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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 »

QC succeeds at trial of preliminary issue

Mr Justice Soole has ruled in a trial of preliminary issues in the Claimant’s favour in Alison Morgan QC v Times Newspapers.  The claim arose from an article published by The Times on its front page, Senior Prosecutor under… Read More »

Euromillions winner succeeds in privacy claim

The Euromillions winner Gareth Bull has had judgment entered in his favour against Donna Desporte following the conclusion of a four day trial. Ms Desporte published an autobiography which the trial judge concluded largely concerned… Read More »

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 »