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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

Felicity McMahon

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2902
Email:
Web:
www.5rb.com/member/Felicity-McMahon/
5RB (Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC)

Position

Media law barrister practising in defamation, privacy and confidence, data protection, harassment, copyright, sports law and other media-related areas. Particular expertise in data protection, and online and social media publication. Provides regular pre-publication advice to newspapers, book and journal publishers and broadcasters. Please visit www.5rb.com for up-to-date information.

Career

Called 2008, Middle Temple; legal intern Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Feb 2007 – June 2007; legal research assistant Law Commission Sept 2008 – Aug 2009; policy officer Legal Policy, Ministry of Justice Sept 2009 – Aug 2011; pupil barrister 5RB Oct 2011 – Oct 2012; barrister 5RB Oct 2012 to date. Publications of note: co-editor Blackstone’s Guide to the Defamation Act 2013 – OUP – 2013; co-editor of the defamation Chapter in Clerk & Lindsell on Torts (21st edition) – Sweet & Maxwell – 2014, contributor to The Law of Privacy and the Media (3rd edition) - OUP - 2016.

Languages

Spanish, French.

Member

Bar Pro Bono Unit; British Association for Sport and Law; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Student Mentor King’s College London and University of Kent.

Education

Grays Covent High School; Palmer’s College, Grays, Essex; University of Kent (2005 LLB (Hons) English and Spanish Law, 1st); University of Deusto, Bilbao (2004 Diploma in Spanish Law); University of London, King’s College London (2006 LLM, Distinction); BPP Law School (2008 BVC, Very Competent).


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

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

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