One Brick Court top ranked in the new Legal 500 2017

One Brick Court and its members are once again ranked by the Legal 500 across three practice areas. Chambers is highly ranked in Defamation & Privacy, with all 6 silks and 11 juniors recommended, as well as being ranked in Data Protection and Media and Entertainment.

For some, One Brick Court is ‘the best chambers for defamation work, providing in-depth knowledge of the issues that face publishers and their clients’, as well as expertise in the evolving area of data protection and privacy. David Mace runs ‘a first-class, reliable and experienced clerking team’, which includes the ‘marvellous’ Melvin Warner, who is ‘a pleasure to deal with and goes over and beyond the call of duty’.

Defamation and privacy – Leading sets – ranked: tier 1

One Brick Court is ‘a leader in the field’, with barristers who have ‘extensive knowledge’ and ‘unrivalled experience’. As ‘true experts in media law’, they provide ‘extremely high-quality’ advice. Recent work highlights include the landmark privacy claim concerning the right of individuals arrested for child sex offences to remain anonymous until charge (PNM v Times Newspapers), and the closely followed case regarding the ‘serious harm test’ under the Defamation Act (Lachaux v AOL).

Sir Edward Garnier QCAndrew Caldecott QCRichard Rampton QCHeather Rogers QCManuel Barca QC and Catrin Evans QC are all recommended silks.  Harvey StarteTimothy AkinsonJane PhillipsCaroline AddySarah PalinDavid GlenAidan Eardley, Ian Helme, Kate WilsonJonathan Scherbel-Ball  and Hannah Ready are all recommended juniors.

Data protection – Leading sets – ranked: tier 2

One Brick Court is ‘an able, friendly and flexible set’, where members have notable experience in handling high-profile data protection cases. Google is a key client, for which members have handled multiple cases in this space.

Andrew Caldecott QC, Catrin Evans QC, Aidan Eardley, Ian Helme and Hannah Ready are all recommended.

Media and Entertainment – Leading silks

Andrew Caldecott QC and Catrin Evans QC are recommended.