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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Fax:
Fax 0121 606 1501
DX:
16075 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.no5.com
Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the words of one solicitor, No5 Barristers Chambers is β€˜a great set with great clerks and great barristers’. It is particularly praised as β€˜innovative and forward-thinking’, and the β€˜wide range of experienced counsel can be called upon and trusted’. Indeed, there are over 230 barristers across four offices, who have expertise in commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory cases. Recent developments saw Michelle Heeley QC, Phil Bradley QC and Stefano Nuvoloni QC take silk, while on the practice management side, Geoff Carr became the London director of clerking, having previously been the senior clerk at family set Fourteen. Carr is part of the β€˜very friendly and approachable’ clerks’ room, led nationally by chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid, who is β€˜always looking for ways to improve the service and meet instructing solicitors’ needs rather than stick to rigid structures’. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In the words of one solicitor, No5 Barristers Chambers is β€˜a great set with great clerks and great barristers’. It is particularly praised as β€˜innovative and forward-thinking’, and the β€˜wide range of experienced counsel can be called upon and trusted’. Indeed, there are over 230 barristers across four offices, who have expertise in commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory cases. Recent developments saw Michelle Heeley QC, Phil Bradley QC and Stefano Nuvoloni QC take silk, while on the practice management side, Geoff Carr became the London director of clerking, having previously been the senior clerk at family set Fourteen. Carr is part of the β€˜very friendly and approachable’ clerks’ room, led nationally by chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid, who is β€˜always looking for ways to improve the service and meet instructing solicitors’ needs rather than stick to rigid structures’. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

The β€˜exceptional’ No5 Barristers Chambers houses a range of experts in commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery matters. Recent work ranges from high-value contractual, company shareholder and partnership disputes, to contested probate and Inheritance Act cases.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A tenacious and pugnacious courtroom performer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent negotiator; shrewd, well prepared, and persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Jones QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An expert in financial services matters.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Angus Burden - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is calm, considered and exceptionally thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has an intelligent and lively mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very personable, client-friendly barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She combines good judgement with excellent research abilities.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Ensaff - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for directors’ disqualification disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for commercial litigation and insolvency matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate with fantastic attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Steven Reed - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent thinker and strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has an incredible eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

No5 Barristers Chambers has a wide range of expertise across construction, planning and environmental matters, including in infrastructure and development projects. In a major highlight for the set, Richard Kimblin QC represented the Secretary of State for Transport in Whitby v Secretary of State for Transport, concerning the impact of a railway infrastructure scheme on a listed building. Up-and-coming barrister Jack Smyth specialises in planning injunctions and frequently appears in the High Court. Kevin Barrett retired in 2016.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Jeremy Cahill QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An expert in planning law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Martin Kingston QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An outstanding advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kimblin QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An exceptional talent with a towering intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1
Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Celina Colquhoun - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She is very client-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Young - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He works tirelessly for his clients’ interests.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Richards - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very strong strategic thinker.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jack Smyth - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A junior with a niche interest in statutory nuisance law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Ensaff - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Clients trust his advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Goatley - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He works hard to achieve good outcomes for clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A smooth operator in legal proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Costs

Paul Joseph at No5 Barristers Chambers has extensive experience in complex costs cases. In 2016, he was instructed by the Ministry of Defence in two cost management hearings regarding alleged personal injury claims made by Iraqi civilians against the British Army following the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Costs – Leading juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in complex and unusual costs matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection

Nageena Khalique QC leads the Court of Protection group at No5 Barristers Chambers, which receives instructions from family members, local authorities and the Official Solicitor in cases involving medical treatment, deprivation of liberty safeguards and issues regarding capacity, among other areas. In 2016, Khalique acted in a personal welfare case concerning the removal of a deaf and mute Congolese girl from her family home following allegations of abuse. In another case, senior junior Abid Mahmood represented Herefordshire Council in a matter concerning a man with mental health issues from a Gypsy Traveller background.

Court of Protection – Leading silks

Nageena Khalique QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Combines a relaxed approach with extensive legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1
Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A forceful and persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

The criminal team at No5 Barristers Chambers has β€˜strength in depth’, housing over 60 criminal barristers, including 16 silks. Members prosecute and defend across a range of criminal work and have expertise in cases of gang violence, multi-handed fraud, drugs conspiracies and high-profile murders. Recent work includes acting in Operation Fry, regarding a series of attempted murders involving factions of rival Birmingham gangs – the Burger Bar and the Johnson Crew – and being instructed in the murder of an inmate at HMP Long Lartin. In 2017, Phil Bradley QC and Michelle Heeley QC took silk, and John O’Higgins joined from Six Pump Court.

Crime – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for serious, multi-defendant crime matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Mason QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate with a superb jury manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonas Hankin QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He always has command of complex evidence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Heywood QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving covert policing.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A fighter in court, who shows good client care.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An expert in fraud and complex crime matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He prosecutes and defends in cases involving murder, fraud and serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

Phil Bradley QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for multi-handed fraud, drugs and money laundering conspiracies.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rex Tedd QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A Rolls-Royce performer.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Alexander Stein - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A specialist in criminal fraud and financial cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Antonie Muller - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A highly respected barrister with excellent communication skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Brian Dean - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in serious crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Singh Sandhu - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Able to get to the heart of complex cases quickly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A fine tactician.’

Ranked: tier 1

John O’Higgins - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A terrifyingly good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A criminal appeal specialist.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Pole - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An astute and articulate young barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

No5 Barristers Chambers is noted for its β€˜comprehensive coverage’ of employment law; members’ specialisms include whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, restrictive covenants, TUPE and discrimination claims.

Employment – Leading juniors

Andrew McGrath - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has a good bedside manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Crow - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An engaging advocate, who is excellent with witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very affable and grounded barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very personable and intelligent, with great client care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin O’Donovan - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in discrimination cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A robust litigator and skilled advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She leaves no stone unturned when building cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He reassures clients with his intelligent and calm approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Methodical, persuasive and quick to grasp the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

No5 Barristers Chambers has β€˜strong counsel at all levels’, whose expertise includes matrimonial finance and care cases with an international element. New silk Stefano Nuvoloni QC was recently instructed in a case involving allegations of rape between two adopted siblings with autism. Adreeja Chatterjee has a niche practice in forced marriage matters and cases of child abduction within and outside the EU. Christopher James retired in 2016.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Lorna Meyer QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A highly regarded silk with a meticulous approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Readily tackles problematic and complex family cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Demonstrates particular expertise in forced marriage cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ashley Wynne - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in all areas of matrimonial finance and cohabitation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Arthur - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A thorough and hardworking barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Juliet Allen - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An incisive cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kristina Brown - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has an eye for detail and great research skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michele Friel - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An astute tactical thinker.’

Ranked: tier 1

Orla Grant - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Feisty in court and indefatigable in pursuing fairness.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She strikes fear into the hearts of her opponents.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An intelligent and passionate advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

No5 Barristers Chambers is recommended for inquests relating to medical errors, suicides of psychiatric patients and people held in custody, and fatal accidents. In 2016, Nageena Khalique QC was instructed regarding re-opening the inquest for the victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings; she represented the families. In another matter, Adam Farrer acted for the government in an inquest into the death of a Dutch sailor, whose vessel was found to be carrying 124kg of cocaine worth around Β£20m.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He provides sound advice that can change a strategy for the better.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nageena Khalique QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She works hard to make clients feel at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Adam Farrer - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An accomplished advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Midland Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers (Birmingham, Leicester)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

No5 Barristers Chambers is β€˜an excellent set’ with two distinct groups for clinical negligence and personal injury matters, containing β€˜an in-depth armoury’ of over 70 members across both teams. The leader of the personal injury group, Paul Bleasdale QC, specialises in industrial disease litigation, particularly in cases involving asbestos claims, deafness and RSI. Chris Bright QC leads the clinical negligence practice.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His attention to detail is exemplary.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very analytical mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜The go-to silk on circuit for high-value personal injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

David Tyack - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Pitchers - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very personable lawyer, who goes the extra mile for clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A knowledgeable barrister, who gives clear, assertive advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Coughlan - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A methodical lawyer with a tenacious approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is adaptable – nothing surprises or flusters him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has in-depth knowledge of complex neurological issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Specialises in fraudulent injury claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She fights her client’s corner with vigour.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Dean - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Cerebral yet down to earth.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Moat - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He cuts through to the heart of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is very good with clients and has strong technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Campbell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A calm and meticulous barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

The property team at No5 Barristers Chambers handles a variety of cases, including conveyancing disputes, restrictive covenants and contractual matters concerning selling and purchasing land. Members act for landlords and tenants in commercial and residential property disputes, as well as matters relating to properties such as mosques and churches.

Property – Leading juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in landlord and tenant disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

No5 Barristers Chambers is a β€˜dynamic’ set with a range of experience across the spectrum of public law, including NHS legislation, asylum law, community care and public procurement. Abid Mahmood is a key name for immigration matters, and is currently acting in a case regarding Afghan citizens who claim they are at risk from Al-Qaeda for assisting UK forces.

Public law – Leading silks

Nageena Khalique QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very independent and unafraid to act as a case’s sole voice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Public law – Leading juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He takes a bold approach and delivers arguments with conviction.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jenny Wigley - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Diligent, approachable, confident and assertive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A specialist in all aspects of immigration and nationality law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Well versed in EU freedom of movement law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He strips a case down to reach the core of the matter.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vinesh Mandalia - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An expert in public law.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

No5 Barristers Chambers has β€˜strength at all levels’ in its regulatory practice, and particular expertise in health and safety law, where Bernard Thorogood recently acted for the prosecution in R (HSE) v Merlin Attractions Operations, regarding the highly publicised rollercoaster collision at Alton Towers. Adrian Keeling QC is noted for representing the police in serious misconduct cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in complex regulatory matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rex Tedd QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His command of fine detail is masterful.’

Ranked: tier 1
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Adam Farrer - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His unruffled yet shrewd style gets results.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Stein - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A force to be reckoned with, who displays excellent attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A meticulous barrister and a distinguished strategist.’

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Singh Sandhu - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in police discipline work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in serious health and safety matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Although No5 Barristers Chambers does not have an office on the Northern Circuit, the set houses Susanne Muth, who has her main base in Manchester and is well known for her expertise in commercial and financial litigation.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Susanne Muth - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Extremely bright, straight-talking and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Personal injury and clinical negligence

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to Stephen Goodfellow, who has extensive experience in complex medical matters, construction site accidents and deafness cases.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Unflappable and methodical.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to Philip Rule, who has particular expertise in the field of human rights and detention law.

Public law – Leading juniors

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Frighteningly intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Public law

Emma Sutton at No5 Barristers Chambers is known for advising and appearing for individuals and authorities in matters relating to the Mental Health Act 1983.

Public law – Leading juniors

Emma Sutton - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has an impeccable court manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

No5 Barristers Chambers houses Omar Ensaff and David Taylor; Ensaff has expertise in insolvency proceedings and Taylor is known for his practice in professional negligence claims.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He gives authoritative advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Ensaff - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in insolvency work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Paul Cairnes QC at No5 Barristers Chambers is well known for his expertise in planning matters; he has recently acted in a case regarding a significant residential development in Cornwall.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A specialist in planning and environmental work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection

No5 Barristers Chambers has β€˜excellent counsel’ in its Court of Protection team, who are instructed in cases of deprivation of liberty, disputes over personal capacity, serious medical treatment, and health and welfare applications involving decisions about residence.

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Emma Sutton - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A tough negotiator, who is excellent with lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rebecca Stickler - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very approachable and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

No5 Barristers Chambers (Bristol)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Practitioners at No5 Barristers Chambers handle a wide range of clinical negligence cases; claims include mismanagement of labour resulting in serious disabilities, surgical errors, and GP negligence. Dr Simon Fox QC specialises exclusively in clinical negligence work.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Dr Simon Fox QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is extremely hardworking and unafraid to fight difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

David Tyack - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very intelligent and knowledgeable on complex or novel legal points.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

No5 Barristers Chambers is instructed in a variety of property cases including easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, landlord and tenant, and land purchase matters.

Property – Leading juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in all aspects of property litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in landlord and tenant cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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