2015

  • 17 July 2015 - Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC has responded to today’s High Court declaration that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014 is unlawful.

  • 18 June 2015 - In response to the investigatory powers review report, ‘A Question of Trust’ by David Anderson QC, Chairman of the Bar Alistair MacDonald QC said: “UK surveillance laws are in urgent need of an overhaul, and today’s report makes a strong case for ensuring that any new legislation receives proper Parliamentary scrutiny and guarantees that communications between lawyers and their clients remain private.

  • 19 February 2015 - The Government yesterday admitted that security service eavesdropping on conversations between lawyers and clients breaches our right to privacy and is unlawful, but this should come as no surprise, according to the Bar Council.

  • 20 January 2015 - The Law Society, Bar Council, The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have come together as the Professionals for Information Privacy Coalition to express a shared concern in response to the current proposals contained in the draft code of practice for RIPA.