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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

Work 0845 210 5555
Fax 0121 606 1501
Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Adrian Keeling QC

Work 0845 241 5258
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Work Department

Criminal law; corporate crime; police law.


Adrian practises in all aspects of factual dispute including; regulatory, quasi commercial, criminal fraud, money laundering, professional discipline, and Inquests.

His practice is at the highest level nationally. He specialises in complex, difficult and sensitive cases. He can understand intricate facts, marshal them, and convey them with the strong advocacy of an established silk. His tactical analysis and judgment are praised as “an excellent tactician, charming with juries and offering brilliant client care”.

He has good financial sense, and a strong intellectual ability.

He prides himself on building strong relationship with those who instruct him, and the client.

His recent work includes; News International Journalists in Operation Elveden, numerous high value frauds and financial disputes, gross negligence and corporate manslaughter, misconduct in public office, and International advisory work.

He has particular experience in Professional Regulatory work and has been instructed in some of the highest profile Inquests of recent times.

He has strong links with South East Asia.


Called 1990 Inner Temple.


Master of the Bench Inner Temple,

Deputy Head of Chambers,

Direct Access Accredited,

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers,

Criminal Bar Association,

Accredited Mediator,

& Committee member Anglo-Thai Society.


Warwick School 1977 – 1985

Trinity Hall Cambridge 1986- 1989   MA (Hons) in Law

London Bar

Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe defends police officers in disciplinary cases.

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit


Within: Crime – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes multi-defendant fraud cases.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersNoted for his expertise in Article 2 inquests.

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly recommended for representing the police force in disciplinary matters.

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

No5 Barristers Chambers’ regulatory practice has ‘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.

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