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Jonathan Scherbel-Ball

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Defamation/Privacy - London (Bar)

Band 2

Jonathan Scherbel-Ball
Defamation and data protection practitioner who is well respected for his defence work. His practice is augmented by his previous in-house experience at the BBC. He has a significant Northern Irish practice and regularly represents publishers and broadcasters, as well as a range of blue-chip multinational companies and major health trusts.
Strengths: "He's enthusiastic and proactive, and energetically pursues cases." "He's outstanding on internet intermediary liability. He has a phenomenal ability to analyse complex issues and has fantastic attention to detail." "He is well respected by clients, who have significant trust in his advice."
Recent work: Acted as junior counsel for the BBC in the application for a reporting restriction order to prevent further reporting of other BBC presenters who had allegedly brought similar claims to Samira Ahmed, following her high-profile equal pay claim.
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 2

Jonathan Scherbel-Ball
His practice runs the gamut of data protection and information law functions, from representation in disputes to regulatory guidance. He acts for public bodies, broadcasters and others in data processing claims and challenges to the activities of journalists brought under the DPA.
Strengths: "He is an enormously hard worker and very detail-focused, and you want him fighting your corner." "He reads around the subject very widely and he has a real breadth of experience." "Nothing is too much trouble for him and he can turn things around incredibly quickly."
Recent work: Acted for the BBC in obtaining a reporting restriction order after information concerning third parties who had brought equal pay claims was accidentally disclosed in a court bundle and accessed by the media.
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