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  1. Defamation and privacy – Leading sets
  2. Defamation and privacy – Leading silks
  3. Defamation and privacy – 2016 silks
  4. Defamation and privacy – 2017 silks
  5. Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

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Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

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    • David Sherborne - 5RB β€˜What he doesn’t know about defamation and privacy isn’t worth knowing.’
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    • Greg Callus - 5RB β€˜A very impressive junior, who is ferociously bright and carries gravitas in court way beyond his call.’
    • David Hirst - 5RB β€˜He is very experienced and provides good tactical and strategic advice.’
    • Julian Santos - 5RB β€˜A real rising star, who achieves excellent results.’
    • Ben Silverstone - Matrix Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright and hardworking.’

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β€˜Well known for its expertise in media law’, 5RB is β€˜the go-to set for defamation, harassment and privacy’ matters. Adrienne Page QC and Godwin Busuttil acted for the claimant in Lachaux v Independent Print Media and others – the leading case on the new serious harm requirement in section 1 of the Defamation Act. Busuttil also represented Sir Cliff Richard in his high-profile case against the BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

One Brick Court is β€˜a leader in the field’, with barristers who have β€˜extensive knowledge’ and β€˜unrivalled experience’. As β€˜true experts in media law’, they provide β€˜extremely high-quality’ advice. Recent work highlights include the landmark privacy claim concerning the right of individuals arrested for child sex offences to remain anonymous until charge (PNM v Times Newspapers), and the closely followed case regarding the β€˜serious harm test’ under the Defamation Act (Lachaux v AOL).

Matrix Chambers β€˜continues to stand out for its innovative and dynamic approach to the rapidly evolving legal landscape’ and has β€˜a reputation for handling cutting-edge matters’. Members are β€˜profoundly committed to the cases they do’ and regularly appear in the higher courts. Antony White QC recently acted for Google in the precedent-setting β€˜right to be forgotten’ claim.

Ely Place Chambers is β€˜a very good set’, which has recently been involved in Blackburn v BBC and Hall, concerning evidence given to the Dame Janet Smith inquiry into the activities of Jimmy Saville, and Morleigh Homes v BBC Panorama, relating to defamatory allegations through undercover documentary footage.

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