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5RB Media Law Barristers' Chambers, Insight Evening and Work Experience Placement



For the first time, BVL is formally partnering with media law barristers' chambers, 5RB, to offer our students two exciting opportunities:


1. A virtual media law insight evening, open to students across England and Wales.

2. In person work experience for two students.


To be eligible to apply for a work experience placement, you must first attend the insight evening.


The insight evening will run one evening on a date to be confirmed in October 2023. 

Apply now:

The only eligibility requirements we have are that you will be 16 years or over at the time of the project and that you are studying for your A-Levels (or equivalent) at a non-fee paying school. All of our projects are free of charge for all students. 

To apply complete a brief application form by clicking here. The deadline for applications is 7pm on Friday 15th September 2023.

Other information about 5RB:

5RB’s members act for both claimants and defendants and often provide pre-publication advice to leading publishing houses, broadcasters and newspapers.

Recent cases in which 5RB’s barristers have acted, include:

  1. Johnny Depp v News Group Newspapers, in which Johnny Depp brought a libel claim against The Sun newspaper over an allegation that he beat his then-wife, Amber Heard, and caused her to suffer serious injury. Mr Depp lost the claim, as the judge found the allegation to be true. 

  2. The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers, in which the Duchess successfully sued the Mail on Sunday for misuse of private information and copyright infringement for publishing excerpts from a private letter she wrote to her father.

  3. Various Claimants v Mirror Group Newspapers, in which celebrities and other public figures (including Prince Harry) brought claims against the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People Newspapers over claims that its journalists hacked their voicemails and engaged in unlawful information gathering in the late 1990s and early 2000s. MGN denies many of the allegations.

  4. Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney (the “Wagatha Christie” case), in which Ms Vardy sued Ms Rooney in libel over claims that she leaked private information about Ms Rooney to The Sun newspaper. The court found in Ms Rooney’s favour and held that the allegations were true


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