Anya Proops has a broad practice spanning information, media, human rights, public and employment law.  She is recommended as a leading practitioner in the legal directories for her work in Data Protection, Defamation & Privacy, Employment, and Administrative and Public Law. The nature of Anya’s practice is such that she is equally at home conducting lengthy, witness-heavy hearings as she is arguing complex points of law before the appellate courts. Anya’s clients include individuals; corporations; media organisations; NGOs; statutory regulators and a wide array of public authorities. In 2016 Anya was nominated by Chambers & Partners as Defamation/Privacy Silk of the Year in recognition of her leading role in a number of ground-breaking privacy cases.

Anya is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in the inter-related fields of information rights and media law. Despite only having taken silk in February 2016, Anya was nominated defamation silk of the year by Chambers & Partners in September 2016 in recognition of her work in these areas. The editorial in the 2016 edition of Chambers and Partners states that Anya is ‘widely viewed as spearheading the move towards the use of the DPA in the protection of reputation’. Anya’s information rights and media law practice embraces cases involving: reputation management; the protection of journalistic freedoms; liability of online intermediaries; commercial disputes; the handling of legally privileged information; freedom of information; RIPA; the operation of the subject access regime as well as the usual run of data protection and privacy cases. Anya is particularly well known for her interest in and expertise on issues concerning the protection of information rights and fundamental freedoms within the online environment.


University of Cambridge, MA (Cantab)

London School of Economics, PhD (political philosophy)

City University, CPE

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