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Firm Profile

One Brick Court

Firm Profile


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

Firm profile submitted by One Brick Court

Head of Chambers Sir Edward Garnier QC
Senior Clerk David Mace
Tenants 18

THE CHAMBERS One Brick Court is a leading set specialising in all aspects of media, information and internet law. Members of Chambers act for corporate, media and individual claimants and defendants as well as government department, local authorities and NGOs. Chambers has several members who are appointed to the prestigious Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel. Members regularly appear at all levels of the Court and Tribunal system, from the First-Tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court. Chambers also has a number of barristers called to the Bar of Northern Ireland and members are instructed to provide specialist advice around the world including Gibraltar, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Members of Chambers provide advice across the full ambit of informational, reputational and content related law and regulation. Related human rights issues are handled, together with judicial review and intellectual property law. One Brick Court also offers a fast and competitive pre-publication advice service for which they are able to receive instructions directly from publishers and internet intermediaries and can provide out-of-hours and weekend cover for urgent injunctions. Chambers provides itself on being a modern and friendly set with an approachable and efficient clerking team.

  • Sir Edward Garnier QC (1976) (QC-1995)
  • Richard Rampton QC (1965) (QC-1987)
  • Andrew Caldecott QC (1975) (QC-1994)
  • Heather Rogers QC (1983) (QC-2006)
  • Manuel Barca QC (1986) (QC-2011)
  • Dr Matt Collins QC (1999) (QC-2011) (Aus) *
  • Catrin Evans QC (1994) (QC-2016)
  • Harvey Starte (1985)
  • Timothy Atkinson (1988)
  • Jane Phillips (1989)
  • Caroline Addy (1991)
  • Sarah Palin (1999)
  • David Glen (2002)
  • Aidan Eardley (2002)
  • Ian Helme (2005)
  • Kate Wilson (2005)
  • Jonathan Scherbel-Ball (2010)
  • Hannah Ready (2010)
  • Clara Hamer (2013)
  • Claire Overman (2014)
  •  * Door Tenant

Defamation & Malicious Falsehood:
Libel, slander, malicious falsehood.
Privacy & Confidentiality: All matters arising from the tensions between the right to free speech and the rights of confidentiality and privacy; obtaining and resisting applications for injunctions, including emergency out-ofhours injunctions; image rights and reputation management, commercial confidentiality and confidentiality in employment contracts.
Information Law: Advice and representation on all matters arising out of the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act
Online Liability: All aspects of liability for online content, including internet intermediary liability.
Contempt and Reporting Restrictions: Urgent advice and representation in the civil, criminal and family courts and tribunal system on the reporting of proceedings, anonymity orders, judicial review and protection of journalistic sources.
Pre-Publication Advice: Advice available on a competitive basis on all aspects of content liability for the entire spectrum of publishers and broadcasters.
Other: harassment; negligent misstatement; passing off; regulatory advice; malicious prosecution; obscenity; media related intellectual property law, judicial-review and human rights law.

Publications: Members write and contribute to leading works on media and information law including Duncan and Neill on Defamation, Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt, Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy, Halsbury’s Laws (Libel and Slander) and Atkins Court Forms on Defamation, Confidence, Privacy, Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Regulation of Investigatory Powers.