Seminar 1st October 2019 | Defamation, harassment and privacy: an overview

Defamation, Harassment and Privacy Actions Seminar hosted at the Leeds Law Society and presented by Sophie Mitchell on Tuesday 1st October 2019, 12pm – 2:30pm

The seminar will give tips on how to deal with issues that often arise in defamation, harassment and privacy actions.

Sophie has gained a reputation for being the Northern go-to defamation junior barrister and was shortlisted by the Legal 500 for the Regional Bar’s Junior Barrister of the year 2019.

Topics covered will include;

  • Deciding on the causes of action – back to basics, an overview of the areas
  • Overlapping areas: DPA, HRA, non-molestation, blackmail, contempt, economic torts such as malicious falsehood
  • To injunct or not to injunct?
  • Drafting the Letter of Claim / response
  • Procedural and case management issues – tactics early doors
  • Terms of settlement – one size doesn’t fit all
  • Quantum – how to value the variety of cases
  • Costs – helpful indications for clients
  • Caselaw update.

Called in 2010, Sophie regularly acts for high profile individuals. As Treasury Counsel, Sophie acts for the Government in sensitive privacy matters. She had sole conduct of one of the only defamation trials by jury at Leeds High Court.

To confirm your place please follow this link to the Law Society booking page.

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