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Dan Poulter MP receives apology and damages

Dr Daniel Poulter, Conservative Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, hospital doctor and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health has settled his claims for libel, misuse of private… Read More »

Three members of 5RB appointed as QCs

5RB is delighted that Adam Wolanski, William Bennett and Christina Michalos have been announced as new Queen’s Counsel. Adam Wolanski was the 2017-18 Chambers and Partners ‘Junior of the Year’ in the privacy and defamation category…. Read More »

Patrick McCafferty given silk in Australia

5RB are pleased to announce that Associate Member Patrick McCafferty has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in Queensland. On the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Queensland, McCafferty was granted silk along with 8 other barristers…. Read More »

Lachaux Supreme Court hearing

The Supreme Court heard an appeal on 13/14 November that will determine how section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013 and the ‘serious harm’ requirement it describes are to be interpreted. The Defendants (Independent Print… Read More »

5RB top in Chambers & Partners rankings

Legal directory Chambers and Partners newest edition has the following praise for Chambers: 5RB is seen by market sources as a “leading set with many heavyweights in the field” of defamation and privacy law and… Read More »

Chambers Bar Awards 2018

5RB is pleased to announce that Adrienne Page QC has been named Defamation Silk of the Year at the annual Chambers & Partners Bar awards held on 25 October 2018. Adrienne is currently representing Bruno… Read More »

Ben Hamer joins 5RB

5RB welcomes Ben Hamer as a new member of Chambers after a successful pupillage. During his pupillage Ben was supervised by Adam Wolanski, Jonathan Barnes, Richard Munden and Adam Speker. He worked on numerous cases… Read More »

Information Commissioner apologises

An appeal against a Monetary Penalty Notice imposed on a business for an alleged breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) has been resolved after the Information Commissioner said she would not… Read More »

Conference5RB 2018

Conference5RB was held on 26 September 2018 at IET Savoy Place. Emma Bate, General Counsel for the ICO, delivered the keynote speech, discussing the most significant issues facing the ICO and industry.  These included issues… Read More »

Chambers Bar Awards 2018

5RB is pleased to announce that we have once again been shortlisted for Defamation Set of the Year based on research conducted for the next edition of Chambers UK.  In addition, Adrienne Page QC and Justin Rushbrooke QC have been… Read More »