The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

William Bennett

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

Position

William originally practised in criminal law before moving into defamation in 1996, since when he has specialised in defamation, breach of confidence/privacy and other freedom of speech-related areas. In defamation, he has appeared in leading cases on withdrawing issues from juries (Alexander v Arts Council of Wales), interim injunctions (Holley v Smyth), offers of amends (Milne v Express Newspapers, Diana Rigg v Associated Newspapers, Jimmy Nail v News Group), qualified privilege (Wood v West Midlands Police), jurisdiction (Harrods v Dow Jones, Lennon v Daily Record) and damages (Purnell v Rubython). William particularly enjoys appearing before juries, building on the experience gained at the beginning of his career in criminal practice. He is a CEDR-accredited mediator.

Career

Called 1994, Inner Temple; previous specialisation in criminal law; articles published by Tolley’s Communications Law on limitation and the summary disposal procedure.

Education

Bancroft’s School; Liverpool University.

Leisure

Cycling.


London Bar

Defamation and privacy

Within: Defamation and privacy – 2019 silks

William Bennett QC - 5RBExperienced advocate. He is confident and wily.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to