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Catrin Evans QC

Catrin Evans QC
Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

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Specialists in media and information law

One Brick Court is a leading set of barristers’ chambers practising in all aspects of media and information law, including defamation, privacy, confidence, contempt of court, reporting restrictions, freedom of information and data protection.

Winner of Set of the Year for ‘Defamation and Privacy’ in the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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Tamiz v United Kingdom

15th July 2016 - Written submissions have now been received by the European Court of Human Rights in Payam Tamiz v United Kingdom. Mr Tamiz argues that the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss his defamation claim against Google Inc. in 2013 constituted a breach of his rights under Articles 8 and 13 of the ECHR. David Glen is acting on behalf of the United Kingdom Government in the proceedings. Catrin Evans QC is acting for Google Inc. (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP), which has been given permission to intervene.

Re Times Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Crim 887

8th July 2016 - Reporting restrictions/contempt of court

Aidan Eardley appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel

27th June 2016 - We are delighted to announce that Aidan Eardley has been appointed to the Attorney General’s “A” Panel of approved counsel with effect from 1 September 2016. It is a 5 year appointment. Aidan has been on the Attorney’s “B” panel since 2011.

Theedom v Nourish Training Ltd t/a CSP and Sewell [2016] EWHC 1364 (QB)

15th June 2016 - Following trial, the Defendants in this libel action succeeded in their defence of Truth, s.2 of the Defamation Act 2013. Mr Justice Warby handed down judgment today. The Claimant had sued for libel in respect of emails sent by his former employer to various clients and prospective clients. At a preliminary issue trial, HHJ Moloney QC had determined the meaning of the emails ([2015] EWHC 3769 (QB); [2016] E.M.L.R. 10). Warby J found, following trial, that those meanings were substantially true, namely that the Defendants had proved, in essence, that the Claimant had supplied commercially important, confidential information about the First Defendant’s business to its rivals, that, as a result, the First Defendant had rightly dismissed the Claimant for gross misconduct and further that his misconduct has been so serious that there were reasonable grounds to suspect that he had committed a criminal offence. Kate Wilson, instructed by Ward Hadaway, acted for the Defendants.

CLT Defamation and Privacy Law 2016 Conference

15th June 2016 - Caroline Addy will be speaking at the Defamation and Privacy 2016 Conference today on the subject of Single Publication Rule.