Jane PhillipsBarrister at 5RB
Jane is a highly experienced and effective practitioner in all areas of media law, in particular defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection, reporting restrictions, production orders, contempt and harassment. She is often called upon to apply for, or resist, emergency injunctions.
Jane has appeared at first instance, the Court of Appeal and in the Privy Council in numerous leading cases and has been at the forefront of developing the law in her field.
In addition, Jane regularly advises in non-contentious matters where reputational issues arise such as employment and company disputes and other high-profile and press-sensitive controversies. She also provides high-level pre-publication advice to major publishers.
Jane advises in relation to claims in other common-law jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Jamaica and the Isle of Man. She has advised on substantial libel litigation in Northern Ireland.
Jane has been consistently recommended as a ‘Leading Junior’ in Defamation/Privacy in Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession and in The Legal 500 Directory, Legal Experts and Who’s Who Legal UK Bar. She has been described in previous editions as a ‘go-getter’ with ‘shining intelligence’ and “a sharp legal mind” who ‘understands the industry well’ and who is ‘admired for her persuasive ways’.