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Information Law

Our wealth of expertise underpins our exceptional advisory and advocacy services in matters concerning information law, data protection and AI. We provide top-tier representation and swift matter resolution to government bodies, police forces, businesses, individuals and regulators in critical, complex, and high-profile cases.

Our team stands at the forefront of Information Law, appearing in UK courts and tribunals, from the Supreme Court down, providing innovative and pragmatic counsel in some of the most prominent cases in this area, including the first case to consider the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, the Court of Appeal’s decision on the retention of police acquittal data, and a media organisation’s judicial review in respect of information rights exercised against a political party.

We offer outstanding advocacy at all stages and in all scenarios, from time and reputation-critical crisis management to the most complex and high-cost litigation.

Our specialists also regularly advise and provide training in this area, including information sharing between public bodies and the impact of the GDPR. Our monthly bulletin, the Data Brief, can be found here.

Many members of our information law, data protection and AI team can accept instructions directly from companies or members of the public via Direct Access.

Please contact our clerking team for an initial conversation with our Information Law experts.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Information Law Expertise

Data breaches, statutory claims, and regulatory enforcement

Privacy, information misuse, and breach of confidence

FOIA and EIR

Cookies, marketing and PECR

Artificial Intelligence, cyber-security and technology

International Data Transfers

Information Law Barristers

King's Counsel

Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Samantha Leek KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Juniors (10+ years)

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Bilal Rawat

Call 1995

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Emma Price

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Cicely Hayward

Call 2009

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

David Messling

Call 2017

Zander Goss

Call 2017

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

Paige Jones

Call 2021

Jack Palmer

Call 2022

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