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    Daniel is an Associate in the Media Disputes department.

    He has experience acting for a broad range of clients from high profile individuals (including actors, musicians and politicians) to NGOs and multinational organisations, in respect of all aspects of media law including, reputation management, defamation, privacy and data protection law. Daniel’s experience includes acting for both Claimant and Defendants in media law litigation.

    Daniel works in the team on the phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers (in respect of which Hamlins is the Lead Solicitor) and Mirror Group Newspapers.

    He is part of the team acting for claimants who have brought and continue to bring claims for misuse of private information against Channel 5 in respect of the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

    Daniel graduated from the University of Kent in 2014 before completing his LLM at the University of Amsterdam in 2017 and then completing his LPC at the University of Law in 2020. He trained at a London based firm and qualified into a media specialist practice before joining Hamlins in 2022.

    Recommendations

    ‘I regard Daniel Shaw as a rising star in this field – he is knowledgeable, thorough and highly responsive.’

    Legal 500 2021

    ‘I am so pleased Channel 5 has publicly apologised to us to today for the serious invasion of our privacy. The programme has caused us great distress and I feel that we can now start to put this behind us.  I would like to thank the fantastic Hamlins Media Disputes department – in particular Alex Cochrane, Lauren Twidale, Daniel Shaw, Meera Khunti and Anna Seal – for fighting our corner and obtaining justice on our behalf’.

    Private individual

    Work Highlights

      • Salman Butt v Secretary of State for Home Department (2021) – acting for the Claimant in a libel claim against the Home Secretary following the issuing of a press release in which the Claimant was named as an extremist and hate preacher. The proceedings settled in 2021 with a statement in open court, in which the Home Secretary made an apology and agreed to pay the Claimant substantial libel damages and costs.
      • Fox v Wiggins & Ors (2021) – acting for three Defendants in a libel & harassment claim concerning blogs published online about the Claimant. The proceedings settled in 2021 on mutually acceptable terms without any admissions of liability.
      • Sicri v Associated Newspapers (2020) – acting for the Claimant in a landmark privacy claim concerning a publication by MailOnline of the name of an individual wrongly suspected of an offence in connection with the Manchester bombing. The Claimant was successful following trial and awarded substantial damages and costs.
      • Arron Banks v Carole Cadwalladr (2019) – acting for the Defendant in a libel claim brought by the founder of Leave.EU against a journalist for the Observer.  Daniel was part of the Defendant’s legal team for the trial of a preliminary issue as to meaning in 2019.
      • Various v News Group Newspapers – advising Claimants on their individual claims against the News of the World and the Sun for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Mirror Group Newspapers – advising individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Mirror Group newspapers for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd – advising individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd for misuse of private information in respect of the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

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