Congratulations to Sara Mansoori and Zoë Leventhal who have been successful in their application to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Sara practices in all areas of media and information law, including defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, freedom of information, harassment, and copyright. Sara was awarded Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection Junior of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards in 2020. She has represented a wide range of clients, including politicians, celebrities, sports personalities, companies and others who have got caught up in the news. She represented the Core Participant Victims at The Leveson Inquiry on ‘The Press and the Police’. She is currently acting for Arron Banks in his libel claim against Carole Cadwalladr with a trial due to start in January 2022; for Rebekah Vardy in her libel claim against Coleen Rooney; and for ZXC in his privacy claim against Bloomberg about whether suspects of crime have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Zoë practises in all areas of public law and human rights with particular expertise in welfare benefits law, health and social care law, environmental law & equality law. Zoë is consistently instructed in high profile and complex cases, such as acting for the claimants TP & AR in their successful challenges to the treatment of severely disabled people under Universal Credit, and acting for the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care in on the leading cases concerning the lawfulness of the pandemic lockdown measures. In 2021 she was nominated for Public Law & Human Rights junior of the year at the Chambers & Partners awards. She is committed to working for all sides across her areas of practice and has a diverse range of clients including central government departments, local authorities and other public bodies as well as individuals, charities & NGOs and corporate entities.