Chloe is a highly regarded junior specialising in privacy, confidence, defamation and data protection work. She has a particular interest in urgent breach of privacy/confidence injunctions, claims relating to the television and music industries and those with a US aspect. She has acted on a number of notable matters to date, with recent highlights including:
Acting for the claimants in ABC v The Telegraph Media Group  EWHC 2177 (QB) and  2 All E.R. 684, later Arcadia v The Telegraph Media Group  EWHC 223 (QB) and  Costs L.O. 169, led by James Price QC, in a breach of confidence claim brought over allegations of misconduct by the claimants, in particular by Sir Philip Green, which the Telegraph wished to report. Chloe acted throughout the High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings in this claim.
Acting as sole counsel for the claimant in Alex Reid v Katie Price  EWHC 2432 (QB), obtaining a privacy injunction preventing the further disclosure of explicit private video footage by Ms Price, the well-known former glamour model.
Acting as sole counsel for the defendants in Higinbotham (formerly BWK) v Teekhungam  EWHC 1880 (QB), in which Nicklin J upheld a decision striking out a privacy, confidence and data protection claim as an abuse of process. The claimant had complained that a profile on Facebook revealed that he had a second family, something which he had hoped to keep secret from his wife, friends and business associates.
Junior to Matthew Nicklin QC (as he then was) 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.
Acting for the claimants in Gubarev v Steele and Orbis  EWHC 2912 (QB), led by Andrew Caldecott QC, in a defamation claim concerning allegations contained in a dossier produced by Christopher Steele, the former ex MI6 agent, which were published by BuzzFeed.
Acting for Alex Reid, suing the Kent Online website, which had reported on concerns published by his ex-wife Katie Price on Twitter that her phone had been hacked. The website had worded the article in such a way as to suggest that Mr Reid had been responsible for the alleged hacking. Claim successfully settled – statement in open court November 2020.
Acting for two journalists from the well-known tech website “The Register” over claims published by a businessman alleging the journalists were guilty of publishing “fake news”, amongst other things. Claim successfully settled – statement in open court May 2020.
In 2019, acting for a television presenter against a tabloid newspaper, over defamatory claims concerning their parenting abilities, which also constituted a breach of privacy/confidence. Claim successfully settled.
Contractual music industry disputes
Acting in a breach of contract claim for a well-known music management company against a band they had signed, which subsequently signed with a competitor in breach of contract. Dispute was settled through a confidential mediation.
Successfully representing the claimant music composer in Gilman v Rehioui in a breach of contract claim against a music video producer for recovery of fees following a disagreement between the parties.
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 Law of Privacy and the Media, Moreham and Warby, (3rd Ed, OUP, 2016).
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/confidence injunction applications, which is now attached to the Practice Guidance on Interim Non-Disclosure Orders  1 WLR 1003.