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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 »

Rebekah Vardy ordered to pay indemnity costs

Mrs Justice Steyn has ordered that Rebekah Vardy should pay Coleen Rooney up to £1.5m of costs following the libel trial. Coleen Rooney succeeded with her truth defence, in a judgment handed down in July…. Read More »

Apology to John Ware

A statement in open court has been made as part of the settlement of the libel claim brought by John Ware, the journalist responsible for the edition of Panorama entitled ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?’, against Jewish… Read More »

Second Hearing of Gibraltar public inquiry

The Second Preliminary Hearing in the Inquiry into the Retirement of the Former Commissioner of Police will take place in Gibraltar on Tuesday 20 September 2022.  The Inquiry, chaired by former High Court judge Sir… Read More »