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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersMark has a formidable intellect. He is clear thinking and produces work of outstanding quality.
John Randall QC - St Philips ChambersRemarkable legal knowledge and insight, capable of distilling complicated and involved documentation into straightforward concepts.
Mohammed Zaman QC – No5 Barristers' ChambersMohammed is an absolutely first-class adviser and presenter in mediation. He has a real feel for the commercial realities and financial possibilities in company commercial disputes.

Leading Juniors

Ali Tabari - St Philips ChambersAli is a very good tactician; he has a clear goal and objective and takes a no-nonsense approach to litigation.
John Brennan - St Philips ChambersStrong in every respect.
Simon Clegg - St Philips ChambersCalm, reassuring, and very experienced. Seen everything before and always seems in control.
Nicholas CobillNo5 Barristers’ ChambersIncredibly approachable & accessible to both instructing solicitors and clients. Very strong commercial grasp & works hard with clients to help them achieve the best commercial outcome for them & their business.
Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers' ChambersVery approachable and always readily available to discuss case when needed.
Mark Grant - St Philips ChambersMark has a razor-sharp mind, is a very clear thinker, provides excellent analysis, and is able to construct the best possible argument for the client.
Alexander HeylinNo5 Barristers' ChambersAlexander is very approachable and delightful to work with. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and the US financial industry is a real asset.
Maria MullaNo5 Barristers’ ChambersExtremely tenacious and willing to go the extra mile to advance the client’s position. Maria is extremely responsive and leaves no stone unturned.
Shakil NajibNo5 Barristers' ChambersI always find Shakil to be very approachable. I am able to pick up the telephone to discuss discrete issues on that matter and Shakil is always willing to assist.
Edmund Beever - St Philips ChambersEdmund combines an accessible user friendly approach with an insightful knowledge of the law
Olivia Chaffin-LairdNo5 Barristers’ ChambersOn the matters I have worked with Olivia on, I have been impressed by her technical ability and firm grasp of the law.
Andrew Charman - St Philips ChambersExcellent written work and strong advocate; very responsive; real expertise and knowledge of his area. I trust his judgement enormously.
Amit Gupta - Enterprise ChambersAmit is a superb advocate - he really does capture the attention and respect of the judge. He is also very user-friendly and hard-working.
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ ChambersShe has a keen eye for detail and an ability to express complicated technical points in a manner readily understandable by lay clients. In recent months she has conducted clear and helpful online seminars to practitioners about recent developments and law reforms.

Rising Stars

Samir AminNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAn excellent and very knowledgeable barrister. Very thorough and their attention to detail is impeccable. Excellent results are achieved.

Commercial litigation in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ commercial litigation team ‘offers considerable choice at all levels of experience’. Chambers as a whole has a broad commercial practice and members are regularly instructed in high-value, complex disputes. Head of chambers Mark Anderson QC‘s recent instructions include a £20m partnership claim. Mohammed Zaman QC has also been busy, having recently defending a food manufacturing company in a dispute concerning an alleged breach of a manufacturing agreement, involving a six-day application for committal of the defendant’s managing director to prison for contempt of court.



‘Great commercial set with someone for everything. Responsive and business-like. A good, professional support team.’

‘I have never been let down by No5 Chambers in terms of either availability or suitability of counsel. Supremely reliable.’

‘No 5 Chambers has been my first choice for commercial litigation for many years, at all levels of seniority.’


‘Excellent- always approachable, personable & keen to help. Understanding of the need to manage & meet client expectations on fees.’

‘The service is generally top notch. Danny Griffiths and James Wackett in particular are very responsive.’


St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is considered to be a ‘go to set’ with a strong commercial litigation practice. The set is a regular fixture in the Business & Property Court from junior to senior levels of call and are supported by a ‘communicative and efficient’ clerking team. James Morgan QC recently acted for the defendant in Primus International Holding Company v Triumph Controls - UK Ltd - a multi-million-pound breach of warranty case and contractual interpretation which reached the Court of Appeal issue on the meaning of ‘goodwill’. John Randall QC represented Sheffield Wednesday FC in Football League disciplinary proceedings concerning the club's sale of Hillsborough and the Championship Profit and Sustainability Rules.



‘St Philips are the go to set in Birmingham.’

‘Real strength and depth in the area of commercial litigation.’

‘Chambers provides an accessible service from barristers who are all sound on the law and good with clients.’


‘I have a good relationship with all of the clerks in the clerksroom. They are very good at dealing with any queries arising from an instruction.’

‘By far the best clerked set outside London. Aaron Snipe always puts himself out to find the right counsel for the client at a sensible rate.