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Timothy Pitt-Payne QC
Specialist in information law, employment (including discrimination), and public law (including local government, data protection, freedom of information). Cases include: R (on the application of Evans) v Attorney General (Supreme Court 2014); T v Secretary of State (Supreme Court,  UKSC 35); Stack v Ajar-Tec Ltd (Court of Appeal,  EWHC Civ 46; APGER v Information Commissioner and FCO (Upper Tribunal,  UKUT 560 (AAC); NUM v Scargill (High Court,  EWHC 3750 (Ch); H and L v A City Council (Court of Appeal,  EWCA Civ 403).
Called 1989; Inner Temple; appointed QC 2010; visiting professor in information law, University of Northumbria 2007-13; contributor Supperstone, Goudie and Walker ‘Judicial Review’ (5th ed, Butterworths 2014), co-author ‘Supperstone & Pitt-Payne on Freedom of Information Act 2000’ (Butterworths 2002).
St Augustine’s College; Worcester College, Oxford (1985 BA; 1986 BCL).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Pitt-Payne QC – 11KBW ‘ Tim has a fantastically sharp mind, cutting through the complex to provide inciteful findings and advice but balances this with an extremely pragmatic approach, greatly appreciated by instructing solicitors and clients. ’
11KBW is ‘an excellent set for information law cases with a good range of counsel at all levels’. ‘Leader in the field’ Anya Proops QC, and Rupert Paines, are continuing to defend Morrison’s in the WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants case concerning criminal publication by an employee of company payroll data, which went to the UK Supreme Court on a point regarding vicarous liability. Well-respected by regulators, the set is often first-choice for the Information Commissioner’s Office and other public authorities, and also handles a range of private sector work. The ‘very collaborative and supportive’ Timothy Pitt-Payne QC is a key silk in this area, with Christopher Knight, David Glen and Robin Hopkins recommended as juniors.