David Hirst

Barrister, 5RB

A barrister at 5RB, the leading national media and entertainment chambers, David Hirst's practice encompasses defamation, privacy, harassment, data protection, contempt, copyright and all aspects of media litigation and pre-publication advice. He has experience acting in defamation, harassment and privacy/confidentiality cases with an online or technological element, as well as obtaining injunctive relief and pre-action disclosure in publication cases. He advises a large number of web, magazine, newspaper, film and TV companies on content output.

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Claim form (defamation)—the contents
Precedent

This Precedent sets out guidance on the contents of a claim form for use in relation to a claim for defamation. It contains a link to an N1 Claim form (CPR Part 7) (06.16) which has been populated with suggested text which can be adapted for use in the Queen’s Bench Division, Media & Communications List.

Particulars of claim (defamation)
Precedent

This is a Precedent particulars of claim for use in relation to a claim for defamation in the Media and Communications List of the Queen’s Bench Division. It forms part of a suite of Precedents, including a claim form, defence, reply and order following judgment.

Reply (defamation)
Precedent

This is a Precedent reply for use in relation to a claim for defamation, in the Media & Communications List of the Queen’s Bench Division. It forms part of a suite of Precedents, including a claim form, particulars of claim, defence and order following judgment.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Gray's Inn

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • Trinity College, Cambridge: MA (Modern History, first-class honours), MPhil (Historical Studies)
  • City University: CPE (commendation)
  • Inns of Court School of Law: BVC (very competent)

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