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5RB

Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC

5 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5AH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 2902
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 2686
DX:
1054 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5rb.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

A β€˜go-to’ media law set β€˜with great depth’, the β€˜unsurpassable’ 5RB houses β€˜superb’, β€˜switched on’ and β€˜first-class’ barristers who β€˜lead the way’ in defamation, privacy and data protection cases. Some say it is β€˜without doubt the pre-eminent media set: you can be confident there is a barrister for every issue, and who will be at the top of their game’. Members are β€˜highly knowledgeable and without exception offer a very high standard of advice’. For some, chambers is β€˜the first port of call for publication proceedings and pre-publication advice’. The β€˜reassuring’ senior clerk Andrew Love β€˜understands the matters at hand very quickly – almost better than if you were explaining it to another solicitor – and is immediately able to suggest the right barrister or course of action’. A β€˜great team leader’, Love helms a clerks’ room that has β€˜gone up a notch in recent years’ and provides a β€˜second-to-none’ service thanks to β€˜some of the best clerks in London’. Also in the team, deputy senior clerk Jamie Clack β€˜could not be more helpful or responsive’; Antony Braeger is a β€˜standout’ practice manager; and junior clerk Jack Button is β€˜excellent to deal’. Solicitors also praise the set for its β€˜excellent seminars’ and a β€˜very well maintained’ website, which is β€˜a useful resource for legal developments’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Defamation and privacy
Defamation and privacy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5RB

The β€˜outstanding’ 5RB is the β€˜go-to set for media-related matters’. Desmond Browne QC, Adrienne Page QC and David Sherborne are among a β€˜huge array’ of barristers who are β€˜highly knowledgeable and without exception offer a very high standard of advice’. Members of chambers have been involved in several notable cases over the past year, including Nick Brown v (1) Tom Bower & (2) Faber & Faber Limited, Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd, and Sir Cliff Richard v BBC & Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, where Justin Rushbrooke QC and Godwin Busuttil successfully acted for the claimant.

Defamation and privacy – Leading silks

Desmond Browne QC - 5RB β€˜Quality of advice and service is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adrienne Page QC - 5RB β€˜Incredible, forensic attention to detail and an ability to see the bigger picture.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Price QC - 5RB β€˜Really good, solid advisor.’

Ranked: tier 2

Justin Rushbrooke QC - 5RB β€˜Authoritative, extremely smart, client friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3
Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Adam Wolanski - 5RB β€˜A pleasure to work with and the quality of their advice and service is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Sherborne - 5RB β€˜Very knowledgeable, highly personable and extremely efficient.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jacob Dean - 5RB β€˜Highly talented in defamation and privacy law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Speker - 5RB β€˜Responsive, knowledgeable and a strong, gifted advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Godwin Busuttil - 5RB β€˜Very knowledgeable, knows the CPR, retains lots of detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Barnes - 5RB β€˜Very good on his feet, confident, hardworking and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Munden - 5RB β€˜A good draftsman, with excellent attention to detail, and a strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Bennett - 5RB β€˜Experienced advocate. He is confident and wily.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alexandra Marzec - 5RB β€˜Outstanding, particularly in privacy and defamation work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Victoria Jolliffe - 5RB β€˜Very thorough, takes a proactive approach to cases, and gives assured and considered advice on strategy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Chloe Strong - 5RB β€˜Has a very good grasp of data protection law, provided very strong legal and strategic analysis throughout.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Hirst - 5RB β€˜Particularly knowledgeable in relation to defamation cases that involve online publication.’

Ranked: tier 4

Felicity McMahon - 5RB β€˜Impressive legal knowledge and first-class attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gervase de Wilde - 5RB β€˜Very intelligent, possesses a great mind and has a memory for the tiniest of details; a master of the art of cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4

Greg Callus - 5RB β€˜Impossible to understand how a relatively junior barrister possesses so much knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 4

Julian Santos - 5RB β€˜Would strongly recommend based on his excellent results and his user-friendly style.’

Ranked: tier 4

Victoria Simon-Shore - 5RB β€˜Easy to work with and has great communication skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
Data protection – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

5RB

5RB is highlighted by one client as β€˜the go-to set for data protection and privacy matters’. The set boast particular expertise in defamation and privacy being applied in a data protection context, with its members instructed in high-profile right to be forgotten matters. Justin Rushbrooke QC and Richard Munden acted in the Court of Appeal matter Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco v Elaph Publishing Ltd involving the interplay of defamation and data privacy issues.

Data protection – 2018 Silks

Justin Rushbrooke QC - 5RB β€˜His advice is clear and well directed, he is also incredibly punchy in court.’

Ranked: tier 1
Data protection – Leading juniors

Jacob Dean - 5RB β€˜He is exceptionally bright, has excellent judgement and is brilliant on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Barnes - 5RB β€˜A go-to barrister on data protection issues, offering well thought out and digestible advice on what can be a difficult area of law to grasp.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Munden - 5RB β€˜He is well regarded for handling data protection claims.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5RB

5RB is highly experienced in defamation, libel and privacy matters, with one client describing the set as being β€˜unsurpassed for media law’. The specialist media and communications set frequently acts in contractual disputes and intellectual property matters. It is also highlighted for being β€˜willing to explore different fee arrangements’.

Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Desmond Browne QC - 5RB β€˜Particularly experienced in privacy matters.’

Ranked: tier 4
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

David Sherborne - 5RB β€˜A specialist in privacy, confidentiality and defamation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Chloe Strong - 5RB β€˜She can draw on her expertise and experience swiftly and accurately.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christina Michalos - 5RB β€˜Offers practical advice and understands the need for commercial settlements.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jacob Dean - 5RB β€˜A clever and strong advocate, very capable at marshalling arguments.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

A β€˜go-to’ media law set β€˜with great depth’, the β€˜unsurpassable’ 5RB houses β€˜superb’, β€˜switched on’ and β€˜first-class’ barristers who β€˜lead the way’ in defamation, privacy and data protection cases. Some say it is β€˜without doubt the pre-eminent media set: you can be confident there is a barrister for every issue, and who will be at the top of their game’. Members are β€˜highly knowledgeable and without exception offer a very high standard of advice’. For some, chambers is β€˜the first port of call for publication proceedings and pre-publication advice’. The β€˜reassuring’ senior clerk Andrew Love β€˜understands the matters at hand very quickly – almost better than if you were explaining it to another solicitor – and is immediately able to suggest the right barrister or course of action’. A β€˜great team leader’, Love helms a clerks’ room that has β€˜gone up a notch in recent years’ and provides a β€˜second-to-none’ service thanks to β€˜some of the best clerks in London’. Also in the team, deputy senior clerk Jamie Clack β€˜could not be more helpful or responsive’; Antony Braeger is a β€˜standout’ practice manager; and junior clerk Jack Button is β€˜excellent to deal’. Solicitors also praise the set for its β€˜excellent seminars’ and a β€˜very well maintained’ website, which is β€˜a useful resource for legal developments’. Offices in: London

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