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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Jonathan Scherbel-Ball

One Brick Court - London

Jonathan Scherbel-Ball - One Brick Court
  • 1 Brick Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9BY

Profile submitted by Jonathan Scherbel-Ball

Practice Areas

All aspects of media and information law and the law of internet intermediary liability. This includes defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, freedom of information, malicious falsehood, harassment, contempt of court, protection of sources, reporting restrictions and media regulation. Significant cases include: Cushnahan v BBC [2017] NIQB 30; Cooper v National Crime Agency 2017, Galloway v Frazer & Google Inc [2016] NIQB 7, Hegglin v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 3973, Hazelwood v ICO and Cabinet Office (EA/2016/0204); McIntosh v ICO and BBC (EA/2014/0033), Loughran v Century Newspapers [2014] NICA 26; Surrey County Council v Al Hilli [2013] EWHC 2190 (Fam), Tilbrook v Parr [2012] EWHC 1946 (QB); King v Grundon [2012] All Er (D) 96

Professional Memberships

Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bar of Northern Ireland


MA (Hons) Modern History and Politics, Oxford. MPhil, Modern European History, Cambridge. Qualified as solicitor in 2007, training at Dechert LLP. Solicitor, BBC Litigation Department 2007-09. Called to the Bar in 2010. Tenant at One Brick Court since July 2011


Contributing Editor of ‘Survey of English Libel Law’, Media Law Resource Centre, 2011-15. Contributor, Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt, 5th Edition Supplements and 5th Edition (2013-2016)


Active sports player. Interested in contemporary European and American politics.