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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Hannah Ready

One Brick Court - London

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  • 1 Brick Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9BY

Profile submitted by Hannah Ready

Practice Areas

Defamation; data protection; privacy and confidence; freedom of information; harassment; contempt of court and reporting restrictions; media-related human rights law; media-related soft intellectual property law; pre-publication advice; reputation management. Notable recent cases include: Various Claimants v Sir Robert McAlpine Limited & Ors (2014-2016, for the largest group of defendants); Rightio Ltd v Twitter Inc. (2016, for Twitter Inc.). Ongoing cases of interest include: Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd [2015] EWHC 2242 (QB) (for AOL, before the Court of Appeal in 2016); “PNM” v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others [2013] EWHC 3177 (QB) and [2014] EWCA Civ 1132 (for “PNM”, before the Supreme Court in 2017).

Professional Memberships

Human Rights Lawyers Association; The Media Society


Graduate scheme in public relations, Fishburn (2008-2009); Call, Lincoln’s Inn (2010); pupillage, One Brick Court (2010-2011); tenant, One Brick Court (October 2011-); secondment as a Pegasus Scholar to Levine, Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP, New York (2012).


Contributor to Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt (4th Edition, 1st and 2nd Supplements and forthcoming 5th Edition); Co-author of Atkin’s Court Forms on Defamation (2014 Issue).


M.A. (Hons) (First Class), Law, University of Cambridge (Churchill College) (2005-2008); Silverman Sherliker Award for Legal Excellence (2008); Churchill College Scholarship (2008); Lord Denning Scholarship (2009); Hardwicke Entrance Award (2009); Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School (Outstanding) (2009-2010); Buchanan Prize (2010); Hubert Greenland Scholarship (2010).