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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 »

5RB announces new tenants

Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of 5RB, is delighted to announce that Hope Williams and Gemma McNeil-Walsh have been offered tenancy after successful completion of their pupillage. “Pupillage undertaken remotely during the pandemic has not… Read More »

5RB End of Trinity Term 2021 talk

5RB‘s Adam Speker QC, Kate Wilson and Julian Santos discuss some of the important decisions handed down in the Trinity Term 2021 including, Hijazi v Yaxley-Lennon Lachaux v Independent Print Limited & Evening Standard Limited Abbasi & another v Newcastle… Read More »

News from the Clerks’ Room

Following Jamie Clack’s recent departure, we are pleased to announce that Antony Braeger has been promoted to the role of Deputy Senior Clerk. Additionally, Georgina Gills and Sam Dempsey have both joined the team as… Read More »

Academic awarded £70,000 in damages over blog

Mr Justice Saini awarded substantial libel and harassment damages following the judgment handed down this morning in Blackledge v Person(s) Unknown. The claimant, a senior academic, was the victim of a campaign of online abuse in the form… Read More »