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.
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.”