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Individual Profile

David Glen

One Brick Court - London

David Glen - One Brick Court
  • 1 Brick Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9BY

Profile submitted by David Glen

Practice Areas

Defamation, information and privacy law, entertainment law, breach of confidence, media related public and regulatory law; judicial review, contempt of court and reporting restrictions. Notable recent cases include: Tamiz v United Kingdom (for HM Government); Richardson v Google UK & Google Inc (for Google); Optical Express v Associated Newspapers Limited (for ANL); R v Will Cornick (for the media interveners); Dar Al Arkan & Bank Alkhair v Al Refai & ors (for the claimants); Jon Gaunt v United Kingdom (for HM Government). Previous reported cases include: Jill Finney v Care Quality Commission; Rothschild v Associated Newspapers Limited; Bob Crow v Boris Johnson; Gee v BBC & Information Commissioner; Various (Guardian News & Media) v News Group & Glenn Mulcaire; R v Ofcom (ex parte Gaunt); North London Central Mosque v Policy Exchange; Budu v BBC; Azad Ali v Associated Newspapers Limited; Taranissi v BBC; Condoco Grand Cayman v KYC News. Represented Guardian News & Media at the Leveson Inquiry and the BBC at the Hutton Inquiry. Appointed to act as one of the Independent Scheme Barristers in NGN’s Voicemail Interception Scheme.


Called 2002.


Contributor to Arlidge Eady & Smith on Contempt; Editor Atkin's Court Forms on Defamation.


University of Edinburgh (MA Hons History); Enjoys music, cinema and pretty much any sport (including football, cricket, horseracing and Sunderland AFC).