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Brexit: business as usual for GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a statement (29 January 2020) recording that until 31 December 2020 – the Brexit transition period – data protection law and its enforcement will continue as before.  The… Read More »

New Silk at 5RB

5RB is delighted that Adam Speker has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel. The formal ceremony will be on 16 March 2020. Adam was called to the Bar in 1999 and has practised at 5RB since… Read More »

Season’s Greetings from 5RB

Over the holiday period Chambers will be open on Monday 23rd December 2019 as usual and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We will monitor our email throughout the holiday period; however, for any urgent matters, please… Read More »

Credit report not defamatory

In a judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Jay determined preliminary issues in a libel claim brought in respect of a credit report about the Claimant, Triaster Limited, published by Dun & Bradstreet Limited. The… Read More »

High Court to hear Anna Turley defamation claim

The trial of Anna Turley’s libel action against Unite the Union and Stephen Walker of The Skwawkbox blog starts today before Mr Justice Nicklin. Kate Wilson, instructed by Simon Gallant of Hamlins LLP, represents Ms Turley.

Supreme Court begins hearing Morrisons data claim

Various Claimants v Morrisons Supermarkets plc  is a group litigation claim on behalf of 5,518 claimant employees of Morrisons concerning a data leak in 2014 intentionally carried out by a disgruntled employee who sent the… Read More »

5RB sweeps the board at Bar Awards

5RB, media and communications law barristers, was named Defamation Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards held 31 October 2019. Justin Rushbrooke QC was named Silk of the Year and Godwin Busuttil… Read More »