Doughty Street has a unique wealth of experience in all aspects of media and information law, both domestically and internationally. Our practitioners have expertise in areas that commonly overlap with media law, such as employment, crime, protest and police law, and public law; in addition, unparalleled expertise in international media and human rights law with our market-leading international media law group.  As such, we offer a ‘one-stop shop’ service for clients whose cases straddle media and these other areas of law.

Our award-winning team of barristers offer the full spectrum of legal services to clients: from pre-publication legal and regulatory advice to litigation before the full range of courts and tribunals.

Our expertise extends across arguing all aspects of media and information law, including defamation and malicious falsehood, privacy, data protection, access to court documents, freedom of information, harassment and contempt of court. Our practitioners have acted in many of the latest defining media law cases before the Supreme Court and have key expertise in cases conducted at the highest level relating to open justice and access to documents. Clients include: national and international print, broadcast, and social media organisations; publishing houses; investigative journalists; blue chip companies and high net-worth individuals; not-for-profit organisations; and individuals and others in need of assistance to promote or defend their rights.

Doughty Street’s experienced and efficient clerking team has a deep understanding of the needs of media litigants: members can be instructed on an urgent basis and on a direct access basis as needed.


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