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Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC

5 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5AH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 2902
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Fax 020 7831 2686
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1054 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Gervase de Wilde

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2902
Email:
5RB (Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC)

Position

Gervase joined 5RB in October 2013 following the completion of his pupillage in Chambers. He converted to the law after working as a national newspaper journalist. His work since becoming a member of Chambers has included acting for and advising media companies, including national newspapers, public authorities, private individuals and companies. Recent and current instructions include: acting for Hodge Jones and Allen (led by Justin Rushbrooke QC) in their successful claim against The Times brought under s.1(2) of the Defamation Act 2013; achieving the de-listing of defamatory search results by means of a High Court claim brought under the ‘Right to be Forgotten’; defending a privacy claim for a national newspaper; acting for media applicants to lift reporting restrictions at both the Old Bailey and Southwark Crown Court; and drafting written submissions both to the Court of Appeal (resulting in the lifting of an anonymity order) and to the Information Commissioner (on the application of the DPA 1998 to journalism). Gervase has appeared in the High Court, Crown Court, County Court and the Employment Tribunal. Gervase provides pre-publication advice to newspapers The Daily Mail, Metro, The Observer and The Guardian, and to the broadcaster ITN. He also advises Harper Collins and others on book publication. He writes about and has taught media law, has written extensively for the Inforrm media law blog, and is a contributor to the forthcoming third edition of Tugendhat & Christie on The Law of Privacy and the Media (chapters on Copyright, and on the Internet and Social Media).

Career

Called 2012.

Languages

French, spoken Italian.

Education

BA English Literature, Oxford University, 1st Class; MA Issues in Modern Culture (literature and cultural studies), UCL, starred/ 1st class; GDL, City University, Distinction; BPTC, City University, Outstanding.

Leisure

Running, music, football.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Gervase de Wilde - 5RBVery intelligent, possesses a great mind and has a memory for the tiniest of details; a master of the art of cross-examination.

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