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Lauren is an Associate in the Entertainment, Media and IP Department.

Lauren has experience with a range of commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on the media sector with phone hacking claims, reputation management, copyright infringement, defamation and privacy.

Lauren has extensive experience with phone-hacking claims, assisting with claims brought by individuals against both News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers. She was part of the team that successfully expanded the scope of the litigation against News Group Newspapers to include the Sun, and broadened the time period over which it is alleged that phone hacking took place.

Lauren assisted Chris Hutchings in the first successful claim for misuse of private information and invasion of privacy against Channel 5’s television programme “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away”.

Lauren also has experience with internet take down requests in relation to defamatory content published online and removal from search engines.

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Lauren graduated from the University of Sussex in 2013 before completing the LPC at the University of Law, attaining a Distinction. Lauren joined Hamlins in 2015, becoming a Trainee Solicitor in 2016 and qualifying in 2018.

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Work Highlights

    • Various v News Group Newspapers – assisting the team in their role as Lead Solicitor in the group phone-hacking litigation as well as assisting with 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 – assisting individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Mirror and the People newspapers for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
    • Ali and Aslam v Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited – assisted Chris Hutchings in the landmark case against Channel 5 for the misuse of private information relating to the broadcast of a couple’s eviction from their home on the television programme “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away”.
    • Sloutsker v Romanova – assisted Chris Hutchings and Andrew Stephenson representing a Russian businessman in the successful libel claim against a Russian journalist in which he was awarded £110,000 in damages.

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