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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: Leading Juniors

Godwin Busuttil - 5RB ‘ Encyclopaedic knowledge of defamation and privacy law. ’

Within: Defamation and privacy

5RB is well-established for handling a wide range of media and communication law instructions including defamation, privacy, and data privacy. Described as a 'strong set with a number of experienced counsel in this area', chambers was, of late, involved in several extremely high-profile cases including Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, where Godwin Busuttil led by Justin Rushbrooke QC acted for the claimant. In Nick Brown MP v Faber & Faber and Tom Bower, Adrienne Page QC and Jacob Dean acted for the claimant against the acclaimed author and publisher of Broken Vows; Andrew Caldecott QC and Clara Hamer represented the defendants. Since the resolution of this case, Caldecott QC and Hamer have joined chambers from the now dissolved One Brick Court. They arrived with Aidan Eardley, Jane Phillips, Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, Kate Wilson, and Ben Gallop, bolstering the set's ranks and cementing its place as 'the market leader in the field of defamation and privacy law'.

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