Patrick Daulby is a litigation expert with over 30 years’ experience. He is a partner at the firm.
Patrick has spent his entire career practicing civil litigation. He has extensive experience in professional negligence claims against solicitors.
He has dealt with most types of commercial disputes, including cross border cases, freezing orders and complex matters which span diverse disciplines of law. Most recently, Patrick has been heavily involved in dealing with claims involving phone hacking, computer hacking, defamation, privacy, data protection, and breach of intellectual property rights.
He represented Richard Horton, the former anonymous blogger known as Nightjack, in proceedings against Times Newspapers Ltd. This was the first case of computer hacking against a newspaper which was successfully settled. It is cited by the authors of Tugendhat and Christie, in the Law of Privacy and the Media, as one of the cases where damages for breach of privacy claims were significantly higher than historic awards.
He continues to expand his phone hacking practice, and has represented John Leslie in his proceedings against Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd (MGN) and News Group Ltd (NGN).
He is presently bringing a claim on behalf of a private individual against a local authority and a councillor under the Data Protection Act, where confidential information was leaked to a newspaper. The newspaper is being sued separately and they are advancing a defence of responsible journalism which is as yet untested in a breach of privacy claim.