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Kate Wilson
Call: 2005

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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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Clare Kissin leaves One Brick Court to join the Government Legal Department

1st May 2015 - After 5 ½ years in practice Clare Kissin has decided to swap the independent Bar for the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor). She will be working in the Ministry of Justice private law litigation team where she will represent the Government in litigation relating to prisoners.

Brian Aitken v DPP [2015] EWHC 1079 (Admin)

23rd April 2015 - Reporting Restrictions

Complaint to IPSO under Clause 9 of the Editors’ Code of Practice (Reporting of Crime) upheld

22nd April 2015 - The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint against The Times over the use of a photograph of a man arrested on suspicion of murder together with a woman who was “plainly not personally relevant to the story”.

Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd [2015] EWHC 915 (QB)

2nd April 2015 - AOL has successfully applied to have serious harm under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 tried by way of a preliminary issue. Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready, instructed by Lewis Silkin, represent AOL

Vidal-Hall & ors v Google Inc

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

R(Evans) v Attorney General

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.