Felicity McMahon > Chambers of Adrienne Page QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrienne Page QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC


Media law barrister practising in defamation, privacy and confidence, data protection, harassment, copyright, sports law and other media-related areas. Particular expertise in data protection, and online and social media publication. Provides regular pre-publication advice to newspapers, book and journal publishers and broadcasters. Please visit www.5rb.com for up-to-date information.


Called 2008, Middle Temple; legal intern Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Feb 2007 – June 2007; legal research assistant Law Commission Sept 2008 – Aug 2009; policy officer Legal Policy, Ministry of Justice Sept 2009 – Aug 2011; pupil barrister 5RB Oct 2011 – Oct 2012; barrister 5RB Oct 2012 to date. Publications of note: co-editor Blackstone’s Guide to the Defamation Act 2013 – OUP – 2013; co-editor of the defamation Chapter in Clerk & Lindsell on Torts (21st edition) – Sweet & Maxwell – 2014, contributor to The Law of Privacy and the Media (3rd edition) – OUP – 2016.


Spanish, French.


Bar Pro Bono Unit; British Association for Sport and Law; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Student Mentor King’s College London and University of Kent.


Grays Covent High School; Palmer’s College, Grays, Essex; University of Kent (2005 LLB (Hons) English and Spanish Law, 1st); University of Deusto, Bilbao (2004 Diploma in Spanish Law); University of London, King’s College London (2006 LLM, Distinction); BPP Law School (2008 BVC, Very Competent).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Felicity McMahon5RBIncredible attention to detail. Always willing to go the extra yard. Excellent communicator and superb knowledge of the law.

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Felicity McMahon5RBTechnically brilliant and tactically astute beyond her years.