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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
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1054 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.5rb.com

Justin Charles Neil Rushbrooke QC

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

Position

Specialises in media and entertainment law, in particular libel (including corporate and trade libels), privacy, confidence, contempt, passing off/trade marks, costs/CFAs, contractual disputes and cases involving the internet. Recent/notable cases include: Rothschild v Associated Newspapers (CA); Baturina v Times Newspapers [2011] EMLR 19 (CA); McLaughlin v Lambeth & Khan [2011] EMLR 8; Polonsky v Figes (the Amazon reviews case); OPQ v BJM [2011] EMLR 23; Thornton v Telegraph Media Group [2010] EMLR 25; Ambrosiadou v Coward [2010] 2 FLR 1775; Tesco v The Guardian [2009] EMLR 5; Adelson v Associated Newspapers [2008] 1 WLR 585 (CA); Frank Bruno v News Group Newspapers [2007]; Collins Stewart v The Financial Times [2006] EMLR 5; Jameel (Yousef) v Dow Jones [2005] QB 946 (CA); Jameel (Mohammed) v Wall Street Journal [2005] QC 904 (CA); Polanski v Condé Nast Publications Ltd [2005] 1 WLR 579 (HL); Maccaba v Lichtenstein [2005] EMLR 109; McManus v Beckham [2002] 1 WLR 2982 (CA); Burstein v Times Newspapers [2001] 1 WLR 579 (CA); Godfrey v Demon Internet [2001] QB 201; Berezovsky v Michaels [2000] 1 WLR 1004 (HL).

Career

Worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd, London 1986-88; called to the Bar 1992, Middle Temple; Silk 2013. Contributor to ‘The Law of Privacy and the Media’ (OUP 2002).

Education

Harrow School; Balliol College, Oxford (1986 BA Classics; 1990 BA Law); Inns of Court School of Law.

Leisure

Music, tennis, watching cricket.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – Leading silks

Justin Rushbrooke QC - 5RBAuthoritative, extremely smart, client friendly.

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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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

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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