Year: 2014

CQC apologises to Jill Finney

The CQC has settled the libel and Human Rights Act claims brought against it by its former Deputy Chief Executive Jill Finney following a mediation last week. The CQC has published the following apology on… Read More »

‘Plebgate’ Judgment

Today Mr Justice Mitting gave judgment on the preliminary issue of whether the words complained of were substantially true in the claims between Andrew Mitchell MP, News Group Newspapers publishers of The Sun, and PC… Read More »

Desmond Browne QC named silk of the year

Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of Chambers at 5RB, was awarded Silk of the Year in the IP, IT and Media category at the Legal 500 Awards ceremony held on the 26th November 2014. “The Legal… Read More »

Adam Speker at #AvoidtheScandal

5RB’s Adam Speker was one of four panellists who spoke at Kingsley Napley’s Private Lives, Public Events event on Tuesday evening. The event was called Everyone loves a scandal… But what if it is about… Read More »

“Plebgate” trial begins

One of the most high profile libel trials of recent years starts at Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday 17 November. The “Plebgate” trial, heard by Mr Justice Mitting, will determine… Read More »

5RB tops Chambers & Partners 2015

5RB have once again been ranked as a Band 1 set for Defamation & Privacy in Chambers & Partners annual review of the Bar. 5RB was also ranked for Media & Entertainment, with Jacob Dean… Read More »

Third Time Unlucky

The Times has made a statement in open court apologising to the Reverends Riviere and Such for publishing the article Love-split vicar sees church burn to the ground.  The current news event reported upon was the… Read More »

Legal 500 Awards 2014

5RB is pleased to announce that Desmond Browne QC has been named IP, IT and Media Silk of Year in the Legal 500 2014 Bar Awards. Desmond Browne QC is joint Head of Chambers at… Read More »