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Latest News, Publications & Podcasts

Workplace vaccination is a hot potato. Many employers want to know whether they can or should adopt...

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021
No5 and Oliver May have been recognised in this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards. No5 has been nominated for Outstanding Set for Diversity and Inclusion whilst Oliver May has been shortlisted in the Future Leader, Diversity and Inclusion Award. No5 has also been shortlisted in the Regional Set of the Year category too....

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021
No5’s Philip Rule defended the ‘Justice 4 The 21 Group’ campaigners Julie Hambleton, Kevin Gormley, John Porter and Michael Lutwyche, who faced trial after refusing to pay penalty notices for an alleged breach of the Covid-19 lockdown measures following a memorial motor rally for the Birmingham pub bombing victims in the city centre on 21 November 2020 which finished with a demonstration outside Lloyd House, West Midlands Police headquarters....

Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021
Planning analysis: The Supreme Court considered a costs challenge concerning a planning statutory review...

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021
Alex Mellis discusses the judgment in Michael v IE&D Hurford Ltd t/a Rainbow [2021] EWHC 2318 (QB) where the High Court has been asked to determine an appeal from the finding at first instance that a claimant was not dishonest, despite obvious problems with the claimant’s case....

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021
Alexander Heylin and Annie Townley successfully acted in the trial on behalf of the 6th and 7th Respondents against whom all claims were dismissed...

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Back for the autumn, the Planning Podcast turns to a five-case legal update...

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021
In this vlog, Dr Louisa Sherlock, No5 barrister and former dental surgeon, discusses Part 35 questions with Charlotte Robinson-Jones...

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021
Dr Louisa Sherlock, barrister and former dental surgeon, hosts the third in a series of dental negligence vlogs....

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

Latest Events

Join No5's Hugh Richards and Tim Jones for as they discuss Gypsies, travellers and injuctions...

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021
Cost: Free
This webinar will offer some explanation of why and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves questioning...

Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021
Cost: Free
Statutory Nuisance: a practical guide for local authorities by Jack Smyth, Howard Leithead, and Sioned Davies...

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021
Cost: Free