Specialists in media and information law
One Brick Court is a leading set of barristers’ chambers practising in all aspects of media and information law, including defamation, privacy, confidence, contempt of court, reporting restrictions, freedom of information and data protection.
Winner of Set of the Year for ‘Defamation and Privacy’ in the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Latest News & Cases
12th April 2017 -A joint statement in open court was today read in the High Court bringing to an end the libel action by the First Lady of the United States against Associated Newspapers Ltd, the publisher of the Daily Mail. The claim was in respect of an article published on 20 August 2016 entitled “Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past could derail Trump”. The Defendant apologised to Mrs Trump and has agreed to pay her damages.
Andrew Caldecott QC and Catrin Evans QC (instructed by Baker McKenzie LLP) acted for ANL.
11th April 2017 -The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from three news publishers which were seeking to overturn their respective liabilities to pay success fees and ATE premiums. Lord Neuberger gave a judgment with which the rest of the court agreed.Richard Rampton QC and Kate Wilson, instructed by Bates, Wells & Braithwaite LLP, represented Times Newspapers Ltd.
20th March 2017 - Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, a resident of Kensington who painted her house in red and white stripes, has been awarded £54,000 in damages following a hearing to assess compensation under the Offer of Amends regime. She sued over two articles published by Mail Online (and the publication of the second article in the Daily Mail). Those articles had falsely suggested that “the claimant behaved most unpleasantly to the family of her late husband and that she has betrayed his trust.” However, Judge Parkes “provisionally” dismissed the special damages claim. While some of that claim was not properly pleaded, the Judge did, however, permit the claimant to apply to have an assessment of the special damages which were properly pleaded, if so advised.
Andrew Caldecott QC was Leading Counsel for ANL, instructed by Wiggin LLP