Privacy Law2018-05-01T06:38:13+00:00

Privacy Law

Privacy Law

Personal privacy and its interaction with freedom of expression forms the cornerstone of many contemporary disputes in media, communications and information law.

Privacy law has evolved rapidly since the Human Rights Act came into effect, and members of One Brick Court have been at the vanguard of shaping this critical area of law, for both claimants and defendants, from the House of Lords’ decisions in Naomi Campbell v MGN Ltd in 2004 (creation of the modern tort of misuse of private information) and Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee (2005) (correct approach to injunctions under the HRA) to Weller v Associated Newspapers Ltd in the Court of Appeal in 2015 (pixelation of children’s faces) and Khuja v Times Newspapers Ltd in 2017 (privacy rights and open justice) in the Supreme Court.

We recognise that privacy issues are increasingly prevalent in everyday life, not only in conventional media publication claims, but across all technology and publishing platforms, as well as in employment situations and in individuals’ interactions with companies, public bodies and the state.

We know that speed of response can be critical in privacy and breach of confidence cases, where urgent injunctions are often sought. One Brick Court barristers and our clerks are highly experienced in dealing with them and can be contacted around the clock to assist in such circumstances.

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