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Timothy Atkinson

Timothy Atkinson
Call: 1988

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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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Rowland v Mitchell, Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd – 24 July 2014

24th July 2014 - Agreed directions were yesterday approved by Warby J in the two ‘Plebgate’ libel actions. Catrin Evans (instructed by Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP) is junior counsel for PC Rowland.

Cartus Corporation v Siddell [2014] EWHC 2266 (QB)

16th July 2014 - Interim defamation injunction discharged in Cartus Corp v Siddell [2014] EWHC 2266 (QB). The Claimants had failed to satisfy the court that the Defendants intended to publish the words complained of or similar words (at [33]).

The trial of Garcia v Associated Newspapers Ltd begins today in the High Court before Dingemans J

21st July 2014 - The trial of Garcia v Associated Newspapers Ltd begins today in the High Court before Dingemans J. One Brick Court’s Harvey Starte, instructed by Taylor Hampton and led by Ronald Thwaites QC, appears for the Claimant. The trial is expected to run until 31 July.

Defamation action brought against Labour MP Dai Havard struck out in the High Court in Cardiff.

15th July 2014 - Hannah Ready, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, for Mr Havard.

The Times appeals adverse costs decision in Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWHC

8th July 2014 - Richard Rampton QC and Kate Wilson, instructed by Pia Sarma of the Times Legal Department, appear for the newspaper.

12th June 2014

‘Core’ of terror trial to be heard in camera but Defendants to be named rules the Court of Appeal.