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Peter Coe

Whilst at EA Law - East Anglian Chambers Peter has enjoyed a mixed practice.
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Peter’s criminal law practice has provided him with experience of acting for defendants and regularly prosecuting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, Department for Work and Pensions, Probation services and the Child Support Agency.

Additionally, Peter’s court and paper based civil practice has provided him with experience of advising on, and acting in, claims involving personal injury, negligence, bankruptcy, consumer credit, credit hire, breach of contract and possession proceedings.

In addition to being a member of the Bar, Peter is an academic lawyer. He has previously taught at the University of Nottingham and Buckinghamshire New University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Law, and Course Director of the LLB programmes, at Aston University. Peter’s research lies in the field of Media Law and, in particular, two distinct areas:
  • defamation and the protection of corporate reputation, and
  • social media’s impact on freedom of expression, media freedom and privacy.
Peter has given papers on these topics at international conferences. He has also contributed to books and written and published articles for leading academic and practitioner journals, as well as the wider media. In March 2016 Peter’s defamation and corporate reputation research was cited by the Scottish Law Commission’s Discussion Paper on Defamation. His expertise in both of his areas of interest has led to him working with practising and academic lawyers from around the world. Consequently, in 2016 he joined international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, as a consultant lawyer.

Additionally, Peter is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds and a member of both the Society of Legal Scholars and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Inn of Court
Lincoln’s Inn

Major BVC award, Lord Denning Scholarship
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship

LLB(Hons), LLM, PGCTLHE, SFHEA, PhD Candidate (University of Leeds)

P. Coe, National Security and the Fourth Estate in a Brave New Social Media World, in L. Scaife, #terrorism (Routledge – forthcoming)

P. Coe, Redefining 'media' using a 'media-as-a-constitutional-component' concept: An evaluation of the need for the European Court of Human Rights to alter its understanding of 'media' within a new media landscape, Legal Studies (accepted and forthcoming)

P. Coe, The Defamation Act 2013: We need to talk about Corporate Reputation, Journal of Business Law, (2015), Issue 4, 313-334

P. Coe, Footballers and Social Media ‘Faux Pas’: The Football Association’s Cash Cow?, Entertainment Law Review, (2015) 26(3), 75-78

P. Coe, The social media paradox: an intersection with freedom of expression and the criminal law, Information & Communications Technology Law (2015) Vol. 24, Issue 1, 16-40

P. Coe, The Defamation Act 2013 and CPR 3.4 and 24: A sting in causation’s tail, Entertainment Law Review (2014) 25 (3), 93-96

P. Coe, The Value of Corporate Reputation and the Defamation Act 2013: A brave new world or road to ruin?, Communications Law (2013) 18.4 113-121

Coe, Corporate reputation and the Defamation Act 2013, The International Forum for Responsible Media, 22nd January 2014 

For conference papers please contact Peter directly.

Articles by Peter Coe:
The Value of Corporate Reputation and the Defamation Act 2013; A brave new world or road to ruin?

Outside of work Peter enjoys travel and sport, particularly running and football (he is an avid Norwich City supporter).
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