5RB stands out in 2021 Chambers UK Guide

Excellence in defamation, privacy and data protection and client service

5RB has been recognised as the “the standout set” in the 2021 Chambers UK directory for the set’s expertise in defamation and privacy. For data protection matters, “Instructing solicitors regularly turn to the set for its “row upon row of talented counsel” and its “depth of knowledge” in the area.”

Client service

“The clerking has always been brilliant. They understand what solicitors need and find a way to get it.” “They are always available, come rain or shine. They are so easy to contact and will always go the extra mile.” “Senior clerk Andrew Love is wonderful – he runs a very tight ship.”

“The clerks are fantastic: they are very approachable and hard-working, and they will go the extra mile.” “Andrew Love, the senior clerk, is amazingly responsive, proactive and incredibly supportive. He always makes sure chambers really adds value.”

Defamation and Privacy

“The chambers houses a deep bench of barristers who are noted for their expert handling of libel and privacy claims and related data protection matters, as well as emergency injunctions. Its members are instructed by claimants and defendants in the most prominent cases at all levels, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In recent years, they have acted in a number of important cases on the interpretation of the Defamation Act 2013, the most notable being the case of Lachaux v Independent Print. They have defended media outlets including The Times, The Sun and the BBC, and have acted to protect the reputations of numerous high-profile individuals such as James Dyson.”

Data Protection
“The set’s practitioners are capable of handling a range of complex cases brought under the DPA. Instructing solicitors regularly turn to the set for its “row upon row of talented counsel” and its “depth of knowledge” in the area. The barristers have extensive recent experience acting for large claimant groups, with highlights including representing employees in the Wm Morrison Payroll Information Group Litigation, and acting for the customers seeking compensation following the widely publicised Ticketmaster payment breach. The barristers are highly regarded for their expertise in the media sector, with high-profile clients including the BBC.”