remains a valuable and comprehensive practitioners' reference book with a particularly useful comparative element in international jurisprudence, elaborating on the principles of privacy laws in other countries. (Ursula Smartt, Entertainment Law Review
... an impressive tome and an essential text for anyone working in this field. The first edition of (Kirsty Hughes, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal vol 12 no 2
The second edition maintains the high standards of the first and out to ensure this title retains its status as a work of unparalleled ambition and excellence. (Paul Wragg
The Law of Privacy and the Media, largely written by barristers, is obviously primarily a book for practitioners. It discusses English privacy law in great detail, with a comprehensive treatment of all the substantive and procedural issues relevant to this rapidly developing area of law. But it can also be warmly recommended to scholars interested in the subject; it provides a stimulating introduction to the principles justifying legal rights to privacy and to their protection in common law and civil law jurisdictions. ...No self-respecting law library should be without a copy of this outstanding book. (Eric Barendt, Journal of Media Law
About the Author
Iain Christie is a barrister at 5RB specialising in the human rights aspects of media law, in particular the relationship between the right of personal privacy and the right to freedom of expression. Prior to joining 5RB he was a legal adviser to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and acted for the Government in a number of high profile cases before the European Court of Human Rights. He has been the UK representative on various international negotiations at the United Nations and Council of Europe and has worked on several Parliamentary Bills including the Human Rights Act 1998. He is now on the Attorney General's panel of junior counsel to the Crown. Iain appeared in the House of Lords for the Claimants in Wainwright v Home Office, for which he was nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2003, and more recently for Michael Durant in his bid to overturn the controversial Court of Appeal ruling on access to personal data.
Dr Nicole Moreham is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Wellington. She joined in 2006 having spent seven years at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, first as a Masters and PhD student and then as a Fellow and Lecturer in Law. She completed her undergraduate Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and worked as a judges' clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal. Nicole's doctoral thesis is entitled 'Privacy and the Common Law' and she continues to research and publish on privacy law. Her research interests also extend to other aspects of media law and to the law of tort and she taught the law of contract and administrative law for several years at Cambridge.
Mark Warby QC is a leading silk in media, entertainment and sports law at 5RB. Over the years he has acted for and against all the national newspaper groups, and major broadcasters, national, regional and local newspapers and magazines and several Internet organisations (Demon, AOL, Google). Claimant clients have included many well known figures from the worlds of entertainment, the media, sport and politics. Defamation, privacy and data protection are substantial elements of his practice. Notable recent cases include Max Mosley v News Group (privacy of S&M activities), Atlantis v L'Espresso (for Italian magazine, defeating corporate libel claims over minimal English publication), Murray v Big Pictures (for agency, defending J K Rowling's claim over pictures of her infant son).