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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Aidan Eardley

One Brick Court - London

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

Profile submitted by Aidan Eardley

Practice Areas

Defamation, privacy/breach of confidence, malicious falsehood, freedom of information, data protection, contempt of court and reporting restrictions, harassment, media-related human rights law. Notable/recent cases include: libel - Bukovsky v CPS [2016] EWHC 1926; Simpson v MGN Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 772 Cruddas v Calvert & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 171 & [2014] EMLR 5 (CA); Contostavlos v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 1339; El Naschie v Macmillan Publishers Ltd [2012] EWHC 1809; Khader v Aziz [2010] 1 WLR 2673 (CA); Timtchenko v The Economist Newspaper Ltd (2009); Rath v Guardian News & Media Ltd (2008); Polanski v Conde Nast [2005] 1 WLR 637 (HL); privacy – WXY v Gewanter & Ors (2009-2015); Lord Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2008] QB 103 (CA); Green Corns v Claverley [2005] EMLR 31; freedom of information - R(Evans) v Attorney General [2015] AC 1787, Home Office v Information Commissioner [2015] UKUT 27, Evans v Information Commissioner [2012] UKUT 313, Cobain v Information Commissioner (FTT, 2011), HEFCE v Information Commissioner (FTT, 2010); harassment – Brand v Berki [2015] EWHC 3373; other – Ashley v CC Sussex [2008] 1 AC 962 (HL)

Professional Memberships

Human Rights Lawyers Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel 2011; Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel, 2016; part-time judge, First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber), 2013


Co-author ‘Duncan and Neill on Defamation’ (3rd ed 2009, 4th ed, 2015); contributor ‘Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt’ (4th ed, 2011, 5th ed, forthcoming).


BA Hons (Oxon). DipLaw (City). Languages: good French, some Spanish and German.