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Jane Phillips
Call: 1989

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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 and 2013.

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IPSO launches its Arbitration Scheme

5th August 2016 - IPSO has today announced the launch of its pilot arbitration scheme. The scheme enables members of the public to bring legal complaints against IPSO members who have signed up to the scheme. If successful, complainants may be entitled to remedies and costs. The scheme is a pilot only, and IPSO has said it will review it after 12 months. Details of the scheme and how it will work alongside the established complaints procedure are available on IPSO’s website.

Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service [2016] EWHC 1926 (QB)

28th July 2016 - “Court determines meaning of CPS press release and strikes out claim”. Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, appeared for the Defendant.

Economou v de Freitas [2016] EWHC 1853 (QB)

27th July 2016 - First "public interest" defence succeeds after landmark trial. Manuel Barca QC and Ian Helme represented the Defendant.

Simpson v MGN Ltd

26th July 2016 - “The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of Warby J striking out the defence of justification in this libel claim brought by Premiership footballer Danny Simpson. In doing so, the Court drew a distinction between the meaning of the words complained of and the intensity of the defamatory sting. The Claimant, represented by Manuel Barca QC and Aidan Eardley, is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court”

Tamiz v United Kingdom

15th July 2016 - Written submissions have now been received by the European Court of Human Rights in Payam Tamiz v United Kingdom. Mr Tamiz argues that the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss his defamation claim against Google Inc. in 2013 constituted a breach of his rights under Articles 8 and 13 of the ECHR. David Glen is acting on behalf of the United Kingdom Government in the proceedings. Catrin Evans QC is acting for Google Inc. (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP), which has been given permission to intervene.

Re Times Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Crim 887

8th July 2016 - Reporting restrictions/contempt of court