Nicole Moreham

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Professor of Law Faculty of Law


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, 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).

In 2011, Dr Moreham was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. She has recently published a collection of essays called Remedies for Breach of Privacy (Hart Publishing, 2018) with Ass Prof Jason Varuhas of Melbourne University and is currently working on a monograph entitled The Principles of Privacy to be published with Hart Publishing in 2019.

Before joining the Law Faculty at Victoria of Wellington in 2006, Dr Moreham was 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 a judge’s clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

Areas of supervision

  • Breach of Confidence
  • Law of Privacy
  • Media Law

"Privacy - Why Should we Care?" 15 April 2016 - youtube video

"Can we have some Privacy?" - Provost Lecture Series, 28 November 2017 - youtube video

Selection of publications

"Unpacking the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Test" (2018) 134 Law Quarterly Review pp 652-674.

Remedies for Breach of Privacy Jason Varuhas and NA Moreham (eds) (Hart Publishing, 2018) 455 pp.

"Abandoning the 'High Offensiveness' Privacy Test" (2018) 4 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law: Special Issue on Privacy Law 1-31 [pdf]

Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media (with Sir Mark Warby) (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 2016) 838pp.

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