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‘MI5 agent’ case: Interim Injunction Granted

The High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining the BBC from broadcasting a programme identifying ‘X’, an alleged covert human intelligence source (‘CHIS’) for MI5. The BBC alleges that X is a dangerous extremist… Read More »

EMLR editor change

5RB‘s Godwin Busuttil and former member of chambers HHJ Richard Parkes QC have retired as editors of the Entertainment and Media Law Reports. Issue 3 of 2022 will be their last. They will be succeeded… Read More »

Sir Charles Gray

5RB has learnt with great regret of the death of Sir Charles Gray. Joint Head of Chambers Desmond Browne QC said: “I was terribly sad to receive the news that Charles died yesterday.  Sir Charles… Read More »

Statement in open court in Ashley v TNL

A joint statement in open court has been read today in a libel claim brought by Mike Ashley. Between 16 and 18 July 2020, TNL, the publisher of The Times, published seven articles in various… Read More »

BBC MI5 case: open hearing held

An open hearing was held yesterday in proceedings brought by the Attorney General for an injunction against the BBC in respect of a planned report about an MI5 agent.  The BBC alleges that the agent… Read More »

‘MI5 agent’ case details released

Details of the claim brought by the government to prevent a broadcast by the BBC about an alleged MI5 agent were today made public. Following the decision by the Attorney General not to appeal last… Read More »

Queen’s Bench Guide 2022 published

The new Queen’s Bench Guide has been published.  It is available here. Changes in the new Guide include those in the areas of: Interim and out of hours applications Urgent and Short Applications before the… Read More »

Vardy v Rooney Hearing

A hearing in Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney begins today before Mrs Justice Steyn at the Royal Courts of Justice.  Mrs Rooney applies to amend her Defence, to join Caroline Watt (Mrs Vardy’s agent) to… Read More »

Christina Michalos QC appointed Recorder

On the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Queen has appointed 163 Recorders. 5RB is pleased to announce that effective from 26 January 2022, the Lord… Read More »