Written By Jack J Collins, Editor of AllAboutLaw.co.uk

BBC barrister makes RPC switch

Written By Jack J Collins, Editor of AllAboutLaw.co.uk

A senior barrister from the in-house team at the BBC has made the short hop across London to join RPC's media team. 

Nicola Cain has come on board at RPC to become a Legal Director at the firm, and providing additional contentious data protection expertise to RPC's multi-disciplinary Data Protection Group.

As Head of Legal - Freedom of Information and Contentious Data Protection at the BBC, Nicola has over eight years’ experience as a barrister and extensive knowledge of all aspects of media and information law and data protection and regulation.

Whilst at the BBC, Ms Cain provided both pre-publication and litigation advice on a wide range of programmes including ‘Panorama’, ‘Top Gear’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’.

Some of the work she undertook whilst at the BBC included:

Prior to joining the BBC, Nicola trained at the specialist media and entertainment law set of chambers 5RB.

Following the BBC’s successful judicial review of the Secretary of State for Justice’s refusal to permit the BBC to film an interview with a terror detainee, Nicola was The Times’ Lawyer of the Week in 2012.

Keith Mathieson, Partner and Head of RPC’s Media team comments: “Nicola’s appointment will help to further strengthen the media team here at RPC and in particular the Firm's contentious data protection capabilities.”

“Data protection is an increasingly important area for RPC's commercial and insurance client base, and so the vast experience and knowledge that Nicola has gained whilst working in-house at one of the world’s busiest media organisations will be invaluable to our clients.”

Ms. Cain added: “RPC’s Media team has extensive knowledge of the media landscape and the issues that affect it.”

“By moving into private practice, I’ll be able to take what I’ve learned from my time in house and apply it to a wider range of clients and cases.”