Chambers’ Review: 5RB top again

20 barristers recommended for Media, Entertainment, Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property & Sports Law

5RB has been described as the “preferred choice” in the 2006 Chambers & Partners Guide, which rated 20 5RB barristers (including all 6 QCs): more than any other Chambers in the field.


“Tough cross-examiner” Desmond Browne is “the perfect bullish yet sensible advocate.” “Lateral thinker” Adrienne Page is “exceedingly forensic and thorough and not scared to fight”.


James Price is a “smooth fighter” who “does not miss a trick” and “top-notch” Mark Warby has a “deep understanding of the laws surrounding privacy”.


“Veteran” Patrick Milmo is “wonderfully suave and old school” and Richard Parkes: a “meticulous performer with robust opinions.”


Stephen Bate is “an extremely smart character who knows his onions” and Alexandra Marzec a “punchy advocate with a sharp mind.”


“Heavyweight” Madeleine Heal is “a breath of fresh air” with “amazing IP skills” and Christina Michalos “does her best work in the visual arts and photographic area”.


David Sherborne: a “high-flyer with exceptional efficiency and speed”; Justin Rushbrooke “is at the top of the pile” and “robust” Matthew Nicklin is “passionate, bright and very committed”.


Godwin Busuttil was rated for “good judgment and an incisive legal mind”; Adam Wolanski has “energy and enthusiasm and isn’t one to mince his words”; and Jacob Dean has “great focus on detail and vision”.


William Bennett was commended, as was “charming” Sara Mansoori and “conscientious” Adam SpekerSapna Jethani was praised for her “wonderful work and creative mind.”