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Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QCNo5 Barristers' ChambersAdrian is an excellent all-round advocate. He is able to listen to the client and respond expertly to the needs of the case.

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersGeorgina related well to the clients, she was well prepared, and a polite but effective advocate.
Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers' ChambersRichard is incredibly well prepared and very thorough in his questioning of witnesses to bring out the best evidence.
Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersVery good with the client in what can only be described as tragic circumstances.
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers' ChambersGoes in to bat for every client with vigour and panache.

Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers' Chambers‘ inquests and inquiries offering handles many cases, a number of which in workplace, custodial and medical contexts. Head of chambers Adrian Keeling QC  and Richard Grimshaw are regularly instructed on Article 2 jury inquests.



‘Chambers has a strong reputation in coronial law.’

‘No5 attracts excellent counsel at all levels.’


‘Diligent and trustworthy.’

‘Chris Norman is excellent!’


Ropewalk Chambers

The inquests team at Ropewalk Chambers acts for all interested parties including but not limited to bereaved families, public and private bodies, local authorities, and health care professionals. Edward James has recently been active in health and safety jury inquests. Georgina Cursham, who is also active in this death in custody cases, recently represented a family in an inquest into the death of a vulnerable person with a disability who drowned in a reservoir while under social care supervision. Thomas Herbert and Richard Seabrook are also recommended for work pertaining to care home deaths.



‘Very good set of chambers with highly experienced Counsel but equally good junior counsel.’

‘One of the best regional sets – always responsive and able to assist.’


‘Second to none! Nothing is ever a problem for Tony and his team.’

‘The clerks as a whole are friendly and helpful.’