Defamation/Privacy Department

London (Bar)
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11KBW has added to its impressive offering in the field of online privacy and data protection, in which it is widely recognised as the leading set, with the recent arrival of new barristers experienced in more traditional defamation and privacy actions. The chambers is now a leading force at the crossover of these related disciplines. Its clients include some of the largest online platforms and media companies, as well as the ICO, for whom the barristers are regularly instructed in novel and complex issues relating to internet privacy.

Client service:"The clerks keep in touch and always get back to us, and it's very easy to discuss fees with them." Lucy Barbet and Mark Dann are the joint senior clerks.

Anya Proops QC
Has an impressive depth of expertise in data protection, media and information law. She is widely viewed as spearheading the move towards the use of the DPA in the protection of reputation.
Strengths: "A very persuasive advocate who provides sensible and practical advice."
Recent work: Represented Facebook in challenging the Information Commissioner's decision to impose one of the largest ever fines on the company for its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

David Glen
A barrister with an exceptional reputation for his libel and privacy work, who regularly acts as sole counsel as well as alongside leading silks in prominent cases. He represents a range of media organisations, technology companies and individuals in media disputes.
Strengths:"Exceptionally bright - definitely someone you want fighting your corner."

Hannah Ready
Junior barrister with an active and well-regarded defamation and privacy-focused practice. She has acted for a range of national media organisations, charities and multinational corporations.
Strengths: "Razor-sharp and approachable." "Provides excellent advice in conference and on paper."