David Sherborne

Profile

David Sherborne is a media and entertainment barrister practising at 5RB, who specialises in privacy, confidentiality and defamation, with additional expertise in sports and matrimonial cases. He is particularly well-known for his extensive reputation management practice, as well as his pre-publication injunction work.

Although the majority of the celebrities and high-profile individuals David has acted for are confidential, his representation of the following clients is a matter of public record: Diana, the late Princess of Wales; Benazhir Bhutto; Cherie and Tony Blair; Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Ewan McGregor; Sienna Miller; Nicole Kidman; Jennifer Aniston; Mick Jagger; Liam and Noel Gallagher; the Spice Girls; Claudia Schiffer; Kate Moss;; Mike Tyson; Ricky Hatton; Don King; Lewis Hamilton; Rio Ferdinand; Kieron Dyer; David Beckham; Ashley Cole; Craig Bellamy; Ledley King and Sven Goren Eriksson. He has also advised many well-known companies, such as Elite Model Agency, WPP, Norwich Union, MORI and Hays plc, as well as most of the press and media organisations in this country.

David has been involved in a number of landmark privacy decisions, such as Douglas v Hello! and McKennitt v Ash. He also represented Max Mosley in his action against the News of the World, as well as in his complaint to Strasbourg.

He is currently sole counsel for all the Core Participant Victims in the Leveson Inquiry (Including McCanns, the Dowler family, Chris Jefferies, JK Rowling and Hugh Grant). He is also one of the lead counsel for the claimants in the hacking litigation, individually representing amongst others Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Kelly Hoppen, Sara Payne, Charlotte Church and Shaun Russell in their claims.

In addition, he is representing Peter Andre in his libel action against Katie Price and the worldwide sports agency IMG in its defamation claim against Giles Clarke, the head of the ECB.

He has also been responsible for obtaining all of the anti-paparazzi injunctions on behalf of well-known people such as Cheryl Cole, David Walliams, Sienna Miller, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, protecting them from being hounded by photographic agencies and paparazzi photographers. He recently obtained the injunction on behalf of the mother of Hugh Grant’s child who was being pursued following the disclosure of her relationship to the outspoken opponent of tabloid press culture.

As one of his additional specialisms, David has also carved himself a niche advising in relation to high net-worth or high-profile divorces, especially in respect of media, confidentiality and disclosure issues.  As well as having been involved in almost all of the recent celebrity or big-money cases, he acted in L v L, the leading authority on the impact of the right to privacy on the Hildebrand principle in matrimonial proceedings, as well as Marco Pierre White v Withers LLP and Imerman v Tchenguiz, the leading cases in this specialist area.

Career

Called

1992 Called to the bar

Education

University College School, London - 1976-1986
New College, Oxford (Classics - 1st Class Honours) - 1986-1990
College of Law, London (CPE exam - Commendation) - 1990-1991
Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Finals: Very competent) - 1991-1992

Qualifications

Senior and Junior Scholar of Gray's Inn

Areas of work

  • Defamation
  • Human Rights
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media Law
  • Privacy and Confidence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports Law

Testimonials

“continues to be a leader in the privacy field and proves fantastically engaging in all he does.” Known for his “sparkling advocacy,” he has appeared in the landmark JIH v News Group Newspapers privacy cases, amongst others.

Chambers and Partners 2012
the ‘brilliant’ David Sherborne

has a niche practice relating to the media and confidentiality issues in high-net-worth and high-profile divorces

Legal 500 2011

…’a combination of it all: academically cutting edge; commercially aware; and juries love him’ [Chambers and Partners 2003]

…one of ‘the legal stars of 2003…the senior junior of choice in almost every high-profile media case of the year.’ [The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2004]

‘The ‘brilliant’ David Sherborne is for many ‘the first port of call’ and noted as a ‘highflyer with exceptional efficieny and speed’  [Chambers and Partners 2006, where he was recommended in both the Defamation & Privacy and Media and Entertainment sections]

‘…charismatic and clever… Sherborne (‘a silk in junior’s clothing’) has represented many celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston and David Beckham, and is a favourite for privacy matters and pre-publication injunction work.’ [Legal 500 2006, where he was recommended in both the Defamation & Privacy and Media and Entertainment sections]

Profiled in June 2003 Legal Business “Rising above Hollywood”

Shortlisted in The Lawyers’ 2004 Awards as Barrister of the Year.

“Privacy is not just about the right to be left alone. It’s far wider than that. It’s about the freedom to make personal choices. Choices which those outside the glare of celebrity take for granted but which for those within it may be seen as a luxury. What do I mean ? We make these choices everyday, without even thinking about it. We make choices as to what sort of personal information we disclose and to whom we choose to disclose it. You might only want to tell your partner or close family or you might wish to share something with a slightly wider group of friends or work colleagues. That doesn’t mean that you would choose to tell everyone, let alone a national newspaper. Although public figures have to accept a degree of interest and therefore intrusion into their private lives, why shouldn’t they share that freedom of personal choice?”

Speech to British Association for Sport & Law,
“Privacy and Personality rights” October 2003

Cases

Defamation

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) 16/04/2014

Church v MGN Limited

[2012] EWHC 693 (QB); [2012] EMLR 28 28/03/2012

Modi & IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWCA Civ 937 29/07/2011

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

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

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

Hays Plc v Hartley

[2010] EWHC 1068 (QB) 17/05/2010

Dee v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 924 (QB); [2010] EMLR 20 28/04/2010

Bowman v MGN Ltd

[2010] EWHC 895 (QB) 26/04/2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 24/03/2010

Winslet v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2009] EWHC 2735 (QB); [2010] EMLR 11 03/11/2009

Desmond v Bower (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 667 07/07/2009

Johnson v MGN Ltd

[2009] EWHC 1481 (QB) 24/06/2009

Haji-Ioannou v (1) Dixon (2) Regus Group PLC (3) Regan

[2009] EWHC 178 (QB) 06/02/2009

Angel v Stainton & Another

[2006] EWHC 637 (QB) 28/03/2006

Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2006] EWHC 320 (QB); [2007] 2 WLR 595; [2006] 3 All ER 357; [2006] EMLR 476; The Times, 29 March 2006 28/02/2006

Moss v Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd

03/02/2006 03/02/2006

McKeith v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2005] EWHC 1162 (QB); [2005] EMLR 780 14/06/2005

Collins Stewart Limited & Another v The Financial Times Ltd (No 2)

[2005] EWHC 262 (QB); [2006] EMLR 100 25/02/2005

Richardson v Schwarzenegger & Others

[2004] EWHC 2422 (QB) 29/10/2004

Collins Stewart Ltd & Another v The Financial Times Ltd

[2004] EWHC 2337 (QB); [2005] EMLR 64 20/10/2004

Maccaba v Lichtenstein (No 2 – mode of trial)

02/04/2004 02/04/2004

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

King v Lewis

[2004] EWHC 168 (QB) 06/02/2004

Oduro v Time Life

[2003] EWHC 1787 (QB) 30/07/2003

Abu v MGN Ltd

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

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

Basham v Gregory (No.2)

[1998] EWCA Civ 1137 02/07/1998

Basham v Gregory

21/02/1996 21/02/1996

McDonalds Corp v Steel and Morris

[1995] 3 All ER 615 25/03/1994

Privacy and Confidence

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) 16/04/2014

RocknRoll v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2013] EWHC 24 (Ch) 17/01/2013

Mosley v UK

Application no. 48009/08; [2012] EMLR 1 10/05/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2011] EWCA Civ 42 31/01/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 2979 (QB) 18/11/2010

Donald v Ntuli

[2010] EWCA Civ 1276 16/11/2010

Imerman v Imerman

[2009] EWHC 3486 (Fam) 11/12/2009

White v Withers LLP & Ors (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 1122 27/10/2009

White v Withers LLP & Dearle

[2008] EWHC 2821 19/11/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

[2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] EMLR 20; The Times, 30 July 2008 24/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

[2008] EWHC 2341 01/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 1)

[2008] EWHC 687 (QB) 09/04/2008

L v L and H (a firm)

[2007] EWHC 140 (QB); [2007] 2 FLR 171 01/02/2007

McKennitt v Ash (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1714; [2008] QB 73; [2007] 3 WLR 194; [2007] EMLR 113; The Times, 20 December 2006 14/12/2006

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 21/12/2005

A v B, C & D

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 13/07/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 18/05/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 07/11/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 11/04/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 03/03/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 12/02/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 27/01/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 21/12/2000

Sports Law

Modi & IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWCA Civ 937 29/07/2011

King v Lewis

[2004] EWHC 168 (QB) 06/02/2004

Data Protection

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) 16/04/2014

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 18/05/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 07/11/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 11/04/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 03/03/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 12/02/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 27/01/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 21/12/2000

Reporting the Courts

Church v MGN Limited

[2012] EWHC 693 (QB); [2012] EMLR 28 28/03/2012

Administrative Law

R (Associated Newspapers Ltd) v Rt Hon Sir Brian Leveson (as Chairman of the Leveson Inquiry)

[2012] EWHC 57 (Admin) 20/01/2012

Foreign Jurisdictions

Richardson v Schwarzenegger & Others

[2004] EWHC 2422 (QB) 29/10/2004

King v Lewis

[2004] EWHC 168 (QB) 06/02/2004

General Common Law

Imerman v Imerman

[2009] EWHC 3486 (Fam) 11/12/2009

White v Withers LLP & Ors (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 1122 27/10/2009

Harassment

(1) Ting Lan Hong (2) Child KLM v XYZ & Ors

[2011] EWHC 2995 (QB) 18/11/2011

Human Rights

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) 16/04/2014

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

Mosley v UK

Application no. 48009/08; [2012] EMLR 1 10/05/2011

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

[2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] EMLR 20; The Times, 30 July 2008 24/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

[2008] EWHC 2341 01/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 1)

[2008] EWHC 687 (QB) 09/04/2008

McKennitt v Ash (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1714; [2008] QB 73; [2007] 3 WLR 194; [2007] EMLR 113; The Times, 20 December 2006 14/12/2006

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 21/12/2005

A v B, C & D

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 13/07/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 18/05/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 07/11/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 11/04/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 03/03/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 12/02/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 27/01/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 21/12/2000

Injunctive Relief

RocknRoll v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2013] EWHC 24 (Ch) 17/01/2013

(1) Ting Lan Hong (2) Child KLM v XYZ & Ors

[2011] EWHC 2995 (QB) 18/11/2011

Mosley v UK

Application no. 48009/08; [2012] EMLR 1 10/05/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2011] EWCA Civ 42 31/01/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 2979 (QB) 18/11/2010

Donald v Ntuli

[2010] EWCA Civ 1276 16/11/2010

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 1)

[2008] EWHC 687 (QB) 09/04/2008

A v B, C & D

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 13/07/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 18/05/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 21/12/2000

Media Law

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) 16/04/2014

RocknRoll v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2013] EWHC 24 (Ch) 17/01/2013

R (Associated Newspapers Ltd) v Rt Hon Sir Brian Leveson (as Chairman of the Leveson Inquiry)

[2012] EWHC 57 (Admin) 20/01/2012

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) 24/05/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

[2011] EWCA Civ 42 31/01/2011

JIH v News Group Newspapers (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 2979 (QB) 18/11/2010

Donald v Ntuli

[2010] EWCA Civ 1276 16/11/2010

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

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 29/06/2010

Hays Plc v Hartley

[2010] EWHC 1068 (QB) 17/05/2010

Dee v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 2)

[2010] EWHC 924 (QB); [2010] EMLR 20 28/04/2010

Bowman v MGN Ltd

[2010] EWHC 895 (QB) 26/04/2010

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 24/03/2010

Winslet v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2009] EWHC 2735 (QB); [2010] EMLR 11 03/11/2009

Desmond v Bower (CA)

[2009] EWCA Civ 667 07/07/2009

Johnson v MGN Ltd

[2009] EWHC 1481 (QB) 24/06/2009

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

[2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] EMLR 20; The Times, 30 July 2008 24/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

[2008] EWHC 2341 01/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 1)

[2008] EWHC 687 (QB) 09/04/2008

McKennitt v Ash (CA)

[2006] EWCA Civ 1714; [2008] QB 73; [2007] 3 WLR 194; [2007] EMLR 113; The Times, 20 December 2006 14/12/2006

Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd

[2006] EWHC 320 (QB); [2007] 2 WLR 595; [2006] 3 All ER 357; [2006] EMLR 476; The Times, 29 March 2006 28/02/2006

Moss v Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd

03/02/2006 03/02/2006

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 21/12/2005

A v B, C & D

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 13/07/2005

McKeith v News Group Newspapers Ltd

[2005] EWHC 1162 (QB); [2005] EMLR 780 14/06/2005

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 18/05/2005

Collins Stewart Limited & Another v The Financial Times Ltd (No 2)

[2005] EWHC 262 (QB); [2006] EMLR 100 25/02/2005

Collins Stewart Ltd & Another v The Financial Times Ltd

[2004] EWHC 2337 (QB); [2005] EMLR 64 20/10/2004

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 07/11/2003

Oduro v Time Life

[2003] EWHC 1787 (QB) 30/07/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 11/04/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 03/03/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 12/02/2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 27/01/2003

Abu v MGN Ltd

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

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 21/12/2000

Basham v Gregory (No.2)

[1998] EWCA Civ 1137 02/07/1998

Basham v Gregory

21/02/1996 21/02/1996

Publishing

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

[2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] EMLR 20; The Times, 30 July 2008 24/07/2008

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 1)

[2008] EWHC 687 (QB) 09/04/2008

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 21/12/2005

Phillipps v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

[2004] EWHC 190 (QB); [2004] 1 WLR 2106; [2004] 2 All ER 455; [2004] EMLR 218 10/02/2004

Oduro v Time Life

[2003] EWHC 1787 (QB) 30/07/2003

Cook & Carlton Communications Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 1070 (QB) 21/05/2002

Elite Model Agency v BBC

24/05/2001 24/05/2001

Basham v Gregory (No.2)

[1998] EWCA Civ 1137 02/07/1998

Basham v Gregory

21/02/1996 21/02/1996

Articles

Recent Developments in Defamation

By David Sherborne. 15 Sep 2004

Publications

The Law of Privacy and the Media

Oxford University Press

By David Sherborne. 17 Oct 2002

News

9 May 2014

Russell Brand accepts libel damages and apology

Settlement with Sun on Sunday over cheating claims

16 Apr 2014

Paul Weller succeeds in High Court privacy claim

High Court grants children damages for misuse of private information

31 Mar 2014

High Court hears Weller privacy trial

Privacy claim brought by musician’s children in respect of MailOnline photographs

22 Oct 2012

Jury awards libel damages to Frankie Boyle

Mirror Group Newspapers found liable in relation to “racist comedian” allegation.

21 May 2012

Leveson Inquiry

Availability of 5RB counsel

20 Jan 2012

Leveson challenge dismissed

Administrative Court upholds anonymous evidence decision

10 Nov 2011

Leveson Inquiry Starts

Inquiry into press ethics: opening submissions

28 Oct 2011

5RB tops Chambers and Partners 2012

Adam Wolanski wins Defamation and Privacy Junior Barrister of the Year

27 Sep 2011

Mosley refused ECHR Grand Chamber

Prior notification crusade concludes

27 Sep 2011

‘Truly experts’

The Legal 500 review 2012

20 May 2011

Phone hacking test cases chosen

Five lead and five reserve lead cases to go forward

10 May 2011

ECHR rejects Mosley privacy application

Pre-notification of privacy subjects unnecessary, Strasbourg court rules

15 Apr 2011

Phone hacking ‘test’ cases to be tried

Vos J orders parties to identify 4 or 5 cases to go forward to determine common issues in News of the World claims

31 Jan 2011

‘JIH’ wins privacy appeal

Anonymity granted to privacy claimant until trial

5 Nov 2010

5RB tops directory ranking

Chambers & Partners 2011 edition praises set

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

26 Apr 2010

Les Mis star wins libel compensation

But actor Simon Bowman ordered to pay majority of costs after rejecting settlement offers

4 Nov 2009

Cole settles privacy claim

Footballer’s claim over “kiss-and-tell” newspaper articles ends with settlement

3 Nov 2009

Kate Winslet wins libel apology ruling

Statements in Open Court available under offer of amends regime

24 Sep 2009

5RB’s juniors: the Legal 500 verdict

What the legal directory had to say about 5RB's junior barristers

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

31 Oct 2008

Speedy trial for Sienna Miller

Trial of actress' harassment and privacy claim against Big Pictures to be expedited

30 Sep 2008

Sienna Miller wins photo damages

Actress succeeds in privacy action against the Daily Star

27 Aug 2008

Sir Salman Rushdie slurs declared false

Former protection officer apologises for allegations about author in book

24 Jul 2008

Max Mosley awarded £60,000

FIA President wins record privacy damages against News Group

14 Jul 2008

Max Mosley privacy trial concludes

5RB's James Price QC and Mark Warby QC deliver closing speeches

1 Jul 2008

Mosley damages claim survives

Attempt to strike out claim for exemplary damages in privacy action fails

9 Apr 2008

Mosley refused ‘orgy’ injunction

'No point' in preventing News of the World showing video on website, rules Eady J

18 Jan 2008

Sienna Miller wins privacy action

Actress granted default judgment and injunction against photographer

15 Dec 2007

Kidman wins libel damages

Actress settles claim over perfume allegations

23 Nov 2007

Blairs win privacy payout

Daily Mail pays damages to charity for long-lens holiday photographs

8 Nov 2007

5RB tops Chambers & Partners review

20 Barristers rated and recommended in the new annual survey

20 Sep 2007

5RB tops Legal 500

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

29 Mar 2007

WPP libel and privacy case settles

Sir Martin Sorrell accepts £120,000 in damages

14 Mar 2007

WPP libel and privacy trial begins

Sir Martin Sorrell claims former WPP consultant responsible for blog and email

14 Dec 2006

New blow for kiss and tell?

McKennitt v Ash: Court of Appeal hands down judgment in major privacy case

21 Nov 2006

Privacy case in the Court of Appeal

McKennitt v Ash appeal begins today

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

3 Feb 2006

Further cocaine allegation allowed in Moss libel case

Supermodel must answer drug claims in action against Five

26 Oct 2005

£250,000 damages for Rupert Lowe

Southampton FC Chairman wins libel case against The Times

24 Oct 2005

Chambers’ Review: 5RB top again

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

21 Sep 2005

5RB tops annual Legal 500 Review

17 barristers named as leaders in their field

13 Dec 2004

Douglas v Hello! in the CA

Appeals being heard this week

5 Nov 2004

5RB top in Chambers & Partners Review

Seventeen 5RB members ranked

29 Oct 2004

Schwarzenegger faces libel claim

High Court rules that case can proceed in London

20 Oct 2004

Collins Stewart damages claim trimmed

High Court strikes out part of special damages claim against FT

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

7 Sep 2004

McLibel pair in new appeal bid

New ECHR challenge to denial of legal aid

25 Jun 2004

Maccaba loses ‘Indecent Proposal’ Case

Longest-running slander claim ends in defeat

3 Feb 2004

Douglas v Hello!

Judgment available

3 Nov 2003

Royal Controversy

5RB Instructed

8 Apr 2003

Douglas v Hello!

Judgment In!