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
21st January 2015 - In a trial of a preliminary issue, Warby J has determined the defamatory meaning borne by a Daily Mirror article which is the subject of a libel action brought by Premiership footballer Danny Simpson. In consequence Warby J struck out the newspaper’s defence of justification and entered judgment for Mr Simpson. Permission to appeal was refused. Manuel Barca QC and Aidan Eardley acted for Mr Simpson, instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP.
21st January 2015 - Longmore LJ, Ryder LJ and Sharp LJ have been hearing the appeal in Murray v Associated Newspapers Ltd today. The Claimant is the author known as J K Rowling. Andrew Caldecott QC and Sarah Palin, instructed by RPC, act for the Defendant/Appellant.
9th December 2014 - The appeal will be heard by Jackson LJ, Ryder LJ and Christopher Clarke LJ. Richard Rampton QC and Aidan Eardley of One Brick Court, with Heather Rogers QC, act for the Defendants/Appellants, instructed by Bates Wells and Braithwaite.
4th December 2014 - Defamation (costs)
27th November 2014 - PC Rowland has today won the fact-finding hearing to decide what happened in Downing Street on the evening of 19 September 2012. Mitting J found that Andrew Mitchell MP did say the words as alleged by PC Rowland. Catrin Evans, led by Desmond Browne QC and instructed by Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP, acts for PC Rowland.