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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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Season's Greetings from One Brick Court

19th December 2014 - Chambers wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday 23rd December and will re open on Monday 4th January 2015.

The Court of Appeal begins hearing a 3-day appeal in Cruddas v Calvert & Ors today.

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.

Vidal-Hall & ors v Google Inc. in the Court of Appeal

8th December 2014 – Google’s appeal in a case about cookies and privacy rights will be heard in the Court of Appeal today, 8 December. The constitution is the Master of the Rolls, McFarlane and Sharp LJJ. Catrin Evans is junior counsel for Google (instructed by Bristows LLP).

Times Newspapers Ltd v Flood [2014] EWCA Civ 1574

4th December 2014 - Defamation (costs)

Andrew Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Toby Rowland v Andrew Mitchell

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.

Hegglin v Google Inc settles prior to start of trial

24th November 2014 - Today, on what was due to be the first day of the trial, the Court was told that the parties had settled the matter on a confidential basis. A statement was read before Mr Justice Jay this morning. Ian Helme, instructed by Olswang LLP, acted for the Claimant. Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP, acted for the Defendant.

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.

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.

McIntosh -v- (1) Information Commissioner (2) BBC EA/2014/0033

23rd October 2014 - Freedom of Information, Data Protection