Melissa Stock

I am a London-based barrister who specialises in all areas of information law. I represent individuals, companies and organisations bringing or defending claims relating to privacy, confidence, defamation, data protection, freedom of information, harassment, contempt, and reporting restrictions. I am certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in European Data Law (CIPP/E) and advise on all aspects of the GDPR, and other relevant legislation.

Prior to becoming a barrister I was a journalist in London and Moscow, covering all areas of the news. As a result of my previous career, I have considerable communication skills and practical experience that gives me a unique perspective on cases.

I was called to the Bar in 2012 and undertook rigorous training at a common law set of chambers in London, qualifying in 2013. I have experience in both civil and criminal cases. I have also undertaken a considerable amount of international pro bono work in cases relating to freedom of speech, political transparency and human rights.


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