Lily joined Chambers in 2019 upon successful completion of her pupillage. Her supervisors were Jacob Dean, Christina Michalos QC and Adam Speker QC. Lily advises on all areas of Chambers’ practice, including defamation, malicious falsehood, misuse of private information, data protection, and harassment.
Lily also provides pre-publication advice in relation to both print and broadcast media. She currently advises The Times newspaper and provides Ofcom compliance advice to Channel 5.
During pupillage, cases with which Lily assisted included:
- Simon v Lyder: Appeal to the Privy Council from Trinidad and Tobago, concerning the reliance on extrinsic, post-publication facts to establish reference in a libel action.
- Richard Burgon v News Group Newspapers: Three-day libel trial in the High Court.
- Arcadia, Topshop/Topman & Sir Philip Green v The Telegraph: Discontinuance of a claim for an injunction in breach of confidence.
- Nugent v Willers: Appeal to the Privy Council from the Isle of Man, concerning the discretion to exclude the one-year limitation period in libel claims.
- Tinkler v Ferguson & Ors: Preliminary issue meaning hearing in a libel and malicious falsehood action, concerning an announcement published on the London Stock Exchange’s Regulatory News Service.
Lily was called to the Bar in 2018 by Inner Temple. Prior to joining Chambers, Lily interned with the legal teams of the Media Legal Defence Initiative 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 is regularly invited to speak on panels concerning social mobility at the Bar.
Awards and Scholarships
- Pegasus Trust Scholarship (USA), 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
- LexisPSL Practice Notes (as co-author): Applications for interim injunctions for breaches of privacy and Privacy law—misuse of private information
- LexisPSL Case Analysis: Lifting of reporting restrictions prior to final welfare hearings (Al Maktoum v Al Hussein)