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    Katie is an Associate in Hamlins Media Disputes Department.

    Katie is a media law specialist with over 11 years’ experience representing high profile clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes relating principally to defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection. Past and present clients range from multinational corporations and leading business figures to international governments and heads of state, high profile politicians and celebrities.

    She has significant expertise in online libel and harassment. She has acted both for and against online intermediaries and website operators and has been involved in several landmark judgments on intermediary liability, third party rights and dark advertising.

    Katie also has extensive experience providing specialist pre & post publication advice to print, online and broadcast media and advising high profile international clients on reputation and crisis management matters across multiple jurisdictions.

    Katie graduated from Queen’s University in 2012 before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in 2016. Katie is qualified to practise in England & Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    Work Highlights

      • Acted for a high profile television personality in landmark proceedings against a social media platform arising out of the publication of defamatory dark advertisements online.
      • Acted for a private individual in a landmark proceedings against a social media platform arising out of the publication of private information online. The landmark judgment represented the first privacy finding worldwide in relation to third-party disclosure and was the first case of its kind in which damages were awarded against the platform.
      • Exclusively retained by a social media platform in respect of all disputes in Northern Ireland.


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