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Christmas opening hours

Over the holiday period Chambers will close on Friday 24th December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022. We will monitor our email clerks@5RB.com throughout the holiday period; however, for any urgent matters, please contact either Andrew… Read More »

Chambers Bar Awards 2021

5RB is pleased to announce that Jane Phillips has been named Media, Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection Junior of the Year at the annual Chambers & Partners Bar awards held on 18 November 2021. Jane… Read More »

Lloyd v Google Supreme Court decision

5RB‘s Jonathan Barnes QC moderates Felicity McMahon and Jonathan Scherbel-Ball as they review the key points arising from the 10 November 2021 Supreme Court judgment in the much anticipated  Lloyd v Google case. 5RB talks – Lloyd v Google SC… Read More »

Hearing over Mountbatten papers

A five-day hearing began today in the First-tier Tribunal over the papers of Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The historian Andrew Lownie is seeking the release of the Mountbattens’ diaries and correspondence archived at Southampton University…. Read More »

Google wins in Supreme Court

Google has succeeded in its much-awaited appeal resisting a representative data protection action brought against it on behalf of some four million iPhone users in England and Wales. The claim was based on Google’s tracking… Read More »

Judgment handed down in George v Cannell & Anor

The claim was brought by Ms George against her former employer, Ms Lynn Cannell of Lynn Cannell Associates, a recruitment agency in Essex specialising in recruitment for estate agents and property companies. Ms George sued… Read More »

Tortoise launches podcast based on cat-fishing case

Website Tortoise media has launched a podcast investigation into the events underlying a ground-breaking privacy claim, which was brought over a nine year “cat-fishing” campaign. The first two episodes of the podcast series, produced by… Read More »

Julie Bindel settles libel claim with PinkNews

Ms Bindel brought proceedings over an article published in May 2020 on the PinkNews website entitled “The ‘gender critical’ feminist movement is a cult that grooms, controls and abuses, according to a lesbian who managed… Read More »