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2016 Conference Programme

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5RB Talks – Manchester

Seven barristers from 5RB, the leading media and information law set, are coming to Manchester on Thursday 9th February, 2017 to present a half day seminar on the latest issues in our specialist areas of defamation, privacy, harassment, data protection, internet and social media law.
Why attend?

  • Leaders in their field hear from leading practitioners and share their day to day experiences at the coal face of media and information law
  • Practical case studies highlighting pitfalls
  • Insights valuable defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection law updates
  • Hospitality enjoy lunch with your peers and a drinks reception to round off your day
  • Value excellent value due to the support of specialist insurers Hiscox

Who should attend

  • Media and information law solicitors
  • Data protection solicitors
  • General commercial, family and criminal litigators
  • In-house media lawyers
  • In-house counsel
  • Any solicitor hoping to gain an understanding of this discrete area of law and how it affects them and their clients.


Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Peter Street

Manchester M2 5GP


£50 inclusive of VAT

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12 noon arrival and registration

12.30 – 1.30   Buffet lunch

1.30 – 1.35     Welcome and introduction – Justin Rushbrooke QC

1.35 – 2.20    Defamation, privacy and harassment case law update – Christina Michalos and Greg Callus, moderated by Justin Rushbrooke QC

2.20 – 3.20     Corporate case study examining the privacy and DPA issues arising from a data breach – Adam Speker and Felicity McMahon

3.20 – 3.40     Afternoon tea/coffee break

3.40 – 4.40     Privacy and open justice case study exploring the pitfalls when open justice conflicts with an individual’s right to privacy – Matthew Nicklin QC and Adam Wolanski

4.40 – 5.00    Final Q&A

5.00 +           Drinks & canapes

Please contact Karen at if you have any questions.

Conference5RB took place on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at IET Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

Ten years ago in 2006, we held our first conference. Since then, thanks to all of you, we have grown the conference into the leading event in our field. Consequently, we have outgrown our previous venue. We are extremely excited to move our event to IET Savoy Place which has just completed a £30m renovation offering us larger capacities and fabulous views overlooking the Thames.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Venue: IET Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

The conference was CPD accredited for 6.5 hours.

5RB would like to thank all those who have attended our conferences.

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