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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

Godwin Busuttil

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

Position

Specialises in media work generally: defamation; malicious falsehood; privacy/confidence; data protection; contempt of court/reporting restrictions; internet; recent cases include: Cliff Richard v BBC [2017] EWHC 1291 (Ch); Lachaux v Lachaux [2017] 4 WLR 57; Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2016] QB 402, [2015] EWHC 3677 (QB), [2015] EWHC 915 (QB), [2015] EWHC 620 (QB); BES Ltd v Scrivener [2015] EWHC 2948 (QB); QRS v Beach [2015] 1 WLR 2701, [2015] EWHC 1489 (QB); Dar Al Arkan v Al Refai [2014] EWCA Civ 749; Tamiz v Google Inc [2013] 1 WLR 2151; Cammish v Hughes [2013] EMLR 13. For more details, see www.5rb.com.

Career

Called 1994, Lincoln’s Inn; publications: senior contributing editor ‘Gatley on Libel and Slander’ (12th ed 2013); contributor to ‘The Law of Privacy and the Media’, ed Tugendhat and Christie (OUP 2002; 2015); co-editor, Entertainment & Media Law Reports; accredited mediator. Visiting senior fellow in Law at University of Melbourne, Australia.

Languages

French, some Italian.

Education

Stonyhurst College, Lancashire; Jesus College, Cambridge (1991 BA; 1992 MPhil; 1996 MA); City University, London (1993 Dip Law); ICSL.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

Godwin Busuttil - 5RBVery knowledgeable, knows the CPR, retains lots of detail.

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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