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Anya Proops QC
Anya has a broad practice spanning information, media, human rights, public and employment law. She is recommended as a leading practitioner in the legal directories for her work in Data Protection, Defamation & Privacy, and Administrative and Public Law. The nature of Anya’s practice is such that she is equally at home conducting lengthy, witness-heavy hearings as she is arguing complex points of law before the appellate courts. Anya’s clients include individuals; corporations; media organisations; NGOs; statutory regulators and a wide array of public authorities. Anya is named in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100 Lawyers 2019” in recognition of her leading role the field of privacy litigation.
Called 1998; Silk 2016. Inner Temple; editor of ‘Tolley’s Employment Handbook’; editor of Information Law Reports (Info LR); co-creator of Panopticon blog (information law blog).
ALBA; ELBA; ELA.
Godolphin & Latymer School; Jesus College, Cambridge (1992 BA Hons Social and Political Science (2(1)); London School of Economics (1996 PhD Political Philosophy); City University (1997 Diploma in Law commendation).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
Anya Proops QC – 11KBW ‘ Anya is at the top of her game and the go-to silk for data protection matters. She is also fast-becoming a silk of choice for other media-related cases too, particularly privacy and freedom of speech disputes. She is incredibly bright, commercially astute and a great advocate. ’
With a ‘worthy reputation for housing data protection and defamation specialists’, 11KBW‘s members advise major tech giants, media outlets, and private individuals on defamation, privacy, and data protection matters. David Glen is currently acting for the defendant in Shahbaz Sharif v Associated Newspapers Limited, in respect of a Mail on Sunday article which reported on a police investigation into allegations of fraud and embezzlement in Pakistan by the former Chief Minister of Lahore. In Whyte v CBS, Anya Proops QC is acting for the publisher, defending a claim by heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte in connection with the publication of news articles reporting he had tested positive for banned substances. Hannah Ready acted for the defendant in Baltaci v Refinitiv Limited, which surrounded the claimant’s inclusion in a high-profile database of high-risk individuals used globally by financial institutions.
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.