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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark has a knack for getting to the crux of a complex case quickly. He also has an ability to explain complex and nuanced issues with simplicity and clarity. He is a go-to leader for any complex, high value commercial matter.’ 
James Morgan KCSt Philips Chambers ‘James is very incisive in dealing with the legal issues in respect of the appeal. He is technically superb, always reads the papers thoroughly, gets to grips with the key issues and is solutions driven.’ 
John Randall KCSt Philips Chambers ‘John is the go-to silk for heavy corporate litigation in both Birmingham and London. He is a real polymath across many areas of law. He is peerless, fearless and is always the right choice for big cases.’  
Mohammed Zaman KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mohammed has a phenomenal work ethic and leaves no stone unturned. His trial preparation skills are impressive. He is a true team player and works closely with his instructing solicitors. His cross-examination skills at trial are second to none.’ 

2022 Silks

Matthew Weaver KC – Radcliffe Chambers ‘Matthew is extremely measured but does not pull punches on his feet and, accordingly, is incredibly effective with the judges. He understands very well how the insolvency market works and the team approach that is required in officeholder-led insolvency litigation. He is an excellent barrister.’ 

Leading Juniors

Marc BrownSt Philips Chambers ‘Marc has a keen eye for detail and is able to quickly identify the key points. He provides robust, commercial advice and is also a complete advocate.’ 
Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is immensely knowledgeable on the subject of shareholder disputes and company law. His technical expertise in this area is second-to-none. He swiftly understands the psychological and commercial drivers of the clients and communicates with them in a clear, empathetic, and sensible manner. He is the first port of call for any shareholder dispute.’ 
Robert MundySt Philips Chambers ‘Robert has good advocacy skills both in court and at mediation and excellent written opinions and never sits on the fence.’  
Kate RogersRadcliffe Chambers ‘Kate is a straight talker, provides clear advice that is well thought through. She is also a good team player and is quick to respond the queries. She is always well prepared and on top of the legal and evidential issues and is a confident advocate.’ 
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Yasmin is very personable and relatable to the client. She is thorough and practical.’  
Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul comes with an abundance of technical and practical knowledge of disputes. He is personable, thorough, and knowledgeable. His document and pleading presentation are second to none. He is one of the best junior barristers in Birmingham and a go-to man.’
Amit GuptaEnterprise Chambers ‘Amit is approachable and easy to communicate with. He is able to quickly get a grasp of the issues, producing high quality pleadings and evidence.’ 
Ali TabariSt Philips Chambers ‘Ali has the perfect balance of technical knowledge and client relationship skills. He makes himself available to assist including initial discussions pre instructions as to whether it is a matter he can assist with.’ 

Company and insolvency in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barrister’ Chambers is an ‘excellent all-round chambers with plenty of ability at all levels’  handles significant high-value and complex cases in the Midlands. Mark Anderson KC recently acted in a partnership and shareholder dispute of the ownership and management of a business empire worth in excess of £50m in the Court of Appeal. Mohammed Zaman KC is recommended for his ‘excellent legal skills and depth of experience in advising and appearing in commercial disputes’. Alexander Heylin successfully defended a claim from the liquidator against an insurance broker and his company for £3m concerning an alleged Ponzi scheme. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.



‘The Chambers can be relied upon to find a suitable Counsel even at short notice.’

‘Good national coverage.’

‘A good general set.’

‘No5 is a solid regional set with national coverage. It has a number of talented barristers. It provides regular training sessions and works closely with instructing solicitors.’

‘No 5 Chambers provide the very best quality advice, advocacy, and representation and to deliver it as part of an overall service that places the client at the heart of everything they do. They are committed to providing high levels of client service to the lay client and professional client.’


‘Excellent clerks are always available and very responsive.’

St Philips Chambers

The ‘strongest commercial set in Birmingham’ St Philips Chambers is a ‘well-regarded and broad set’ with ‘a strength and depth in insolvency area’. James Morgan KC known as ‘very capable’ and ‘exceptionally bright barrister’ and is acting for Hong Kong trustees in bankruptcy seeking recognition of a bankruptcy in that jurisdiction in England under s.426 Insolvency Act 1986.



‘St Philips has some exceptional barristers at its top end.’ 

‘Huge set which can usually find a suitable counsel even at short notice.’ 

‘St Philips Chambers strength and depth in this area is excellent.’ 

‘The set has a fantastic strength in depth and offers great value. It also offers a strong program of seminars and other relevant events.’ 

‘St Philips has a particularly strong commercial team with some excellent senior junior lawyers as well as leaders.’

‘St Philips is an excellent chamber for commercial disputes. The juniors are of extremely high quality (especially senior juniors).’