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Season’s Greetings from 5RB

Over the holiday period Chambers will be open on Monday 23rd December 2019 as usual and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We will monitor our email throughout the holiday period; however, for any urgent matters, please… Read More »

Credit report not defamatory

In a judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Jay determined preliminary issues in a libel claim brought in respect of a credit report about the Claimant, Triaster Limited, published by Dun & Bradstreet Limited. The… Read More »

High Court to hear Anna Turley defamation claim

The trial of Anna Turley’s libel action against Unite the Union and Stephen Walker of The Skwawkbox blog starts today before Mr Justice Nicklin. Kate Wilson, instructed by Simon Gallant of Hamlins LLP, represents Ms Turley.

Supreme Court begins hearing Morrisons data claim

Various Claimants v Morrisons Supermarkets plc  is a group litigation claim on behalf of 5,518 claimant employees of Morrisons concerning a data leak in 2014 intentionally carried out by a disgruntled employee who sent the… Read More »

5RB sweeps the board at Bar Awards

5RB, media and communications law barristers, was named Defamation Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards held 31 October 2019. Justin Rushbrooke QC was named Silk of the Year and Godwin Busuttil… Read More »

5RB tops 2020 Chambers UK Guide

The 2020 Chambers UK Bar guide recognises 5RB’s expertise in defamation, privacy and data protection “with observers concurring that it is ‘the leading set for media law matters where privacy and reputation are in play.’… Read More »

Welcome to our newest tenant

We are pleased to announce that Lily Walker-Parr has been offered tenancy after successful completion of pupillage. From October, Lily will join 5RB as our 33rd member of chambers. Her supervisors were Jacob Dean, Christina… Read More »

Celebrating 100 years of Women at the Bar

The Bar is marking the centenary this Autumn of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which allowed women for the first time to become barristers. On the following day, 24 December 1919,… Read More »

5RB proudly supports the Koestler Art Awards

Koestler Arts “seek to harness the uniquely transformative power of the arts to motivate prisoners, secure hospital patients and immigration detainees to learn the skills and gain the confidence to live creative, positive and productive… Read More »

JCPC allows appeal in reference innuendo case

On Monday 29 July 2019 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black, Lord Briggs, Lady Arden) handed down judgment allowing the media defendants’ appeal from a decision of the… Read More »

James Price QC retires

Desmond Browne paid tribute to James’s great contribution over the years to building up 5RB to its present strength: “Right to the end of his time, James has been instructed in some of the leading… Read More »