Nigel Abbas joins 5RB

Chambers welcomes former sole practitioner as new member

From Monday 11th April, 2011, barrister Nigel Abbas joins 5RB. Nigel currently works on some of the UK’s most interesting, thought-provoking and challenging media output and artistic content, including recently Channel 4’s The Promise and the Royal Opera House’s contemporary opera Anna Nicole.

In 1996, shortly after pupillage at 5RB, Nigel joined Channel 4’s legal and compliance department. In 2002, he left to set up his own consultancy as a sole practitioner barrister, quickly establishing himself as the go-to lawyer for a large number of companies on media law and regulatory matters. His clients range from broadcasters, publishers and large international independent production companies, to small indies, start-up companies, individual writers and artistes.

Nigel said: “I am thrilled to be joining a great bunch of talented people. I’ve really enjoyed building up my practice so far, but I am looking forward to some fresh challenges. As well as continuing with the work I do currrently, I’m very excited about the opportunities joining chambers offers, particularly getting back into court.”

Joint Head of 5RB, Adrienne Page QC said: “We’re extremely pleased about Nigel’s arrival. His media experience and expertise is a great extension to our core strength in defamation and privacy law. I have no doubt Nigel will go on to develop a very successful litigation practice here at 5RB.”

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