5 Essex Court

Jason Beer QC

Call 1992
Silk 2011

Information Law

Jason provides advice and representation to public and private organisations in relation to a wide range of issues concerning information law. 

Examples of his cases include:

Appeared in the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights Chamber), the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to such issues, including in claims concerning the extent of Art.3 ECHR (R (CRAE) v Secretary of State for Justice [2013] 1 WLR 3667) and Art.10 ECHR (Kennedy v Information Commissioner [2012] 1 WLR 3524). 

Assisted police forces and central government in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. 

Avised and acted in claims relating to the operation of the Disclosure & Barring Service and (Enhanced) Criminal Records Certificates (including concerning the disclosure of reprimands – R (R) v National Police Chief’s Council [2017] EWHC 2586 (Admin))

Acted in claims concerning the misuse of private information (he is acting in the claim brought by Sir Cliff Richard against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police, and previously represented the Metropolitan Police Service in the Phone Hacking Claims).