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Meaning decision in Dyson v C4

A ruling on meaning has been handed down in the long-running litigation between companies in the Dyson Group and the broadcasters Channel 4 and ITN. In the decision by HHJ Lewis, handed down on 27… Read More »

5RB hosts BVL student internship

Last week, 5RB hosted students from BVL, a social mobility charity which provides guidance and opportunities to aspiring lawyers aged 16-18. Over two days, the students were given talks on defamation by Adrienne Page KC… Read More »

Judgment in rare slander trial 

The defamation claim in Griffin v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust was made over a telephone call to follow up an employment reference provided by the Defendant about the Claimant. The claim was successfully defended… Read More »

Judgment in Blake and others v Fox

Following a trial of preliminary issues and subsequent appeal, on 29 January 2024 Mrs Justice Collins Rice handed down judgment in the substantive libel trial of Blake and others v Fox ([2024] EWHC 146 (KB))…. Read More »

Pupillage: 5RB seeking to recruit for 2025

5RB is seeking to recruit up to two pupils to begin their 12-month training in October 2025. Applications must be made through the Pupillage Gateway system by midnight on 7 February 2024. Information about the… Read More »

Richard Rampton KC

We are incredibly sad to announce the death of Richard Rampton KC, our valued colleague, friend, and former Head of Chambers at 1 Brick Court. Joint Head of 5RB, Jane Phillips, said: “Richard was a… Read More »

Source protection in the High Court

The High Court has today handed down judgment refusing applications by Stokoe Partnership Solicitors and Karam al Sadeq for non-party disclosure orders against the Sunday Times, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and its editor, Franz… Read More »

David Sherborne named The Times Lawyer of the Week

David Sherborne has been named “Lawyer of the Week” by The Times, following the handing down of judgment last Friday in the Mirror phone hacking litigation. The article references David’s successful appearance in that litigation… Read More »

Judgment in Mirror phone hacking trial

Judgment has been handed down today in several claims for phone hacking and related unlawful information gathering against MGN Ltd, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People newspapers. Four representative cases have… Read More »

Holiday opening hours

Over the holiday period Chambers will close at 2pm on Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We will monitor our email,, throughout the holiday period; however, for any urgent matters,… Read More »

5RB hosts Media Law Insight Evening for BVL students

On 6 December, 5RB invited students on this year’s programme to a virtual insight evening. The session included introductory talks from Jane Phillips (Joint Head of Chambers), Luke Browne and Gemma McNeil-Walsh on defamation, harassment and privacy law; a view… Read More »