Victoria Simon-Shore


Victoria practises in the areas of defamation, confidence, privacy, data protection, harassment, other media related work and the general common law, and acts for both claimant and defendants.

Most recently Victoria acted as junior counsel for multiple hedge fund companies resisting an application for disclosure of confidential information related to high profile divorce proceedings. Last year she assisted in the defence of the libel and slander action brought by Peter Andre against his former wife, Katie Price and acted for a member of the Kuwaiti Royal family.

Victoria has acted as sole counsel in multiple libel, slander and privacy actions and is currently representing a Korean newspaper publisher in defamation proceedings within this jurisdiction. In the past twelve months she has successfully struck out a number of libel actions on behalf of her clients and has facilitated settlements between private individuals, the Daily Mail and other media organisations.

She was second junior for the claimant in the High Court privacy action brought by Max Mosley against the News of the World and also acted on behalf of a private hospital in defence of a breach of confidence claim brought by a high profile sportsperson.

Victoria is public access accredited and can be instructed directly by members of the public and companies in suitable cases.

Victoria regularly provides pre-publication advice to newspapers, publishers and magazines, including guidance on gaming law and data protection matters. In 2007 she spent 6 months on secondment to Channel 4 where she gained considerable experience in providing legal and OFCOM compliance advice.

After completing her law degree Victoria worked as a legal researcher at the British Institute of International and Comparative law in the field of data protection. She also undertook a legal traineeship at the European Commission working on the EU-US negotiations with regard to the privacy rights of US-bound airline passengers. Immediately prior to commencing pupillage at 5RB, Victoria worked for a year as a paralegal at Walt Disney, providing legal assistance and research on intellectual property and data protection matters.



2005 Called to the bar


Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
Greyfriars, University of Oxford, BA, Jurisprudence - 2001

Areas of work

  • Contempt
  • Copyright
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation
  • Entertainment Law
  • General Common Law
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Malicious Falsehood
  • Media Law
  • Pre-publication Advice
  • Privacy and Confidence
  • Publishing
  • Reporting the Courts
  • Sports Law


Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn


Good French



Meadows Care v Lambert

[2014] EWHC 1226 (Admin) 16/04/2014

Jerrard v Blyth & Ors

[2014] EWHC 647 (QB) 30/03/2014

Privacy and Confidence

ABC Ltd v Y

[2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch); [2011] 4 All ER 113 06/12/2010

Reporting the Courts

ABC Ltd v Y

[2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch); [2011] 4 All ER 113 06/12/2010

Public Access

Jerrard v Blyth & Ors

[2014] EWHC 647 (QB) 30/03/2014


The Law of Privacy and the Media 3rd Edition


By Victoria Simon-Shore. 22 Jan 2016


2 Nov 2017

“The pre-eminent set”: Chambers UK

5RB and members recommended for Defamation & Privacy and Data Protection in 2018 Chambers UK Bar Guide

19 May 2016

5RB at the London Legal Walk 2016

£2,157.19 raised for LLSU, FRU and the Bar Pro Bono Unit

22 Jan 2016

New edition of The Law of Privacy and the Media published

Read an extract on Privacy, the Internet and Social Media

31 Oct 2014

5RB tops Chambers & Partners 2015

Set and 19 barristers recommended in UK Bar Guide

20 May 2014

5RB at the London Legal Walk

Chambers team raised £2341.25

28 Oct 2011

5RB tops Chambers and Partners 2012

Adam Wolanski wins Defamation and Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year

7 May 2009

TV lie detector tester wins apology

Rival chat show lie detector testers’ court room battle settles

13 Jan 2009

£50,000 for dentist accused of car finance fraud

BBC makes offer of amends