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Undertakings appeal in Smith v Backhouse

Asplin, Arnold and Warby LJJ will today hear an appeal on the issue of undertakings made to the court. The original case involved Dr Erica Smith seeking an injunction and damages from Dr Christopher Backhouse… Read More »

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 »