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Timothy Atkinson

Timothy Atkinson
Call: 1988

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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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NT1 and NT2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB)

13th April 2018 -Judgment was handed down today in the first two “right to be forgotten” claims against Google LLC to be brought in England and Wales. Both claimants sought orders for the removal of Google search results which linked to information about their “spent” criminal convictions. They also sought compensation under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and damages for misuse of private information.

LexisNexis Q&A - Anonymity Orders in Harassment Claims

13th April 2018 - Dispute Resolution analysis: Clara Hamer, barrister at One Brick Court, considers the anonymity aspects of harassment claims in light of the case of Khan (formerly JMO) v Khan (formerly KTA).

Trial Preview: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC

6th April 2018 - Hearings in the trial of Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy and data protection claim against the BBC will begin on Thursday 12th April before Mr Justice Mann. The trial is listed for ten days. One Brick Court’s Aidan Eardley is junior counsel for the BBC.

R (DSD, NBV & Ors) v The Parole Board & Ors [2018] EWHC 4949 (Admin)

28th March 2018 - Open justice, judicial review

Irina Bokova v Associated Newspapers Limited [2018] EWHC 320 (QB)

21 February 2017 – Dingemans J has ruled today on the meaning of articles which were published in the Daily Mail and the Mail Online website about the former Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. The judgment also offers guidance to practitioners about the procedure to be followed when one or both parties to a defamation claim seek a preliminary ruling on meaning. Edward Garnier QC and Timothy Atkinson are instructed by Zaiwalla & Co for Ms Bokova; Andrew Caldecott QC and David Glen are instructed by RPC on behalf of ANL.

NT1 & NT2 v Google [2018] EWHC 261 (QB)

19 February 2017 – Warby J has handed down judgment today following the conclusion of the PTR in the first “right to be forgotten” claims to be brought in the High Court. The original PTR was adjourned by Nicklin J on 18 January 2018 to allow further consideration to be given to the terms of proposed orders governing what can be reported at trial. The judgment examines the purpose and limits of the jurisdiction under s.11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981. It also emphasises the importance of adopting a purposive approach to the open justice principle, especially in cases raising matters of profound legal and public interest. Catrin Evans QC, instructed by Pinsent Masons, on behalf of Google; David Glen is acting on behalf of various interested media parties.

Stocker v Stocker [2018] EWCA Civ 170

12th February 2018 - Meaning; Justification (truth); Publication

Who's Who Legal

7th February 2018 -One Brick Court, Jane Phillips and Andrew Caldecott QC recognised as most highly regarded in defamation, media and entertainment by Who’s Who Legal