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Afghanistan Inquiry: Reporting restrictions sought

The public inquiry set up to investigate allegations that British special forces unlawfully killed detainees and others in Afghanistan will today hear arguments over reporting restrictions. The Ministry of Defence and Royal Military Police are seeking… Read More »

Applications in Duke of Sussex v NGN

Mr Justice Fancourt will hear two applications today in Duke of Sussex v NGN. The Duke of Sussex’s claim, against the publisher of the News of the World and The Sun, is for misuse of… Read More »

‘Statin deniers’ libel trial begins today

On 3 March 2019, the Mail on Sunday published a feature article entitled “The deadly propaganda of the statin deniers”, together with some related material. The Claimants, respectively a freelance researcher and practising GP, claim… Read More »

5RB supporting London Legal Walk 2023

  5RB had a great time battling the heat in the 2023 London Legal Walk last night raising funds in aid of the London Legal Support Trust which supports frontline free legal advice charities. Over 16,000… Read More »

Appeal dismissed in Stoute v NGN

The Court of Appeal today dismissed the appeal brought by Mr and Mrs Stoute in Stoute v News Group Newspapers. Mr and Mrs Stoute argue that they have a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect… Read More »

Statement in Dinah Rose KC case

A high-profile legal dispute between Dinah Rose KC and The Times has reached a resolution today following the making of a statement in open court and the publication of an apology. The case concerned an… Read More »

Alexandra Marzec appointed Deputy Master

5RB is delighted to announce that Alexandra Marzec has been appointed as a Deputy Master of the King’s Bench Division, by the Lord Chief Justice. Alexandra will continue in full-time practice from 5RB.

Stoute v News Group Newspapers Ltd

An appeal by Mr and Mrs Stoute against News Group Newspapers Ltd will be heard in the Court of Appeal today. Mr and Mrs Stoute obtained an urgent interim injunction restraining The Sun from publishing… Read More »

Phone hacking trial to begin

The trial of several claims for phone hacking and related unlawful information gathering against MGN Ltd, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People newspapers, is set to begin tomorrow at the Rolls… Read More »

5RB Charity Quiz Night

5RB hosted its 15th annual charity quiz last night to raise funds for Advocate and the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Teams from 25 firms and media organisations gathered to compete over six rounds of questions, with the quiz… Read More »