Data Protection & Information Law

Data Protection & Information Law

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers have long-established expertise in data protection, advising on data protection and laws and principles across a broad range of situations, from information in the possession of public authorities and the regulation of the professions through to international corporate transactions and as an ancillary issue in litigation.

Our barristers can offer practical advice and representation on all the issues that arise.

Who our barristers act for

Barristers at 39 Essex Chambers advise central government, its agencies and private sector telecoms providers.

Members advise on:

  • the Data Protection Act 1998
  • the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • the environmental information regulations
  • the Regulation of Investigatory Practices Act
  • cases before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

Our barristers represent clients before the Information Rights Tribunal.

Additional expertise

Among our barristers are members of the Attorney-General’s Freedom of Information Specialist Panel of Counsel.

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the Data Protection & Information Law team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


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Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Damian Falkowski

Damian Falkowski

Call: 1994

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Saima Hanif

Saima Hanif

Call: 2002

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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