Patrick Milmo QC

Patrick Milmo QC

Patrick Milmo QC is a leading silk who has appeared in many high profile libel actions and now advises about horse racing disciplinary matters. For many years he was Counsel to the Jockey Club. He also sits as an Employment Tribunal Chairman and as one of the Chairman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Disciplinary Committee.

Patrick was Head of Chambers from 1988 until 2003 and has edited three editions of the leading practitioner’s text, Gatley on Libel and Slander.

Called

1962 Called to the bar
1985 Silk

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (MA)
Harmsworth Law Scholar

Qualifications

Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) - 1962
Bencher of the Middle Temple - 1994

Areas of work

Defamation and Malicious Falsehood
Injunctive Relief
Privacy and Confidence
Reporting the Courts and Contempt

Testimonials

a “fantastically efficient barrister with a wise head on him.”

Chambers and Partners

Recommended as a leading silk in defamation and privacy he is described in Chambers and Partners as having “a wealth of experience that has secured him a loyal following among leading solicitors” and in Legal 500 as “a highly rated advocate with a wealth of experience in defamation”

All cases

Defamation and Malicious Falsehood

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

Cook & Carlton Communications plc v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2001] EWCA Civ 1644; [2002] EMLR 299 08/11/2001

Alexander v Arts Council of Wales

[2001] EWCA Civ 514; [2001] 1 WLR 1840; [2001] EMLR 713; [2001] 4 All ER 205 09/04/2001

Dwek v Macmillan Publishers Ltd & Others

[1999] EWCA Civ 2002; [2000] EMLR 284 28/07/1999

Basham v Gregory (No.2)

[1998] EWCA Civ 1137 02/07/1998

Broxton v McClelland (No.2)

[1996] EWCA Civ 955; [1997] EMLR 157 14/11/1996

Basham v Gregory

21/02/1996 21/02/1996

Broxton v McClelland

[1995] EMLR 485 30/01/1995

McDonalds Corp v Steel and Morris

[1995] 3 All ER 615 25/03/1994

Barnett v Crozier

[1987] 1 WLR 272 11/12/1986

Privacy and Confidence

Kaye v Robertson & Sport Newspapers Ltd

[1991] FSR 62; The Times 21 March 1990 16/03/1990

Injunctive Relief

Radio Taxicabs (London) Ltd v Owner Drivers Radio Taxi Services Ltd

[2004] RPC 351 12/10/2001

Time Warner v Channel 4 Television

[1994] EMLR 1 22/10/1993

Kaye v Robertson & Sport Newspapers Ltd

[1991] FSR 62; The Times 21 March 1990 16/03/1990

Intellectual Property

Radio Taxicabs (London) Ltd v Owner Drivers Radio Taxi Services Ltd

[2004] RPC 351 12/10/2001

Emaco v Dyson Appliances Ltd

The Times, 8 Feb 1999 26/01/1999

Godfrey v Lees

[1995] EMLR 307 21/03/1995

Time Warner v Channel 4 Television

[1994] EMLR 1 22/10/1993

General Common Law

Greig v Insole

[1978] 1 WLR 302 25/11/1978

Articles

Review Special Issue on Privacy 2003 EHR Law

By Patrick Milmo QC. 23 Mar 2004

In 5RB News

24 Sep 2009

Legal 500 2009 review praises 5RB

21 barristers recommended by legal directory in defamation, privacy, media, entertainment and sport

21 Nov 2008

New edition of Gatley out soon

11th edition of leading practitioner's text on libel and slander on sale in December

27 Nov 2007

Gatley Supplement now on sale

Leading defamation practitioners' text now fully updated

8 Nov 2007

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

20 Barristers rated and recommended in the new annual survey

20 Sep 2007

5RB tops Legal 500

20 Barristers rated and recommended in Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Sport and Media & Entertainment Law

24 Oct 2006

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

Nineteen barristers recommended in Annual Survey

27 Sep 2006

5RB tops Legal 500 survey

Twenty barristers recommended across core practice areas

24 Nov 2005

New media law titles available

New edition of Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt; new Supplements to Gatley and The Law of Privacy & The Media

24 Oct 2005

Chambers’ Review: 5RB top again

20 barristers recommended for Media, Entertainment, Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property & Sports Law

21 Sep 2005

5RB tops annual Legal 500 Review

17 barristers named as leaders in their field

5 Nov 2004

5RB top in Chambers & Partners Review

Seventeen 5RB members ranked

21 Oct 2004

Global acclaim for Gatley

10th edition is 'the definitive work'

24 Sep 2004

5RB top in Legal 500 Review

15 barristers named as leaders in their field

7 Sep 2004

McLibel pair in new appeal bid

New ECHR challenge to denial of legal aid

30 May 2004

Sebastian Coe fails in injunction bid

Court refuses privacy application

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