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11KBW

Defamation/Privacy

3 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Leveraging its longstanding strength in data protection and public law, 11KBW is particularly well equipped to take on disputes relating to privacy and freedom of information. Members act in cases requiring knowledge of the online environment, such as cybersecurity breaches, as well as offering expertise in both UK and European law. The set is also home to barristers who specialise in more traditional defamation law. Practitioners are well versed in representing clients ranging from major news publications and social media companies to high-profile individuals and academic institutions.

Client service:

"They are easy to deal with and always very professional." "They are very efficient and responsive, and do their best to accommodate you." Lucy Barbet and Mark Dann are the joint senior clerks.

Strengths:

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.
"Very bright and articulate, good with clients and a pleasure to work with." "Extremely knowledgeable and user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of Rebekah Brooks, former editor of News of the World, in a high-profile privacy claim brought by an individual who claimed to have suffered loss and damage as a result of Ms Brooks commissioning the conversion of his mobile phone number.

Strengths:

David Glen
Has an exceptional reputation for his libel and privacy work, and 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.
"He's very calm and understated. He's so intelligent and really understands complex matters." "Extremely thorough; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and is a pleasure to work with." "Hugely able, very responsive, hard-working and client-friendly."
Recent work: Defended Facebook against a defamation claim brought by the founder of MoneySavingExpert, Martin Lewis, who alleged that Facebook had caused serious damage to his reputation by hosting fake adverts bearing his endorsement.

Strengths:

Hannah Ready
Operates an active and well-regarded defamation and privacy-focused practice. She has acted for a range of national media organisations, charities and multinational corporations.
"Highly intelligent, meticulous and a pleasure to work with." "Excellent – pragmatic, clear and dependable."
Recent work: Acted for solicitor Paul Lunt in a libel action successfully brought against The Times. Mr Lunt had been wrongly identified in articles as the subject of a serious criminal allegation.

Defamation/Privacy Department

11KBW

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Department location

11 King's Bench Walk

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7EQ

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Defamation/Privacy


Anya Proops QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Defamation/Privacy


Hannah Ready
Band 3