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David Glen
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, 2013 and 2016.

 

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Landmark Supreme Court decision in PNM v TNL & Ors handed down

19 July 2017– the Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the privacy case of PNM v TNL & Ors. One Brick Court’s Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready have acted for PNM since 2013 and appeared before Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption and Lord Reed in January 2017. The majority have ruled against granting an interim non-disclosure order to prevent PNM’s identification as a person arrested in connection with allegations of child sexual grooming/prostitution. However, Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson would have allowed the appeal and have delivered a strong dissenting judgment.

Jonathan Hirst QC

12th July 2017 - It is with great sadness that One Brick Court has learnt of the death of Jonathan Hirst QC of Brick Court Chambers, our former neighbours in Brick Court. Jonathan was the son of our former Head of Chambers, the late Lord Justice David Hirst, and a great friend to many in Chambers. We send our deepest condolences to Jonathan’s wife, Fiona, and their son, Charles, and his wider family.

The Legal Challenges of Social Media

6th July 2017 - The Legal Challenges of Social Media (edited by David Mangan and Lorna E Gillies, Edward Elgar, 2017), foreword by Sir Edward Garnier QC, launches today at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Government confirms it will implement EU General Data Protection Regulation

22nd June 2017 - As widely anticipated, it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech on 21 June that the GDPR will become law in the UK and that a new data protection bill will replace the 1998 Act.

Brown v Bower, Faber and Faber Ltd [2017] EWHC 1388 (QB), Warby J

20th June 2017 - Court directs preliminary trial of meaning and defamatory tendency but declines to direct a preliminary trial of serious harm or abuse of process. Catrin Evans QC (instructed by Wiggin LLP) acted for the defendants Tom Bower and Faber & Faber Ltd.