Category: News

5RB End of Trinity Term 2021 talk

5RB‘s Adam Speker QC, Kate Wilson and Julian Santos discuss some of the important decisions handed down in the Trinity Term 2021 including, Hijazi v Yaxley-Lennon Lachaux v Independent Print Limited & Evening Standard Limited Abbasi & another v Newcastle… Read More »

News from the Clerks’ Room

Following Jamie Clack’s recent departure, we are pleased to announce that Antony Braeger has been promoted to the role of Deputy Senior Clerk. Additionally, Georgina Gills and Sam Dempsey have both joined the team as… Read More »

Academic awarded £70,000 in damages over blog

Mr Justice Saini awarded substantial libel and harassment damages following the judgment handed down this morning in Blackledge v Person(s) Unknown. The claimant, a senior academic, was the victim of a campaign of online abuse in the form… Read More »

Judgment in Lachaux

Over seven years on since the first publication of the offending articles in The Independent, i and the Evening Standard, Bruno Lachaux has won his long-running claim for libel against the newspapers’ publishers. He has… Read More »

Jonathan Barnes formally appointed QC

15 March 2021 Jonathan Barnes – along with the other 2021 silks – has this morning (15 March 2021) received his letters patent by email from the Crown Office. He is now therefore officially designated… Read More »

Lachaux s.4 trial heard remotely

The trial of liability in the long-running libel case of Lachaux v Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd started on 22 February 2021 and is due to conclude on 1 March. It was heard… Read More »

Barrister of the week: William Bennett QC

William Bennett has been named by The Lawyer as its “Barrister of the Week”.  The magazine published an article about his work which featured his recent involvement in the Duke of Sussex’s libel claim against… Read More »