One Brick Court is a long established barristers’ chambers in the heart of the Temple, London, specialising in media and information law.
Chambers’ specialisation in libel and media law goes back to the 1880s when Sir Hugh Fraser published his first book on defamation. He moved his chambers to the present building in 1916 and since that time members of One Brick Court have been predominant at the libel bar. In past years these have included Sir Gerald Slade, Colin Duncan QC, Sir Neville Faulks, Sir David Hirst, Sir Brian Neill, Richard Hartley QC and the current High Court Judges Sir David Eady and Dame Victoria Sharp. Edward Garnier QC MP is the former Solicitor General.
This unbroken lineage of expertise in libel law now extends to all related fields of media and information law, including privacy, traditional breach of confidence, reporting restrictions, contempt of court, data protection and freedom of information and human rights law in all these contexts. See “Services” and “Practice Areas” for further detail.
We are continually recognised in the industry directories for our expertise and the quality of the work we do, at all levels of seniority across junior and QC ranks, and our rankings as leaders in Defamation/Privacy reflect this. For further information please see “What Others Say”.
We believe we have a distinctive professional and yet approachable style with lay and solicitor clients and we are proud of having a clerking team which is highly efficient and also popular with clients.