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Chambers of Desmond Browne QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC Offices
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Specialises in media and commercial litigation, including defamation, malicious falsehood, contract, agency, publishing, intellectual property, confidence, data protection, privacy, freedom of information and protection from harassment. Representative cases: Boehringer Ingelheim & ors v Vetplus Limited  FSR 28 & 29 – comparative advertising injunctions, libel and trade marks; Murray v Express Newspapers plc & anor  EMLR 399 – JK Rowling pushchair privacy case; BBC v Harper Collins Publishers  EMLR 6 – revelation of the identity of Top Gear’s ‘The Stig’; Mengi v Hermitage  EWHC 2045 (QB) – security for costs and defamation costs budgeting; Al Amoudi v Kifle  EWHC 293 (QB) – libel assessment of damages principles; Fox v Boulter  EWHC 1435 (QB) & 4012 (QB) – defamatory meaning, specific/non-party disclosure; Rufus v Elliott  EWCA 121 (CA) – defamatory meaning; Mir Shakil-Ur-Rahman v ARY Network Ltd  EWHC 2917 (QB) – trial of preliminary issues, meaning, fact or opinion; Sobrinho v Impresa  EWHC 66 (QB) – Defamation Act 2013 section 1, serious harm; Economou v de Freitas  EWHC 1853 (QB);  EMLR 4 – Defamation Act 2013 section 4, publication on matter of public interest; Shakil-Ur-Rahman v ARY Network Ltd  EWHC 3110 (QB);  EMLR 10 – libel, harassment, jurisdiction, serious harm, loss of reputation, qualified privilege.
Articled clerk Richards Butler 1991-1993; solicitor Richards Butler 1993-99; called to the Bar 1999, Lincoln’s Inn; pupil Five Raymond Buildings 1999-2000; tenant 2000 to date; contributor (on data protection) to ‘The Law of Privacy and the Media’, (Oxford University Press, 2016); contributing author to Blackstone’s Guide To The Defamation Act 2013; Bar Pro Bono Unit; Deputy District Judge; MCIArb.
University College, Oxford; 1990 BA (Hons) Jurisprudence.