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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, 2013 and 2016.


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Ian Helme to speak at the 10th annual Internet and Social Media Law Conference

30th November 2016 - The specialist event held by KNect 365 law on 1st December will cover the legal challenges surrounding the internet and social media with Ian Helme discussing internet content and injunctions, and the issues of whether material should or should not be blocked, during which he will examine the Cartier case and what it means for blocking injunctions in the IP world and beyond; the PJS privacy case and the challenges of enforcing injunctions in the internet age; and ensuring the necessity, proportionality and effectiveness of an injunction.

Court of Appeal hearing in Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd commences

29 November 2016 - The case will result in the first appellate guidance on the interpretation of the ‘serious harm test’ introduced by section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. Andrew Caldecott QC, Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready, instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP, represent AOL, the publisher of the Huffington Post.

News from One Brick Court – Defamation & Privacy Set of the Year

14th November 2016 - In January 2017, in accordance with its constitution, One Brick Court will have a new Head of Chambers: Sir Edward Garnier QC, with Manuel Barca QC as deputy head. Andrew Caldecott QC, Head of Chambers for the past 10 years, said: “I’m delighted to hand over to old and trusted friends. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to give a little back to a chambers which has given me so much. I look forward to playing my part in the future work and success of One Brick Court”.

Dr Suresh Deman v Associated Newspapers Limited & Baroness Flather [2016] EWHC 2819 (QB)

8th November 2016 - The High Court has today struck out a defamation claim brought by the academic, Dr Suresh Deman, over a Daily Mail article which was originally published in November 2011 and which has since formed part of the newspaper’s online archive. David Glen acted on behalf of the defendants (instructed by RPC).

Mini Pupillage 2017

7th November 2016 - Applications are now open for the next round of One Brick Court's mini-pupillage scheme. Please see our mini-pupillage page for further details on how to apply

ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited [2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)

4th November 2016 - Privacy - Andrew Caldecott QC, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, appeared for ANL.