Year: 2016

New decision on serious harm

On 26 April 2016 Mr Justice Warby handed down judgment following the trial of preliminary issues in the case of (1) Khalid Undre, (2) Down to Earth London Ltd v London Borough of Harrow [2016]… Read More »

10th Annual 5RB Quiz

5RB hosted its 10th annual charity pub quiz last night, to raise funds for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Teams from many leading solicitors firms and media organisations competed over seven rounds of… Read More »

5RB at the Big Voice London Moots

5RB’s Adam Speker and Felicity McMahon were amongst the judges for the quarter finals of the Big Voice London Mooting Competition 2015. Teams consisted of one BPTC/LPC/GDL/LLM student and one sixth-form student.  Each student was… Read More »

5RB welcomes back Victoria Simon-Shore

Victoria Shore returns to full time practice today having been away from Chambers on maternity leave. She will now practice under her married name; Victoria Simon-Shore.

New Senior Clerk: Andrew Love

Following the retirement of Kim Janes after 25 years as senior clerk, Andrew Love has taken over as 5RB senior clerk. Andrew joined Chambers as junior clerk in 1995, and has been a valued member… Read More »

Jimmy White Libel Claim Settles

The snooker player Jimmy White settled his claim against Express Newspapers on the second day of a damages hearing.  The claim was in respect of an article published in the Daily Star Sunday in June 2012… Read More »

Farewell to Kim

Kim Janes, who has worked with us at 5RB (and before that at 10 South Square) since 1972, retires today. She has been our senior clerk for 25 of those years. Joint head of 5RB,… Read More »

Harassment Warning Challenge to Proceed

A journalist and a newspaper publisher have been granted permission to bring a judicial review claim in respect of a Prevention from Harassment Warning. Gareth Davies, a journalist at the Croydon Advertiser, and Local World… Read More »

Conde Nast fined for contempt

Conde Nast has been fined £10,000 for contempt of court in respect of an article published in the April 2014 edition of GQ magazine concerning the phone hacking trial (R v Brooks and Others). In… Read More »