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Aidan Eardley

Aidan Eardley
Call: 2002

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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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Judgment has today been handed down by Warby J in the case of Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd.

30th July 2015 - The claimant was successful in showing that the first Huffington Post article complained of had caused serious harm to his reputation, but unsuccessful in relation to the second article. AOL (UK) Ltd, the publisher of the Huffington Post, is to seek Warby J’s permission to appeal his decision relating to the first article at a hearing next term. Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready, instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP, represent AOL.

Google Inc. v Vidal-Hall & ors

23rd July 2015 - Supreme Court grants Google permission to appeal in relation to data protection issues arising from Safari browser cookie case. Catrin Evans acts as junior counsel for Google (instructed by Bristows LLP)

Coventry & ors (Respondents) v Lawrence & Anor (Appellants) [2015] UKSC 50

22 July 2015 - By a majority of 5-2, the Supreme Court has held that the regime for the recovery of costs in civil litigation in England and Wales under the Access to Justice Act 1999 (“AJA”) is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The trial of the issues of ’serious harm’ and Jameel abuse of process in Lachaux v AOLhas concluded

21 July 2015 - The trial of the issues of ’serious harm’ and Jameel abuse of process in Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd has concluded. Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready, instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP, represent AOL, the publisher of the Huffington Post.

R (on the app. of David Davis MP & ors) v Sec. of State for the Home Dept & ors [2015] EWHC 2092

17th July 2015 - The High Court has today declared section 1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (“DRIPA”) to be unlawful. The provision sets out a regime for the retention of relevant communications data.