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, including Defamation, Misuse of Private Information, Data Protection and Harassment.
Lily has significant experience providing pre-publication advice in relation to both print and broadcast media. 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 Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Committee.
- Wright v Granath (instructed in the Court of Appeal): 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 (led by Adam Wolanski QC and Greg Callus).
- Blauel v John: a claim for breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement against the Claimant’s ex-husband, Sir Elton John (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 (led by Adam Wolanski QC).
Cases assisted during pupillage
- Simon v Lyder: assisted Adam Speker QC in 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.
- Richard Burgon v News Group Newspapers: assisted Adam Speker QC in a three-day libel trial in the High Court.
- Arcadia, Topshop/Topman & Sir Philip Green v The Telegraph: assisted Desmond Browne QC in the discontinuance of a claim for an injunction in an action for breach of confidence.
- Tinkler v Ferguson & Ors: assisted Andrew Caldecott QC and Jacob Dean in 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.
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)