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.
Latest News & Cases
6th December 2013 - The Service of Thanksgiving for Ben in Penistone on 29th October proved a memorable, if extremely sad occasion, attended by hundreds of people. For those who were unable to attend but might like to make a charitable donation in Ben's memory, Chambers have set up a page on the 'JustGiving' website. The proceeds will go to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
5th December 2013 - The anonymity order in respect of ‘Marine A’, the Royal Marine found guilty of murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan, was today lifted. Clare Kissin, instructed by RPC, acted on behalf of Guardian News and Media, News Group Newspapers, BSkyB, Independent News and Media and Associated Newspapers Ltd.
26th November 2013 - Mr Justice Tugendhat entered summary judgment for Centaur Media Group PLC, publisher of ‘The Lawyer’ magazine, in a libel claim brought against it by Shahrokh Mireskandari, who was a solicitor and had been senior partner at the law firm Dean & Dean.
27th November 2013 - Defamation, Costs
20th November 2013 - The Government has announced that the new Defamation Act 2013 will come into force on 1 January 2014. At the same time the new Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013 will also come into force. They were approved by Parliament on 18 November 2013.
8th November 2013 - Three rulings on media reporting and access to evidence have been given in R v Marines A, B and C, the trial of three Royal Marines for the murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011. Clare Kissin, instructed by RPC, represented Associated Newspapers Ltd, BSkyB, Guardian News and Media, Independent News and Media, ITN, News Group Newspapers Ltd, Telegraph Media Group, and Times Newspapers Ltd.