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Contacting 5RB during the Covid-19 lockdown

Although 5RB‘s premises are closed during the lockdown, chambers continues in full operation remotely. Please assist us by sending documents and instructions electronically. If hard copies are required, please liaise with the clerking team to… 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 »

Duke of Sussex libel settlement

A statement in open court has been read on behalf of the Duke of Sussex, thereby concluding his claim for libel against Associated Newspapers Limited. On 25 October 2020 the Mail on Sunday published the… Read More »

Jonathan Barnes appointed to QC

5RB is delighted that Jonathan Barnes is included in the announcement of new QCs for 2021. Jonathan has spent his entire career at the Bar with 5RB – joining as a pupil in 1999. Before that he… Read More »

The Times pays libel damages to Barbara Hewson

The Times today stated in its Corrections & Clarifications column that the allegation made in an article published in April 2017 (and until recently on The Times website) that the barrister Barbara Hewson had made… Read More »