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5RB Annual Quiz 2019

5RB hosted its 12th annual charity pub quiz last night, to raise funds for Advocate and the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Teams from many leading solicitors firms and media organisations competed over seven rounds of questions, with the quiz compered… Read More »

5RB welcomes new members

Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of 5RB, has welcomed our seven new members of Chambers: “The news that One Brick Court will be dissolving has saddened everyone at 5RB. Their members have been our much respected… Read More »

Three 5RB members formally take silk

5RB is delighted to announce that Adam Wolanski QC, William Bennett QC and Christina Michalos QC have today formally taken silk. Chambers’ three new Queen’s Counsel received their letters patent from the Lord Chancellor today… Read More »

Dan Poulter MP receives apology and damages

Dr Daniel Poulter, Conservative Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, hospital doctor and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health has settled his claims for libel, misuse of private… Read More »

Three members of 5RB appointed as QCs

5RB is delighted that Adam Wolanski, William Bennett and Christina Michalos have been announced as new Queen’s Counsel. Adam Wolanski was the 2017-18 Chambers and Partners ‘Junior of the Year’ in the privacy and defamation category…. Read More »

Patrick McCafferty given silk in Australia

5RB are pleased to announce that Associate Member Patrick McCafferty has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in Queensland. On the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Queensland, McCafferty was granted silk along with 8 other barristers…. Read More »

Lachaux Supreme Court hearing

The Supreme Court heard an appeal on 13/14 November that will determine how section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013 and the ‘serious harm’ requirement it describes are to be interpreted. The Defendants (Independent Print… Read More »

5RB top in Chambers & Partners rankings

Legal directory Chambers and Partners newest edition has the following praise for Chambers: 5RB is seen by market sources as a “leading set with many heavyweights in the field” of defamation and privacy law and… Read More »

Chambers Bar Awards 2018

5RB is pleased to announce that Adrienne Page QC has been named Defamation Silk of the Year at the annual Chambers & Partners Bar awards held on 25 October 2018. Adrienne is currently representing Bruno… Read More »