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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

Phil Bradley QC

Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Work Department

Criminal law.

Position

Specialises in criminal law; solid defence practice, including leading junior work in complex fraud and very high costs cases and a well established prosecution practice. Notable cases include: R v Hanson, Gilmour & Pickstone [2005] Cr App R 21 – was the first reported case on the new bad character provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and remains the leading case on propensity; R v Love [1998] – a long running case in Bolton Crown Court which became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary and a precursor to the amendment of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, resulting in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000; led in several murder and other serious cases and has an established practice in police disciplinary proceedings; as a solicitor’s clerk Phil was involved with the final appeal of R v Hunter & Others (the ‘Birmingham Six’) and had sole responsibility for the running of R v Brown (A) [1994] 1 AC,212,HL concerning consent in assault cases; unashamedly uncompromising and a passionate advocate but believes strongly in a non-patronising, practical and sensitive approach to his clients and their families – whether defendants or complainants.

Career

Called 1993; 1 Pump Court, London; 3 Fountain Court 1997. Previously had a variety of jobs (ranging from demolition labourer to fence erector); trainee legal executive at a small legal aid solicitors’ office, Walsall; became the managing clerk and sat the Common Professional Examination before eventually deciding to study for the Bar Finals.

Education

Liverpool Polytechnic (2(1) Hons Politics).


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Phil Bradley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes multi-handed drugs conspiracies.

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