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Andrew Caldecott QC
Call: 1975 Silk: 1994

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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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Matthew Nicklin QC appointed to High Court

21st September 2017 - Chambers congratulates Matthew Nicklin QC of 5RB on his appointment to the High Court Bench and wishes him every success in his new role as a Queen’s Bench Judge.

Wilson v Bauer Media Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 521

13th September 2017 - Supreme Court of Victoria (Dixon J)

Lachaux v AOL (UK) Limited and Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1334, McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ

12th September 2017 - Court of Appeal dismisses the appeals of the defendants on the facts and law in its first judgment on the serious harm test in s.1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013. Andrew Caldecott QC, Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready (instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP) acted for AOL (UK) Ltd.

Barbulescu v Romania

5th September 2017 - Article 8 ECHR

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017

1st September 2017 - One Brick Court are pleased to announce they have been nominated for Defamation set of the year at this year's Chambers Bar Awards. Manuel Barca QC and Catrin Evans QC are also both nominated for Defamation Silk of the year. The winners will be announced on 26th October 2017.

There's an obvious way out of the prisons crisis

14th August 2017 - Overcrowding is at the heart of the problem, Sir Edward Garnier QC writes in an article for the New Statesman

Mionis v Democratic Press and others

31st July 2017 - The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal in Mionis v Democratic Press and others, upholding and enforcing the terms of settlement embodied in a Tomlin Order, whereby the Respondents had (among other things) agreed not to report or otherwise publish in any jurisdiction any articles or statements which refer to the Appellant or the Appellant’s immediate family. Richard Rampton QC and Jane Phillips appeared for the Appellant

Construction companies granted permission to pursue contribution proceedings

24th July 2017 – Following last year’s settlements of the hundreds of actions brought against them, the companies comprising the largest group of defendants in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation have been granted permission by Supperstone J to pursue Part 20 proceedings against ten other construction companies. Andrew Caldecott QC and Hannah Ready, instructed by Macfarlanes LLP, have acted on their behalf since 2014.

Landmark Supreme Court decision in PNM v TNL & Ors handed down

19 July 2017– the Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the privacy case of PNM v TNL & Ors. One Brick Court’s Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready have acted for PNM since 2013 and appeared before Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption and Lord Reed in January 2017. The majority have ruled against granting an interim non-disclosure order to prevent PNM’s identification as a person arrested in connection with allegations of child sexual grooming/prostitution. However, Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson would have allowed the appeal and have delivered a strong dissenting judgment.

Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v Finland

27th June 2017 - Article 10 ECHR, Article 8 ECHR, Data Protection