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Chambers & Partners (2017)

The SET 5RB is a formidable set that has long been respected for its position as a chambers at the forefront of this sector. It is known for its indisputable quality in the areas of defamation, privacy, contempt and data protection. Its members have a strong legacy of excellence in high-profile and landmark cases. Interviewees praise the barristers here for being “completely on top of the law,” and say “they provide first-class advice, are commercially aware and a pleasure to deal with.”

Client service: “The clerks are always very helpful in understanding a client’s needs and delivering a fast, friendly and expert service. Jamie Clack is swift to respond, commercially minded and attentive.” The clerking team is led by Andrew Love.

Legal 500  (2017)

Within Defamation and privacy, 5RB is a top tier firm,

“‘Well known for its expertise in media law’, 5RB is ‘the go-to set for defamation, harassment and privacy’ matters.  Adrienne Page QC and Godwin Busuttil acted for the claimant in Lachaux v Independent Print Media and others – the leading case on the new serious harm requirement in section 1 of the Defamation Act. Busuttil also represented Sir Cliff Richard in his high-profile case against the BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.”

Our barristers are also singled out in Data protection and Media & Entertainment:

“5RB contains ‘barristers who achieve outstanding results’ in data protection matters. Recent case highlights include Hooper v News Group Newspapers, Express Newspapers, Associated Newspapers and others, the Wm Morrison payroll information group litigation and LJT v Chief Constable of Bedfordshire.”