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The Chambers of Lord Garnier QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7353 8845
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Fax 020 7583 9144
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468 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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One Brick Court (The Chambers of Lord Garnier QC), Andrew Caldecott QC, London, ENGLAND

Andrew Caldecott QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8845
Email:
Web:
www.onebrickcourt.com
One Brick Court (The Chambers of Lord Garnier QC)

Position

Specialises in defamation, breach of confidence and privacy, contempt of court and media law generally. Frequently advises clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Appointed specialist legal advisor to the Parliamentary Joint Committee of the House of Lords and Commons scrutinising Defamation Bill 2011. Cases include: Bokova v Associated Newspapers Ltd (libel); Jonathan Lu & ors v Paul Chan Mo-Po & anr (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal); Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd (harassment); F v BBC 9privacy); Brown v Bower and Faber & Faber (libel); Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd (CA); Mionis v Dimokratia Press (CA);  Various Claimants v Sir Robert McAlpine Limited & ors (continuing to act in new proceedings brought in 2017 and in Part 20 proceedings); Begg v BBC (libel, trial); R v F (Crim CA, Reporting Restrictions); Attorney General v Conde Naste (Contempt); J. K. Rowling v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA, libel); Makudi v Baron Triesman (CA, libel, malicious falsehood Parlimentary privilege); JK Rowling v Associated Newspapers (CA);  Rothschild v Associated Newspapers (CA, libel); Tesla Motors v BBC (CA, malicious falsehood, libel); Chris Cairns v Lalit Modi (CA, libel); Oriental Daily Publisher ltd & anr v Ming Pao Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal); El-Naschie v MacMillan Publishing (libel trial); The Leveson Inquiry (representing Guardian News and Media a core participant); Attorney General v News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers (contempt); Spiller v Joseph (Supreme Court – libel – representing media interveners); Baturina v Times Newspapers (CA – libel); R v Morley & ors (CA reporting instructions – MP’s expenses trial); Horlick v Associated Newspapers (libel – meaning); British Board of Film Censorship v The Video Appeals Committee (judicial review); Strachan v Gleaner Company Ltd (Privy Council – libel); The Hutton Inquiry; Lord Ashcroft v Foreign Office (confidence and data protection); Attorney General v Mirror Group Newspapers (Leeds footballers aborted trial); Venables v News Group Newspapers (confidence injunction to protect identity of Jamie Bulger’s killers); In Re: X v Y (confidence injunction to protect Mary Bell); Reynolds v Times Newspapers (House of Lords – libel).

Career

Qualified 1975, Inner Temple; QC 1994, Bencher 2004; Head of Chambers 2007-17.

Education

Eton College; New College, Oxford.

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