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5RB

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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Desmond Browne QC

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

Position

Specialises in media law, privacy and defamation. Recent cases include: Berezovsky v Michaels [2000] 1WLR 1004: HL; Ashworth Hospital v MGN [2002]1WLR 2033: HL; Loutchansky v Times Newspapers [2002] QB 321, 783: CA; Campbell v MGN [2004]2 AC 457: HL; Don King v Lewis [2005] EMLR 45: CA; Douglas v Hello (No.3) [2006] QB 125: CA; Boehringer lngelheim v Vetplus [2007] FSR 29: CA; McKennitt v Ash [2008] QB 73: CA; Warren v Random House [2009] QB 600: CA; Imerman v Tchenguiz [2011] 2 WLR 1401: CA; Al Amoudi v Kifle [2011] EWHC 2037: QB (£175,000 libel award); Berezovsky v Terluk [2011] EWCA Civ 1534: CA (£150,000 award upheld); KC v MGN [2013] EMLR 8: CA; Al Amoudi v Kifle: [2013] EWHC 293 QB (£180,000 libel award); AAA v Associated Newspapers [2013] EMLR 2: CA; Cruddas v Times Newspapers [2015] EWCA 171: (£50,000 award); Rowland v Mitchell: [2014] EWHC: QB: 4015: (£80,000 agreed damages).

Career

Called 1969; QC 1990; assistant recorder 1991; recorder 1994-2009; bencher 1999; chairman of Bar Council 2009; treasurer of Gray's Inn: 2015.

Education

Eton College; New College, Oxford (1968 BA Law).


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading silks

Desmond Browne QC - 5RBQuality of advice and service is second to none.

Within: Defamation and privacy

The ‘outstanding5RB is the ‘go-to set for media-related matters’. Desmond Browne QC, Adrienne Page QC and David Sherborne are among a ‘huge array’ of barristers who are ‘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.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Desmond Browne QC - 5RBParticularly experienced in privacy matters.

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