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
27 March 2015 - Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, McFarlane and Sharp LLJ) dismisses Google’s appeal in cookie claim; gives radical data protection ruling opening the way for claims for damages solely for distress under the Data Protection Act. Catrin Evans was junior counsel for Google Inc. instructed by Bristows LLP
26th March 2015 - The Supreme Court has dismissed the Attorney General’s appeal concerning his attempt to veto disclosure of correspondence between the Prince of Wales and government ministers. It is anticipated that the case will now resume in the Upper Tribunal, where, prior to the veto, the government departments were seeking permission to redact some of the correspondence before it is provided to Guardian journalist Rob Evans.
17th March 2015 - The Court of Appeal has allowed in part the appeal by The Sunday Times and two of its journalists. Richard Rampton QC, Heather Rogers QC and Aidan Eardley acted for the Defendants/Appellants, instructed by Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP.
Ex parte interim non-disclosure Order discharged by Dingemans J at the return date hearing in Earley v Winnifrith. Kate Wilson appeared for the Applicant and Hannah Ready for the Respondent
12th March 2015 - Sir Edward Garnier QC, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, is to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, a formal body of advisers to The Queen.
1st March 2015 - We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Scherbel-Ball has been appointed to the Attorney General’s “C” Panel of approved counsel. It is a 5 year appointment which will complement his practice of media and information law.