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Seven new members join 5RB

“It’s official, today, 3 June, 2019, Andrew, Jane, Aidan, Kate, Jonathan, Clara and Ben join 5RB .” Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of 5RB, welcomes our seven new members of Chambers: “Together with everyone at… Read More »

Serafin wins libel appeal

Lewison, McCombe and Haddon-Cave LJJ overturned the judgment of Jay J in Serafin v Malkiewicz and found the trial had been rendered unfair by the conduct of the Judge. ​Jan Serafin had complained in libel… Read More »

Meaning ruling in Grenfell libel claim

Mr Justice Warby has handed down judgment on meaning in a libel claim brought by Mark Allen against the publishers of The Times. The claim arises from an article published in the aftermath of the… Read More »

Parties named in abduction ruling

The Mother and Maternal Grandfather of two girls who have been unlawfully retained in the Ukraine in breach of Court orders have been identified with the permission of a decision of Mr Justice Mostyn. Orders… Read More »

5RB Annual Quiz 2019

5RB hosted its 12th annual charity pub quiz last night, to raise funds for Advocate and the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Teams from many leading solicitors firms and media organisations competed over seven rounds of questions, with the quiz compered… Read More »

5RB welcomes new members

Desmond Browne QC, joint Head of 5RB, has welcomed our seven new members of Chambers: “The news that One Brick Court will be dissolving has saddened everyone at 5RB. Their members have been our much respected… Read More »

Three 5RB members formally take silk

5RB is delighted to announce that Adam Wolanski QC, William Bennett QC and Christina Michalos QC have today formally taken silk. Chambers’ three new Queen’s Counsel received their letters patent from the Lord Chancellor today… Read More »

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 »