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Latest News, Publications & Podcasts

What does it mean for a belief to not be worthy of respect in a democratic society? In Maya Forstater v CGD Europe and Others UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ, the Employment Appeal Tribunal sought to answer this question....

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021
Grace Gwynne & Alexander Mellis reflect upon recent experience and potential problems with the argument arising from the case of Mason v Laing and failures to serve a first medical report in soft tissue injury RTA Portal cases before obtaining a second report...

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021
No5’s Philip Rule and Benjamin Harrison appeared in the Divisional Court in a claim seeking judicial review of the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice to refuse their client, DK, compensation for a miscarriage of justice pursuant to section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988....

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021
The EAT has recently handed down judgment in Aston and ors v Chief Constable...

Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021
The key point in this article is that in the midst of the persistent and pervasive national housing crisis, appellants need to help themselves, by helping inspectors to fully understand the benefits of new housing proposals. That is the benefits for the local community and the wider area. This ensures the interests that are being articulated and listening to are not just those who are vociferously opposed to new housing because it is located near to their house. But also those who will benefit most obviously from the scheme....

Date: Mon, 24 May 2021
On 12 May 2021, Nicklin J handed down judgment in the case of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham v Persons Unknown [2021] EWHC 1201 (QB). It followed a 2 day final hearing involving 13 barristers. The case grouped together 38 claims in which Traveller Injunctions were granted to be managed by a single judge from October 2020....

Date: Fri, 14 May 2021
No5 Barristers’ Chambers and Robert Hunter, of City Disabilities, explore issues of etiquette around disability and how to avoid causing offence....

Date: Thu, 27 May 2021
The Planning Podcast looks at the long, indeed the seemingly never-ending, examination and considers the scope for and potential impact of reform. With guests Jerry Youle, Inspector and Professional Lead for local plans at the Planning Inspectorate, Satnam Choongh, Planning and Environmental barrister at No5 Barristers' Chambers, Tim Burden and David Murray-Cox, each planning Directors at Turley, Richard Kimblin QC explores the practical problems which can cause local plan examinations to take years, and what might be done to help....

Date: Tue, 25 May 2021

Latest Events

Join Louise Corfield for an Interactive Workshop as she explores different scenarios and problem questions to highlight how to maximise opportunities for settling at mediation....

Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021
Cost: Free
Please join us to celebrate Refugee Week and to welcome our new members with music, comedy and a discussion of recent and future changes in asylum law....

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021
Cost: Free