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5RB recruiting third six pupil

Due to an increasingly high volume of work, 5RB are seeking to recruit a third six pupil, with a view to tenancy. 5RB is the leading set specialising in all areas of media and communications… Read More »

Pre-Trial Review in Millett v Corbyn

Mr Justice Nicklin will on Monday hear the pre-trial review (PTR) of a libel action brought by a blogger, Richard Millett, against the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP.  The 15-day trial is listed to begin… Read More »

New Gatley published

The latest edition of the leading defamation textbook Gatley on Libel and Slander was published on 27 May. The book offers comprehensive, up to date, coverage of English law on the topic. It features new… Read More »

Wright v McCormack libel trial commences

The libel trial in Wright v McCormack commenced in the High Court on Monday 23 May, before Mr Justice Chamberlain. The Claimant, Dr Craig Wright, is well-known within the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency community, and avers… Read More »

New judgment in ‘MI5 agent’ case

A final judgment has been released in the AG v BBC ‘MI5 agent’ case which confirms the scope of information that the BBC is able to broadcast. The injunction order will contain a general provision… Read More »

‘MI5 agent’ case: Interim Injunction Granted

The High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining the BBC from broadcasting a programme identifying ‘X’, an alleged covert human intelligence source (‘CHIS’) for MI5. The BBC alleges that X is a dangerous extremist… Read More »

EMLR editor change

5RB‘s Godwin Busuttil and former member of chambers HHJ Richard Parkes QC have retired as editors of the Entertainment and Media Law Reports. Issue 3 of 2022 will be their last. They will be succeeded… Read More »

Sir Charles Gray

5RB has learnt with great regret of the death of Sir Charles Gray. Joint Head of Chambers Desmond Browne QC said: “I was terribly sad to receive the news that Charles died yesterday.  Sir Charles… Read More »

Statement in open court in Ashley v TNL

A joint statement in open court has been read today in a libel claim brought by Mike Ashley. Between 16 and 18 July 2020, TNL, the publisher of The Times, published seven articles in various… Read More »

BBC MI5 case: open hearing held

An open hearing was held yesterday in proceedings brought by the Attorney General for an injunction against the BBC in respect of a planned report about an MI5 agent.  The BBC alleges that the agent… Read More »

‘MI5 agent’ case details released

Details of the claim brought by the government to prevent a broadcast by the BBC about an alleged MI5 agent were today made public. Following the decision by the Attorney General not to appeal last… Read More »