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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

A set β€˜in a class of its own’, No5 Barristers Chambers’ β€˜depth and calibre of counsel is exceptional’. It has strength across commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory matters. Recent developments include a number of barristers join the set from St Philips Chambers and Christopher Young QC take silk. β€˜All of the clerks are hardworking and diligent’; chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid β€˜always comes up with the goods’. Geoff Carr is the London director of clerking. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

A set β€˜in a class of its own’, No5 Barristers Chambers’ β€˜depth and calibre of counsel is exceptional’. It has strength across commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory matters. Recent developments include a number of barristers join the set from St Philips Chambers and Christopher Young QC take silk. β€˜All of the clerks are hardworking and diligent’; chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid β€˜always comes up with the goods’. Geoff Carr is the London director of clerking. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

No5 Barristers Chambers is β€˜a very strong set’ for commercial, banking and insolvency, and Chancery matters; the team’s expertise covers high-value contested probate and Inheritance Act cases, proprietary estoppel matters and partnership, contractual, and company shareholder disputes, to name a few. In 2018 Angus Burden and Paul Dean joined from St Philips Chambers.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Tremendously clever; a powerful advocate and a very polished courtroom performer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A top-class silk who commands respect in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Jones QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for his expertise in financial services cases.’

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

Angus Burden - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His calm manner belies his fierce intellect and competitive spirit.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in traditional Chancery matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A super brain.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for contentious probate matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Ensaff - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His practice includes directors’ disqualification disputes and insolvency matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in financial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Dean - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A highly knowledgeable barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Steven Reed - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He speaks the client’s language and is very experienced opposite silks.’

Ranked: tier 1

Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for shareholders’ disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers handle a broad range of construction, planning and environmental matters. Infrastructure and development projects are prominent in the team’s workload; Paul Cairnes QC is acting for a developer in an appeal against the local planning authority’s decision to refuse planning permission for a major urban extension on greenfield land. Christopher Young QC took silk in 2018.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Christopher Young QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in representing housebuilders and developers in planning matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Cahill QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Well known for his expertise across the spectrum of planning law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Martin Kingston QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Analytical, incisive and dynamic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A marvellous barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kimblin QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An enigmatic silk, whose technical knowledge and stealthy delivery make him perfect for complex cases.’

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

Celina Colquhoun - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Unfazed by a challenging situation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Richards - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A steadfast cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jack Smyth - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very adept and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nina Pindham - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Extremely clever and empathetic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Ensaff - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A compelling advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Goatley - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Noted for his experience in acting for housebuilders in planning cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His keen eye sees right through to the heart of a matter.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has impressive analytical abilities.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Costs

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to Paul Joseph, who is frequently instructed to represent the government in complex costs cases and has made appearances in the Senior Courts Cost Office.

Costs – Leading juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A costs specialist.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection

No5 Barristers Chambers’ Court of Protection team act for a wide range of parties in cases involving deprivation of liberty safeguards, medical treatment, issues regarding capacity and financial matters, among other areas. Team head Nageena Khalique QC has left the set for Serjeants' Inn Chambers in London.

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A distinguished advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving capacity issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

No5 Barristers Chambers’ criminal team has a wealth of expertise in prosecuting and defending across a range of heavyweight criminal matters, including high-profile murders, historic and recent serious sexual offences, high-value fraud, multi-handed drugs conspiracies and gang violence. Recent work includes acting in Operation Falkenbach, regarding a Β£80m money laundering conspiracy, and successfully prosecuting in R v Leroy Sterling, where the defendant was convicted of the murder of his ex-partner and the attempted murder of his ex-partner’s new boyfriend. In 2018 Alexander Stein moved to 2 Bedford Row.

Crime – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recent work includes multi-defendant fraud cases.’

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€˜A wonderful advocate with a fantastic grasp of pathology.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Heywood QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for a purview of serious criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Prosecutes and defends in cases involving drugs conspiracies, sexual offences and homicide.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very user-friendly silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in heavyweight criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Phil Bradley QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recent work includes multi-handed drugs conspiracies.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Antonie Muller - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in complex criminal cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Singh Sandhu - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recent work includes serious sexual offences, murder and drugs conspiracies cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very effective court advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

John O’Higgins - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very intelligent, tactically astute and inspires confidence in his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for his expertise in criminal appeals.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Pole - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Meticulous, with a great client manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

No5 Barristers Chambers has solid expertise in employment, with members active in cases involving unfair dismissal, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and a wide range of discrimination claims. Kevin O’Donovan retired in 2017.

Employment – Leading juniors

Andrew McGrath - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His practice includes restrictive covenants, TUPE and equal pay cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Tough, bold, charming and up for a challenge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Crow - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very personable with a fierce intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Bright and pragmatic; a persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A fantastic advocate with a clear and focused cross-examination style.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An energetic and persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very conscientious barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A devastatingly sharp blade in a velvet holster.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has expertise in discrimination claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

No5 Barristers Chambers’ β€˜excellent’ family group has expertise in complex care cases with international elements, high-value matrimonial finance, serious physical and sexual abuse, fabricated/induced illnesses and child deaths.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Lorna Meyer QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has a forensic eye for detail and is always one step ahead.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in serious sexual abuse cases involving children.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very well known for handling forced marriage cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ashley Wynne - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A superb family barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Arthur - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Recommended for public law children work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Juliet Allen - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A passionate barrister who is unafraid of a fight.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has particular expertise in complex care cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kristina Brown - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She combines keen insight with an extraordinary work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She remains calm under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michele Friel - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A force to be reckoned with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Orla Grant - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced across a full spectrum of family law matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She handles complex cases with ease and grace.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A real fighter, always prepared and very knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

The team at No5 Barristers Chambers represents bereaved families, governmental departments and police forces in inquests into deaths in custody, road traffic accidents and suicides of psychiatric patients, among other areas.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in Article 2 inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Adam Farrer - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced in representing families and organisations in inquests.’

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€˜a very strong set’, housing two separate groups for clinical negligence and personal injury matters with over 70 barristers across the teams. Paul Bleasdale QC leads the personal injury group and is well known for his expertise in industrial disease litigation, as well as handling multi-million-pound catastrophic injury claims. The leader of the clinical negligence practice, Chris Bright QC, handles cerebral palsy, brain and spinal injuries, and birth injury cases.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He combines a logical approach with excellent client care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Great on his feet with first-class technical skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Extremely hardworking and dedicated.’

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

David Tyack - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Intelligent and tactically aware.’

Ranked: tier 1

Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜She has a forensic eye for detail and excellent client care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Pitchers - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Enthusiastic, passionate and excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has an incredibly sharp mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Coughlan - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A standout performer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very safe pair of hands and a fighter in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜His broad practice includes industrial disease, catastrophic injuries and public liability claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has an amazing eye for detail; clients warm to him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Brilliant at cross-examining medical experts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Evans - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Brilliant with clients, especially in sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Dean - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Experienced across a wide range of personal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent barrister who is quick on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A junior handling the work of a silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Moat - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A skilled cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Campbell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A very approachable barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

No5 Barristers Chambers’s expertise in property law spans proprietary estoppel, rights of way, conveyancing disputes, restrictive covenants, and landlord and tenant disputes pertaining to commercial and residential properties.

Property – Leading juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A creative thinker who provides brilliant practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Taylor - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A silk in the making.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

At No5 Barristers Chambers, expertise spans judicial reviews (particularly in relation to immigration and asylum matters), NHS legislation and community care cases. Recent work highlights include Shakil Najib acting for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in a judicial review challenging the Home Secretary’s decision to deny the applicant entry into the UK on the grounds of being engaged in black magic witchcraft and allegations of ritual abuse. In November 2017 Jenny Wigley moved to Landmark Chambers.

Public law – Leading juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An extremely intelligent barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Well known for his expertise in immigration and human rights matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving unlawful detention matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in representing government departments in public law cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vinesh Mandalia - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Thorough and pragmatic.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

No5 Barristers Chambers’ regulatory practice has β€˜excellent strength in depth’; health and safety law is a core specialty. Adrian Keeling QC and Harpreet Singh Sandhu have solid expertise in acting for the police in misconduct and disciplinary matters. In 2018 Alexander Stein moved to 2 Bedford Row.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for representing the police force in disciplinary matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rex Tedd QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An excellent silk.’

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

Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He is a great tactician.’

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Singh Sandhu - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in disciplinary work involving the police.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very tactically astute.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Pole - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜A fighter in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Personal injury and clinical negligence

Stephen Goodfellow at No5 Barristers Chambers has solid expertise in industrial disease claims, road traffic accidents and complex medical cases.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He has expertise in employers’ and public liability claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

Philip Rule at No5 Barristers Chambers is well known for his practice in the field of human rights and detention law.

Public law – Leading juniors

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He goes the extra mile for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

No5 Barristers Chambers houses Paul Cairnes QC, who has established expertise in planning matters; he is acting in a case regarding a significant urban extension plan.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜He seamlessly combines in-depth knowledge, attention to detail, gravitas and charm.’

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

The clinical negligence team at No5 Barristers Chambers continues to be instructed in cases of GP negligence, mismanagement of labour resulting in serious disabilities, surgical errors and failure to diagnose/treat neurological issues, resulting in paraplegia. Dr Simon Fox QC is well known for specialising solely in clinical negligence work.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Dr Simon Fox QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in clinical negligence cases with complex issues of causation.’

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

David Tyack - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜An intelligent and tactically aware barrister; a safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 1

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