We are delighted to announce that David Glen and Hannah Ready, formerly of One Brick Court, join chambers today.
David’s practice encompasses the full ambit of media, entertainment and information law. The 2018 Chambers & Partners Defamation & Privacy Junior of the Year, he has appeared in several of the highest profile defamation and privacy actions of recent years and consistently acts on behalf of leading firms of solicitors in the field and for a large number of the most prominent media organisations and companies (including Associated Newspapers, Facebook, Google, Guardian News & Media, Reuters and Times Newspapers).
He is equally highly regarded for his work on data protection and freedom of information matters where he has represented public and regulatory bodies and the media in cases heard before both the courts and the Information Tribunal. He also holds a very substantial practice in the fields of public and entertainment law, where he regularly advises the media regulator, Ofcom, and has acted for the United Kingdom Government in the successful defence of the two most important UK media law cases to reach the European Court of Human Rights in recent years.
Hannah also advises across the full spectrum of media and information law. Her practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work and she has appeared in leading cases on both sides, including “PNM” v Times Newspapers Ltd (a landmark privacy case before the Supreme Court concerning the right of arrestees to remain anonymous); and Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd (the first appellate decision concerning the controversial ‘serious harm test’). Since 2014, Hannah has acted for the main consortium of major construction companies facing hundreds of information law claims in the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation.
Hannah has a particular interest in dealing with online issues and experience in representing prominent Internet and technology clients, including Google UK Ltd and Twitter Inc. She also acts for major publishers, corporations, charitable organisations, celebrities and other high-profile individuals.
In 2012, Hannah was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship to work at the New York offices of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP, where she gained both a broad grounding in American media law and experience in advising on cross-jurisdictional issues. Having previously worked for a leading communications agency, she also boasts expertise in reputation management and litigation strategy.
David’s and Hannah’s expertise will add further strength and depth to our already top-ranked information law and data privacy practice. In addition, the extensive experience they bring in defamation and media law will consolidate and enhance those areas of our practice.