February 6, 2018
5RB ‘stands above the competition’
Leaders and juniors praised in new edition of Who's Who Legal
5RB and a number of its members have been praised in the latest edition of international legal directory Who’s Who Legal.
All four silks, and nine juniors, were identified as “top-tier barristers… the leading individuals in the defamation and privacy space.” James Price QC was named as the most highly regarded silk in these fields, with Richard Munden and Adam Speker identified as two of the three most highly regarded juniors.
Six members of chambers were also listed in the media and entertainment field.
The guide’s comments include:
Media and communications specialist set 5RB … stands out in this year’s research…
“Eminent practitioner” James Price QC is a favourite among clients who commend his “excellent forensic skills, attention to detail and analysis of issues”. One commentator remarks: “His expertise is second to none.”
The “excellent” Justin Rushbrooke QC is “the star of the media bar” according to interviewees, having acted both for and against nearly all of the major newspaper groups over the course of his career.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Desmond Browne QC is a long-standing fixture in the market who garners extensive praise thanks to his “exceptional” work in the field.
Adrienne Page QC is “an outstanding silk” who is well known in the market thanks to her top-tier work acting for high-profile clients in a range of libel, defamation and privacy matters.
5RB stands above the competition with an impressive nine juniors listed for their defamation and privacy expertise.
The “superb” Richard Munden is one of the standout juniors in the area, consistently impressing clients by “always going above and beyond when instructed” and delivering results thanks to his “technical expertise, responsiveness and commercial approach”.
Adam Speker boasts “a very high-profile reputation” in the market thanks to his “unparalleled understanding of defamation and privacy law issues”.
Adam Wolanski is a strong advocate who peers describe as “a formidable opponent”. Sources consider him one of the leading defamation juniors at the bar.
The “excellent” William Bennett also ranks prominently thanks to his expertise in a range of matters including breach of confidence, misuse of private information, harassment and defamation.
Other members of 5RB recommended for defamation and privacy were Alexandra Marzec, David Sherborne, Jonathan Barnes, Godwin Busuttil, and Jacob Dean. In total, 13 of the 28 barristers identified in as leaders in the fields of libel, breach of privacy and confidentiality issues practice at 5RB.
For media and entertainment, work, the guide noted:
The “outstanding” Justin Rushbrooke QC at 5RB is a highly respected silk who stands out for his comprehensive understanding of media law.
Specialist media and communications set 5RB … ranks prominently and sees four top juniors recognised.
The “outstanding” David Sherborne is a leading junior recognised for his expert handling of complex privacy, confidentiality and defamation matters for key figures in the public eye.
Christina Michalos is “a fantastic junior” and widely held to be a specialist in media and entertainment law. She is particularly well regarded for her expertise when it comes to image rights work.