezovsky & Another v Forbes Inc & Another (No.2)

[2001] EWCA Civ 1251; [2001] EMLR 1030 31/07/2001

R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Associated Newspapers & Others

[2001] 1 WLR 292 20/07/2001

Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1233; [2002] EMLR 78 18/07/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.4)

[2001] EWCA Civ 933; [2002] 1 WLR 934; [2001] 4 All ER 861; [2001] EMLR 858 20/06/2001

Re Gracie Attard

14 June 2001/23 Oct 2001 14/06/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.3)

[2001] EWCA Civ 871; [2001] EMLR 832 12/06/2001

R v Sherwood ex parte Telegraph Group & Others

[2001] EWCA Crim 1075; [2001] 1 WLR 1983; [2002] EMLR 10 03/05/2001

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

19/07/2000 19/07/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2000] 1 WLR 1732 10/03/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd

[1999] EWCA Civ 1464; [1999] 3 All ER 775; [1999] EMLR 751 21/05/1999

Ex parte News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2002] EMLR 160 26/04/1999

Professional Negligence

Cray v Hancock & Another

04/11/2005 04/11/2005

Luke & Another v Wansbroughs (a firm) & Another

[2003] EWHC 3151 (QB); [2005] PNLR 2 18/12/2003

Brinn & Jarvis v Russell Jones & Walker (a firm)

[2002] EWHC 2727 (QB); [2003] PNLR 16 12/12/2002

Public Law

Fox v Boulter (disclosure)

[2013] EWHC 4012 (QB) 18/12/2013

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Associated Newspapers & Others

[2001] 1 WLR 292 20/07/2001

Publishing

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) 10/12/2003

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

10/09/2003 10/09/2003

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) 21/07/2003

Gregson v Channel Four Television

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 04/07/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

English & Another v Hastie & Another

31/01/2002 31/01/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications plc v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1644; [2002] EMLR 299 08/11/2001

R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Associated Newspapers & Others

[2001] 1 WLR 292 20/07/2001

Thomas v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1233; [2002] EMLR 78 18/07/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.4)

[2001] EWCA Civ 933; [2002] 1 WLR 934; [2001] 4 All ER 861; [2001] EMLR 858 20/06/2001

Re Gracie Attard

14 June 2001/23 Oct 2001 14/06/2001

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.3)

[2001] EWCA Civ 871; [2001] EMLR 832 12/06/2001

R v Sherwood ex parte Telegraph Group & Others

[2001] EWCA Crim 1075; [2001] 1 WLR 1983; [2002] EMLR 10 03/05/2001

Trinity Mirror plc & Another v Punch Ltd

19/07/2000 19/07/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2000] 1 WLR 1732 10/03/2000

McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd

[1999] EWCA Civ 1464; [1999] 3 All ER 775; [1999] EMLR 751 21/05/1999

Ex parte News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2002] EMLR 160 26/04/1999

Publications

Tugendhat & Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media, Second Edition

By Matthew Nicklin QC. 17 Mar 2011

The Princess, the Paparazzi and the Press

By Matthew Nicklin QC. 15 Jul 2004

The Law of Privacy and the Media

By Matthew Nicklin QC. 17 Oct 2002

Defamation Law Reform: A Missed Opportunity?

By Matthew Nicklin QC. 1 Sep 2002

News

31 Jul 2013

Former Tory Treasurer awarded £180,000 against Sunday Times

Peter Cruddas wins libel and malicious falsehood action over Insight's 'cash-for-access' sting

27 Mar 2013

Justin Rushbrooke and Matthew Nicklin take silk

5RB congratulates them both!

22 Mar 2013

Croatian Actor wins damages for “Nazi war criminal” error

Independent settles claim for front page photo mistake

4 Feb 2013

Peter Cruddas awarded £45k for breach of election law libel

Former Tory treasurer vindicated after Tweets dared him to sue.

31 Oct 2012

5RB Sponsors National Pro Bono Centre

Chambers continues support for Pro Bono work as Bronze Sponsor

28 Oct 2011

5RB tops Chambers and Partners 2012

Adam Wolanski wins Defamation and Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year

27 Sep 2011

‘Truly experts’

The Legal 500 review 2012

17 Mar 2011

New edition of privacy book published

Second edition of Tugendhat & Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media published

5 Nov 2010

5RB tops directory ranking

Chambers & Partners 2011 edition praises set

21 Jun 2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 libel claim settles

Claimant discontinues claim over 'Jacksons Are Coming' documentary as trial about to commence

10 Jun 2010

Fiddes trial to go ahead without jury

Master of the Rolls rejects appeal over judge alone trial

10 Mar 2010

Berezovsky wins libel action

Eady J awards 150,000 GBP over Litvinenko murder claims

9 Nov 2009

Richard Parkes QC joins the bench

Judicial appointments at 5RB

3 Nov 2009

Kate Winslet wins libel apology ruling

Statements in Open Court available under offer of amends regime

2 Oct 2009

Chambers Bar Awards 2009

5RB success: Matthew Nicklin wins Defamation Junior of the Year

24 Sep 2009

5RB’s juniors: the Legal 500 verdict

What the legal directory had to say about 5RB's junior barristers

10 Jul 2009

News Of The World in phone tap claims

Newspaper journalists allegedly involved in tapping of celebrities' phones

19 May 2009

Alfie’s not the dad: injunction lifted

Family Division lifts ban on DNA test result showing 12-year-old did not father child

31 Oct 2008

Victoria Beckham fails in privacy bid

Court refuses summary judgment in privacy action against Grazia

3 Sep 2008

Publisher settles Warren libel action

Boxing Promoter to receive £115,000 from Random House for Ricky Hatton book

16 Jul 2008

Warren wins offer of amends appeal

Court of Appeal rejects Random House’s justification bid in Ricky Hatton libel case

15 May 2008

Hurley and Grant win privacy claim

Photo agencies apologise and pay damages for Maldives holiday snaps

15 May 2008

C4 Dispatches wins ‘fakery’ damages

West Midlands Police and CPS apologise to programme makers

10 Apr 2008

GMTV star wins libel damages

Mirror titles apologise to Kate Garraway for 'affair' slur

25 Mar 2008

Matthew Nicklin on BBC Radio 4′s Law in Action

Interviewed with Ian Hislop on defamation claims, privacy and CFAs

13 Feb 2008

Danish newspaper apologises to bank

Anglo-Icelandic bank accepts libel damages for internet publications

27 Nov 2007

Appointment to the Bar Standards Board

Matthew Nicklin to join the Barristers' regulator from January 2008

8 Nov 2007

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

20 Barristers rated and recommended in the new annual survey

11 Oct 2007

Author succeeds on Reynolds Appeal

Court of Appeal vindicates journalist and dismisses libel claim brought by former Flying Squad officer

5 Oct 2007

Chambers Bar Awards 2007

Matthew Nicklin: Defamation & Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year

20 Sep 2007

5RB tops Legal 500

20 Barristers rated and recommended in Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Sport and Media & Entertainment Law

1 May 2007

Slave libel claim dismissed

Proceedings over book dismissed following failure to pay security for costs

24 Oct 2006

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

Nineteen barristers recommended in Annual Survey

27 Sep 2006

5RB tops Legal 500 survey

Twenty barristers recommended across core practice areas

30 Jun 2006

Armstrong settles Times libel case

Newspaper apologises after High Court rules that article alleged guilt of doping

13 Jun 2006

Armstrong wins latest Times battle

Court of Appeal rejects newspaper's bid to have meaning decided by jury

26 May 2006

Boris Berezovsky wins £50,000

Libel jury awards damages against Mikhail Fridman for false threats allegation

12 Apr 2006

News Group pays £100k to Rooney

England player settles libel case over nightclub slap claim

8 Mar 2006

Beckhams’ libel claim discontinued

Proceedings against News of the World over marriage claims 'resolved'

3 Feb 2006

Further cocaine allegation allowed in Moss libel case

Supermodel must answer drug claims in action against Five

25 Jan 2006

Telegraph loses Galloway appeal

CA rules that articles not covered by Reynolds privilege or Fair Comment

4 Nov 2005

Solicitor wins libel and harassment case

£19,000 damages for 2-year campaign by former client

24 Oct 2005

Chambers’ Review: 5RB top again

20 barristers recommended for Media, Entertainment, Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property & Sports Law

10 Oct 2005

Galloway case returns to Court

Daily Telegraph appeals against libel award to MP

21 Sep 2005

5RB tops annual Legal 500 Review

17 barristers named as leaders in their field

15 Sep 2005

London hosts MLRC Conference

5RB's Desmond Browne QC to participate in worldwide media law event

22 Jul 2005

Polanski awarded £50,000 damages

Film director wins libel claim against Vanity Fair

7 Jul 2005

Bid to stop under-cover footage fails

Channel Four Dispatches resists injunction to prevent broadcast of covert filming in schools programme

16 Jun 2005

Football libel trial – hung jury

Jury discharged after being unable to reach verdict in Kewell v Lineker case

18 Apr 2005

Galloway case off to Court of Appeal

Master of the Rolls to hear Telegraph libel appeal

17 Dec 2004

Sunday Times’ QP defence struck out

Lance Armstrong wins first round in battle over doping allegations

2 Dec 2004

Galloway awarded £150,000 damages

Decision in Telegraph libel case

18 Nov 2004

Polanski in the Lords

Director appeals CA refusal of video link evidence

15 Nov 2004

Galloway libel case reaches court

Telegraph's case is that report was privileged

5 Nov 2004

5RB top in Chambers & Partners Review

Seventeen 5RB members ranked

19 Oct 2004

Don King libel case continues

CA rules England correct forum for Internet libel claim

11 Oct 2004

The new term ahead…

Autumn/Winter 2004 at 5RB

24 Sep 2004

5RB top in Legal 500 Review

15 barristers named as leaders in their field

14 Jul 2004

5RB.com launches today!

Welcome to our new website

14 May 2004

Maxine Carr Identity Injunction Upheld

Protection necessary after death threats

11 May 2004

Attempt to Gag C4 Dispatches Fails

Chancery Division refuses confidentiality injunction


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