This podcast considers the high profile phone hacking scandal, which shocked and fascinated the British public and brought down one of the UK’s leading newspapers, The News of the World. This is well known – less well known is the role arbitration played in resolving many of the claims which followed. Angeline Welsh and Guy Vassall-Adams QC explore the unexpected overlap between arbitration and media and information law.
Guy Vassall-Adams QC, Matrix
Guy is a leading practitioner in Media and Information Law. He has appeared in many high profile cases across all areas of media law including privacy, data protection, defamation, open justice, copyright, contempt of court and freedom of information. He has substantial experience of media-related arbitrations, having acted for NGN in its Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme, an arbitration involving several hundred privacy claims arising from phone hacking.
Angeline Welsh, Matrix
Angeline specialises in international arbitration and public law. Her arbitration practice includes both commercial and investment treaty claims. She has acted as counsel on complex arbitrations conducted under a wide range of institutional rules, across sectors as diverse as energy, telecoms, construction and finance and in jurisdictions across the world.