Lily joined Chambers in 2019 upon successful completion of her pupillage. She acts for both claimants and defendants and accepts instructions across all areas of Chambers’ practice.
Lily has significant experience providing pre-publication advice to print publishers, newspapers and broadcasters. She currently advises Channel 5 (on secondment) and The Times newspaper.
Prior to joining Chambers, Lily interned with a media defence charity and a production company. During pupillage, she spent time at the BBC, The Sun and The Times.
As an undergraduate, Lily was President and Vice President of the University of Bristol Bar Society. She mentors aspiring barristers from underrepresented backgrounds and regularly speaks at events concerning social mobility at the Bar. She is also a member of 5RB’s Equality and Diversity Committee.
- Wright v McCormack  EWHC 2671 (QB): PTR decision in a libel action considering a number of complex substantive and procedural issues, including the applicability of the ‘rule in Dingle‘ to serious harm under s.1 of the Defamation Act 2013 (for C, led by Adam Wolanski QC and Greg Callus).
- Wright v Granath  EWCA Civ 28: an appeal regarding the application of the lis pendens provisions of the Lugano Convention in personality rights claims, where the defendant applies for Negative Declaratory Relief in another signatory state (for C/A, led by Adam Wolanski QC and Greg Callus).
- Blauel v John: settlement following a claim for breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement against the Claimant’s ex-husband, Sir Elton John (for C, led by Adam Wolanski QC).
- Wright v Ver  EWHC 2094 (QB): a Twitter libel claim which considered the jurisdiction provisions in s.9 of the Defamation Act 2013 (for C, led by Adam Wolanski QC).
Cases assisted during pupillage
- Simon v Lyder  UKPC 38: an appeal to the Privy Council from Trinidad and Tobago, concerning the reliance on extrinsic, post-publication facts to establish reference in a libel action (assisting Adam Speker QC for D/A).
- Richard Burgon v News Group Newspapers  EWHC 195 (QB): a three-day libel trial in the High Court (assisting Adam Speker QC for C).
- Arcadia, Topshop/Topman & Sir Philip Green v The Telegraph: the discontinuance of a claim for an injunction in an action for breach of confidence (assisting Desmond Browne QC for D).
- Tinkler v Ferguson & Ors: a preliminary issue meaning hearing in a libel and malicious falsehood action, concerning an announcement published on the London Stock Exchange’s Regulatory News Service (assisting Andrew Caldecott QC and Jacob Dean for D).
Awards and scholarships
- Pegasus Trust Scholarship (USA 2022), Inns of Court, 2020
- Exhibition Award, Inner Temple, 2017
- Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple, 2017
- Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law, 2017
- Winner, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Moot, University of Bristol, 2017
- PASS Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2016
- Jeremy McMullen Award, Middle Temple, 2016