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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

Richard Alexander John Munden

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

Position

Specialises in the areas of defamation, private and confidential information, harassment, data protection, contempt and reporting restrictions, copyright, and media and entertainment related contractual disputes. Cases include Moyes v Rooney & HarperCollins (libel); Dar Al Arkan v Al Refai (libel, confidence, conspiracy); Von Hannover v Germany (No 2) (privacy, human rights); McGrath v Amazon (libel, abuse of process); Phillips v Edmondson & News Group Newspapers (privacy, phone-hacking); Cruddas v Times (libel, malicious falsehood); IslamExpo Ltd v Spectator (libel); Frank Warren v Herbie Hide (libel); Kewell v Lineker & Telegraph (libel); Lily Allen v Associated Newspapers (privacy); Aston Barrett v Universal-Island Records (copyright, contract). See further full profile at www.5rb.com.

Career

Called 2003, Lincoln’s Inn. Contributing author, ‘Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media’ (2nd edn, 2011); ‘Borrie & Lowe: The Law of Contempt’ (4th edn, 2010).

Member

Representative Bar Pro Bono Unit; Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Education

Wadebridge Comprehensive School; Truro College; University of Warwick (LLB First Class); St Peter’s College, Oxford (BCL).

Leisure

Music, film, travel, football.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Richard Munden - 5RBA good draftsman, with excellent attention to detail, and a strong advocate.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Data protection – Leading juniors

Richard Munden - 5RBHe is well regarded for handling data protection claims.

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

5RB is highlighted by one client as ‘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.

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