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Caroline Addy

Caroline Addy
Call: 1991

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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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The 5th edition of Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt will be published on 31 May 2017.

25th May 2017 - The book is the leading text book on the law of contempt and reporting restrictions, and provides a comprehensive and authoritative commentary on topics including strict liability contempt, the protection of journalistic sources, contempt in the face of the court, and sanctions and remedies for contempt. Contributors include One Brick Court’s Sarah Palin, David Glen, Aidan Eardley, Ian Helme, Kate Wilson, Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, Hannah Ready, and Clara Hamer.

Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott - Debut novel

22nd May 2017 - Praised by Hilary Mantel as "Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties,' Andrew Caldecott QC's first novel, Rotherweird, is in bookshops and available online now. A twisted, arcane murder-mystery, switching between the past and an unusual present, The Guardian calls it a “compelling first installment of a trilogy….Though it resembles the love child of Gormenghast without the rancour, and Hogwarts without the rightful heir, it diverges from the usual fantasy templates".

Sir Edward Garnier QC to speak at the Banking Litigation & Regulation Forum 2017 on 15th June 2017

22nd May 2017 - Sir Edward will be on the panel discussing Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK. The panel will outline the different stages within the DPA model, from awareness of a potential DPA to court approval. They will also consider when a DPA is appropriate, factors that a prosecutor may take into account when deciding whether to enter into a DPA and further insights into the practical application of DPA’s across the UK.

1BC members give talk on media-related issues

16 May 2017 - Sarah Palin and Claire Overman presented a talk to leading divorce and family law firm, Vardags. Their talk was entitled “Media-related issues in high-profile divorces” and covered defamation, privacy and reporting restrictions in this area.

Libel claim by Melania Trump against Daily Mail settles

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.

Supreme Court refuses to overturn CFA regime in art 10 cases

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.