Chloe advises across the board of 5RB‘s specialities, with a particular emphasis on defamation, harassment and privacy/confidence law. She acts for both claimants and defendants. Her clients include individuals, corporates, regional and national newspapers, broadcasters and publishers. She regularly advises the BBC and Harper Collins amongst others.
In addition to trial work, Chloe has experience of appearing at strike out applications, CMCs, damages assessment hearings and Norwich Pharmacal applications to obtain details of anonymous posters of defamatory material, or information that constitutes a breach of privacy/confidence.
She has also advised on ‘right to be forgotten’ cases following the decision in the 2014 case of Google Spain.
Recent cases Chloe has been instructed on:
· Sole Counsel for Michael Segalov, an ex-law student at the University of Sussex, to obtain £20,000 damages and a public apology from the University following unwarranted claims he had committed acts of criminal behaviour (QBD, 04/11/2015).
· Junior to Matthew Nicklin QC for the claimant in Cosio-Pascal v Corruption Watch and ors (QBD, 23/07/15), a libel action brought by Professor Cosio-Pascal, an internationally recognized expert on public debt finance, against the anti-corruption charity Corruption Watch over a report published on an Angolan-Russian debt deal.
· Junior to Matthew Nicklin QC for the claimant in OPO v Rhodes (previously MLA)  EMLR 4 in injunction proceedings aimed at preventing publication of an autobiography by James Rhodes, a classical musician and the claimant’s father, on the grounds of a breach of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional harm under the rule in Wilkinson v Downton.
· Chloe has been instructed in privacy injunction proceedings for well-known clients in the public eye.
Contractual media disputes
· Representing the claimant music composer in Gilman v Rehioui [unreported] in a contractual dispute against a music video producer for recovery of fees following a disagreement between the parties.
· Acting as junior to Gavin Millar QC in Coventry v Lawrence  UKSC 50, intervening on behalf of the Media Lawyers’ Association in the Supreme Court, in an appeal concerning the compatibility of the pre-LASPO conditional fee agreement regime and the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular Article 10 ECHR.
Chloe is the current precedents and damages awards author in the leading libel practitioners’ text Gatley on Libel and Slander (12th Ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2014), and is a co-author of several chapters (including on privacy law in the United States) in the forthcoming The Law of Privacy and the Media, Moreham and Warby, (3rd Ed, OUP, due early 2016), the only specialist in-depth practitioners’ text currently produced on privacy law.
Chloe was invited to be a member of the Civil Justice Council’s Working Group on costs in defamation actions which reported on 18 April 2013, and formed the basis for the MoJ’s proposals for reform contained within its 2013 consultation document on costs in defamation actions.
Before joining 5RB
Chloe qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in 2008-10, where she trained as a corporate, commercial and banking lawyer, working in both London and Milan.
In 2010/2011 she served as the Judicial Assistant to Lord Neuberger (then Master of the Rolls) at the Court of Appeal. In addition to observing and assisting with on-going appeals, she also worked with the Super-injunctions Committee, established by Lord Neuberger, which reported on the use of privacy injunctions in May 2011. Chloe took particular responsibility for drafting the Model Order for use in privacy injunction applications now attached to the Practice Guidance on Interim Non-Disclosure Orders  1 WLR 1003.