2 Nov 2012
'Powerhouse' 5RB praised for strength in depth
2013 Chambers and Partners Guide to the Bar
5RB has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners 2013 for Defamation and Privacy with individual barristers recommended in Sports and Media and Entertainment
Chambers & Partners have listed 5RB as Band 1 in Defamation and Privacy in their annual review of the Bar. Chambers was praised for its strength in depth, with the review noting “the individual brilliance and incredible depth of experts”; according to one client, "there is such a wealth of choice there that you don't get anywhere else". 5RB is “unquestionably a leader” and “a powerhouse”, and Chambers was recognised as a set that “constantly strives to deliver more for its clients”. The clerking team garnered praise as “a key part of the relationship”, “very helpful” and “easy to deal with”; and the website also received plaudits.
This strength in depth is reflected in the number of members individually listed, with 4 silks and 15 juniors (6 at Band 1) recommended in the Defamation and Privacy category, more than any other set.
Chambers was also noted for its Media and Entertainment work. And in Sports Law, Mark Warby QC and Jacob Dean were recommended individuals.
Silks ranked at Band 1 for Defamation and Privacy are: Desmond Browne QC (“one of the leading advocates of his generation”), “Adrienne Page QC (“always in total command”), James Price QC (“excellent, polished advocate”), and Mark Warby QC (“"a very user-friendly silk who provides clear and concise advice").
Juniors ranked at Band 1 for Defamation and Privacy are: Adam Speker, Adam Wolanski, Alexandra Marzec, David Sherborne, Matthew Nickin and Justin Rushbrooke.
Stephen Bate ranked at Band 1 for Media and Entertainment, a category in which Christina Michalos was also recommended.
Other members of 5RB praised for their Defamation and Privacy work are, Jacob Dean, William Bennett, Godwin Busuttil, Jonathan Barnes, Victorial Jolliffe, David Hirst, Richard Munden, Anna Coppola and Victoria Shore.