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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
3
Data Protection
5 Years Ranked
3
Defamation/Privacy
2 Years Ranked

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Provided by Hannah Ready

UK Bar

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Hannah’s practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work and she advises across the full spectrum of media and information law, including defamation, malicious falsehood, data protection, privacy, breach of confidence and harassment. Having previously worked for a leading communications agency, she also boasts expertise in reputation management and litigation strategy. Hannah acts for prominent internet and social media entities, including Google, and is also regularly instructed by major publishers, corporations, celebrities and other high-profile individuals. She has appeared in two of the most important defamation/privacy cases in recent years: Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd, which gave rise to the first appellate decision concerning the controversial ‘serious harm test’ under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013; and PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd, a landmark privacy case before the Supreme Court concerning the right of arrestees in child sex offence cases to remain anonymous. Hannah has experience of data breach and group litigation work. Since 2014, she has acted in multi-million-pound data protection litigation concerning the alleged blacklisting of hundreds of construction workers (Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation, Collins v Crossrail Ltd & Ors).

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Data Protection - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Hannah Ready
Hannah Ready is a data protection barrister who is in high demand from both claimant and defendant clients, including well-known broadcasters and internet organisations, as well as businesspeople and celebrities. She boasts valuable experience of some of the practice area's largest cases, both led and as sole counsel.


Defamation/Privacy - All Circuits
3
Band 3

Hannah Ready
Hannah Ready operates an active and well-regarded defamation and privacy-focused practice. She has acted for a range of national media organisations, celebrities and multinational corporations.

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