Robert Bailey

Contact Details:

Direct Dial: 020 7427 5979 EMAIL Robert

About:

Robert Bailey is an associate at Taylor Hampton specialising in media litigation.

During his time with the firm he has gained substantial experience of acting for Claimants in high-profile defamation and privacy cases against major newspaper titles, together with other civil litigation matters.

Qualifications:

BPP Law School, 2014 Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), Legal Practice, Distinction

University of East Anglia, 2011 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Media Law, Policy and Practice, Distinction School of Law Annual Prize for the Best Performance in Taught Modules (LL.M.)

University of Hull, 2010 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Law, Upper-Second Class

Notable Cases / Case Studies:

  • Currently representing numerous clients in claims for phone hacking against major newspaper titles;
  • Successfully acting on behalf of the Claimant in the reported defamation case of Garcia v Associated Newspapers Limited [2014] EWHC 3137 (QB). The main sting of the Daily Mail article complained of was that the Claimant, a Spanish GP, had reported his bus driver patient to the DVLA when it was wrong and inappropriate to do so. The article claimed that there was no evidence that the patient had persistently abused alcohol, the Claimant had misunderstood the patient’s reports as to his drinking because of the “language barrier”, and that such a report was in breach of patient confidentiality. However, following an eight-day trial in the High Court, the court found that every defamatory allegation made against the Claimant in the article was untrue and that nothing in the article could be described as fair comment. The Claimant was therefore awarded substantial damages and his costs;
  • Successfully obtaining substantial settlements for a large number of Claimants in claims for phone hacking brought against the publisher of the now defunct News of the World newspaper, both in actions before the High Court and in the News International Compensation Scheme;
  • Successfully acting for a corporate client in a defamation action against a major national newspaper defendant, negotiating publication in print and online of an apology, together with an undertaking not to repeat, and payment to the client of damages and its costs;
  • Successfully acting for a Claimant in a claim for breach of contract against a major national newspaper defendant, securing payment of damages and costs.”