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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Report of Bulk Powers Review published


On 19 August, the Prime Minister published the Report of David Anderson QC’s Bulk Powers Review.  The purpose of the Review was to evaluate the operational case for four existing or proposed powers, reserved to the security and intelligence agencies, which involve the collection of data in bulk.

The Review was commissioned at the request of the Opposition, to inform the progress of the Investigatory Powers Bill that is currently before Parliament.  David Anderson concluded that there was a proven operational case for three of the powers, and a distinct (but not yet proven) case for the fourth: bulk equipment interference.  He also recommended that the Investigatory Powers Bill be amended to provide for a Technical Advisory Panel of security-cleared independent academics and industry experts to be appointed by the new, Judge-led Investigatory Powers Commission to advise the IPC and the Secretary of State on the impact of changing technology on the exercise of investigatory powers and on the availability of techniques to use those powers while minimising interference with privacy.

The report can be found here.

Early reactions from the political parties and others are summarised here.

Debate on the Bill resumes in the House of Lords on 5 September.