Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris, Partner, Mishcon Private ™

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Charlotte Harris is a Partner in Mishcon Private. She is a highly regarded media law specialist, with extensive experience across areas such as pre and post publication advice, injunctions, defamation, privacy, harassment and unlawful interceptions into the telephones and correspondence of those in the public eye. Charlotte takes care of individuals at the centre of media scrutiny. Her client base includes MPs, celebrities, PRs, sports agents, sportspeople and individuals subject to media attention.

Charlotte has been fundamental in the exposure of the phone hacking scandal and has spent four years pursuing hacking claims. She continues to act for many clients and high profile victims in relation to this issue. Notable cases include Max Clifford v NGN and Glenn Mulcaire, Donald v N'tuli (C of A) and Perroncel v NGN.

Charlotte joined the Firm in March 2011 from JMW where she was Head of Media. She was listed in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 in January 2011, and regularly appears on television and radio discussing media related issues. She also writes comment pieces for various publications including The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent on Sunday, and comments on relevant case law on the Inforrm blog. Charlotte is a regular speaker at Media Law related events. Recent engagements have included The Cambridge Union, Oxford PPE Society, UCL, Queen Mary and Westfield University, and The Society of Editors. Charlotte also regularly contributes to national debate on media law, for example on Question Time, Newsnight and the Today Programme. Charlotte contributes to the various Select Committees in respect of media standards and privacy during this time of development of the law in this area.

Key Experience

Acting in relation to privacy injunctions including:

- Donald v N’tuli (C of A)

- Gray v UVW



- NEJ v Helen Wood

- Max Clifford v NGN and Mulcaire

- Perroncel v NGN

Acting for individuals affected by the News of the World phone hacking scandal and numerous MPs, celebrities and members of the public who have been victims of crime, including Skylet Andrew, Leslie Ash and Lee Chapman, Peter Kilfoyle, Lembit Opik, Ulrika Jonsson, Abigail Titmuss, James Hewitt, Paul Dadge, Calum Best, Sally King, Mark Oaten, Michele Milburn, Rebecca Leighton, Tom Watson and Peter Hain.

Career History

Media Lawyer, Mishcon de Reya
Partner, Head of Media, JMW
Associate, George Davies Solicitors
Barrister, 5 Raymond Buildings

Articles and publications

'Sorry means something else at News International', Independent on Sunday, April 2011

'This affair is about more than media practices', Independent on Sunday, January 2011

'A star witness who risks prosecution is an unlikely liar', Independent on Sunday, September 2010

Playwright: Skin and Ink, The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh, 1999

Playwright: Ground Control, finalist at the National Student Drama Festival, 1997

Recipient of The Sunday Times Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic Commendation

These horrors prove we can’t trust the press, The Times, November 2011

Charlotte Harris: Nowhere to hide, says the lawyer on Murdoch's case, The Independent, April 2011

Articles on Inforrm:
Opinion: “New Revelations in the Select Committee” – Charlotte Harris:

News: Master of the Rolls on Superinjunctions – Charlotte Harris

Case Law: MNB v News Group Newspapers – an extended privacy injunction: Charlotte Harris