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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
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1054 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.5rb.com

Alexandra Marzec

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

Position

Barrister dealing with libel and slander; misuse of private information and breach of confidence; other publication-related torts. From 2009, has represented defendants in the phone-hacking litigation: fist, Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator sued by a great number of claimants for voicemail interception and, from 2014 to date, Mirror Group Newspapers sued in respect of the same cause of action, including representing MGN as junior counsel at trials as to damages in March 2015. Alex represented Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail and Sunday Mail) at trial in Garcia v Associated (2014); AAA v Associated (2013) – a privacy case concerning what could be reported re the non-marital child of a well-known politician; and Trimingham v Associated (2012), in which the partner of another politician, Chris Huhne, sued for misuse of private information and harassment. In 2012 to 2014, Alex represented an international businessman sued for libel by Turkish entities for more than £100m (Ontulmus v Collett [2014] EWHC 4117). Alex also acts for claimants, including mohammed Veliu, a journalist accused of involvement in terrorism who was awarded the highest-ever (so far) award of compensation under the Offer of Amends scheme. In 2013 Alex advises a number of national newspapers as to a proposed Leveson-compliant new press arbitration scheme, and as to the lawfulness of (then) governmental proposals for the reform of press law.

Career

Called 1990, Middle Temple. Contributor to ‘The Law of Privacy and the Media’ (OUP 2002).

Languages

Conversational Polish; basic French.

Education

Sacred Heart High School; University of Warwick (1987 LLB Hons First Class); University of California, Berkeley.

Leisure

Cycling (sportive, racing and leisure), triathlon, windsurfing, skiing.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Alexandra Marzec - 5RB ‘Outstanding, particularly in privacy and defamation work.’

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