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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Edward Garnier QC

One Brick Court - London

Edward Garnier QC - One Brick Court
  • 1 Brick Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9BY

Profile submitted by Edward Garnier QC

Practice Areas

Defamation, malicious falsehood, contempt, breach of confidence, passing off, privacy, data protection, freedom of information, deferred prosecution agreements and related human rights law. Cases of interest include: Loughran v Century Newspapers; Lord McAlpine v BBC, Lord McAlpine v ITV, Lord McAlpine v Sally Bercow, Lewis & Ors v R. Re Attorney General's Reference No. 15, 16 & 17 of 2012 [2012] EWCA Crim 1414 (01 June 2012); Thompson, Re Attorney-General's Reference No 103 of 2011 [2012] EWCA Crim 135 (10 February 2012); Rollings, R v [2012] EWCA Crim 86 (03 February 2012); A-G v Frail (2011) EWCA Crim 1570 Contempt of Court (Facebook jury contempt case, first case of its kind); Attorney General Reference No 18 of 2011 [2011] EWCA Crim 1300 (12 May 2011); Khan, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 2880 (09 December 2010);R v Pyo, Anigbugu & McGee 2011 (CA) 3 separate "safe haven" rapes/sexual assaults on women in their home or workplace. Sentences increased respectively from 8 years to 15, 8 to 15, and from an extended sentence of 12 years 6 months to 14 years 6 months  


Called to the Bar 1976, Middle Temple; QC 1995; Bencher 2001. MP for Harborough 1992-2017; Knighted 2012; Solicitor General 2010-12; Shadow Attorney General 1997-2001 and 2009-10. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 2010. Developed Deferred Prosecution Agreements (Section 45 and Schedule 17 of The Crime and Courts Act 2013) for use in cases of corporate bribery, money laundering and other economic crimes.  


Contributor to Halsbury's Laws of England 4th ed Vol 45, Telecommunications & Broadcasting Law  


Wellington College, Berkshire; Jesus College, Oxford. Interests; Music, cricket, shooting, travel and history. Language: French.