11KBW is the pre-eminent chambers in information law, offering an unparalleled pool of experience and understanding.

Its members provide accessible and high-quality advice and representation to individuals as well as public, private and third sector clients. Our litigation experience encompasses the First-tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal and all levels of the courts, including in Europe.

11KBW barristers have appeared in cases which consider some of the most high-profile information rights issues, such as: MPs’ expenses, the decision to go to war in Iraq, extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects, late-term abortions, identity cards, the privacy of the royal family, covert surveillance and payments to police informants.

Members of 11KBW edit the Information Law Reports (published by Justis) and the leading information law blog, Panopticon.


  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Confidentiality and privacy at common law
Recent Cases
  • Julian Blake appears in David Miranda appeal

    Judgment has been handed down in the case of David Miranda, the spouse of  Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who at the time was working for the Guardian newspaper. Mr Mir...

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  • Anya Proops and Christopher Knight in Thailand Murder Data Protection Case

    British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were brutally murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao on 15 September 2014. Following an investigation by the Royal Thai Police, two Burmese nat...

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  • Tom Cross wins commercial judicial review

    Tom Cross has successfully defended a challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State for Transport to require a car parking enforcement company to become a member of an ...

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  • Jonathan Swift QC writes on data protection, client information and subject access requests

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  • GDPR Conference 2016 'General obligations -what's old and what's new'

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  • GDPR Conference 2016 'Role of data protection officer'

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