One Brick Court is ranked as a leading chambers in both the Defamation/Privacy and Data Protection categories by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Almost all members of Chambers are ranked highly in one or both of those practice areas by both directories, and some individuals are also listed as notable practitioners in Media & Entertainment. Recognition of individual members can be found under Barristers.

Chambers and Partners 2018 (Defamation/Privacy):

“Long regarded as one of the most distinguished and effective sets at handling media disputes, including data protection, libel, breach of confidence, privacy and contempt cases. Members here continue to act in prominent and influential cases within the industry, including PNM v Times Newspapers, concerning the right of individuals arrested for child sex offences to remain anonymous until charge, and Tamiz v UK, a major challenge before the ECHR to the circumstances in which domestic law holds internet service providers liable for the moderation of online content.”

“The clerking is excellent, pragmatic, commercial and has played a big role in the set’s success.”

Chambers and Partners 2018 (Data Protection): 

“A prestigious defamation set with a strong data protection team blessed with standout individuals. It has an impressive roster of internet business and news media clients”.

“The senior clerks … know their jobs inside out.” “They are always contactable, incredibly responsive, and they get me what I need when I need it.”

One Brick Court has won the Chambers and Partners Bar Award for Defamation/Privacy Set of the Year in 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2006. Individual members have also won Defamation/Privacy Silk or Junior of the Year on several occasions.

The Legal 500 2017: 

“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.”

The Legal 500 2017 (Defamation/Privacy):

“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).” 

The Legal 500 2017 (Data Protection):

“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.”