A meeting of the SCL Privacy and Data Protection Group
The areas that Antony White QC and James Laddie will cover during this meeting will include:
Antony White's principal areas of practice are commercial law and arbitration, employment law, public law and media law.
In the commercial field, his most recent cases have included fraud and asset tracing, conflicts of laws and jurisdiction, commercial agency, foreign government guarantees, and an increasing number of heavy international arbitrations. With regards to employment law, Antony has extensive experience of contractual and statutory disputes, with particular emphasis on public sector and trade union cases. He has conducted a number of non-statutory enquiries for trade unions. In public law, he has advised and appeared in many judicial review cases, and in statutory and non-statutory enquiries, for and against public authorities.
In the area of media and information law, Antony has handled defamation and breach of confidence cases and has a special interest and expertise in the developing law of privacy. He is also knowledgeable about data protection law.
Antony has appeared in several of the leading cases involving the emerging right of privacy, including the Princess Diana “gym photographs” case, Cherie Blair, Naomi Campbell, and Sara Cox. He has recently been instructed for the media in Mckennitt v. Ash. He has written and lectured widely on data protection and Freedom of Information.
James Laddie has a strong practice in employment and discrimination law. His other principal areas of work are civil actions against the police, human rights law and commercial law. In employment and discrimination, James has a diverse practice with a particular emphasis on appellate and complex discrimination work. He has appeared in many high-profile claims involving individual and collective employment rights, representing both employees and employers. He has recently appeared in cases of sex discrimination, disability discrimination and whistle blowing. His experience extends to employment proceedings in the High Court (including injunctive proceedings, high-value contract claims and judicial review), hearings before the Central Arbitration Committee and internal disciplinary hearings. James is ranked as a leading junior in employment law in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Since joining Matrix, James’ appellate practice has increased significantly. He is regularly instructed in test cases in the employment tribunal (current instructions in cases relating to age discrimination, Working Time Regulations and Part-Time Workers Regulations) and to appear in cases already at the appeal stage.
James is a contributing author to Butterworths Employment Law Guide and lectures, writes and provides training on most aspects of employment and discrimination law and procedure. James frequently appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal under the ELAAS scheme for Pro Bono work. He is an instructed member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and a member of the Bar Human Rights Committee, was previously a member of the Bar Council’s Deafness and the Law Committee and participated in a pilot Citizens Advice Bureau scheme, involving barristers working with local advisers.