Gillian Phillips

Director of Editorial Legal Services, The Guardian

Biography

I am the Director of Editorial Legal Services for Guardian News & Media Limited (publishers of the Guardian & Observer newspapers and theguardian.com). I went to school in Newbury in Berkshire. At University, I read history and then law. I trained as a solicitor in private practice in the City of London before joining the BBC as an in-house lawyer in 1987. I have also worked in-house at The Sun & The News of the World and The Times and The Sunday Times. I advise Guardian News and Media on all pre-and post-publication editorial legal matters such as defamation, copyright, contempt and privacy. I advised Guardian News and Media on phone-hacking, Wikileaks, the Leveson Inquiry and the Edward Snowden leaks. I also sit as a part-time Employment Tribunal judge.

More on this Speaker

Related speakers

Sir Jeremy Heywood

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

Professor Gina Rippon

Professor of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University

Kate Bellingham

Engineer & Broadcaster

Kevin Gaskell

Former Director of Porsche & BMW

Sir Stephen Wall

Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian

Matthew Barwell

Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks