David Anderson KC

David Anderson KC

David Anderson KC practises from Brick Court Chambers with an emphasis on EU-related and public law. Between 2011 and 2017 he served as the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. @bricksilk

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Who governs the Internet?

Subjecting tech colossi to the rule of law while defending expressive freedoms online is a formidable task legislators have barely begun – but post-Cambridge Analytica change is in the air, writes David Anderson QC

20 April 2018

Terrorism: the EU picture

David Anderson QC examines the post-Brexit implications for national security and identifies potential fault lines for future security cooperation with the EU

As jihadi fighters from Europe return from the battlefields of Syria, sometimes by complex overland routes, the advantages of a coordinated European response to terrorism seem obvious.

25 April 2017

Responding to terrorism

David Anderson QC reflects on his role as the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and outlines how the law is being used to tackle terrorist threats

When I strayed from the rich and sheltered pastures of European law into the post of Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, the notion that I might ever have anything useful to say about responding to terrorism would have seemed ridiculous.

25 April 2016
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Sam Townend KC explains the Bar Council’s efforts towards ensuring a bright future for the profession

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