Aidan Shipman


Aidan works across the media and commercial departments and has experience representing both claimants and defendants in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

He has assisted in a variety of reputation management cases involving libel, privacy and data protection claims. Aidan has experience in bringing anonymised privacy claims against both national publishers and private individuals. He successfully obtained on behalf of a private individual substantial compensation and apologies from three separate publishers following their publication of defamatory material online.

Aidan’s practice includes advising on data protection complaints involving the GDPR including the Right to Erasure. He regularly secures the removal of defamatory and private material from Google, social media platforms and other internet sites.

Aidan has represented publishers and broadcaster clients, both in libel proceedings before the High Court as well as clearing copy and film prior to publication.

He has also assisted international corporate clients in arbitration enforcement claims before the Commercial Court and represented a private individual in a 4-day trial before the High Court.

Prior to joining Carter-Ruck, Aidan gained experience working at a major insurance company in Italy and a human rights NGO in London. He also interned at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo.

Aidan speaks Italian to a professional level.

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