Information

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 ranked top 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.

Our innovative and highly-regarded information law blog, Panopticon, covers the most topical and pressing issues relating to information law. The blog is regarded as a major learning resource for information rights practitioners and a user base of thousands. Visit and subscribe to it at www.panopticonblog.com.

11KBW runs an annual information law conference which consistently attracts close to 500 delegates and is a regular fixture in the calendar of information law practitioners.