Faculty of Law

Dr Nicole Moreham

Associate Professor
School of Law

Phone: 04 463 6410
Location: Room 342, Government Building, 55 Lambton Quay, Pipitea Campus

Dr Nicole Moreham

Teaching in 2015

LAWS 541 - Special Topic: Law of Privacy
Course Coordinator

LLB(Hons) Cant, LLM, PhD Cambridge


Dr Moreham specialises in the law of privacy. She is the principal editor and contributor to leading English privacy work, The Law of Privacy and the Media (3ed, Oxford University Press, forthcoming Jan 2016) and has published numerous articles on the protection of privacy in England and Wales, New Zealand, and Europe (including in the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal and Modern Law Review). Her other research interests include the law of tort and media law.

Dr Moreham joined the Law Faculty at Victoria of Wellington in 2006. She was formerly a permanent Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. She also completed her Masters and PhD at Caius under the supervision of the late Tony Weir (the former funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship and the latter by a Tapp Studentship and Ethel Benjamin Award). Before leaving for Cambridge in 1998, she completed an Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and worked as judge’s clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

In 2011, Dr Moreham was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. That award includes funding for a scholarship for students wishing to complete an LLM by thesis in privacy law. For more information see the website.

Areas of Supervision (PhD and LLM)

  • Law of Privacy
  • Breach of Confidence
  • Media Law

Selection of Publications

Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media (with Sir Mark Warby) (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, forthcoming Jan 2016, approx 900pp).

"Beyond Information: Physical Privacy in English Law" (2014) 73 Cambridge Law Journal 350-377.

"The Right to Respect for Private Life in the European Convention on Human Rights: A Re-examination" [2008] European Human Rights Law Review 44-79.

"The Protection of Privacy in English Common Law: a doctrinal and theoretical analysis" (2005) 121 Law Quarterly Review 628-656.