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Jane Phillips

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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Manuel Barca QC again awarded Silk of the year

6th December 2017 - Chambers are delighted to announce that Manuel Barca QC has been awarded Silk of the year for IP, IT and media at the Legal 500 UK 2018 awards.

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC [2017] EWHC 3113 (QB)

1st December 2017 - Data Protection, Breach of Confidence, Misuse of Private Information, Vicarious Liability

Declan Arthurs v News Group Newspapers

24th November 2017 - a singer who appeared on the BBC’s reality talent show, Let it Shine, has lost his application for an interim injunction against the publisher of The Sun on Sunday. Declan Arthurs brought claims for misuse of private information and for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of an article published by The Sun on Sunday in January 2017 which revealed that the Plaintiff’s father had convictions for terrorism offences. Following the lifting of reporting restrictions, it can be reported that the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision not to order an interim injunction in respect of the continued publication of the article. Jonathan Scherbel-Ball was Junior Counsel for the Defendant, instructed by Ciaran O’Shiel of A&L Goodbody.

Brown v Bower & Another

31st October 2017 - Defamation - Andrew Caldecott QC, instructed by Wiggin LLP, appeared for the Defendants.

Manuel Barca QC wins Defamation Silk of the Year 2017 at the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards

26th October 2017 - One Brick Court are delighted to announce that Manuel Barca QC was awarded Defamation Silk of the Year at this evening’s Chambers and Partners Bar Awards, held at The London Hilton, Park Lane.

Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2619 (QB)

20th October 2017 - Defamation - Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, appeared for the Defendant.

Huda v Wells & Ors [2017] EWHC 2553 (QB)

16th October 2017 - Service out of the jurisdiction in Jersey; defamation and malicious falsehood; absolute privilege; indemnity costs. Timothy Atkinson appeared for the Defendants.

Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service

13th October 2017 - Defamation - CPS upholds libel meaning decision on appeal. Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, was junior counsel for the Respondent