Gervase de Wilde > Chambers of Adrienne Page QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrienne Page QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC
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Gervase joined 5RB in October 2013 following the completion of his pupillage in Chambers. He converted to the law after working as a national newspaper journalist. His work since becoming a member of Chambers has included acting for and advising media companies, including national newspapers, public authorities, private individuals and companies. Recent and current instructions include: acting for Hodge Jones and Allen (led by Justin Rushbrooke QC) in their successful claim against The Times brought under s.1(2) of the Defamation Act 2013; achieving the de-listing of defamatory search results by means of a High Court claim brought under the ‘Right to be Forgotten’; defending a privacy claim for a national newspaper; acting for media applicants to lift reporting restrictions at both the Old Bailey and Southwark Crown Court; and drafting written submissions both to the Court of Appeal (resulting in the lifting of an anonymity order) and to the Information Commissioner (on the application of the DPA 1998 to journalism). Gervase has appeared in the High Court, Crown Court, County Court and the Employment Tribunal. Gervase provides pre-publication advice to newspapers The Daily Mail, Metro, The Observer and The Guardian, and to the broadcaster ITN. He also advises Harper Collins and others on book publication. He writes about and has taught media law, has written extensively for the Inforrm media law blog, and is a contributor to the forthcoming third edition of Tugendhat & Christie on The Law of Privacy and the Media (chapters on Copyright, and on the Internet and Social Media).


Called 2012.


French, spoken Italian.


BA English Literature, Oxford University, 1st Class; MA Issues in Modern Culture (literature and cultural studies), UCL, starred/ 1st class; GDL, City University, Distinction; BPTC, City University, Outstanding.


Running, music, football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

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