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Anthony Hudson QC

"He is an outstanding barrister who turns around intelligent, pragmatic advice quickly and is extremely client-friendly. He is an absolute pleasure to deal with."

Chambers & Partners 2016
Called: 1996 | Silk: 2015

Anthony Hudson QC is a highly regarded silk in media and information law. He has been involved in some of the most significant cases on privacy, defamation and open justice. He has substantial experience in complex, sensitive and high-profile litigation (including the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation and the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation).  He is praised for his ability to work as part of, and manage, a team. Commentators regard him as a “first-class” and “brilliant” advocate.

Before taking silk in in 2015, he was the Chambers & Partners, Defamation Junior of the Year 2010. Anthony is also instructed in a wide range of cases including commercial law, sports law, election law and intellectual property, particularly when they involve freedom of expression or privacy.

Anthony regularly lectures in the UK and Europe on freedom of expression and privacy.

Anthony is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Anthony needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Anthony’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

Anthony is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and accepts instructions under Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards.

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

“Offers expertise across the gamut of media law, including harassment, data protection and libel claims."

"He's very good at working out what is important, and coming up with a strategy and following it through. He's clear and straightforward."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Defamation & Privacy

"He is strong for information law, privacy and defamation."

Legal 500 2021, Media and Entertainment (Including Art and Cultural Property)

"He has an excellent client understanding."

Legal 500 2021, Defamation & Privacy

"He's very practical and he works well in a team." "Underneath his calm exterior he is a rottweiler."

Chambers & Partners 2020, Defamation & Privacy

"Confident in his advice and great to work with."

Legal 500 2020, Defamation & Privacy

"He is strong for information law, privacy and defamation."

Legal 500 2020, Media & Entertainment

"Judges like him." "He provides very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2019, Defamation & Privacy

“Anthony is brilliant on his feet. He disarms people in a calm and polite way."

“Offers very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2018

"He acts both for and against large media organisations in defamation privacy and information law proceedings."

Legal 500 2018, Media & Entertainment

"Very assured with clients and the court."

Legal 500 2018, Defamation & Privacy

"Anthony is brilliant on his feet. He disarms people in a calm and polite way." "Offers very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2018, Defamation & Privacy

“He is fantastic – he is down-to-earth and he understands media law better than anyone. He is experienced, gets the big picture and advises clients well”.

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Thoughtful, helpful, very accessible and deeply clever”.

Legal 500 2017, Defamation and Privacy

“He has a great knowledge of media law and issues surrounding reporting restrictions”.

Legal 500 2015, Media and Entertainment

“A highly praised and sought-after defamation junior who commentators think will probably take silk sooner rather than later. He is a superb all-rounder whose drafting, client manner and advocacy skills are all lauded by many sources”.

Legal 500 2013
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+44 (0)20 7404 3447
Called: 1996 | Silk: 2015

"He is an outstanding barrister who turns around intelligent, pragmatic advice quickly and is extremely client-friendly. He is an absolute pleasure to deal with."

Chambers & Partners 2016

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Law
  • Election Law
  • Sports Law
  • Injunctions
  • Media and Information Law
  • Court Orders affecting the Media
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • Harassment 

Anthony Hudson QC

Contact Anthony: anthonyhudson@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact Anthony's Practice Team (Team M): TeamM@matrixlaw.co.uk


Anthony Hudson QC is a highly regarded silk in media and information law. He has been involved in some of the most significant cases on privacy, defamation and open justice. He has substantial experience in complex, sensitive and high-profile litigation (including the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation and the Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation).  He is praised for his ability to work as part of, and manage, a team. Commentators regard him as a “first-class” and “brilliant” advocate.

Before taking silk in in 2015, he was the Chambers & Partners, Defamation Junior of the Year 2010. Anthony is also instructed in a wide range of cases including commercial law, sports law, election law and intellectual property, particularly when they involve freedom of expression or privacy.

Anthony regularly lectures in the UK and Europe on freedom of expression and privacy.


Anthony's Privacy Notice

Anthony is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Anthony needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Anthony’s privacy notice in full, please see here.


DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

“Offers expertise across the gamut of media law, including harassment, data protection and libel claims."

"He's very good at working out what is important, and coming up with a strategy and following it through. He's clear and straightforward."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Defamation & Privacy

"He is strong for information law, privacy and defamation."

Legal 500 2021, Media and Entertainment (Including Art and Cultural Property)

"He has an excellent client understanding."

Legal 500 2021, Defamation & Privacy

"He's very practical and he works well in a team." "Underneath his calm exterior he is a rottweiler."

Chambers & Partners 2020, Defamation & Privacy

"Confident in his advice and great to work with."

Legal 500 2020, Defamation & Privacy

"He is strong for information law, privacy and defamation."

Legal 500 2020, Media & Entertainment

"Judges like him." "He provides very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2019, Defamation & Privacy

“Anthony is brilliant on his feet. He disarms people in a calm and polite way."

“Offers very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2018

"He acts both for and against large media organisations in defamation privacy and information law proceedings."

Legal 500 2018, Media & Entertainment

"Very assured with clients and the court."

Legal 500 2018, Defamation & Privacy

"Anthony is brilliant on his feet. He disarms people in a calm and polite way." "Offers very robust and practical advice, often on extremely tight deadlines."

Chambers & Partners 2018, Defamation & Privacy

“He is fantastic – he is down-to-earth and he understands media law better than anyone. He is experienced, gets the big picture and advises clients well”.

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Thoughtful, helpful, very accessible and deeply clever”.

Legal 500 2017, Defamation and Privacy

“He has a great knowledge of media law and issues surrounding reporting restrictions”.

Legal 500 2015, Media and Entertainment

“A highly praised and sought-after defamation junior who commentators think will probably take silk sooner rather than later. He is a superb all-rounder whose drafting, client manner and advocacy skills are all lauded by many sources”.

Legal 500 2013