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Antony White QC
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Antony White QC

"Exceptional on all fronts, an excellent advocate in the courtroom but equally skilled at providing clear advice to clients on complex areas of law."

Legal 500 2021
Called: 1983 | Silk: 2001 | Called (Northern Ireland): 2016

Antony’s principal areas of practice are media and information law with a particular emphasis on privacy and data protection, and commercial law and arbitration.

Antony combines an intellectual approach with a relaxed and user-friendly manner.

A leading silk in the area of media and information law, Antony has particular expertise in privacy and data protection, and also handles defamation and breach of confidence cases. He is regularly instructed in cutting edge cases in this area by tech companies, print and online publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations.

In the commercial field, his most recent cases have included commercial confidentiality, tech industry disputes, fraud and asset tracing, conflicts of laws and jurisdiction, commercial agency, foreign government guarantees, and an increasing number of heavy international arbitrations.

Contributor to Information Rights, Ed. Coppel, Fifth Edn (Hart, 2020)

Privacy and Trade Unions sections, Bullen & Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings, 19th edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2019)

Administrative Law chapter of Civil Appeals edited by Sir Michael Burton, 2nd edn (2013)

Co-author, Privacy and The Media – The Developing Law (Matrix, 2002)

Contributor to The Freedom of Information Handbook, Ed. Carey

Contributor to Enforcing Contracts in Transition Economies (EBRD/BIICL, 2005)

Antony is committed to protecting and respecting individual’s privacy where and to the extent appropriate. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice, drafting and representation services, Antony needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the disputes and other matters upon which he is instructed. To read Antony’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

Antony 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

"Extraordinarily clever and knows how to deliver difficult messages in exactly the right way."

"There are a number of barristers specialising in traditional media torts, and there are now a number of data protection specialists, too. However, there are not many who are genuinely expert in both fields. Antony White QC is one."

"Exceptional on all fronts, an excellent advocate in the courtroom but equally skilled at providing clear advice to clients on complex areas of law."

"A superb forensic advocate and a great team player."

"Incredibly persuasive, great at winning clients’ trust and brilliant in Court."

"One of the best all-round barristers."

"First class in terms of service, and on-point and concise in his legal analysis."

"An extraordinary talent with an incredible brain."

"A strategic thinker of the highest calibre."

Legal 500

"Manages to make complex matters simple and knows the various legal regimes like the back of his hand." "He is great at finding the way forward in very difficult cases."

"He is fantastically bright and a pleasure to work with."

"A very likeable, modern and easy to use silk."

"Antony is a strategic thinker of the highest calibre. Excellent on his feet, he is also user-friendly."

"He just gets it – he is a genius and very thoughtful."

"He’s wonderful, a truly gifted advocate and a complete delight."

"Really unbelievably intelligent."

"He provides extremely clever arguments and unique viewpoints on cutting-edge cases."

Chambers & Partners
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Antony White QC
Called: 1983 | Silk: 2001 | Called (Northern Ireland): 2016

"Exceptional on all fronts, an excellent advocate in the courtroom but equally skilled at providing clear advice to clients on complex areas of law."

Legal 500 2021

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • International arbitration
  • Commercial Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Injunctions
  • Media and Information Law
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Commercial Public Law

Antony White QC

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

Contact Antony's Practice Team (Team X): TeamX@matrixlaw.co.uk


Antony’s principal areas of practice are media and information law with a particular emphasis on privacy and data protection, and commercial law and arbitration.

Antony combines an intellectual approach with a relaxed and user-friendly manner.

Media and Information Law

A leading silk in the area of media and information law, Antony has particular expertise in privacy and data protection, and also handles defamation and breach of confidence cases. He is regularly instructed in cutting edge cases in this area by tech companies, print and online publishers, broadcasters and other media organisations.

Commercial Law

In the commercial field, his most recent cases have included commercial confidentiality, tech industry disputes, fraud and asset tracing, conflicts of laws and jurisdiction, commercial agency, foreign government guarantees, and an increasing number of heavy international arbitrations.

Publications

Contributor to Information Rights, Ed. Coppel, Fifth Edn (Hart, 2020) Privacy and Trade Unions sections, Bullen & Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings, 19th edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2019) Administrative Law chapter of Civil Appeals edited by Sir Michael Burton, 2nd edn (2013) Co-author, Privacy and The Media – The Developing Law (Matrix, 2002) Contributor to The Freedom of Information Handbook, Ed. Carey Contributor to Enforcing Contracts in Transition Economies (EBRD/BIICL, 2005)
Antony's Privacy Notice

Antony is committed to protecting and respecting individual’s privacy where and to the extent appropriate. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice, drafting and representation services, Antony needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the disputes and other matters upon which he is instructed. To read Antony’s privacy notice in full, please see here.


DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"Extraordinarily clever and knows how to deliver difficult messages in exactly the right way."

"There are a number of barristers specialising in traditional media torts, and there are now a number of data protection specialists, too. However, there are not many who are genuinely expert in both fields. Antony White QC is one."

"Exceptional on all fronts, an excellent advocate in the courtroom but equally skilled at providing clear advice to clients on complex areas of law."

"A superb forensic advocate and a great team player."

"Incredibly persuasive, great at winning clients’ trust and brilliant in Court."

"One of the best all-round barristers."

"First class in terms of service, and on-point and concise in his legal analysis."

"An extraordinary talent with an incredible brain."

"A strategic thinker of the highest calibre."

Legal 500

"Manages to make complex matters simple and knows the various legal regimes like the back of his hand." "He is great at finding the way forward in very difficult cases."

"He is fantastically bright and a pleasure to work with."

"A very likeable, modern and easy to use silk."

"Antony is a strategic thinker of the highest calibre. Excellent on his feet, he is also user-friendly."

"He just gets it – he is a genius and very thoughtful."

"He’s wonderful, a truly gifted advocate and a complete delight."

"Really unbelievably intelligent."

"He provides extremely clever arguments and unique viewpoints on cutting-edge cases."

Chambers & Partners