Taylor Hampton Solicitors is delighted to announce that defamation and privacy lawyer Harvey Starte has today joined its media team.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a barrister in every aspect of media and information law, Harvey Starte brings a wealth of experience and a comprehensive skill set of legal expertise, strategic and commercial judgment and emotional insight to his work with Taylor Hampton.
As a top ranked advisor and litigator, Harvey has advised and acted for claimants and defendants in cases of defamation, malicious falsehood/trade libel, breach of privacy rights, breach of confidence, harassment, data protection, freedom of information and media law-related professional negligence, as well as advising media clients on reporting restrictions, contempt of court and protection of sources.
Daniel Taylor commenting on the appointment says: “The firm has been instructing Harvey for many years and we have developed a good working relationship over this time. Given the expansion of our media team, he was the ideal choice in our search for a senior level member to take on the increasing number of cases we are now being approached with. The growth of technology and indeed social media platforms, has sparked an increase in the number of libel actions and we are facing many more enquiries than ever before.”
A Cambridge English graduate, Harvey began his professional life as a newspaper journalist, training and working on Westminster Press regional titles before moving to Sydney to work on News Limited’s national paper, The Australian. He returned to the UK to qualify in law and was called to the Bar in 1985. A short but invaluable period in criminal and general common law practice was followed by Harvey joining top media chambers One Brick Court.
Harvey Starte joins the team in the capacity of consultant from June 10th 2019.
For more information contact: Daniel Taylor Daniel.Taylor@taylorhampton.co.uk 0207 427 5970