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Chambers of Sarah Forshaw QC and Mark Heywood QC

5 KING’S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5638
DX:
367 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5kbw.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜fantastic’ 5KBW has dealt with many high-profile criminal cases over the last year and is β€˜fast becoming a leading chambers thanks to the ability and experience of its counsel’. β€˜I have yet to find their weak link,’ said one solicitor. Head of chambers Sarah Forshaw QC leads β€˜a truly excellent team’ of counsel and clerks, β€˜right from the top to the bottom’, and which has β€˜coped very well with legal aid cuts’. They always respond quickly to enquiries and β€˜resolve any complications that may arise to provide a first-class service’. The β€˜highly efficient and friendly’ clerks’ room β€˜can be relied on to provide you the best barrister to suit your client’s needs’. The β€˜inimitable’ Lee Hughes-Gage β€˜epitomises all of these high qualities’. Offices in: London

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

5KBW

5KBW is β€˜an up-and-coming set’, handling both defence work as well as significant prosecutions. In a retrial, and as an unwed junior, Charlotte Newell successively prosecuted an ultra-orthodox Jewish man who was convicted of abducting his wife and raping her in a purpose-build sex dungeon; the case was complicated by the fact that the complaint withdrew her allegations for fear of ostracism from the Haredi community, resulting in the retrial. Mark Heywood QC – the First Senior Treasury Counsel – and Jonathan Polnay prosecuted Theodore Johnson, who was sentenced to 26 years for the murder of his former partner; the defendant had two previous manslaughter convictions from the 1980s and 1990s.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Mark Heywood QC - 5KBW β€˜He prosecutes top cases as the first senior treasury counsel.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Forshaw QC - 5KBW β€˜Her key strength is her very engaging advocacy style – juries and judges are rapt.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anthony Orchard QC - 5KBW β€˜Solicitors wouldn’t hesitate to use him – he really is very good.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Higgs QC - 5KBW β€˜He defends in sexual and violent cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Jeffrey Israel - 5KBW β€˜An excellent jury advocate with excellent client care who can take a sensible and pragmatic view.’

Ranked: tier 2

Orla Daly - 5KBW β€˜She inspires confidence in clients, which is born out in her track record.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charlotte Newell - 5KBW β€˜Incredibly hardworking, with a level of preparation that is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Martin - 5KBW β€˜Tenacious and fully committed to every case, he is polite but unyielding.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Polnay - 5KBW β€˜Primarily a very fair and effective prosecutor, he is also a very hardworking defence junior who gets on very well with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rishi Nathwani - 5KBW β€˜A go-to barrister in high demand from many top-calibre solicitors.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sue Rodham - 5KBW β€˜Very knowledgable, with an amazing client manner – someone you want on your side.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – 2017 silks

Natasha Wong QC - 5KBW β€˜She handles defence work in financial crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

William Davis - 5KBW β€˜He has a track record of nursing and dental cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜fantastic’ 5KBW has dealt with many high-profile criminal cases over the last year and is β€˜fast becoming a leading chambers thanks to the ability and experience of its counsel’. β€˜I have yet to find their weak link,’ said one solicitor. Head of chambers Sarah Forshaw QC leads β€˜a truly excellent team’ of counsel and clerks, β€˜right from the top to the bottom’, and which has β€˜coped very well with legal aid cuts’. They always respond quickly to enquiries and β€˜resolve any complications that may arise to provide a first-class service’. The β€˜highly efficient and friendly’ clerks’ room β€˜can be relied on to provide you the best barrister to suit your client’s needs’. The β€˜inimitable’ Lee Hughes-Gage β€˜epitomises all of these high qualities’. Offices in: London

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