Adrienne Page QC

Profile

Adrienne Page QC is a leading specialist silk whose practice covers, defamation, malicious falsehood, privacy, confidence, harassment and media law issues.  She acts for both claimants and defendants and has been involved in many of the high profile cases in her field. Between 2003 and 2011 she was joint Head of Chambers at 5RB.

Adrienne is currently, or has very recently been, advising and acting for a major UK media organisation on the Electronic Commerce Regulations; a large Arab bank on English jurisdiction issues; an American manufacturer on malicious falsehood, confidence, copyright and defamation; a large UK publisher on  contempt of court and privacy; an English university on defamation; as well as advising Singapore and Hong Kong law firms on defamation litigation in their courts.

Recently completed cases include:

  • representing Gerry and Kate McCann on their successful application to commit Tony Bennett for breaches of an undertaking to the court not to repeat defamatory allegations;
  • advising the Libel Reform Campaign during the recent passage through Parliament of the Defamation Act 2013;
  • acting for Channel 4 and Hardcash Productions in successfully resisting an urgent application by Viagogo, the secondary ticket website, to prevent broadcast of  a Dispatches programme, both before the Judge and in the Court of Appeal;
  • representing the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard in the first jury trial in defamation for three years, brought by Luke Cooper;
  • acting for The Sun in respect of the Christopher Jefferies contempt proceedings;
  • representing The Sun at first instance and in the Court of Appeal in successfully opposing the grant of a privacy injunction to Christopher Hutcheson (formerly KGM);
  • representing Sylvia Henry, a Haringey social worker, in her successful libel action against The Sun after they wrongly targeted her in their ‘Justice for Baby P’ campaign;
  • acting for Simon Singh against the British Chiropractic Association at first instance and on his successful appeal to the Court of Appeal, following which the BCA discontinued their libel claim against him – a case which featured in the BBC series “See you in Court” in 2011;
  • acting for the North London Central Mosque in its libel claim against The Policy Exchange – which also featured in the BBC series “See you in Court” in 2011;
  • acting for Channel 4 and production company, Studio Lambert, in their defence of the libel action by Matt Fiddes over their documentary about the Jackson family and in successfully upholding Judge alone trial in the Court of Appeal. The case settled upon the Claimant’s discontinuance on the eve of trial in June 2010;
  • appearing in the Court of Appeal for Tom Bower on an issue of similar fact evidence during his libel action against Richard Desmond;
  • acting for the television channel Al Jazeera in a libel action brought by Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan which settled shortly before trial in January 2010;
  • acting for the BBC in a long-running libel action brought by IVA doctor Mohammed Taranissi which settled in 2009;
  • appearing for Frank Warren at first instance and in the Court of Appeal in his libel action against Random House;
  • acting for Tesco in its libel claim against The Guardian;
  • advising Gerry and Kate McCann in relation to their libel actions against Express newspapers
  • acting at trial and in the Court of Appeal for the successful claimant in Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, the first case in the developing law of public authorities and qualified privilege.

As well as the cases of Singh and Taranissi, a number of her cases have had a medical angle. She acted for Channel 4 when they were sued by Dr Andrew Wakefield, the doctor at the centre of the MMR scare, and for two nursery workers falsely accused of sexual abuse in a 6-month libel trial in 2002 (Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Ors). She was also involved in many of the leading cases that, in recent years, have helped to shape the offer of amends procedure.

 

 

Career

Called

1974 Called to the bar
1999 Silk
1999 Year of recorder

Education

Godolphin School, Salisbury - 1964 - 1970
University of Kent at Canterbury (B.A. Social Science) - 1970 - 1973

Qualifications

Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) - 1974
Assistant Recorder (1995 - 1999) - 1995 - 1999
Recorder (1999 - 2004) - 1999 - 2004

Areas of work

  • Defamation
  • Harassment
  • Human Rights
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Media Law
  • Privacy and Confidence

Testimonials

“The ‘fantastic’ Adrienne Page QC has ‘incredible intellect’ ”

Legal 500

“”[she] has the ability to make advocacy look so easy and effortless – she is always in total command. highly forensic in her approach and extremely well informed.”" Clients describer her as “a joy to work with”, noting that she is fantastic, incredibly bright and someone who really instills confidence – when you ask her opinion, you know the advice will be spot-on”".

Chambers & Partners 2013

Named “Defamation Silk of the Year” in the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2010.

 

Recommended as a “Leading Silk” in defamation and privacy in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 every year since taking silk.

 

She has been described, in recent entries, as:  a ‘canny class act’ … is valued for being conscientious and hard-working.

 

“She’s very strategic, bonds well with clients and transmits her arguments to the court beautifully,” say observers. Page represented Simon Singh against the British Chiropractic Association at first instance and on his successful appeal(Chambers & Partners, 2010)

 

Jointly short-listed (with Adam Speker for the Liberty/Justice Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2003 for Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council [2002] EWHC 1600.

 

 

Memberships

Bencher of the Middle Temple

Featured Cases

British Chiropractic Association v Singh (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2011] EMLR 1 01/04/2010

Hutcheson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 808; [2012] EMLR 2; [2012] UKHRR 1329 19/07/2011

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) 30/07/2002

Morrison v Buckinghamshire County Council

[2011] EWHC 3444 (QB) 20/12/2011

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Viagogo Ltd v (1) Paul Myles (2) Hardcash Productions (3) Channel Four Corporation

[2012] EWHC 433 (Ch) 23/02/2012

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1638; [2005] EMLR 449; The Times, 13 December 2004 08/12/2004

Cases

Defamation

McCann v Bennett

[2013] EWHC 283 (QB); [2013] EWHC 332 (QB) 25/02/2013

Ansari v Knowles

[2012] EWHC 3137 (QB) 08/11/2012

Mark Lewis v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

[2012] EWHC 1391 (QB) 25/05/2012

Morrison v Buckinghamshire County Council

[2011] EWHC 3444 (QB) 20/12/2011

Islam Expo Ltd v The Spectator (1828) Ltd & Pollard

[2010] EWHC 2011 (QB) 30/07/2010

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation & Ors (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

British Chiropractic Association v Singh (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2011] EMLR 1 01/04/2010

North London Central Mosque Trust v Policy Exchange & Anor

[2009] EWHC 3311 (QB) 26/11/2009

Desmond v Bower (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 667 07/07/2009

Tesco Stores Ltd v Guardian News & Media Ltd and Rusbridger

[2008] EWHC (QB); [2009] EMLR 5 29/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

High Tech International AG & Others v Deripaska

[2006] EWHC 3276 (QB); [2007] EMLR 449 20/12/2006

Tierney v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2) (Costs)

[2006] EWHC 3275 (QB) 20/12/2006

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 28/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 540; [2006] 1 WLR 3469; [2006] 4 All ER 613; [2006] EMLR 703; The Independent, 23 May 2006 16/05/2006

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) 04/11/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2005] EWHC 892 (QB); [2005] EMLR 553 12/05/2005

Matadeen v Associated Newspapers Ltd

17/03/2005 17/03/2005

Rackham v Sandy and Others

24/02/2005 24/02/2005

Nail v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1708; [2005] 1 All ER 1040; [2005] EMLR 257; The Times 6 Jan 2005; The Independent 14 Jan 2005 20/12/2004

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1638; [2005] EMLR 449; The Times, 13 December 2004 08/12/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Nail v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others (QBD)

[2004] EWHC 647 (QB); [2004] EMLR 362 26/03/2004

Sharma v Jay & Others (No.2)

11/02/2004 11/02/2004

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

[2003] EWHC 2971 (QB), [2004] EMLR 310 08/12/2003

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2003] EWHC 2799 (QB); [2004] EMLR 698 11/11/2003

Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 1960 (QB) 31/07/2003

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

Rigg v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2003] EWHC 710 (QB); [2004] EMLR 52 07/03/2003

Cleese v Clark & Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 137 (QB); [2004] EMLR 37 06/02/2003

Abu v MGN Ltd

[2002] EWHC 2345 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 2201; [2003] 2 All ER 864; [2003] EMLR 21 07/11/2002

Bataille v Newland & Ors

[2002] EWHC 1692 (QB) 31/07/2002

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) 30/07/2002

Mark v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2002] EWCA Civ 772; [2002] EMLR 839 30/05/2002

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & others

[2002] EWHC 252 (QB) 07/02/2002

Kiam v MGN Ltd

[2002] EWCA Civ 43; [2003] QB 281; [2002] 2 All ER 219; [2002] 3 WLR 1036 28/01/2002

Carpenter v Associated Newspapers Ltd

30/11/2001 30/11/2001

Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing

[2001] EWCA Civ 1634; [2002] EMLR 215 05/11/2001

Branson v Bower

[2001] EWCA Civ 791; [2001] EMLR 800 24/05/2001

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

Berezovsky & Another v Forbes Inc & Another

[2000] UKHL 25; [2000] 1 WLR 1004; [2000] 2 All ER 986; [2000] EMLR 643 11/05/2000

Hamilton v Fayed

[2001] AC 395 23/03/2000

Privacy and Confidence

Viagogo Ltd v (1) Paul Myles (2) Hardcash Productions (3) Channel Four Corporation

[2012] EWHC 433 (Ch) 23/02/2012

Hutcheson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 808; [2012] EMLR 2; [2012] UKHRR 1329 19/07/2011

KGM v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors

[2010] EWHC 3145 (QB) 01/12/2010

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 25/01/2006

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Sports Law

Watson v Prager and Another

[1991] 1 WLR 726 15/03/1991

Contempt

McCann v Bennett

[2013] EWHC 283 (QB); [2013] EWHC 332 (QB) 25/02/2013

Entertainment Law

Watson v Prager and Another

[1991] 1 WLR 726 15/03/1991

Foreign Jurisdictions

High Tech International AG & Others v Deripaska

[2006] EWHC 3276 (QB); [2007] EMLR 449 20/12/2006

General Common Law

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

Watson v Prager and Another

[1991] 1 WLR 726 15/03/1991

Harassment

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 25/01/2006

Sharma v Jay & Others

15/04/2003 15/04/2003

Human Rights

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 25/01/2006

Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 1960 (QB) 31/07/2003

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) 30/07/2002

Mark v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2002] EWCA Civ 772; [2002] EMLR 839 30/05/2002

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & others

[2002] EWHC 252 (QB) 07/02/2002

Carpenter v Associated Newspapers Ltd

30/11/2001 30/11/2001

Injunctive Relief

Viagogo Ltd v (1) Paul Myles (2) Hardcash Productions (3) Channel Four Corporation

[2012] EWHC 433 (Ch) 23/02/2012

Hutcheson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 808; [2012] EMLR 2; [2012] UKHRR 1329 19/07/2011

KGM v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors

[2010] EWHC 3145 (QB) 01/12/2010

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 25/01/2006

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Malicious Falsehood

Tesco Stores Ltd v Guardian News & Media Ltd and Rusbridger

[2008] EWHC (QB); [2009] EMLR 5 29/07/2008

Media Law

Islam Expo Ltd v The Spectator (1828) Ltd & Pollard

[2010] EWHC 2011 (QB) 30/07/2010

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation & Ors (No 2) (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

British Chiropractic Association v Singh (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2011] EMLR 1 01/04/2010

North London Central Mosque Trust v Policy Exchange & Anor

[2009] EWHC 3311 (QB) 26/11/2009

Desmond v Bower (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 667 07/07/2009

Tesco Stores Ltd v Guardian News & Media Ltd and Rusbridger

[2008] EWHC (QB); [2009] EMLR 5 29/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 11/10/2007

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

High Tech International AG & Others v Deripaska

[2006] EWHC 3276 (QB); [2007] EMLR 449 20/12/2006

Tierney v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2) (Costs)

[2006] EWHC 3275 (QB) 20/12/2006

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 28/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 540; [2006] 1 WLR 3469; [2006] 4 All ER 613; [2006] EMLR 703; The Independent, 23 May 2006 16/05/2006

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) 04/11/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2005] EWHC 892 (QB); [2005] EMLR 553 12/05/2005

Rackham v Sandy and Others

24/02/2005 24/02/2005

Nail v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

[2004] EWCA Civ 1708; [2005] 1 All ER 1040; [2005] EMLR 257; The Times 6 Jan 2005; The Independent 14 Jan 2005 20/12/2004

Tillery Valley Foods Ltd v Channel Four Television Corpn & Another

[2004] EWHC 1075 (Ch); The Times, 21 May 2004 11/05/2004

Nail v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Others (QBD)

[2004] EWHC 647 (QB); [2004] EMLR 362 26/03/2004

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2003] EWHC 2799 (QB); [2004] EMLR 698 11/11/2003

Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 1960 (QB) 31/07/2003

Rigg v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2003] EWHC 710 (QB); [2004] EMLR 52 07/03/2003

Cleese v Clark & Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 137 (QB); [2004] EMLR 37 06/02/2003

Abu v MGN Ltd

[2002] EWHC 2345 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 2201; [2003] 2 All ER 864; [2003] EMLR 21 07/11/2002

Kiam v MGN Ltd

[2002] EWCA Civ 43; [2003] QB 281; [2002] 2 All ER 219; [2002] 3 WLR 1036 28/01/2002

Carpenter v Associated Newspapers Ltd

30/11/2001 30/11/2001

Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing

[2001] EWCA Civ 1634; [2002] EMLR 215 05/11/2001

Branson v Bower

[2001] EWCA Civ 791; [2001] EMLR 800 24/05/2001

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

Berezovsky & Another v Forbes Inc & Another

[2000] UKHL 25; [2000] 1 WLR 1004; [2000] 2 All ER 986; [2000] EMLR 643 11/05/2000

Public Law

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 21/12/2006

Publishing

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 16/07/2008

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) 20/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 05/12/2007

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) 05/12/2007

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 13/07/2006

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) 14/10/2005

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (QB)

[2005] EWHC 1688 (QB) 29/07/2005

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

17/06/2005 17/06/2005

Rigg v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2003] EWHC 710 (QB); [2004] EMLR 52 07/03/2003

Cleese v Clark & Associated Newspapers Limited

[2003] EWHC 137 (QB); [2004] EMLR 37 06/02/2003

Mark v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2002] EWCA Civ 772; [2002] EMLR 839 30/05/2002

Kiam v MGN Ltd

[2002] EWCA Civ 43; [2003] QB 281; [2002] 2 All ER 219; [2002] 3 WLR 1036 28/01/2002

Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing

[2001] EWCA Civ 1634; [2002] EMLR 215 05/11/2001

Branson v Bower

[2001] EWCA Civ 791; [2001] EMLR 800 24/05/2001

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

News

12 Apr 2013

5RB silks at 2013 Oxford International Media Moot

Browne, Page and Warby are Price Court judges

21 Feb 2013

Suspended prison sentence for Madeleine McCann contempt

McCann critic found guilty of breaching court undertaking

22 Jun 2012

First jury libel trial for 3 years

Jury awards libel damages to Luke Cooper

14 Jun 2012

Solicitor settles phone hacking libel claim

Met Police and Mark Lewis join in Statement in Open Court

23 Mar 2012

5RB silks judge Oxford media moot

Price International Media Law moot 2012

24 Feb 2012

Great Ticket Scandal injunction fails

High Court and Court of Appeal reject ticketing company last-minute bid

28 Oct 2011

5RB tops Chambers and Partners 2012

Adam Wolanski wins Defamation and Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year

27 Sep 2011

‘Truly experts’

The Legal 500 review 2012

23 Jun 2011

Defamation Bill Committee update

Joint Committee hears evidence from 5RB's Heads of Chambers

21 Jun 2011

Launch of Early Resolution CIC

New arbitration service for libel disputes

9 Jun 2011

The Sun apologises to ‘Baby P’ social worker

Sylvia Henry wrongly targeted by The Sun

24 May 2011

Ramsay father-in-law fails in Court of Appeal

Eady J decison to refuse privacy injunction in relation to secret second family upheld

1 Apr 2011

BBC air series on media law

'See You in Court' documentary series on libel and privacy cases shown on BBC1

14 Dec 2010

Procedure Group calls for defamation reform

Early Resolution Procedure Group chaired by Sir Charles Gray publishes report

25 Nov 2010

Melanie Phillips apologises for libel

Writer and Spectator apologise to Mohammed Sawalha for alleging that he made anti-Semitic statement, pay damages and costs

5 Nov 2010

5RB tops directory ranking

Chambers & Partners 2011 edition praises set

26 Oct 2010

Baby P social worker receives apologies

Statements in open court made by the Independent, Evening Standard and Daily Mirror

5 Oct 2010

5RB success at the Bar Awards 2010

Defamation Set and Defamation Silk of the Year

28 Aug 2010

Spectator apologises for IslamExpo libel

Publisher and author apologise and pay damages and costs to Islamic exhibition company

21 Jun 2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 libel claim settles

Claimant discontinues claim over 'Jacksons Are Coming' documentary as trial about to commence

10 Jun 2010

Fiddes trial to go ahead without jury

Master of the Rolls rejects appeal over judge alone trial

21 Apr 2010

Mosque Trust granted permission to appeal

Permission granted to charity to appeal strike out ruling on capacity in libel claim over Policy Exchange 'extremist literature' report

20 Apr 2010

Libel law discussion on Radio 4

Adrienne Page QC discusses defamation law and practice on 'Unreliable Evidence'

15 Apr 2010

BCA discontinue Singh claim

Victory for science writer in chiropractic libel claim

1 Apr 2010

Simon Singh wins appeal

Court of Appeal say libel action by chiropractors has "almost certainly" chilled public debate

14 Oct 2009

Science writer gets leave to appeal

Court of Appeal allows Simon Singh to challenge meaning and comment ruling

24 Sep 2009

Legal 500 2009 review praises 5RB

21 barristers recommended by legal directory in defamation, privacy, media, entertainment and sport

31 Jul 2009

Science writer appeal setback

Court of Appeal refuses permission to appeal against meaning ruling

23 Jul 2009

Tom Bower wins Desmond libel case

Jury verdict in favour of defendant author over comments about Express owner

7 Jul 2009

Richard Desmond libel trial stopped

Trial of claim against Conrad Black biographer to restart on Monday

8 Jun 2009

IVF doctor libel case settles

Long running battle over claims made on Panorama programme ends

11 Nov 2008

QCs defend judge in privacy row

Paul Dacre's criticisms do 'not bear proper examination', say leading silks

8 Oct 2008

BBC ordered to bear costs after withdrawing privilege defence

Panorama IVF Doctor entitled to related legal costs

16 Sep 2008

Tesco accepts Guardian apology

Newspaper makes front-page apology and payment to charity to settle libel claim

3 Sep 2008

Publisher settles Warren libel action

Boxing Promoter to receive £115,000 from Random House for Ricky Hatton book

16 Jul 2008

Warren wins offer of amends appeal

Court of Appeal rejects Random House’s justification bid in Ricky Hatton libel case

19 Mar 2008

McCanns win front page apologies

Express and Star apologise and pay significant damages over Maddie coverage

8 Nov 2007

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

20 Barristers rated and recommended in the new annual survey

11 Oct 2007

Author succeeds on Reynolds Appeal

Court of Appeal vindicates journalist and dismisses libel claim brought by former Flying Squad officer

20 Sep 2007

5RB tops Legal 500

20 Barristers rated and recommended in Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Sport and Media & Entertainment Law

16 Jul 2007

Paul McKenna suffers costs loss

Daily Mirror awarded costs of dropped malice allegations

1 May 2007

Slave libel claim dismissed

Proceedings over book dismissed following failure to pay security for costs

24 Oct 2006

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

Nineteen barristers recommended in Annual Survey

27 Sep 2006

5RB tops Legal 500 survey

Twenty barristers recommended across core practice areas

24 Feb 2006

Court of Appeal hears Turner appeal

Turner argues for a higher award of compensation

24 Oct 2005

Chambers’ Review: 5RB top again

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

23 Sep 2005

‘Chambers of the Year’ goes to 5RB

5RB wins Chambers & Partners Defamation Set of the Year award

21 Sep 2005

5RB tops annual Legal 500 Review

17 barristers named as leaders in their field

16 Sep 2005

5RB nominated for three top awards

Chambers & Partners Annual awards - 22nd September 2005

15 Sep 2005

London hosts MLRC Conference

5RB's Desmond Browne QC to participate in worldwide media law event

27 May 2005

Aerial libel costs £22,500

Millionaire ordered to pay damages a second time for libelling former mayor

12 May 2005

Latest libel Damages awards

Offer of Amends assessments in Guardian and News of the World cases

17 Mar 2005

First defamation costs capping order

Queen's Bench Master grants cost-capping Order against CFA funded Claimant

20 Dec 2004

Jimmy Nail loses damages appeal

CA affirms approach to Offer of Amends Assessments

8 Dec 2004

Police lose qualified privilege appeal

CA upholds £45,000 jury award

5 Nov 2004

5RB top in Chambers & Partners Review

Seventeen 5RB members ranked

11 Oct 2004

The new term ahead…

Autumn/Winter 2004 at 5RB

24 Sep 2004

5RB top in Legal 500 Review

15 barristers named as leaders in their field

13 Jul 2004

Law Commission Report on Local Authority Inquiries

Lillie & Reed case prompts defamation law reform proposals

11 May 2004

Attempt to Gag C4 Dispatches Fails

Chancery Division refuses confidentiality injunction

3 Nov 2003

Royal Controversy

5RB Instructed


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