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Congratulations to Victoria Simon-Shore

5RB is delighted to congratulate Victoria Simon-Shore, who last week obtained an impressive personal best, running the Tokyo Marathon in only 2:53:33! This achievement was particularly special, as it completes Victoria’s sixth star for the… Read More »

Injunction granted over tweets in Soriano v Silverstein

A High Court Judge has granted businessman Walter Soriano an injunction to enforce undertakings made by a US blogger not to repeat defamatory allegations. Mr Soriano previously brought libel proceedings against Richard Silverstein after he published… Read More »

Season’s Greetings

Chambers will close at 1pm Friday the 23rd December. We will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January ’23.  Our email will be monitored throughout the holiday period.

Richard Hartley KC 1932-2022

5RB has learnt with great sadness of the death of Richard Hartley, the former Head of Chambers at 1 Brick Court. Joint Head of 5RB Jane Phillips said: “We were incredibly sad, over the weekend,… Read More »

Aaronson v Stones libel trial begins

The trial of Mr Jack Aaronson’s libel claim against Mr Marcus Stones began in the High Court today, Monday 12 December 2022, before Mr Justice Julian Knowles. The Claimant, Mr Aaronson, also known as “Dominic… Read More »

Panorama reporter wins libel claim

John Ware, the reporter who in June 2019 presented the Panorama documentary Is Labour Anti-Semitic has won his libel claim against Paddy French, the editor of the website Press Gang. Shortly before the December 2019… Read More »