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Sir Cliff Richard, OBE v BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police  EWHC 1837 (ChD) Case date: 18/07/2018 Court: High Court Area/s of law: Misuse of Private Information | Contribution claims Barrister/s: Aidan Eardley Full List of Cases Background In August 2014 the BBC reported on a search [...]
Sir Cliff Richard wins privacy claim against BBC Mr Justice Mann gave judgment today on liability and some damages and contribution issues in this well-publicised case. He found the BBC liable for misuse of private information. The total award of general and aggravated damages is £210,000 with responsibility for [...]
Morgan v Associated Newspapers Ltd  EWHC 1725 (QB) Case date: 06/06/2018 Court: High Court Area/s of law: Defamation & Reputation Management Barrister/s: Sarah Palin Full List of Cases Background This was the defendant’s application to amend its defence in a libel claim against the publishers of the [...]
Kate Wilson appointed to Attorney General's B Panel We are pleased to announce that Kate Wilson has been appointed to the Attorney General's B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. The appointment will commence on 1st September 2018.
One Brick Court’s Head of Chambers, Lord Garnier QC, was invited to speak at two events over the past week.
One Brick Court’s Head of Chambers, Lord Garnier QC, was invited to speak at two events over the past week On 28 June, he gave the Keynote Interview at the C5 International Conference on Anti-Corruption in London. Edward was interviewed by Jonathan Middup, a partner of EY UK, and [...]
Aidan Eardley appointed to Bar Standards Board Advisory Pool of Experts Aidan Eardley has been appointed to the Bar Standards Board’s Advisory Pool of Experts as an information law and data protection specialist. This prestigious appointment is for 3 years, during which Aidan will be called upon to provide [...]
(1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Home Office v (1) TLU (2) TLV  EWCA Civ 2217
(1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Home Office v (1) TLU (2) TLV  EWCA Civ 2217 Case date: 15/06/2018 Court: Court of Appeal Area/s of law: misuse of private information | data protection Full List of Cases Facts TLT, an Iranian citizen, claimed asylum [...]
In the matter of G (A child; transparency in the family courts)  EWHC 1301 (Fam) Case date: 25/05/2018 Court: High Court Area/s of law: Reporting the Courts & Contempt Barrister/s: Kate Wilson Full List of Cases This unusual case concerning transparency in the family courts arose out [...]
Libel victory for Christopher Chandler A Statement in Open Court has been read as part of the settlement of libel proceedings successfully brought by businessman Christopher Chandler against ‘Another Europe Is Possible’, a pro-European Union campaign group. In a video published on its Twitter feed, Facebook group and Youtube [...]
Parliament has no business interfering with a free press Sir Edward Garnier QC writes in today's Times: "Parliament has no business interfering with a free press." The article is available here.