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Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 6117
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0075
DX:
365 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5pb.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

An β€˜extremely strong set’ for both criminal and regulatory matters, 5 Paper Buildings has β€˜good coverage at the junior end’ and β€˜some of the rising stars at the fraud Bar’. Service from the clerks’ room is β€˜superb’. β€˜Clerks are good to their word; they do not make promises they cannot keep with regard to counsel being available for listings.’ Further, they are β€˜realistic with the diaries and will not accept work if it is unlikely to meet the requirements of instructing solicitors’. β€˜Knowledgeable and efficient’ senior clerk Dale Jones has β€˜a friendly way about him and is always available to recommend the right barrister for the job’ and β€˜he is not afraid to point you in another direction if he feels there is no-one suitable to deal with a matter’. First junior Graham Briggs is β€˜proactive’ and β€˜a very effective second in command’. Overall, the clerks’ room is β€˜truly efficient and a tight ensemble’ which is β€˜a joy to deal with’. Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

Criminal set 5 Paper Buildings includes members who have been temporarily admitted to the local Bar for major fraud cases in Hong Kong, typically for the prosecution. Dale Jones is the senior clerk.

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Emma Deacon QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜A tough prosecutor for bribery cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Julian Christopher QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He handles pioneering bribery cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Catherine Rabaiotti - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜On track to the top: smart, hardworking and a fighter.’

Ranked: tier 3

Janet Weeks - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Solid, hardworking and good with clients, with a thorough understanding of financial regulatory cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jenny Goldring - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜She has an incisive legal mind, is a tenacious advocate and is relentlessly hard working.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Paper Buildings

5 Paper Buildings is β€˜a very capable set with some good junior talent’. The set’s β€˜excellent advocates’ regularly prosecute for the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition and Markets Authority, as well as county councils and London boroughs. The standout case for the set has been Miles Bennett and Denis Barry’s work with the CMA on the possible prosecution of Volkswagen for its 2015 emissions scandal. In addition, five members have been representing the National Trading Standards board on taking action against β€˜copycat’ government websites.

Consumer – 2018 silks

Ben Douglas-Jones QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Richly deserved being made silk.’

Ranked: tier 1
Consumer – Leading juniors

Miles Bennett - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜The doyen of consumer law among leading juniors.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Johnson - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜A true up and coming talent and extremely efficient with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Carolina Bracken - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Highly knowledgeable in trading standards legislation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charlene Sumnall - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜A ferocious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Denis Barry - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜His urbane style masks a prodigious intellect and forensic talent.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Paper Buildings

5 Paper Buildings, which also handles defence work, has a strong workload of prosecution matters. Miranda Moore QC prosecuted Tony and Julie Wadsworth (collectively dubbed the β€˜Richard and Judy of local radio’), who were convicted of outraging public decency and indecent assault after, among other offences, having sex in public and inviting under-age boys to participate. New silk Ben Douglas-Jones QC represented the CPS in appeal by an absconded prisoner, who was sentenced to additional imprisonment by both the prison discipline system and the criminal courts in violation of the prison rules; the CPS and the prisoner disputed which sentence should be voided.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Miranda Moore QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Instructed by the CPS in challenging sex and violence cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Graham Trembath QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He defends in drug and murder cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Caplan QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Brilliant in the Court of Appeal, a very good jury advocate and terrific with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Ben Douglas-Jones QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜The epitome of a fair prosecutor: the convictions he secures are safe.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Denis Barry - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He combines courtroom charm and fluency of presentation with impressive thoroughness and attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Deanna Heer - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Hardworking, thorough and with sound strategic instincts.’

Ranked: tier 3

Teresa Hay - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜A superb advocate who juries like.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Paper Buildings

5 Paper Buildings β€˜has a deservedly high reputation in prosecuting, and increasingly in defending, serious fraud’. Michael Brompton QC led a Financial Conduct Authority prosecution of several individuals who were convicted of involvement in a Β£1.4m investment fraud concerning worthless shares in a healthcare company.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Julian Christopher QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He is instructed by the CPS in challenging multi-defendant cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Brompton QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜His cross-examination is unfailingly courteous and underpinned with a persuasive realism.’

Ranked: tier 2

Miranda Moore QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜She prosecutes and defends in mortgage frauds and Ponzi cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert O’Sullivan QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He prosecuted challenging cases for the CPS.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – 2018 silks

Ben Douglas-Jones QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He has a remarkable capacity to soak up large cases and present them with great effect for a jury.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Stephen Hopper - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Instructed by the CPS specialist fraud division.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Hick - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜An extremely calm and seemingly unflappable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading silks

Jonathan Caplan QC - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜An impressive lawyer with superb written advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Deanna Heer - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜Her knowledge of the caselaw and regulation is highly impressive.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Kevin McCartney - 5 Paper Buildings β€˜A superb tactician whose input from an early stage reaps benefits as the case progresses.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

An β€˜extremely strong set’ for both criminal and regulatory matters, 5 Paper Buildings has β€˜good coverage at the junior end’ and β€˜some of the rising stars at the fraud Bar’. Service from the clerks’ room is β€˜superb’. β€˜Clerks are good to their word; they do not make promises they cannot keep with regard to counsel being available for listings.’ Further, they are β€˜realistic with the diaries and will not accept work if it is unlikely to meet the requirements of instructing solicitors’. β€˜Knowledgeable and efficient’ senior clerk Dale Jones has β€˜a friendly way about him and is always available to recommend the right barrister for the job’ and β€˜he is not afraid to point you in another direction if he feels there is no-one suitable to deal with a matter’. First junior Graham Briggs is β€˜proactive’ and β€˜a very effective second in command’. Overall, the clerks’ room is β€˜truly efficient and a tight ensemble’ which is β€˜a joy to deal with’. Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Fraud and corporate crime

5 Paper Buildings’ Jonathan Caplan QC handles prosecution work for Hong Kong’s Department of Justice. Alongside high-profile, non-financial work, he represented the government in the appeal of Stephen Chan Chi-wan in a case concerning an alleged corruption scandal at TVB regarding the alleged skimming of contracts for television productions.

Fraud and corporate crime - Leading silks

Jonathan Caplan QC 5 Paper Buildings β€˜He prosecutes for the Hong Kong authorities.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

Criminal set 5 Paper Buildings includes members who have been temporarily admitted to the local Bar for major fraud cases in Hong Kong, typically for the prosecution. Dale Jones is the senior clerk.

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