11KBW is the undisputed leader at the Bar in the field of information law, and offers the greatest pool of experience. No other set can claim the strength in breadth and depth of information law specialists that 11KBW has. We are top-ranked in the legal directories, with many of our members recognised as “Star Individuals”, the highest accolade awarded.

Our barristers have acted in cases of the highest political, social and legal significance and have been central to the development of the law in this area. Not only are our members leading litigators in the field of information rights but their extensive experience of acting both for and against the UK Information Commissioner gives them a unique and unparalleled insight into the operation of the data protection regulatory regime, which is of particular importance in the post-GDPR world.

11KBW is also the pre-eminent UK set when it comes to managing regulatory and litigation processes (including group litigation processes) concerning large-scale data breaches. Our members are routinely involved in the largest and most sensitive breach cases, both domestic and international. The management of data breaches has become a top corporate priority following the coming into force of the GDPR and 11KBW’s unparalleled expertise in this area means that it is seen as the first port of call for controllers (including a wide range of non-EU controllers) who suffer a breach.

We also lead the field when it comes to freedom of information law, having appeared in nearly all the leading cases to date.

Chambers has its own innovative and highly-regarded information law blog, Panopticon, where we regularly cover the most topical and pressing issues relating to information law. The blog is regarded as a major learning resource for information rights practitioners and has a very wide user base. Visit and subscribe to it at

11KBW runs a very highly regarded annual information law conference. Our conference in March 2019, before the pandemic, attracted over 400 attendees, with a further 70 who were waitlisted. During the pandemic our conference attracted over 1000 registered delegates.

Our Expertise

  • General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Confidentiality and privacy at common law

See also Media & Privacy.