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Clara Hamer

Clara Hamer
Call: 2013

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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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Prince Charles Letters case in Supreme Court today

24th November 2014 - The Supreme Court will begin hearing the government's appeal in the Prince Charles letters case today. Aidan Eardley of One Brick Court has acted for Mr Evans throughout instructed by Jan Clements of Guardian News and Media Ltd.

Hegglin v Google Inc: data protection trial to begin on Monday 24 November

21st November 2014 - The trial of the Data Protection Act 1998 claim brought by Daniel Hegglin against Google Inc will begin on Monday before Mr Justice Jay. Ian Helme, instructed by Olswang LLP, acts for the Claimant. Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP, acts for the Defendant.

“Plebgate" trial starts today in the RCJ

17th November 2014 - The trial of the preliminary issues in the two libel actions arising out of the Downing Street ‘plebgate’ incident began today before Mitting J. Catrin Evans, instructed by Slater Gordon LLP, acts for PC Rowland.

Court of Appeal refuses Mazher Mahmood permission to appeal

11th November 2014 - The Court of Appeal has refused "Fake Sheikh" Mazher Mahmood permission to appeal against the refusal of Sir David Eady to grant an injunction preventing a BBC documentary from revealing his appearance. Manuel Barca QC acted for the BBC.

Permission to appeal refused in Makudi v Triesman

6th November 2014 - The Supreme Court has refused the Claimant’s application for permission to appeal in this libel and malicious falsehood action. Andrew Caldecott QC and Clare Kissin, instructed by RPC, acted for the Defendant/Respondent.

Restriction on naming Will Cornick lifted

4th November 2014 - Mr Justice Coulson at Leeds Crown Court yesterday lifted the reporting restriction order made under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 preventing the media from identifying the teenager who murdered teacher Ann Maguire in April. David Glen acted for Guardian News and Media, Associated Newspapers, News Group Newspapers, the Press Association and Telegraph Media Group.

The Press Recognition Panel

3rd November 2014 - The Press Recognition Panel created by Royal Charter in the light of the Leveson Inquiry comes into existence today.