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Antony White QC

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Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)


Commercial law, Arbitration, Media and Information Law, Data Protection, Employment Law


Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1983; silk 2001; called to the Nothern Irish Bar 2016; ad hoc admissions to the Bars of Gibraltar and the Isle of Man. Heavy international commercial practice since a senior junior. Commercial arbitrations in London, Africa, Middle East, many for foreign governments and overseas (especially Indian) clients. One of the leading media and information silks in London throughout the last decade with clients including Google, Facebook, News International, Associated newspapers Ltd, BBC. Particular expertise in privacy, confidentiality and data protection.


University of Cambridge (double first) 1982, Inns of Court School of Law 1983.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Antony White QC - Matrix ChambersHe is clear, concise and great on his feet.

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Data protection

Within: Leading Silks

Antony White QC - Matrix Chambers‘He is an absolute star, who is extremely bright, an excellent communicator and a great advocate.’

Within: Data protection

Matrix Chambers ‘has it all’ and is ‘incredibly strong in defamation, privacy and data protection law’ and ‘an increasing force in the new media law landscape’ thanks to ‘a group, which has the brains, energy, flexibility and quality’. Recent highlights include Antony White QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC acting for the defendants and claimants respectively in the milestone NT1 and NT2 v Google case, the first right to be forgotten claim tried in the UK; and White defending Associated Newspapers in Stunt v Associated Newspapers Ltd, a case concerning the compatibility of the pre-publication stay provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 with EU law. Catrin Evans QC and Ian Helme joined from One Brick Court creating further strength in depth for the set.

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Defamation and privacy

Within: Leading Silks

Antony White QC - Matrix ChambersInstructed on the most complex or business-critical cases.

Within: Defamation and privacy

The multi-disciplinary Matrix Chambers fields a growing media team and is recognised as 'an increasing force in the new media law landscape'; over the course of 2018, both Catrin Evans QC and Ian Helme joined chambers from One Brick Court. Of note, the set was instructed on two landmark cases: Gavin Millar QC represented the BBC in Sir Cliff Richard v BBC; Hugh Tomlinson QC acted on the claimant side in NT1/NT2 v Google, while Antony White QC and Evans QC represented the tech giant. Solicitors say the set creates a 'direct personal relationship with the clients' and is known to be the home of privacy injunctions.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Antony White QC - Matrix ChambersA good and succinct advocate – intelligent, sensible, and a team player.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Antony White QC - Matrix ChambersHe offers clear and concise advice and is great on his feet.

Within: Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Matrix Chambers ‘is an increasing force in the new media law landscape where the focus is on privacy and data protection’ and benefits from ‘excellent barristers’ who ‘offer a high level of expertise delivered in a practical and pragmatic manner’. In an example of a case straddling the entertainment sector and privacy, Antony White QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC acted for the defendant and claimant respectively in a high-profile privacy claim relating to a Channel 5 series which showed enforcement officers during evictions and repossession of belongings.

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