Year: 2019

QC succeeds at trial of preliminary issue

Mr Justice Soole has ruled in a trial of preliminary issues in the Claimant’s favour in Alison Morgan QC v Times Newspapers.  The claim arose from an article published by The Times on its front page, Senior Prosecutor under… Read More »

Euromillions winner succeeds in privacy claim

The Euromillions winner Gareth Bull has had judgment entered in his favour against Donna Desporte following the conclusion of a four day trial. Ms Desporte published an autobiography which the trial judge concluded largely concerned… Read More »

Seven new members join 5RB

“It’s official, today, 3 June, 2019, Andrew, Jane, Aidan, Kate, Jonathan, Clara and Ben join 5RB .” Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of 5RB, welcomes our seven new members of Chambers: “Together with everyone at… Read More »

Serafin wins libel appeal

Lewison, McCombe and Haddon-Cave LJJ overturned the judgment of Jay J in Serafin v Malkiewicz and found the trial had been rendered unfair by the conduct of the Judge. ​Jan Serafin had complained in libel… Read More »

Meaning ruling in Grenfell libel claim

Mr Justice Warby has handed down judgment on meaning in a libel claim brought by Mark Allen against the publishers of The Times. The claim arises from an article published in the aftermath of the… Read More »

Parties named in abduction ruling

The Mother and Maternal Grandfather of two girls who have been unlawfully retained in the Ukraine in breach of Court orders have been identified with the permission of a decision of Mr Justice Mostyn. Orders… Read More »