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Leading Silks

Richard Humphreys QCNo5 Barristers' ChambersI find Richard an extremely approachable individual who is open to discuss the both the positives and negatives of arguing potential points upon which might have an influence on the outcome. Richard’s wide range of instantly recallable planning knowledge is extremely helpful and he communicates this complex knowledge in clear language which is ease for all to understand.
Paul Tucker QC - Kings ChambersPaul is very commercially minded and establishes a great rapport with clients. He is an excellent advocate and one of the first on my list to instruct if a client needs a QC.

2020 Silks

Peter Goatley QCNo5 Barristers' ChambersHe is very easy to work with, really good with the clients, ‘user friendly’ as well as having a firm grasp of the issues and being a really good advocate. He’s got it all really.

Leading Juniors

Satnam ChoonghNo5 Barristers' ChambersSatnam is extremely personable and has an approachable and calm manner. Great judgement and isn’t afraid to try innovative ways of solving problems to great effect.
Sarah Clover - Kings ChambersSarah has an ability to focus on the key points of any case and to avoid the potential pitfalls that many cases throw up.Sarah has an ability to focus on the key points of any case and to avoid the potential pitfalls that many cases throw up.
Tim PoleNo5 Barristers' ChambersTim’s greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Timothy JonesNo5 Barristers' ChambersAnalytical. In depth knowledge of this area of law both academically and practically.
Thea Osmund-SmithNo5 Barristers' ChambersThea works to a very high standard of professionalism – she is extremely approachable, down to earth, friendly and easy to deal with. The advice given is clear, considered, incisive and expert.
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers' ChambersBernard is one of those counsel who you know will, when in court, know the file better than any one else in the court. He provides a Rolls-Royce service for every case.

Rising Stars

Killian Garvey - Kings ChambersKillian has an impressive ability to get to cut through to the important issues in a case quickly and focus on its key strengths and weaknesses. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the relevant case law and appeal decisions and is extremely good on his feet.

Planning and environment in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

Considered the ‘go-to’ set by many, No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a well-established set for planning and environmental matters, with good strength and talent in both across all levels of call. On the planning side, members of the group offer strategic advice and provide representation, with Paul Cairnes QC recently instructed Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust in a judicial review challenge funding arrangements surrounding planning permission for a strategic development of in excess of a thousand houses. In environmental practice, Tim Pole successfully represented the agency in Environmental Agency v Lawrence, an appeal case concerning the interpretation of the Environmental Sentencing Guidelines.



‘The set is very professional with depth of knowledge in this area.’

‘No5 Barristers Chambers are favoured by my company and many of my clients. The set has some very talented barristers, both QCs and Juniors and availability is good.’


‘Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are both extremely skilled Clerks who make the process of both selecting an appropriate barrister and their initial engagement a very simple and straight forward procedure.’

‘Friendly and dependable clerks, quick and responsive and very well organised.’

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers planning and environmental law offering is backed by its members expertise in high-profile planning matters in the Midlands. Chambers is home to Paul Tucker QC and Sarah Clover, among others.