5RB tops Chambers & Partners 2015

Set and 19 barristers recommended in UK Bar Guide

5RB have once again been ranked as a Band 1 set for Defamation & Privacy in Chambers & Partners annual review of the Bar. 5RB was also ranked for Media & Entertainment, with Jacob Dean also ranked in Sports law. 19 members of Chambers were ranked, 5 silks and 14 juniors.

The directory ranked 5RB as joint top in Defamation & Privacy, describing 5RB as “A smart and slickly run chambers,” and “a classic example of a set that’s looking to the future,” which “has members at every level who are well capable of handling all areas of the market, including defamation, reputation management, privacy, confidence and harassment.”

5RB has also been ranked  in the Media & Entertainment category,  described as having “members [who] routinely turn their hands to copyright and passing-off cases, and are noted for their work on privacy, confidentiality and libel claims. A number of the junior members are developing burgeoning practices handling contractual work within the industry.” 

The 5RB clerking team is highly praised: “The service is always exceptional. Kim Janes, who leads the clerking team, is brilliant. As a team they are very easy to deal with and very straightforward.” 

Desmond Browne QC, Adrienne Page QC, James Price QC, Matthew Nicklin QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC are all ranked silks for Defamation and Privacy. Amongst juniors, David Sherborne is ranked as a “star individual”, with William Bennett, Jacob Dean, Alexandra Marzec, Adam Speker, Adam Wolanski, Jonathan Barnes, Godwin Busuttil, Victoria Jolliffe, Richard Munden, David Hirst, Christina Michalos, Victoria Shore and Yuli Takatsuki also ranked. Stephen Bate, Christina Michalos and Yuli Takatsuki are ranked for Media and Entertainment, and Jacob Dean for Sports Law.