Desmond Browne QC named silk of the year

Legal 500 award for IP, IT and Media

Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of Chambers at 5RB, was awarded Silk of the Year in the IP, IT and Media category at the Legal 500 Awards ceremony held on the 26th November 2014.

“The Legal 500 United Kingdom Awards 2014 is a brand new concept in recognizing and rewarding the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. The awards are handed to the elite legal practitioners, based on the most comprehensive research into the UK legal market. Over 50,000 interviews have been conducted to ascertain the winners, who are invited to a free networking dinner in London to celebrate with their peers. Only winners are invited.”

“A leader in defamation and privacy related work, Desmond Browne QC recently represented Peter Cruddas in his case against The Times, and obtained a damages award of £180,000 against an offshore website for a Saudi businessman, which was the highest award of libel damages since 2002.”