Category: News

New edition of Information Rights published

The 6th edition of Information Rights: A Practitioner’s Guide to Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Other Information Rights has now been published by Bloomsbury.  5RB’s Aidan Eardley KC and Clara Hamer contributed to this edition of this leading practitioner text… Read More »

5RB and members celebrate shortlist

We are delighted to announce 5RB’s nominations in the 2023 Chambers UK Bar Awards. 5RB have been shortlisted for Media, Privacy and Information Law ‘Set of the Year’, Adam Wolanski KC shortlisted for Media, Privacy… Read More »

Strike out judgment in Davidoff v Hargrave

Today, the High Court handed down judgment in respect of the Defendant’s application to strike out the Claimants’ pleaded reference innuendo. The libel claim is brought by four Claimants and concerns a quote tweet and… Read More »

GEO TV seeks summary judgment

GEO TV Limited, which broadcasts the Urdu television channel GEO News in the UK, is applying to HHJ Lewis on Friday 21 July 2023 for summary judgment in a libel claim brought against it by… Read More »

Undertakings appeal in Smith v Backhouse

Asplin, Arnold and Warby LJJ will today hear an appeal on the issue of undertakings made to the court. The original case involved Dr Erica Smith seeking an injunction and damages from Dr Christopher Backhouse… Read More »

Afghanistan Inquiry: Reporting restrictions sought

The public inquiry set up to investigate allegations that British special forces unlawfully killed detainees and others in Afghanistan will today hear arguments over reporting restrictions. The Ministry of Defence and Royal Military Police are seeking… Read More »

Applications in Duke of Sussex v NGN

Mr Justice Fancourt will hear two applications today in Duke of Sussex v NGN. The Duke of Sussex’s claim, against the publisher of the News of the World and The Sun, is for misuse of… Read More »