One Brick Court’s clients range from leading newspapers, broadcasters, publishers and global internet and social media companies to individuals, (both high-profile ones and the relatively unknown), public and governmental bodies, blue-chip and small businesses, and NGOs.
Members of Chambers appear in all civil courts in the jurisdiction up to the Supreme Court, in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Courts and Family Court on media reporting restriction matters, and in the Information Tribunal on data protection and Freedom of Information Act matters. Some members exercise rights of audience in other jurisdictions, including Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
In addition to advice and representation in litigation (including our urgent out of hours injunction service), we provide our clients with a full range of advisory services including:
- reputation and crisis management advice;
- pre-publication advice directly to news organisations, broadcasters and other publishers;
- media regulatory advice;
- compliance, data breach and risk management advice; and
- legal training and seminars in any of our specialist fields.
Our clerking team, led by David Mace and Melvin Warner, has immense experience in our areas of practice. Our clerks will carefully assist in selecting the most suitable barrister, and will continue to provide help throughout. Our clerks recognise that many matters in our fields of law require urgent consideration and they are always available to assist clients in obtaining advice and representation, including out of normal office hours.
Fees are considered on a case-by-case basis. Estimates and the hourly rates for each member of Chambers are available on request. Considerations including the time spent, the seniority of the barrister instructed and the complexity of the case affect the overall level of fees charged.
Members of Chambers act in appropriate cases under Conditional Fee Agreements in accordance with the relevant legislation. This allows the recovery of a success fee by the barrister and potentially also the insurance premium if applicable. Our clerks are happy to discuss all aspects of fees and funding for all the services which we offer. Please contact our clerks for further details.
All instructions to counsel are accepted on The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (“The Bar Council Standard Terms”) unless otherwise expressly agreed by counsel before acceptance.