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Defamation, Privacy & Reputation Management
December 2024
London, UK

Pia Sarma
Editorial Legal Director at Times Newspapers


Pia Sarma is the Editorial Legal Director of Times Newspapers Limited, the publisher of The Times and The Sunday Times, and Deputy General Counsel at News UK, London. She advises the Editors and Journalists of both publications on all content issues including investigations, and leads defence litigation which has liberalised laws for public interest and investigative journalism. Pia has played a key role in the changes in law and regulation affecting journalism and free speech in the UK, campaigning for protections for journalism. Pia is Chair of the London Media Lawyers’ Association, an organisation representing UK broadcasters and publishers.

Agenda Sessions

  • Setting the standard for media publication and the significance of a public interest defence