Directory rankings also released
The Legal 500 held their annual Bar Awards ceremony on Wednesday 5th October 2022.
5RB would like to congratulate Clara Hamer for being named ‘Junior of the Year’ in the Media and the arts category, from a shortlist of impressive members of the Bar including 5RB’s David Sherborne. Desmond Browne CBE KC was shortlisted for ‘Silk of the Year’.
Further, 5RB was named media and the arts ‘Set of the Year’ from a field of six chambers.
The latest rankings from The Legal 500 have also been announced. 5RB is ranked in defamation and privacy, data protection and media and entertainment law.
Defamation and privacy
5RB tops the list in the practice area of defamation and privacy.
‘5RB is the dominant set for defamation and privacy, and their barristers can be relied on to produce first class work.‘
‘5RB of course top defamation/privacy/reputation management set.‘
‘5RB leads the field because it is solely focused on the media torts/defamation and privacy.’
Silks ranked in defamation and privacy include:
- Andrew Caldecott KC
- Adrienne Page KC
- William Bennett KC
- Justin Rushbrooke KC
- Adam Wolanski KC
- Jonathan Barnes KC
- Adam Speker KC
- and, 2022 silk, Aidan Eardley KC
5RB juniors recognised are as follows:
- Jacob Dean
- Clara Hamer
- Jane Phillips
- David Sherborne
- Kate Wilson
- David Hirst
- Richard Munden
- Jonathan Scherbel-Ball
- Greg Callus
- Alexandra Marzec
- Julian Santos
- Godwin Busuttil
- Victoria Jolliffe
- Felicity McMahon
- Victoria Simon-Shore
- John Stables
- Gervase de Wilde
Finally ‘Rising Stars’ recognised from 5RB are:
In the practice area of data protection, 5RB is the ‘main set in this area‘, members appear in a range of FOIA request, appeals, ICO investigations, and data protection regulatory matters.
‘Great defendant-oriented set for public law and information law.‘
‘5RB is a main set in this area.‘
Silks ranked in data protection are:
Leading juniors in data protection include:
And Ben Hamer is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’.
Media and entertainment law
In the crossover practice area of media and entertainment law, 5RB is recognised for its work with a variety of celebrities and other matters relating to the media and entertainment sphere. Ranked members include: