Christina AD Michalos > Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

The best media sets out there with a massive cross section of counsel covering all aspects of media law’, 5RB is the market leader in defamation and privacy law with instructing solicitors expecting chambers to consolidate its position following the arrival of seven new members from the now defunct One Brick Court (Andrew Caldecott QC, Jane Phillips, Aidan Eardley, Kate Wilson, Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, Clara Hamer, and Ben Gallop). Also strengthening chambers, Adam Wolanski QC, William Bennett QC, and Christina Michalos QC took silk in March 2019, providing further strength in depth which is ‘a real asset when seeking to match up counsel with a particular client’. In addition, solicitors rate the set’s bi-annual conference, which is described as ‘the go-to event’ in media law circles. ‘Special credit’ goes to senior clerk Andrew Love and his deputy, Jamie Clack, who together ‘run a strong, efficient, and very user-friendly clerking team’. Also of note, James Price QC has retired from practice. Offices in: London

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - 2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Christina Michalos QC5RBShe is practical and works to a very high standard.

A leading set for media and reputational matters’, 5RB ‘have huge strength in depth’ and are known for defamation and privacy matters. In a recent highlight Justin Charles Neil Rushbrooke QC successfully represented Sir Cliff Richard in an invasion of privacy claim against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police, in which Aidan Eardley, who recently joined 5RB from One Brick Court, was instructed on the opposing side. Other changes to the set include the arrival of Andrew Caldecott QC also from One Brick Court and Christina Michalos QC’s appointment to silk.

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Christina Michalos5RBA specialist in privacy, media and entertainment law.