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Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DR
England

Midland Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is ‘an excellent chamber with considerable strength in depth’. The regulatory team provides a ‘market-leading, innovative and fantastically efficient service’ across regulatory law matters, including environmental enforcement, insurance, health and safety and other local authority work. Representing the Care Quality Commission in its first prosecution of such a body, Ian Bridge successfully prosecuted the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which was fined over £2.5m for the failure to provide adequate standards of care following the deaths of two patients from Sepsis. Tim Pole is ‘a determined barrister who will fight the corner and is committed to getting the best outcome for the client’.

Leading Juniors

Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim provides a faultless judgement. He has an excellent eye for the issues that matter, great courage and determination. He always acts in a highly effective manner.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a thorough, considered, and hard-working advocate. He is exceptionally analytical and is able to cut to the core of matters and identify key priorities for clients and experts, with a strong grasp of detail.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is a fearless advocate. He has a fantastic rapport with clients. He is pragmatic and very approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set  

‘No5 has strength in depth, with a broad range of counsel available at any given time.’ 

‘Strength of depth in chambers, able to provide support.’   

‘No5 is ‘go-to set’ for counsel for business and property court matters.’   

‘Strong regulatory team with expertise in a wide range of sectors.’   

‘The set has a leading reputation in regulatory work and has strength-in-depth in its food safety team.’      

Clerking  

‘Christopher is a proactive and thoughtful clerk who is an asset to case management.’   

Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is an ‘excellent set’ with ‘super-wide coverage’ of all contentious and non-contentious matters, including probate, estate administration, trusts, and taxation. Mark Anderson KC recently handled a shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of a business empire worth over £50m and is known for his ‘patient style of advocacy’. Alexander Heylin successfully represented a claimant, a Russian company, in a claim above £3m against an English LLP. Experts in inheritance and property matters, Samir Amin and Jason Perrin are notable names at the junior end of chambers.

Rising stars

Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jason is very intelligent, and his written work is very accurate. He seems to have a very good rapport with judges who like the logical approach he takes. He is not afraid to 'tell it straight' either to client or instructing solicitor.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Samir Amin – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir provides clear and pragmatic advice. He is very good with clients. He has an ability to drill down to the issues in question and provide solutions.' 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is exceptionally sharp, calm, and rational. He is able to devise very good strategies and gives clients a real reassuring presence.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Angus Burden – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Angus is a superb intellect, very strong on detail and technical issues and a skilled advocate. He is able to explain complex issues to clients in a very straightforward manner. He is undoubtedly one of the best contentious trust and probate barristers in the regions.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise is very savvy, clever, tactical, and insightful. She is good on her feet and gives reliable and succinct advice.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is a very capable advocate and possesses a wealth of experience in complex and heavy fraud cases as well as other disciplines. He is excellent with clients and always very approachable to solicitors. He is a very capable leading junior, who can go head-to-head with Queen's counsel. He has a broad level of expertise - civil commercial, regulatory, and complex crime.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Imogen Halstead – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Imogen provides robust advice, has excellent advocacy and communication with clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set as a whole has very experienced barristers.’

‘No 5 Chambers the best set in Birmingham.’

‘No 5 Chambers is particularly strong in this area, with a very good group of senior counsel. It is also able to offer experience at a more junior level that equals that of junior London counsel.’

‘The chambers has a great strength in depth. It is able to offer counsel specific to client’s requirements.’

‘A good set with a growing Chancery reputation.’

Clerking

‘Good fast service. James Wackett, in particular, is extremely helpful.’

Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers has an ‘excellent clinical negligence expertise with suitably experienced barristers on the full range of cases, including those of the highest complexity’ and an ‘excellent clerk team’. The duo of Chris Bright KC, an expert in serious and catastrophic injury and clinical negligence cases, and John Coughlan KC, specialist of brain injury, gynecological failures, general surgical error cases, head the practice group in chambers.

Rising stars

Neil Shastri-Hurst No5 Barristers'Chambers ‘Neil adds extra value as a barrister in this area with all his medical knowledge as a clinician. He has handled various inquests for us where his skills are invaluable.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Livesey No5 Barristers' Chambers 'Rebecca gets to the core issues in the case quickly. She is good with clients and takes charge of conferences. She is an excellent and impressive junior.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is very efficient, hugely experienced and gets right to the heart of a case.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jonathan has an incredible eye for detail, and no stone is left unturned in a case. He is brilliant on his feet and will systematically and methodically obliterate a counterargument. He is fantastic with clients and genuinely values and takes on board the views of his instructing solicitor.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Chris has a thorough, and up-to-date understanding of the law applied in a pragmatic way. He has the ability to empathies with clients but also be clear and firm. He has excellent negotiation skills and is a real asset at settlement meetings.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Pitchers KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Henry is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and deals with clients brilliantly. He is approachable, straight-forward, and has a very wide breadth of expertise.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

John Coughlan KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘John's strengths are his attention to detail, practical advice, and view of the bigger picture. He is a fantastic advocate, calm and measured whilst getting his points across skillfully. He is also very good with witnesses, putting them at ease and very approachable. Overall, he is a very safe pair of hands.’ 
David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is one of the go-to silks and has brilliant attention to detail. He identifies all the key issues in cases missed by an expert. He richly deserves his recent appointment as a KC.’ 

Leading Juniors

Esther GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Esther is clear-headed and insightful with strong analytical skills. She is a persuasive advocate and has a great client manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jamie has a very sharp mind and is able to get to the issues in the case very quickly. He is particularly strong with the medical evidence in the case. He turns around work quickly and his drafting skills are excellent.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Richard is extremely knowledgeable in clinical negligence cases and in every new case, he does detailed research into that particular medical issue and understands the medical records and expert evidence. He is not afraid to challenge the medical experts in their field of expertise and ensures no stone is left unturned.  He is extremely approachable and responds promptly to any queries. His work is always completed to a very high standard.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Mamta GuptaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mamta is an excellent senior junior and one of the most thorough and reliable counsel. Her medical knowledge and attention to detail when questioning experts are impressive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Karl is approachable and responsive and is always willing to talk issues through. He has incredible experience and will use tactics cleverly. He is the voice of reason both with clients and instructing solicitors and is straight-talking and practical.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jodie Kembery – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jodie is approachable and helpful. She is brilliant with clients and always shows huge empathy for them.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma RobertsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Gemma is an extremely approachable, able, and hard-working barrister. She is able to properly extract the relevant information from experts at the conference and manages clients' expectations very well.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Teresa Hargreaves No5 Barristers’Chambers ‘Teressa is very approachable. She is good at cutting through the detail and taking a realistic view of liability and quantum.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘No5 is a really good set. If barristers are unavailable, they are willing to recommend alternative barristers. They are all specialists in their field.’ 

‘An excellent set with real strength in depth.’ 

‘Chambers is efficient in responding to enquiries. It offers regular training predominantly online, which has facilitated access during the pandemic.’ 

‘No5 is a powerhouse of P.I and Clinical Negligence counsel in Birmingham. They have an excellent clerking team who are very switched on and attentive. The range of experience they have across their team means they can always assist when required.’ 

‘No.5 is a ‘go to’ set when it comes to clinical negligence. Their strength in depth on clinical negligence work is second to none.’ 

‘Clinical Negligence is a real strength of the chambers, with huge depth and range of expertise.’ 

Clerking 

Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is ‘an approachable and go-to chambers’. The team has ‘numerous commercial barristers at different levels’ who regularly instruct in all types of business disputes. Mark Anderson KC was recently instructed on a matter related to government funds for apprenticeship training. Mohammed Zaman KC is currently representing a petitioner in shareholders unfair prejudice petitions involving shareholding property exceeding £20m. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.

Rising stars

Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jason is meticulous in his preparation and has a keen eye for detail. His advice is always pragmatic, and drafting is thorough. He is very approachable, and clients like his bedside manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Samir AminNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir has the ability to grasp the facts of a matter very quickly. He is a quick thinker and is excellent on his feet. He is also very good with the clients.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mohammed Zaman KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mohammed is the complete package. His legal and technical skills are of the absolute highest standard, combined with great negotiation and interpersonal skills.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Nicholas CobillNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Nicholas is incredibly pragmatic, approachable and practical in his application of the law and his interaction with the clients.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Paul pays great attention to detail and has an impressive memory of the facts and is able to make points in simple ways with many examples. He has always been approachable and gives clear instructions. He is highly reliable and offers great support in times of difficulty.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander HeylinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Alexander is an excellent advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Yamin is incredibly reliable and approachable, with meticulous attention to detail. Her quality of work is excellent, well presented and clearly well thought through. She will go the extra mile to offer guidance and assistance with new and ongoing cases. She is intelligent and very capable.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-LairdNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Olivia is thorough and ensures no page is unturned. Clients trust her as a reliable barrister. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in insolvency and director disputes.'  
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘A great set.’

‘The set as a whole is friendly and sociable. It regularly provides seminars.’

‘No 5 chambers is right to the top in the Midlands.’

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

‘No.5 chambers is a solid and generalist set.’

‘Chambers has been responsive and professional.’   

‘A well-known, well-regarded regional set.’

Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

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.

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.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
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.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Yasmin is very personable and relatable to the client. She is thorough and practical.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
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.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

 Set

‘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.’

Clerking

‘Excellent clerks are always available and very responsive.’

Midland Circuit > Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers includes a range of work in this space, including cases for the Official Solicitor. Adreeja Chatterjee is notable for her expertise in cases crossing over between family law and mental capacity law.

Leading Juniors

Mark BradshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is very responsive and user-friendly. He is very good with clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja ChatterjeeNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adreeja is a leading barrister in the area of health and welfare. She has extensive experience and is able to quickly deal with complex matters before senior high court judges in a manner, which is said in the simplest terms, with an enormous effect. She is clever, articulate and is able to command presence in a room without having to say a significant amount.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid provides clear and concise explanations of very complex areas of law completed in advance of Court-ordered timescales.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Keri is exceptionally skilled at navigating and cutting through the most complex of issues. She is a highly experienced barrister who has become an expert in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘Very professional, flexible and approachable Chambers.’ 

‘The chambers offer a number of very well-respected Court of Protection practitioners with a breadth of knowledge across the Court of Protection.’ 

‘The chambers has a strong presence in the court of protection arena.’ 

‘No5 Chambers have a strong set of experienced and high-quality Court of Protection barristers. It is becoming one of the leading chambers in this field.’ 

Clerking 

‘The clerks are always very friendly and helpful.’ 

‘Clerks are fantastic, always one step ahead in terms of finalising listings and representation for next hearings.’ 

Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘well run professional set of chambers with range of experience and expertise’ in the crime sector. Michael Duck KC is a specialist in serious organised crime and is currently leading a prosecution of Polish and Kurdish organised crime groups on behalf of HMRC, while Michelle Heeley KC has built a reputation for handling cases involving vulnerable clients or witnesses. Newly appointed silks Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC and Sultana Tafadar KC are regularly instructed by the CPS in cases of grave and complex nature. Turning to the set’s juniors, Ian Bridge is described as a ‘formidable advocate who is able to quickly grasp the real issues in the case’ and is regularly instructed in high profile fraud and money laundering cases.

Leading Silks

Michael Duck KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michael is approachable and communicates well with the clients. He has an excellent grasp of tactics that he deploys effectively. He is an excellent advocate.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michelle is is an excellent jury advocate, ensuring that even in the most complex case jurors can follow the evidence and arrive at the conclusions. She is calm, friendly, and engaging when out of court, whilst in court she is formidable, determined, and entirely persuasive. She is dutiful and exacting in her preparation, carefully and methodically considering the evidence and issues in a case.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jonas is an outstanding barrister. He is one of the field leaders in cases of homicide or serious injury involving complex medical and causation issues. He has significant experience in assessing detailed medical material and identifying further lines of enquiry. He is a confident and highly articulate advocate with the ability to present the most nuanced and factually complex cases to juries in an accessible manner.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adrian is sharp and thorough. He has an enviable ability to sift huge amounts of complex information and distill it quickly and simply, getting to the crux of the case with ease. He has common sense in abundance and is tactically brilliant, always knowing which points to take and how best to articulate them.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet has exceptional communication skills with clients and fellow professionals. He is a well-deserved silk.’ 

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is very experienced and has a vast pool of knowledge to fall back on. He is second to none in terms of running difficult and technical arguments. He is inventive and finds novel solutions to difficult problems and issues. He is extremely good with clients and excellent at building both rapport and trust with clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
John O’HigginsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘John is very thorough in all cases and his technical ability is exceptional. He is very good at building rapport with clients and putting them at ease throughout their cases. His advocacy skills are also exceptional, often able to persuade judges and juries to accept submission he has made. He is very professional in his approach to clients and courts and is well respected by his peers.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim is a very commercially astute barrister who always works tirelessly for the client's cause. The amount of case preparation work undertaken by him in each case never fails to impress a client. He is an excellent technical advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon BahiaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Sharon gives clear and concise advice. She takes time to ensure clients understand everything about the case against them.’  
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘The chambers has strength in depth of astute and intelligent silks and grade four prosecutors.’ 

‘Reliable and trustworthy.’ 

‘Very professional chambers.’ 

‘The set is large and full of experienced, competent practitioners. It has strength in depth and breadth.’

‘Professionally run set of chambers with vast experience.’

‘Good availability of experienced Counsel when required.’

‘Very professional with a high level of expertise available.’

Midland Circuit > Employment Tier 1

The employment group of No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers the full range of advisory and advocacy services in all courts and tribunals in England & Wales. Mugni Islam-Choudhury heads the employment group and is currently handling a direct age discrimination that challenges the retirement policy of the University of Oxford, affecting over 5,000 academics. Helen Barney is ‘astute at cross-examination’ and the ‘go to’ barrister for a number of NHS clients, local authorities, and social housing providers. Charles Crow has particular experience in the fields of unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Leading Juniors

Helen BarneyNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Helen is thorough in her preparation and cross-examination. She has a strong grip on the key issues and secures the right outcome for clients. She understands the importance of a team approach, which makes onboarding seamless for clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles CrowNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Charles has strong technical skills, particularly in relation to disability discrimination. He also has an excellent forensic dissection of the issues.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-ChoudhuryNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mugni is a commercially-minded barrister, putting the client's interests first. He is a good and clear communicator and an assured presence during complex and stressful proceedings.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Naomi OwenNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Naomi is very approachable, accessible and works in a highly collaborative way. She is intelligent and knows the law inside and out. She handles difficult individuals brilliantly and remains calm and measured in the most challenging of situations.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma RobertsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Gemma is excellent through and through, with a laser-sharp focus and a strong understanding of what it takes to get the right result.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Nabila is passionate about her client's case and is not afraid to challenge the courtroom or do things a bit differently. She uses these attributes to get the best result for the client.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline JenningsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Caroline is tenacious, bright and has a sharp eye for detail. She is responsive to client needs, but also robust.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack Feeny – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jack is a diligent, trusted and highly competent counsel. He has an impressive ability to understand legal issues and the clients' perspectives quickly.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Tim is an intellectual and has a sharp mind with an approachable manner. He is quick in turning around work. He is an excellent cross-examiner and very thorough.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Perry - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Tom has great technical knowledge and provides the right amount of feedback and updates to the instructing solicitor during multi-day hearings. He establishes a good rapport with witnesses and clients at in-person and virtual hearings.’    
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica SmeatonNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jessica has an exceptional skill-set and shows incomparable attention to detail in preparation for hearings. She is amazing with clients, approachable and a truly calming influence to witnesses. Jessica is a “go-to” barrister in the Employment Tribunal.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Hignett – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Richard is tenacious, has a great eye for detail and will leave no stone unturned. He is a great advocate and has a strong presence in the Tribunal hearing room.'  
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony KornNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Anthony's attention to detail is second to none. He is a very bright individual and a safe pair of hands.' 
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘No 5 has good strength in depth, with some excellent senior counsel.’ 

‘Excellent chambers. Go-to chambers on employment tribunal matters. All the barristers are good.’

‘No5 Chambers is the first choice of chambers when seeking counsel for employment law matters. It has a reasonable selection of counsel at all levels.’

‘Chambers has a very good breadth of barristers at different costs levels.’

‘No5 set as a whole is very approachable, consistently delivering good advice legally and commercially.’

‘Impressive strength in depth.’

‘Very good value for money and excellent choice of barristers.’

Midland Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

No5 Chambers  is a ‘stellar set renowned for the quality of its advocates’. Stefano Nuvoloni KC has extensive experience in the Court of Protection and an ‘exceptional eye for detail’. ‘Determined and astute advocate’ Kristina Brown has particular interest in public law cases and represents local authorities, parents, extended family members and children throughout the family court. ‘Very bright and astute advocate’ Katie Langdon ’s practice focuses on finance and private children law and has been known to ‘get positive results repeatedly for clients’. Rising star Naomi Dean is described as ‘conscientious, thorough, and well organised’.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Naomi DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Naomi is always fully prepared and builds a strong rapport with the client from the outset. Her approachable manner immediately puts clients. She is robust but fair and not afraid to challenge an unfair decision or an unreasonable opponent. She delivers sensible advice and thinks of solutions ‘out of the box’ to obtain the very best outcome for her clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Olivia Whitworth - No5 Barristers’ Chambers  ‘Olivia is calm under pressure, is able to simplify matters and takes a professional approach to cases. She always has the best interests of the child in the forefront of her mind. Her advocacy is excellent, and her negotiation skills are first rate.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Stefano Nuvoloni KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stefano is a skilled and persuasive advocate who is calm under pressure and known for his meticulous preparation. He is very approachable and excels at putting clients at their ease.’   
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Adreeja ChatterjeeNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adreeja is a strong tenacious advocate with excellent attention to detail. She has good communication and client care skills.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria CliffordNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Victoria is a fearless advocate. She gives sound advice and is without exception always well prepared. She is excellent at cross-examination and intelligently reads the court. She is very well respected by judges and by opposing advocates. She works tirelessly on her cases, always going the extra mile to either negotiate out-of-court concessions or to persuade the court of the sense in her position.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michele is always well prepared and accessible to the client. She is concise with her advice and a strong advocate. She is well-respected by the judiciary and is a force to be reckoned with in any court hearing.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty GallacherNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Kirsty is a superb advocate and always thoroughly prepared. She is a leader in both financial and children's matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Kathryn has excellent advocacy skills, client communication skills, and prepares exceptional paperwork.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Kristina BrownNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Kristina is unflappable and a good safe pair of hands with any application.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Heather Popley – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Heather is a strong advocate who works hard to ensure her clients interests are carefully represented. She is persuasive and articulate. She is popular and respected by her peers as well as the local judiciary. She communicates well and her client care is excellent.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Katie Miller - No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Katie is able to take in large volumes of information quickly, calmly and without any loss of quality. She is outstanding in her ability to take on new matters which are listed very urgently. She is very easy to instruct and will go the extra mile to ensure the job gets done. She is confident in offering advice that raises difficult questions, in the interests of the client.’   
Ranked: Tier 3
Nandini DuttaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nandini is a very articulate and thorough advocate. She has real expertise in preparing a case and having detailed knowledge of the issues.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Arrin Nouri - No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Arrin is incredibly conscientious and hard working. She is thorough and incredibly analytical in her preparation and approach to cases.’  
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie BrownNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephanie is everything one needs from Counsel. She is reassuring, confident and a robust negotiator. She is thorough in her preparation and leaves no stone unturned in trying to find the key to unlock the case. Clients simply love her approachable personality that travels hand in hand with her unmatched knowledge of the law in her field.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Katie LangdonNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Katie’s knowledge of family law is no less than brilliant. She is always impeccably prepared and ready to go the extra mile for the client.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

 Set 

‘No5 is an excellent and well-run chamber with good strength and depth.’ 

‘No5 has a superb depth in counsel who are willing to assist and go the extra mile for you.’ 

‘No5 is a strong, hardworking, the chambers have a breadth of experience.’ ‘Excellent team- good strength in depth.’ 

‘No5 Chambers has excellent quality in depth at all levels of experience.’ 

‘No5 are always welcoming and offer a wide range of counsel at all levels.’ 

‘No 5 are a strong Midlands Chambers – their real strength is children work.’ 

‘No5 offers an excellent wide choice of barristers in the family law field.’ 

Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides representation at inquests on behalf of a wide range of parties, including health and safety executives, corporate bodies, governmental organisations, as well as individuals. ‘Strong tactician’ Adrian Keeling KC represented the driver of a lorry who ran over a colleague in a yard at work and assisted with a two-week inquest that explored all the shortcomings in the workplace. Richard Grimshaw was instructed by the Ministry of Justice in an inquest concerning a teenager who took his own life whilst in a Young Offenders Institution, and is commended for his ‘practical approach to evidence and working with witnesses’.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Adrian is an exceptionally gifted advocate with an innate ability to judge the right approach to any tribunal. His preparation for cases is always faultless and demonstrates the great thought given to cases.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard is very hardworking and committed. He is extremely helpful and provides excellent advice throughout the inquest, always willing to go the extra mile and ensure the client understands what is happening.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a thorough, considerate, and hard-working advocate. He is exceptionally analytical and is able to cut to the core of matters and identify key priorities for clients and experts, with a strong grasp of detail.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘Excellent set with many skilled Barristers across all legal sectors.’ 

‘No5 Chambers is large and able to offer a wide range of experienced counsel.’

‘A high-quality set, with excellent operators and go-to counsels for complex inquests and regulatory work.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are professional and efficient.’

‘The clerking services have been exemplary.’ 

Midland Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ personal injury group has ‘a huge depth of knowledge and experience’ and a sizable team that is practising nationwide. Paul Bleasdale KC is praised for his ability to ‘bring solutions in a very efficient manner’ and settled a £1.5m claim brought by a minor after a severe injury. David Tyack KC is a ‘safe pair of hands who shows great resilience in difficult cases’ and is currently acting on behalf of the mother of a deceased girl who had died allegedly because of clinical negligence. Paul Evans is a ‘highly skilled professional with strong technical knowledge who always puts clients’ best interests first’.

Rising stars

Rebecca Livesey - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Rebecca is super-bright and very canny. She devours the more complex cases and brings a real enthusiasm to her work as an advocate. She is destined for a very busy and successful practice in PI, with a loyal following already.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul has a particular strength in negotiation, and regularly secures settlements at the top end of the range of valuations.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Chris is very thorough in his case preparation and very approachable. He is able to put clients at ease in conferences. He is also very capable of managing a team of experts.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jonathan is an exceptional personal injury silk. He has standout capabilities and qualities, that put him up with the top silks practicing in this field of law. He is a fantastic tactician in catastrophic loss claims and an expert at marshalling and organising expert liability and quantum evidence.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Pitchers KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Henry is a very impressive silk. He is brilliant with clients with the ability to listen and empathise with all. He has an excellent manner that allows him to deliver difficult advice with calmness. He is a tough negotiator who fights for the best outcome for his clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersDavid is meticulous and thorough with his advice. He has a great bedside manner with clients and puts them at ease as soon as they are in a conference with him.’  
John Coughlan KC - No5 Barristers' Chambers 'John is a total team player. He is methodical, meticulous and his attention to detail is second to none; he is always across all the issues.'

Leading Juniors

Matthew BrunningNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Matthew is equally as good on papers as he is in court. He has a meticulous eye for detail, clever strategies, a sound grasp of commercial considerations, and a surgeon's precision during cross-examination.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul EvansNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is very empathetic towards the claimants and is able to support them through tough times. He is tenacious in his approach, very hardworking, and always willing to go the extra mile. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and is an invaluable asset to any claimant team.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard MoatNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard has a great ability to see the strengths and weaknesses of a case and to explain them fairly to clients. He is firm and tenacious in negotiations, thorough in his analysis of cases, and excellent at turning work round promptly and at being available to give advice by phone or email.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert SmallwoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Robert is a phenomenal operator, capable of dealing with the highest value cases. He is always well prepared and provides comprehensive advice in terms that clients can understand. He is a tenacious advocate that leaves no stone unturned during cross-examination.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Esther GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Esther's dedication and commitment is exemplary. She has a keen eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned. She is one of the best court advocates who is persuasive, tenacious and precise. She is always approachable and keen to discuss ideas, rather than dictate the case strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Nick Xydias – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nick is a formidable advocate who quickly gets to grips with the key issues in a case and through skill and extensive expertise, navigates through the complexities of the claim to the benefit of the client. He has excellent attention to detail. He is also able to gain the confidence of clients with good manners and a personable approach.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Louisa DenningNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louisa is hardworking and tenacious and is always willing to go the extra mile. Her empathy and understanding shown towards the claimants are invaluable when supporting them through tough times. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable and ensure that the best possible outcome for the claimant is always achieved.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Malcolm DuthieNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Malcolm is very good with both clients and experts and is able to drill into the detail of the case and address the central issues in a way that all clients can understand. His advocacy is meticulous in its preparation and delivery. He consistently performs well in complex negotiations and does not get drawn into needless posturing, always remaining calm and measured when putting the client's case. He is tenacious and ensures the best possible outcomes.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven FisherNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephen is always very thorough and clear with his advice. He is approachable and is always happy to assist where possible.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jamie is highly intelligent with a very sharp legal brain. He is quick to grasp the key elements of a case and is excellent strategically, taking a pragmatic approach to resolve cases for the benefit of the client. He is approachable and develops a good rapport with clients, putting them at ease, a vital skill in this area of work.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Karl is one of the most highly regarded barristers in his field. Karl achieves outstanding outcomes for clients, sometimes in the most hard-fought claims which others might shy away from. It is a privilege to work alongside him.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Mellis - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Alexander is a clever barrister with great insights into complex cases. He has a compendious knowledge of CPR and is a very strong performer in relation to claims where fraud is alleged.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘No5 is the premier PI set in the West Midlands.’

‘The set has an extensive list of counsel and can always assist.’

‘A very large set based in the Midlands, with strength in depth.’

‘No5 Chambers have maintained consistently high quality service in PI and clinical negligence claims over the period of 35 years.’

‘No5 Chambers has a strong personal Injury set with great strength in depth. There is good availability of counsel and training seminars/webinars are provided regularly by experienced barristers.’

‘The Chambers has a massive strength in depth, it is always possible to secure high quality counsel even at short notice.’

‘No 5 Chambers is an excellent set. They have great bench depth which allows the recommendation of appropriate Counsel for all enquiries. They are willing to work on the more complex liability matters where cases are not straightforward.’

Midland Circuit > Planning and environment Tier 1

The planning team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a team of barristers who are ‘great planning specialists with a range of experience and styles’ and the team works nationwide from its four offices in Birmingham, London, and Bristol. Paul Cairnes KC acts principally for developers throughout England and Wales and recently instructed Torbay & South Devon NHS trust on a matter related potential impact of a major residential development. ‘Hard working and experienced advocate’ Tim Pole recently successfully represented Severn Trent Water in relation to four prosecutions brought by the environment agency.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Cairnes KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is careful, considerate and always extremely well prepared. His ability to absorb information is incredible. He is an exceptional barrister.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Goatley KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Peter is really easy and approachable. He provides pragmatic and sensible advice that the clients can understand easily.’   
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim is very well prepared and focused. He has great commercial sense and is a very strong junior for environmental work.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy JonesNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Timothy is helpful, accessible and seeks to resolve issues in a conciliatory manner.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Thea Osmund-SmithNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Thea is able to get to the crux of complex matters very quickly. She is extremely approachable, has excellent interpersonal skills and fosters an enjoyable and productive team atmosphere. She is impressive during cross-examination and quickly adapts to changing situations.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack SmythNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jack is very quick to respond to the initial brief.  His advocacy is of a very high standard and his written work is first rate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a highly skilled prosecutor and has extremely good knowledge of criminal practice. He works extremely well with the client to reassure them and gives unmatched confidence in the work that he delivers.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Leithead - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Howard has the ability to get to the nub of the main issues quickly and gives sensible and pragmatic advice which is easy to understand and explains in clear language his advice so that the client can readily understand and comprehend complex issues and risks.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘A great and growing set of barristers, always charming and capable. It offers a wide range of bright and informed barristers who are at the top of their game and able to provide first class representation.’

‘Excellent set with many skilled Barristers across all legal sectors.’

‘A highly regarded set in the field of planning law. They provide a range of levels of experience. Training programmes are always topical and delivered in an accessible manner with good support material.’

‘No 5 are a very strong regional set with a wide offering of legal services.’

‘No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a go-to set for planning appeals. They have an impressive choice of counsel at all levels. Their annual planning seminar in Birmingham is very good.’

Clerking

‘Fantastic clerks who are helpful and quick to respond, little things like printing proofs to allow greater time for writing, brilliant seminars covering industry wide practitioners.’

Midland Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides expertise at every level of the disciplinary process to members of all professions, including police officers, solicitors, medical professionals, teachers, and accountants. Adrian Keeling KC heads the chambers and recently represented one of six officers accused of discriminatory conduct whilst on duty with Hampshire Police in a high-profile case that attracted national media attention. Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC , who was appointed silk in March 2022, and Michelle Heeley KC also have police discipline law expertise.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Adrian can cut through volumes of material to break matters down to identify the key issues. He has a calm and unflappable manner with clients, opponents and panels.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet is always well prepared both in relation to the legal and factual issues each case presents. He commands respect in court from both the judge and opponent barrister. Clients are always complementary and feel confident that they are obtaining the best representation.’ 

Leading Juniors

Colin Banham – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Colin is very good with the clients. He has the ability to put their mind at rest by demonstrating that he has a complete command of the brief. He is incredibly hard working, always devoted to whichever case is instructed on.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Coulson - No5 Barristers' Chambers  'Lucy is a great all-rounder. She combines a fair, thoughtful and rigorous approach with highly effective advocacy. She is a delightful opponent and the ablest prosecuting counsel.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon BahiaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Sharon is a very able advocate, always on top of her case, and excellent at cross-examination and submissions.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher HopkinsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Christopher is very detail oriented, and nothing is ever too much trouble. He ensures that he works together with his instructing solicitor and always goes the extra mile.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘A very strong set with respect to police misconduct work.’ 

Clerking

‘Fantastic service from the clerks’ room. The clerks are prompt with responses to enquiries and always friendly and efficient.’

‘Chris Norman offers a first-rate service and has a can do attitude. He will always endeavour to provide solutions not problems.’ 

Midland Circuit > Professional negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers expertise at every level in professional negligence and represents a wide range of professional bodies, insurers, and individuals, both as claimants and defendants. David Mitchell regularly handles professional negligence claims, particularly disputes concerning real property and cases concerning trusts and estates. Mark Anderson KC and Stephen Goodfellow specialise in professional negligence claims against solicitors, barristers, and surveyors.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen GoodfellowNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Stephen is calm, down to earth, and very good with clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Clerking

‘James Wackett provides good service.’ 

Midland Circuit > Property and construction Tier 1

The ‘strong and able’ real estate team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers works across the whole spectrum of commercial property and residential issues for developers, private individuals, and a wide range of other local and national businesses. Mark Anderson KC is known for his tactical awareness and recently handled a partnership and shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of caravan sites, a business valued at more than £50m. David Taylor is praised for his ‘ability to control the courtroom’ and worked on a dispute concerning the powers of executors and trustees of land to dispose of a high-value farm in Snowdonia, without consulting beneficiaries.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is very affable, exceptionally sharp, calm, rational, and has a real gravitas. He is able to devise very good strategies and provides clients with a really reassuring presence.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Louise Corfield  – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise is extremely capable and very good on her feet. She is tactically excellent.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
David TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is meticulous, highly intelligent and the go-to barrister in property related matters. He is personable and his advice is detailed and succinct.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Imogen HalsteadNo5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Imogen has an exceptional eye for detail and is particularly determined on behalf of clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent strength in depth. Alternatives are always available and equally prepared and impressive.’

‘The set is the best in Birmingham for contentious trusts and probate.’

‘The chambers is extremely helpful and extremely pleased with the work carried out for the clients.’

‘Great strength in depth and able to offer counsel specific to client’s needs.’

‘A go-to chambers. Every counsel is superb, and the service provided is second to none.’

Clerking

‘Excellent all around. Quick response times and excellent use of technology.’

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

A ‘strong immigration practice‘ with ‘expertise in most areas‘ of immigration and asylum law, No5 Barristers’ Chambers acts for clients including vulnerable individuals and refugees in the full range of appeals and claims. In Yilmaz v SSHD, Manjit Singh Gill KC appeared before the Lord Chief Justice on a case concerning Home Office breach of duty of candour in relation to out-of-country video link hearings. Practice group head Danny Bazini, meanwhile, led Jessica Smeaton and Ramby De Mello on significant deportation appeals HA (Iraq) v SSHD and RA (Iraq) v SSHD.

Leading Silks

Manjit Gill KCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersA passionate silk. His knowledge of the law in this area is second to none, he is creative with his arguments, always thinking outside the box. His attention to detail is amazing, there is not a stone that is left unturned.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ ChambersHe has the ability to think out of the box and develops novel points of law which have not been tested in the High Courts. His advocacy is clear and concise.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward NicholsonNo5 Barristers’ ChambersVery experienced counsel. Excellent legal and practical knowledge. Able to handle a very wide range of matters in the field of immigration and asylum law - particularly complex immigration matters.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Frances ShawNo5 Barristers’ ChambersFrances is responsive, precise, thorough, thoughtful, and most important of all, fearless in her representation and advocacy. Frances is very alert down to the finer details of each case whether it be in her representation of clients in court or in her written advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica SmeatonNo5 Barristers’ ChambersJessica is an excellent all-rounder: clever, inventive and hardworking.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranjiv KhubberNo5 Barristers’ ChambersHis expertise in complex immigration matters is second to none. He is passionate and dedicated to acheiving the best outcome possible. He is open and collaborative in his approach. He is an extremely experienced advocate who is well respected by the higher courts.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Parminder SainiNo5 Barristers’ ChambersParminder’s key to success is his preparation. He goes above and beyond any other barrister I have seen and he is always determined to give his best shot.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Very knowledgeable, understanding, and responsive.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘No.5 is a very responsive and efficient set with very helpful clerks. It is always a pleasure to instruct No. 5.’

‘No 5 Chambers is a strong set providing expertise in most areas due to its size and geographical reach.’

‘No5 Chambers is a formidable set and it is one of the biggest sets in the UK. Most importantly, barristers at No5 are highly regarded for their knowledge and their expertise in their respective fields of practice. In immigration law, in particular, chambers has a full range of junior to senior barristers including Queen’s Counsels. Due to the size of the chambers, availability has never been an issue for me as I have been able to instruct another barrister if my desired counsel was not available on a particular day.’

‘Fantastic communication.’

‘The barristers are readily available for urgent work. Chambers provides invaluable training to solicitors throughout the year.’

Clerking

‘The clerking team is extremely helpful and they endeavour to provide the best possible service whilst maintaining high standards.’

Western Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 3

No5 Barristers’ ChambersJonathan Jones KC is ‘reliable‘ and ‘his attention to detail is reassuring and formidable‘; he has an excellent track record in representing defendants and claimants in complex cases involving negligent obstetric and neonatal care claims. David Tyack KC‘s practice includes claims involving negligent obstetric care, delayed cancer diagnoses and spinal injuries.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Jones KC – No5 Barristers’ ChambersJonathan is a silk at the top of his game; an excellent communicator with clients and judiciary alike, and a very strong advocate. He is very experienced and methodical, so is totally dependable when it comes to details in large-value claims, and as a consequence his advice is always logical, sensible and understandable.'
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'David is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious and very focused. He is methodical and has great client empathy.'

Testimonials

Set

Strong set with depth and quality throughout the chambers.’

Strong chambers.’

Clerking

Very efficient, approachable, responsive and helpful. Zoe Tinnion is good.’

Western Circuit > Planning and environment

Western Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Leading Juniors

David GardnerNo5 Barristers' ChambersDavid is meticulous and extremely professional. A very clever barrister who is smooth on his feet and builds an excellent rapport with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Jorren KnibbeNo5 Barristers' ChambersJorren is very easy to work with, and has the ability to swiftly analyse complex scenarios and produce high quality legal advice. His advocacy skills are impressive, and he conveys complex legal arguments to the court in a manner which is well received by judges.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Western Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

David GardnerNo5 Barristers' Chambers 'David is a hugely reliable barrister. He is wholly invested in each case whether large or small, and is keen to obtain the best outcome for his client. He is very good at maintaining a cordial atmosphere even when the matter is contentious or emotional. He is talented at analysing matters and providing strategic and pragmatic advice in a down to earth and easy to grasp manner.'
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Fraud: crime

London Bar > Professional negligence

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Very calm and measured, Mark is a very experienced and reassuring presence inspiring immediate confidence from clients.  Easy to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

Leading Juniors

Philip RuleNo5 Barristers' ChambersThe outstanding prison law junior. He is very committed to his clients and always willing to go the extra mile. His performances in court are always whole hearted even when the court is obviously against him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

2021 Silks

David Tyack KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is thorough, meticulous and always willing to go the extra mile for clients.’

London Bar > Planning

London Bar > Clinical negligence

Leading Silks

Henry Pitchers KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers Henry has a whole breadth of excellent qualities; a team is strengthened by his counsel.’
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

David Tyack KC – No5 Barristers’ ChambersDavid is superbly thorough and an excellent advocate on technical matters especially.'    

Leading Juniors

Mamta Gupta – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Excellent with clients and very involved and passionate about the cases she takes on.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Crime

2022 Silks

Leading Juniors

Philip Rule – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Philip is reliable, approachable, has a good rapport with clients, obtains positive outcomes and receives subsequent requests for representation by returning clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Midland Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Midland Circuit > Costs

Leading Juniors

Paul JosephNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is an exceptionally good advocate and has a great ability to cut through the fog and quickly identify the important issues in a case. He gives good advice, and his written work is always of a high standard.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Goodfellow – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephen is very approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He is a very good advocate and thinks on his feet. His drafting work is also very good.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Midland Circuit > Immigration

The immigration group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides representation throughout the country, from the first-tier tribunal to the Supreme Court, to parties of varied backgrounds. Mark Bradshaw is ‘brilliant with nervous clients’ and successfully represented a Portuguese national, detained in the UK, against a deportation order. Abid Mahmood has been practicing immigration and asylum law for more than two decades.

Leading Juniors

Mark BradshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mark has a very detailed knowledge of asylum and immigration law and is wonderful at advising on practical and ethical issues that arise. He is also involved in providing training and discussion groups on tribunal matters outside of his day-to-day advocacy which shows a commitment to developing and contributing to this area of law.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid has a brilliant all-around knowledge of law and procedure and has thought of novel points on many occasions. He has been involved in many precedents setting cases up for the Supreme Court. He always has time for professional clients and treats lay clients with compassion and respect.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘Great Chambers with notable counsel. They also offer invaluable immigration training.’  

‘Training sessions are detailed and informative and delivered by those with a strong passion and commitment to the area of law.’ 

Clerking 

‘The clerks are very good at responding quickly to emails and queries. They are able to provide full information as to counsel’s availability whenever needed and within a short turnaround time.’ 

‘Lucas Bennett is helpful and prompt in all responses.’ 

South Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

Wales and Chester Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Leading Juniors

David Gardner  – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘He is dedicated to public law in Wales. Very attentive, and his advice is very timely, accessible and thorough.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Wales and Chester Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

David GardnerNo5 Barristers' Chambers 'David is a very intelligent and capable barrister, with an affable style. He is very approachable and down-to-earth, and always provides pragmatic advice.'
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables)

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Colin BanhamNo5 Barristers’ ChambersGo-to counsel for many solicitors due to having so many strengths. He works tirelessly in his preparation to ensure that he is on top of his game in every case. He handles difficult clients well, managing their expectations and ensuring that they understand the potential obstacles to the success of their case. He also picks his battles wisely to ensure that a client has the best chance of winning the overall war; and he has a great manner and wit, which he uses appropriately to win over the most difficult tribunals, while remaining alert to all potential sensitivities.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip DayleNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAn excellent communicator who is hardworking, thoroughly engaged and fantastic with clients. He is able to grasp complex and detailed issues, while never losing sight of the bigger picture – an invaluable skill in public inquiries.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philip RuleNo5 Barristers’ ChambersPhilip is quick thinking on his feet. He is a very good tactical thinker, and able to utilise this effectively in written advice and in advocacy. He has strong attention to detail, which is particularly important in factually knotty cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Hopkins – No5 Barristers' ChambersAlways completely on top of the facts and has outstanding attention to detail. He is brilliant with clients, an excellent advocate, and his knowledge of the law in relation to inquests is highly impressive.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Caroline JenningsNo5 Barristers' ChambersCaroline is confident, approachable and extremely knowledgeable. Exceptional in her approach, her cross-examination is to the point, and her written submissions are spot on.
Ranked: Tier 4
Changez KhanNo5 Barristers' Chambers 'Changez uses his obvious intellect to the great benefit of clients. He quickly identifies the nub of an issue, and is able to articulate his argument in a concise and persuasive, winning style. Clients, both employers and employees, seldom fail to comment on his friendly, focused and professional manner. He is able to break the ice quickly and provide the reassurance clients need that they are being represented by counsel who is able and astute.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Jessica Smeaton – No5 Barristers’ ChambersJessica is exceptional. She has worked on very difficult cases with a clarity of thought that is appreciated by clients; and, most importantly, she backs up her views and judgements.
Ranked: Tier 5
Tim Sheppard – No5 Barristers' ChambersPersonable with clients and doesn’t blind them with the law – speedy responses and an excellent advocate in hearing, virtually and in person.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Social housing

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Varsha Jagadesham – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Varsha is a fantastic barrister. She deals with cases meticulously, thoroughly and pragmatically, never leaving a stone unturned.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Nabila Mallick – No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Nabila is clear and direct in her communication and advice, strategically innovative and progressive, and has good punchy drafting skills.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is ‘an excellent chamber with considerable strength in depth’. The regulatory team provides a ‘market-leading, innovative and fantastically efficient service’ across regulatory law matters, including environmental enforcement, insurance, health and safety and other local authority work. Representing the Care Quality Commission in its first prosecution of such a body, Ian Bridge successfully prosecuted the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which was fined over £2.5m for the failure to provide adequate standards of care following the deaths of two patients from Sepsis. Tim Pole is ‘a determined barrister who will fight the corner and is committed to getting the best outcome for the client’.

Leading Juniors

Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim provides a faultless judgement. He has an excellent eye for the issues that matter, great courage and determination. He always acts in a highly effective manner.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a thorough, considered, and hard-working advocate. He is exceptionally analytical and is able to cut to the core of matters and identify key priorities for clients and experts, with a strong grasp of detail.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is a fearless advocate. He has a fantastic rapport with clients. He is pragmatic and very approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set  

‘No5 has strength in depth, with a broad range of counsel available at any given time.’ 

‘Strength of depth in chambers, able to provide support.’   

‘No5 is ‘go-to set’ for counsel for business and property court matters.’   

‘Strong regulatory team with expertise in a wide range of sectors.’   

‘The set has a leading reputation in regulatory work and has strength-in-depth in its food safety team.’      

Clerking  

‘Christopher is a proactive and thoughtful clerk who is an asset to case management.’   

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is an ‘excellent set’ with ‘super-wide coverage’ of all contentious and non-contentious matters, including probate, estate administration, trusts, and taxation. Mark Anderson KC recently handled a shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of a business empire worth over £50m and is known for his ‘patient style of advocacy’. Alexander Heylin successfully represented a claimant, a Russian company, in a claim above £3m against an English LLP. Experts in inheritance and property matters, Samir Amin and Jason Perrin are notable names at the junior end of chambers.

Rising stars

Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jason is very intelligent, and his written work is very accurate. He seems to have a very good rapport with judges who like the logical approach he takes. He is not afraid to 'tell it straight' either to client or instructing solicitor.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Samir Amin – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir provides clear and pragmatic advice. He is very good with clients. He has an ability to drill down to the issues in question and provide solutions.' 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is exceptionally sharp, calm, and rational. He is able to devise very good strategies and gives clients a real reassuring presence.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Angus Burden – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Angus is a superb intellect, very strong on detail and technical issues and a skilled advocate. He is able to explain complex issues to clients in a very straightforward manner. He is undoubtedly one of the best contentious trust and probate barristers in the regions.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise is very savvy, clever, tactical, and insightful. She is good on her feet and gives reliable and succinct advice.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is a very capable advocate and possesses a wealth of experience in complex and heavy fraud cases as well as other disciplines. He is excellent with clients and always very approachable to solicitors. He is a very capable leading junior, who can go head-to-head with Queen's counsel. He has a broad level of expertise - civil commercial, regulatory, and complex crime.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Imogen Halstead – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Imogen provides robust advice, has excellent advocacy and communication with clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set as a whole has very experienced barristers.’

‘No 5 Chambers the best set in Birmingham.’

‘No 5 Chambers is particularly strong in this area, with a very good group of senior counsel. It is also able to offer experience at a more junior level that equals that of junior London counsel.’

‘The chambers has a great strength in depth. It is able to offer counsel specific to client’s requirements.’

‘A good set with a growing Chancery reputation.’

Clerking

‘Good fast service. James Wackett, in particular, is extremely helpful.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers has an ‘excellent clinical negligence expertise with suitably experienced barristers on the full range of cases, including those of the highest complexity’ and an ‘excellent clerk team’. The duo of Chris Bright KC, an expert in serious and catastrophic injury and clinical negligence cases, and John Coughlan KC, specialist of brain injury, gynecological failures, general surgical error cases, head the practice group in chambers.

Rising stars

Neil Shastri-Hurst No5 Barristers'Chambers ‘Neil adds extra value as a barrister in this area with all his medical knowledge as a clinician. He has handled various inquests for us where his skills are invaluable.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Livesey No5 Barristers' Chambers 'Rebecca gets to the core issues in the case quickly. She is good with clients and takes charge of conferences. She is an excellent and impressive junior.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is very efficient, hugely experienced and gets right to the heart of a case.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jonathan has an incredible eye for detail, and no stone is left unturned in a case. He is brilliant on his feet and will systematically and methodically obliterate a counterargument. He is fantastic with clients and genuinely values and takes on board the views of his instructing solicitor.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Chris has a thorough, and up-to-date understanding of the law applied in a pragmatic way. He has the ability to empathies with clients but also be clear and firm. He has excellent negotiation skills and is a real asset at settlement meetings.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Pitchers KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Henry is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and deals with clients brilliantly. He is approachable, straight-forward, and has a very wide breadth of expertise.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

John Coughlan KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘John's strengths are his attention to detail, practical advice, and view of the bigger picture. He is a fantastic advocate, calm and measured whilst getting his points across skillfully. He is also very good with witnesses, putting them at ease and very approachable. Overall, he is a very safe pair of hands.’ 
David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is one of the go-to silks and has brilliant attention to detail. He identifies all the key issues in cases missed by an expert. He richly deserves his recent appointment as a KC.’ 

Leading Juniors

Esther GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Esther is clear-headed and insightful with strong analytical skills. She is a persuasive advocate and has a great client manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jamie has a very sharp mind and is able to get to the issues in the case very quickly. He is particularly strong with the medical evidence in the case. He turns around work quickly and his drafting skills are excellent.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Richard is extremely knowledgeable in clinical negligence cases and in every new case, he does detailed research into that particular medical issue and understands the medical records and expert evidence. He is not afraid to challenge the medical experts in their field of expertise and ensures no stone is left unturned.  He is extremely approachable and responds promptly to any queries. His work is always completed to a very high standard.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Mamta GuptaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mamta is an excellent senior junior and one of the most thorough and reliable counsel. Her medical knowledge and attention to detail when questioning experts are impressive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Karl is approachable and responsive and is always willing to talk issues through. He has incredible experience and will use tactics cleverly. He is the voice of reason both with clients and instructing solicitors and is straight-talking and practical.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jodie Kembery – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jodie is approachable and helpful. She is brilliant with clients and always shows huge empathy for them.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma RobertsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Gemma is an extremely approachable, able, and hard-working barrister. She is able to properly extract the relevant information from experts at the conference and manages clients' expectations very well.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Teresa Hargreaves No5 Barristers’Chambers ‘Teressa is very approachable. She is good at cutting through the detail and taking a realistic view of liability and quantum.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘No5 is a really good set. If barristers are unavailable, they are willing to recommend alternative barristers. They are all specialists in their field.’ 

‘An excellent set with real strength in depth.’ 

‘Chambers is efficient in responding to enquiries. It offers regular training predominantly online, which has facilitated access during the pandemic.’ 

‘No5 is a powerhouse of P.I and Clinical Negligence counsel in Birmingham. They have an excellent clerking team who are very switched on and attentive. The range of experience they have across their team means they can always assist when required.’ 

‘No.5 is a ‘go to’ set when it comes to clinical negligence. Their strength in depth on clinical negligence work is second to none.’ 

‘Clinical Negligence is a real strength of the chambers, with huge depth and range of expertise.’ 

Clerking 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is ‘an approachable and go-to chambers’. The team has ‘numerous commercial barristers at different levels’ who regularly instruct in all types of business disputes. Mark Anderson KC was recently instructed on a matter related to government funds for apprenticeship training. Mohammed Zaman KC is currently representing a petitioner in shareholders unfair prejudice petitions involving shareholding property exceeding £20m. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.

Rising stars

Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jason is meticulous in his preparation and has a keen eye for detail. His advice is always pragmatic, and drafting is thorough. He is very approachable, and clients like his bedside manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Samir AminNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir has the ability to grasp the facts of a matter very quickly. He is a quick thinker and is excellent on his feet. He is also very good with the clients.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mohammed Zaman KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mohammed is the complete package. His legal and technical skills are of the absolute highest standard, combined with great negotiation and interpersonal skills.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Nicholas CobillNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Nicholas is incredibly pragmatic, approachable and practical in his application of the law and his interaction with the clients.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Paul pays great attention to detail and has an impressive memory of the facts and is able to make points in simple ways with many examples. He has always been approachable and gives clear instructions. He is highly reliable and offers great support in times of difficulty.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander HeylinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Alexander is an excellent advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Yamin is incredibly reliable and approachable, with meticulous attention to detail. Her quality of work is excellent, well presented and clearly well thought through. She will go the extra mile to offer guidance and assistance with new and ongoing cases. She is intelligent and very capable.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-LairdNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Olivia is thorough and ensures no page is unturned. Clients trust her as a reliable barrister. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in insolvency and director disputes.'  
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘A great set.’

‘The set as a whole is friendly and sociable. It regularly provides seminars.’

‘No 5 chambers is right to the top in the Midlands.’

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

‘No.5 chambers is a solid and generalist set.’

‘Chambers has been responsive and professional.’   

‘A well-known, well-regarded regional set.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

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.

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.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
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.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Yasmin is very personable and relatable to the client. She is thorough and practical.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
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.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

 Set

‘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.’

Clerking

‘Excellent clerks are always available and very responsive.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers includes a range of work in this space, including cases for the Official Solicitor. Adreeja Chatterjee is notable for her expertise in cases crossing over between family law and mental capacity law.

Leading Juniors

Mark BradshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is very responsive and user-friendly. He is very good with clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja ChatterjeeNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adreeja is a leading barrister in the area of health and welfare. She has extensive experience and is able to quickly deal with complex matters before senior high court judges in a manner, which is said in the simplest terms, with an enormous effect. She is clever, articulate and is able to command presence in a room without having to say a significant amount.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid provides clear and concise explanations of very complex areas of law completed in advance of Court-ordered timescales.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Keri is exceptionally skilled at navigating and cutting through the most complex of issues. She is a highly experienced barrister who has become an expert in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘Very professional, flexible and approachable Chambers.’ 

‘The chambers offer a number of very well-respected Court of Protection practitioners with a breadth of knowledge across the Court of Protection.’ 

‘The chambers has a strong presence in the court of protection arena.’ 

‘No5 Chambers have a strong set of experienced and high-quality Court of Protection barristers. It is becoming one of the leading chambers in this field.’ 

Clerking 

‘The clerks are always very friendly and helpful.’ 

‘Clerks are fantastic, always one step ahead in terms of finalising listings and representation for next hearings.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘well run professional set of chambers with range of experience and expertise’ in the crime sector. Michael Duck KC is a specialist in serious organised crime and is currently leading a prosecution of Polish and Kurdish organised crime groups on behalf of HMRC, while Michelle Heeley KC has built a reputation for handling cases involving vulnerable clients or witnesses. Newly appointed silks Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC and Sultana Tafadar KC are regularly instructed by the CPS in cases of grave and complex nature. Turning to the set’s juniors, Ian Bridge is described as a ‘formidable advocate who is able to quickly grasp the real issues in the case’ and is regularly instructed in high profile fraud and money laundering cases.

Leading Silks

Michael Duck KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michael is approachable and communicates well with the clients. He has an excellent grasp of tactics that he deploys effectively. He is an excellent advocate.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michelle is is an excellent jury advocate, ensuring that even in the most complex case jurors can follow the evidence and arrive at the conclusions. She is calm, friendly, and engaging when out of court, whilst in court she is formidable, determined, and entirely persuasive. She is dutiful and exacting in her preparation, carefully and methodically considering the evidence and issues in a case.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jonas is an outstanding barrister. He is one of the field leaders in cases of homicide or serious injury involving complex medical and causation issues. He has significant experience in assessing detailed medical material and identifying further lines of enquiry. He is a confident and highly articulate advocate with the ability to present the most nuanced and factually complex cases to juries in an accessible manner.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adrian is sharp and thorough. He has an enviable ability to sift huge amounts of complex information and distill it quickly and simply, getting to the crux of the case with ease. He has common sense in abundance and is tactically brilliant, always knowing which points to take and how best to articulate them.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet has exceptional communication skills with clients and fellow professionals. He is a well-deserved silk.’ 

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is very experienced and has a vast pool of knowledge to fall back on. He is second to none in terms of running difficult and technical arguments. He is inventive and finds novel solutions to difficult problems and issues. He is extremely good with clients and excellent at building both rapport and trust with clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
John O’HigginsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘John is very thorough in all cases and his technical ability is exceptional. He is very good at building rapport with clients and putting them at ease throughout their cases. His advocacy skills are also exceptional, often able to persuade judges and juries to accept submission he has made. He is very professional in his approach to clients and courts and is well respected by his peers.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim is a very commercially astute barrister who always works tirelessly for the client's cause. The amount of case preparation work undertaken by him in each case never fails to impress a client. He is an excellent technical advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon BahiaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Sharon gives clear and concise advice. She takes time to ensure clients understand everything about the case against them.’  
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘The chambers has strength in depth of astute and intelligent silks and grade four prosecutors.’ 

‘Reliable and trustworthy.’ 

‘Very professional chambers.’ 

‘The set is large and full of experienced, competent practitioners. It has strength in depth and breadth.’

‘Professionally run set of chambers with vast experience.’

‘Good availability of experienced Counsel when required.’

‘Very professional with a high level of expertise available.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment Tier 1

The employment group of No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers the full range of advisory and advocacy services in all courts and tribunals in England & Wales. Mugni Islam-Choudhury heads the employment group and is currently handling a direct age discrimination that challenges the retirement policy of the University of Oxford, affecting over 5,000 academics. Helen Barney is ‘astute at cross-examination’ and the ‘go to’ barrister for a number of NHS clients, local authorities, and social housing providers. Charles Crow has particular experience in the fields of unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Leading Juniors

Helen BarneyNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Helen is thorough in her preparation and cross-examination. She has a strong grip on the key issues and secures the right outcome for clients. She understands the importance of a team approach, which makes onboarding seamless for clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles CrowNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Charles has strong technical skills, particularly in relation to disability discrimination. He also has an excellent forensic dissection of the issues.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-ChoudhuryNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mugni is a commercially-minded barrister, putting the client's interests first. He is a good and clear communicator and an assured presence during complex and stressful proceedings.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Naomi OwenNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Naomi is very approachable, accessible and works in a highly collaborative way. She is intelligent and knows the law inside and out. She handles difficult individuals brilliantly and remains calm and measured in the most challenging of situations.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma RobertsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Gemma is excellent through and through, with a laser-sharp focus and a strong understanding of what it takes to get the right result.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Nabila is passionate about her client's case and is not afraid to challenge the courtroom or do things a bit differently. She uses these attributes to get the best result for the client.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline JenningsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Caroline is tenacious, bright and has a sharp eye for detail. She is responsive to client needs, but also robust.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack Feeny – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jack is a diligent, trusted and highly competent counsel. He has an impressive ability to understand legal issues and the clients' perspectives quickly.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Tim is an intellectual and has a sharp mind with an approachable manner. He is quick in turning around work. He is an excellent cross-examiner and very thorough.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Perry - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Tom has great technical knowledge and provides the right amount of feedback and updates to the instructing solicitor during multi-day hearings. He establishes a good rapport with witnesses and clients at in-person and virtual hearings.’    
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica SmeatonNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jessica has an exceptional skill-set and shows incomparable attention to detail in preparation for hearings. She is amazing with clients, approachable and a truly calming influence to witnesses. Jessica is a “go-to” barrister in the Employment Tribunal.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Hignett – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Richard is tenacious, has a great eye for detail and will leave no stone unturned. He is a great advocate and has a strong presence in the Tribunal hearing room.'  
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony KornNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Anthony's attention to detail is second to none. He is a very bright individual and a safe pair of hands.' 
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘No 5 has good strength in depth, with some excellent senior counsel.’ 

‘Excellent chambers. Go-to chambers on employment tribunal matters. All the barristers are good.’

‘No5 Chambers is the first choice of chambers when seeking counsel for employment law matters. It has a reasonable selection of counsel at all levels.’

‘Chambers has a very good breadth of barristers at different costs levels.’

‘No5 set as a whole is very approachable, consistently delivering good advice legally and commercially.’

‘Impressive strength in depth.’

‘Very good value for money and excellent choice of barristers.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

No5 Chambers  is a ‘stellar set renowned for the quality of its advocates’. Stefano Nuvoloni KC has extensive experience in the Court of Protection and an ‘exceptional eye for detail’. ‘Determined and astute advocate’ Kristina Brown has particular interest in public law cases and represents local authorities, parents, extended family members and children throughout the family court. ‘Very bright and astute advocate’ Katie Langdon ’s practice focuses on finance and private children law and has been known to ‘get positive results repeatedly for clients’. Rising star Naomi Dean is described as ‘conscientious, thorough, and well organised’.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Naomi DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Naomi is always fully prepared and builds a strong rapport with the client from the outset. Her approachable manner immediately puts clients. She is robust but fair and not afraid to challenge an unfair decision or an unreasonable opponent. She delivers sensible advice and thinks of solutions ‘out of the box’ to obtain the very best outcome for her clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Olivia Whitworth - No5 Barristers’ Chambers  ‘Olivia is calm under pressure, is able to simplify matters and takes a professional approach to cases. She always has the best interests of the child in the forefront of her mind. Her advocacy is excellent, and her negotiation skills are first rate.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Stefano Nuvoloni KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stefano is a skilled and persuasive advocate who is calm under pressure and known for his meticulous preparation. He is very approachable and excels at putting clients at their ease.’   
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Adreeja ChatterjeeNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Adreeja is a strong tenacious advocate with excellent attention to detail. She has good communication and client care skills.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria CliffordNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Victoria is a fearless advocate. She gives sound advice and is without exception always well prepared. She is excellent at cross-examination and intelligently reads the court. She is very well respected by judges and by opposing advocates. She works tirelessly on her cases, always going the extra mile to either negotiate out-of-court concessions or to persuade the court of the sense in her position.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michele is always well prepared and accessible to the client. She is concise with her advice and a strong advocate. She is well-respected by the judiciary and is a force to be reckoned with in any court hearing.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty GallacherNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Kirsty is a superb advocate and always thoroughly prepared. She is a leader in both financial and children's matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Kathryn has excellent advocacy skills, client communication skills, and prepares exceptional paperwork.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Kristina BrownNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Kristina is unflappable and a good safe pair of hands with any application.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Heather Popley – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Heather is a strong advocate who works hard to ensure her clients interests are carefully represented. She is persuasive and articulate. She is popular and respected by her peers as well as the local judiciary. She communicates well and her client care is excellent.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Katie Miller - No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Katie is able to take in large volumes of information quickly, calmly and without any loss of quality. She is outstanding in her ability to take on new matters which are listed very urgently. She is very easy to instruct and will go the extra mile to ensure the job gets done. She is confident in offering advice that raises difficult questions, in the interests of the client.’   
Ranked: Tier 3
Nandini DuttaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nandini is a very articulate and thorough advocate. She has real expertise in preparing a case and having detailed knowledge of the issues.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Arrin Nouri - No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Arrin is incredibly conscientious and hard working. She is thorough and incredibly analytical in her preparation and approach to cases.’  
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie BrownNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephanie is everything one needs from Counsel. She is reassuring, confident and a robust negotiator. She is thorough in her preparation and leaves no stone unturned in trying to find the key to unlock the case. Clients simply love her approachable personality that travels hand in hand with her unmatched knowledge of the law in her field.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Katie LangdonNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Katie’s knowledge of family law is no less than brilliant. She is always impeccably prepared and ready to go the extra mile for the client.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

 Set 

‘No5 is an excellent and well-run chamber with good strength and depth.’ 

‘No5 has a superb depth in counsel who are willing to assist and go the extra mile for you.’ 

‘No5 is a strong, hardworking, the chambers have a breadth of experience.’ ‘Excellent team- good strength in depth.’ 

‘No5 Chambers has excellent quality in depth at all levels of experience.’ 

‘No5 are always welcoming and offer a wide range of counsel at all levels.’ 

‘No 5 are a strong Midlands Chambers – their real strength is children work.’ 

‘No5 offers an excellent wide choice of barristers in the family law field.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides representation at inquests on behalf of a wide range of parties, including health and safety executives, corporate bodies, governmental organisations, as well as individuals. ‘Strong tactician’ Adrian Keeling KC represented the driver of a lorry who ran over a colleague in a yard at work and assisted with a two-week inquest that explored all the shortcomings in the workplace. Richard Grimshaw was instructed by the Ministry of Justice in an inquest concerning a teenager who took his own life whilst in a Young Offenders Institution, and is commended for his ‘practical approach to evidence and working with witnesses’.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Adrian is an exceptionally gifted advocate with an innate ability to judge the right approach to any tribunal. His preparation for cases is always faultless and demonstrates the great thought given to cases.'  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard is very hardworking and committed. He is extremely helpful and provides excellent advice throughout the inquest, always willing to go the extra mile and ensure the client understands what is happening.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a thorough, considerate, and hard-working advocate. He is exceptionally analytical and is able to cut to the core of matters and identify key priorities for clients and experts, with a strong grasp of detail.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘Excellent set with many skilled Barristers across all legal sectors.’ 

‘No5 Chambers is large and able to offer a wide range of experienced counsel.’

‘A high-quality set, with excellent operators and go-to counsels for complex inquests and regulatory work.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are professional and efficient.’

‘The clerking services have been exemplary.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ personal injury group has ‘a huge depth of knowledge and experience’ and a sizable team that is practising nationwide. Paul Bleasdale KC is praised for his ability to ‘bring solutions in a very efficient manner’ and settled a £1.5m claim brought by a minor after a severe injury. David Tyack KC is a ‘safe pair of hands who shows great resilience in difficult cases’ and is currently acting on behalf of the mother of a deceased girl who had died allegedly because of clinical negligence. Paul Evans is a ‘highly skilled professional with strong technical knowledge who always puts clients’ best interests first’.

Rising stars

Rebecca Livesey - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Rebecca is super-bright and very canny. She devours the more complex cases and brings a real enthusiasm to her work as an advocate. She is destined for a very busy and successful practice in PI, with a loyal following already.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul has a particular strength in negotiation, and regularly secures settlements at the top end of the range of valuations.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Chris is very thorough in his case preparation and very approachable. He is able to put clients at ease in conferences. He is also very capable of managing a team of experts.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jonathan is an exceptional personal injury silk. He has standout capabilities and qualities, that put him up with the top silks practicing in this field of law. He is a fantastic tactician in catastrophic loss claims and an expert at marshalling and organising expert liability and quantum evidence.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Pitchers KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Henry is a very impressive silk. He is brilliant with clients with the ability to listen and empathise with all. He has an excellent manner that allows him to deliver difficult advice with calmness. He is a tough negotiator who fights for the best outcome for his clients.’  
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersDavid is meticulous and thorough with his advice. He has a great bedside manner with clients and puts them at ease as soon as they are in a conference with him.’  
John Coughlan KC - No5 Barristers' Chambers 'John is a total team player. He is methodical, meticulous and his attention to detail is second to none; he is always across all the issues.'

Leading Juniors

Matthew BrunningNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Matthew is equally as good on papers as he is in court. He has a meticulous eye for detail, clever strategies, a sound grasp of commercial considerations, and a surgeon's precision during cross-examination.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul EvansNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is very empathetic towards the claimants and is able to support them through tough times. He is tenacious in his approach, very hardworking, and always willing to go the extra mile. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and is an invaluable asset to any claimant team.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard MoatNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard has a great ability to see the strengths and weaknesses of a case and to explain them fairly to clients. He is firm and tenacious in negotiations, thorough in his analysis of cases, and excellent at turning work round promptly and at being available to give advice by phone or email.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert SmallwoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Robert is a phenomenal operator, capable of dealing with the highest value cases. He is always well prepared and provides comprehensive advice in terms that clients can understand. He is a tenacious advocate that leaves no stone unturned during cross-examination.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Esther GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Esther's dedication and commitment is exemplary. She has a keen eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned. She is one of the best court advocates who is persuasive, tenacious and precise. She is always approachable and keen to discuss ideas, rather than dictate the case strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Nick Xydias – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nick is a formidable advocate who quickly gets to grips with the key issues in a case and through skill and extensive expertise, navigates through the complexities of the claim to the benefit of the client. He has excellent attention to detail. He is also able to gain the confidence of clients with good manners and a personable approach.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Louisa DenningNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louisa is hardworking and tenacious and is always willing to go the extra mile. Her empathy and understanding shown towards the claimants are invaluable when supporting them through tough times. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable and ensure that the best possible outcome for the claimant is always achieved.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Malcolm DuthieNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Malcolm is very good with both clients and experts and is able to drill into the detail of the case and address the central issues in a way that all clients can understand. His advocacy is meticulous in its preparation and delivery. He consistently performs well in complex negotiations and does not get drawn into needless posturing, always remaining calm and measured when putting the client's case. He is tenacious and ensures the best possible outcomes.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven FisherNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephen is always very thorough and clear with his advice. He is approachable and is always happy to assist where possible.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jamie is highly intelligent with a very sharp legal brain. He is quick to grasp the key elements of a case and is excellent strategically, taking a pragmatic approach to resolve cases for the benefit of the client. He is approachable and develops a good rapport with clients, putting them at ease, a vital skill in this area of work.’  
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Karl is one of the most highly regarded barristers in his field. Karl achieves outstanding outcomes for clients, sometimes in the most hard-fought claims which others might shy away from. It is a privilege to work alongside him.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Mellis - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Alexander is a clever barrister with great insights into complex cases. He has a compendious knowledge of CPR and is a very strong performer in relation to claims where fraud is alleged.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘No5 is the premier PI set in the West Midlands.’

‘The set has an extensive list of counsel and can always assist.’

‘A very large set based in the Midlands, with strength in depth.’

‘No5 Chambers have maintained consistently high quality service in PI and clinical negligence claims over the period of 35 years.’

‘No5 Chambers has a strong personal Injury set with great strength in depth. There is good availability of counsel and training seminars/webinars are provided regularly by experienced barristers.’

‘The Chambers has a massive strength in depth, it is always possible to secure high quality counsel even at short notice.’

‘No 5 Chambers is an excellent set. They have great bench depth which allows the recommendation of appropriate Counsel for all enquiries. They are willing to work on the more complex liability matters where cases are not straightforward.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Planning and environment Tier 1

The planning team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a team of barristers who are ‘great planning specialists with a range of experience and styles’ and the team works nationwide from its four offices in Birmingham, London, and Bristol. Paul Cairnes KC acts principally for developers throughout England and Wales and recently instructed Torbay & South Devon NHS trust on a matter related potential impact of a major residential development. ‘Hard working and experienced advocate’ Tim Pole recently successfully represented Severn Trent Water in relation to four prosecutions brought by the environment agency.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Cairnes KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is careful, considerate and always extremely well prepared. His ability to absorb information is incredible. He is an exceptional barrister.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Goatley KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Peter is really easy and approachable. He provides pragmatic and sensible advice that the clients can understand easily.’   
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tim PoleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim is very well prepared and focused. He has great commercial sense and is a very strong junior for environmental work.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy JonesNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Timothy is helpful, accessible and seeks to resolve issues in a conciliatory manner.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Thea Osmund-SmithNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Thea is able to get to the crux of complex matters very quickly. She is extremely approachable, has excellent interpersonal skills and fosters an enjoyable and productive team atmosphere. She is impressive during cross-examination and quickly adapts to changing situations.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack SmythNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jack is very quick to respond to the initial brief.  His advocacy is of a very high standard and his written work is first rate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard is a highly skilled prosecutor and has extremely good knowledge of criminal practice. He works extremely well with the client to reassure them and gives unmatched confidence in the work that he delivers.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Leithead - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Howard has the ability to get to the nub of the main issues quickly and gives sensible and pragmatic advice which is easy to understand and explains in clear language his advice so that the client can readily understand and comprehend complex issues and risks.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set 

‘A great and growing set of barristers, always charming and capable. It offers a wide range of bright and informed barristers who are at the top of their game and able to provide first class representation.’

‘Excellent set with many skilled Barristers across all legal sectors.’

‘A highly regarded set in the field of planning law. They provide a range of levels of experience. Training programmes are always topical and delivered in an accessible manner with good support material.’

‘No 5 are a very strong regional set with a wide offering of legal services.’

‘No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a go-to set for planning appeals. They have an impressive choice of counsel at all levels. Their annual planning seminar in Birmingham is very good.’

Clerking

‘Fantastic clerks who are helpful and quick to respond, little things like printing proofs to allow greater time for writing, brilliant seminars covering industry wide practitioners.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides expertise at every level of the disciplinary process to members of all professions, including police officers, solicitors, medical professionals, teachers, and accountants. Adrian Keeling KC heads the chambers and recently represented one of six officers accused of discriminatory conduct whilst on duty with Hampshire Police in a high-profile case that attracted national media attention. Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC , who was appointed silk in March 2022, and Michelle Heeley KC also have police discipline law expertise.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Adrian Keeling KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Adrian can cut through volumes of material to break matters down to identify the key issues. He has a calm and unflappable manner with clients, opponents and panels.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet is always well prepared both in relation to the legal and factual issues each case presents. He commands respect in court from both the judge and opponent barrister. Clients are always complementary and feel confident that they are obtaining the best representation.’ 

Leading Juniors

Colin Banham – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Colin is very good with the clients. He has the ability to put their mind at rest by demonstrating that he has a complete command of the brief. He is incredibly hard working, always devoted to whichever case is instructed on.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Coulson - No5 Barristers' Chambers  'Lucy is a great all-rounder. She combines a fair, thoughtful and rigorous approach with highly effective advocacy. She is a delightful opponent and the ablest prosecuting counsel.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon BahiaNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Sharon is a very able advocate, always on top of her case, and excellent at cross-examination and submissions.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher HopkinsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Christopher is very detail oriented, and nothing is ever too much trouble. He ensures that he works together with his instructing solicitor and always goes the extra mile.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘A very strong set with respect to police misconduct work.’ 

Clerking

‘Fantastic service from the clerks’ room. The clerks are prompt with responses to enquiries and always friendly and efficient.’

‘Chris Norman offers a first-rate service and has a can do attitude. He will always endeavour to provide solutions not problems.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers expertise at every level in professional negligence and represents a wide range of professional bodies, insurers, and individuals, both as claimants and defendants. David Mitchell regularly handles professional negligence claims, particularly disputes concerning real property and cases concerning trusts and estates. Mark Anderson KC and Stephen Goodfellow specialise in professional negligence claims against solicitors, barristers, and surveyors.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen GoodfellowNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Stephen is calm, down to earth, and very good with clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Clerking

‘James Wackett provides good service.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction Tier 1

The ‘strong and able’ real estate team of No5 Barristers’ Chambers works across the whole spectrum of commercial property and residential issues for developers, private individuals, and a wide range of other local and national businesses. Mark Anderson KC is known for his tactical awareness and recently handled a partnership and shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of caravan sites, a business valued at more than £50m. David Taylor is praised for his ‘ability to control the courtroom’ and worked on a dispute concerning the powers of executors and trustees of land to dispose of a high-value farm in Snowdonia, without consulting beneficiaries.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is very affable, exceptionally sharp, calm, rational, and has a real gravitas. He is able to devise very good strategies and provides clients with a really reassuring presence.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Louise Corfield  – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise is extremely capable and very good on her feet. She is tactically excellent.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
David TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is meticulous, highly intelligent and the go-to barrister in property related matters. He is personable and his advice is detailed and succinct.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Imogen HalsteadNo5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Imogen has an exceptional eye for detail and is particularly determined on behalf of clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent strength in depth. Alternatives are always available and equally prepared and impressive.’

‘The set is the best in Birmingham for contentious trusts and probate.’

‘The chambers is extremely helpful and extremely pleased with the work carried out for the clients.’

‘Great strength in depth and able to offer counsel specific to client’s needs.’

‘A go-to chambers. Every counsel is superb, and the service provided is second to none.’

Clerking

‘Excellent all around. Quick response times and excellent use of technology.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Clinical negligence

No5 Barristers’ ChambersJonathan Jones KC is ‘reliable‘ and ‘his attention to detail is reassuring and formidable‘; he has an excellent track record in representing defendants and claimants in complex cases involving negligent obstetric and neonatal care claims. David Tyack KC‘s practice includes claims involving negligent obstetric care, delayed cancer diagnoses and spinal injuries.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Jones KC – No5 Barristers’ ChambersJonathan is a silk at the top of his game; an excellent communicator with clients and judiciary alike, and a very strong advocate. He is very experienced and methodical, so is totally dependable when it comes to details in large-value claims, and as a consequence his advice is always logical, sensible and understandable.'
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

David Tyack KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'David is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious and very focused. He is methodical and has great client empathy.'

Testimonials

Set

Strong set with depth and quality throughout the chambers.’

Strong chambers.’

Clerking

Very efficient, approachable, responsive and helpful. Zoe Tinnion is good.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Planning and environment

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Costs

Leading Juniors

Paul JosephNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is an exceptionally good advocate and has a great ability to cut through the fog and quickly identify the important issues in a case. He gives good advice, and his written work is always of a high standard.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Goodfellow – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephen is very approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He is a very good advocate and thinks on his feet. His drafting work is also very good.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Immigration

The immigration group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides representation throughout the country, from the first-tier tribunal to the Supreme Court, to parties of varied backgrounds. Mark Bradshaw is ‘brilliant with nervous clients’ and successfully represented a Portuguese national, detained in the UK, against a deportation order. Abid Mahmood has been practicing immigration and asylum law for more than two decades.

Leading Juniors

Mark BradshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mark has a very detailed knowledge of asylum and immigration law and is wonderful at advising on practical and ethical issues that arise. He is also involved in providing training and discussion groups on tribunal matters outside of his day-to-day advocacy which shows a commitment to developing and contributing to this area of law.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid MahmoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Abid has a brilliant all-around knowledge of law and procedure and has thought of novel points on many occasions. He has been involved in many precedents setting cases up for the Supreme Court. He always has time for professional clients and treats lay clients with compassion and respect.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set 

‘Great Chambers with notable counsel. They also offer invaluable immigration training.’  

‘Training sessions are detailed and informative and delivered by those with a strong passion and commitment to the area of law.’ 

Clerking 

‘The clerks are very good at responding quickly to emails and queries. They are able to provide full information as to counsel’s availability whenever needed and within a short turnaround time.’ 

‘Lucas Bennett is helpful and prompt in all responses.’ 

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No5 Barristers’  Chambers offers a comprehensive, across-the-board service throughout the UK and further afield.

The set: During its 100-year history, No5 has developed a reputation for breaking new ground and continues to be regarded as a forward-thinking set. No5 maintains its success in traditional sectors of law while offering specialist advice and representation at the cutting edge of newly evolving areas.

Having grown to over 260 barristers, including 37 silks, No5 provides a nationwide service from its offices in Birmingham, London and Bristol, with the London office housing more than 70 tenants. Chambers continues to attract high-quality work in all disciplines, combining excellent service standards with a progressive, modern and flexible approach to clients’ needs.

No5 prides itself on forming partnerships with solicitor clients and other professionals. Chambers has associate tenants in Dubai, Spain, Cayman, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and British Virgin Islands and is keen to develop further links, particularly in the fields of planning and environmental, international arbitration, regulatory, commercial work and clinical negligence.

Dedicated specialist clerking teams based throughout the country have detailed knowledge of the individuals and groups they manage and support, and are available to advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case. Chambers organises a structured training and induction programme for clerks and members alike.

A highly-respected set, No5 remains a well-reputed provider of informative and topical seminars, allowing the latest issues and developments to be discussed with highly qualified speakers and sector experts. Many members of chambers write or contribute to legal textbooks and specialist journals.

No5 has a wide-ranging practice and prides itself on being able to assist clients across the broad spectrum of law both at home and internationally, utilising the expertise it has in its multitude of practice groups.

Types of work undertaken: The planning and environmental law group has a strong national presence and has been involved in some of the largest and most controversial proposals considered at public inquiries and subsequently in the Appeal Courts, including proposals for wind farms, new ports, new settlements and major retail and business developments.

The clinical negligence group is widely recognised for its exceptional combination of legal and clinical expertise with several members having studied and worked in the clinical world. Members of the group have been involved in high-profile and substantial cases including brain, spinal and catastrophic medical injuries. Working on behalf of a wide range of clients, the group specialises in multi-party claims and those arising from the use of medical products and equipment, human rights, mental health issues and medical ethics.

The personal injury group provides reliable, sound advice and effective representation at all levels of litigation, receiving instructions from leading claimant and defendant firms. The group’s workload includes complex cases involving brain, spinal, orthopaedic and psychological injuries, representing private individuals, trade unions and insurers.

The sports law group continues to flourish with members representing clubs, associations, managers and individuals at both professional and amateur level on a wide range of issues.

Employment is an area of constant change and new legislation that has a direct impact on businesses and employees. The employment group has a strong reputation for providing advice and representation to both employers and employees, and fields a strong presence from all three locations throughout the UK.

Combining the experience of members in No5’s practice groups, chambers’ regulatory group provides advice and advocacy expertise in relation to regulatory criminal work, all types of enforcement proceedings and matters involving the regulation of professional bodies. Members appear both for professionals and regulators before fitness to practice panels and in the High Court on judicial review claims and statutory appeals. Members specialise in health and safety, food and drugs, licensing, trading standards and consumer protection.

Similarly, chambers’ industrial disease group has developed expertise across the spectrum of industrial work. The strong industrial heritage in the West Midlands has allowed specialists to gain a keen understanding of relevant issues through their handling of litigation concerning asbestos-related claims, asthma, deafness and occupational stress, among others.

The business and property group is proud of its strong reputation and continues to build a significant national presence, particularly in relation to banking and financial services. The group provides advice and advocacy expertise across traditional Chancery areas and general commercial litigation and is highly regarded for its expertise in areas including construction, property, insolvency and professional negligence.

The public law group provides leading expertise nationally on all aspects of the complex web of legal duties involving NHS bodies and local and national government. Areas covered include (but are not limited to) health and social care law, mental health, consent to medical treatment, medical regulation and inquests.

The family group, housing two KCs, is highly regarded and specialist. The group provides skilled legal expertise with the highest levels of service, support and client care. Members offer advice and representation in all aspects of family law including financial provision, TOLATA, child arrangements, public law children and Court of Protection in all family courts from magistrates level to the House of Lords. Acutely aware of the cost implications to clients, and that family cases are often highly complicated and emotional, the group aims to conduct cases in a manner designed to achieve the best possible result while reflecting individuals needs. Whether through careful negotiation, or contested hearing, members provide meticulous preparation and excellent advocacy with a friendly, approachable manner.

The criminal law group offers experience in all traditional areas of practice, with particular expertise in homicides, corporate manslaughter, complex conspiracy, and deal with all types of economic, regulatory and corporate crime. In recent years, the set has gained recognition in large commercial fraud cases and has also witnessed significant growth in regulatory instructions, especially HSE work and Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) instructions.

The immigration group advises and appears before the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Members appear frequently at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights and several advocates sit as part-time immigration judges. The team offers expertise and high-quality service provision at the advisory and pre- and post-litigation stages to address the requirements of business immigration clients. Clients have included various national and multi-national companies and human resource managers.

Further details on No5 and its members can be found on www.No5.com.

Other offices:
Fifth Floor, 7 Savoy Court, London, WC2R 0EX
DX 449 London Chancery Lane

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DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid
Member of Chambers KEELING, Adrian KC (1990)
Member of Chambers JONES, Jonathan KC (1994)
Member of Chambers MASON, David KC (1986)
Member of Chambers GOATLEY, Peter KC (1992)
Member of Chambers MITCHELL, David (1995)
Member of Chambers TEDD, Rex KC (1970)
Member of Chambers BLEASDALE, Paul KC (1978)
Member of Chambers MEYER, Lorna KC (1986)
Member of Chambers BURROWS, Michael KC (1979)
Member of Chambers BRIGHT, Christopher KC (1985)
Member of Chambers ANDERSON, Mark KC (1983)
Member of Chambers ZAMAN, Mohammed KC (1985)
Member of Chambers KELLY, Mark KC (1985)
Member of Chambers DUCK, Michael KC (1988)
Member of Chambers HEYWOOD, Mark KC (1986)
Member of Chambers BELL, Gary KC (1989)
Member of Chambers HANKIN, Jonas KC (1994)
Member of Chambers KIMBLIN, Richard KC (1998)
Member of Chambers BRADLEY, Phil KC (1993)
Member of Chambers TYACK, David KC (1994)
Member of Chambers NUVOLONI, Stefano KC (1994)
Member of Chambers HEELEY, Michelle KC (2001)
Member of Chambers YOUNG, Christopher KC (1997)
Member of Chambers PITCHERS, Henry KC (1996)
Member of Chambers COUGHLAN, John KC (1999)
Member of Chambers SANDHU, Harpreet Singh KC (2005)
Member of Chambers ADAMS, Richard (1999)
Member of Chambers ALLEN, Sarah (2005)
Member of Chambers ANNING, Michael (1990)
Member of Chambers ANTHONY, Farin (2004)
Member of Chambers ARNOLD, Peter (1972)
Member of Chambers ARTHUR, Helen (2003)
Member of Chambers ASHLEY, Chloe (2016)
Member of Chambers BAHIA, Sharon (2000)
Member of Chambers BAINS, Param K (1993)
Member of Chambers BAKER, Andrew (1990)
Member of Chambers BARNEY, Helen (1999)
Member of Chambers BEASLEY, Thomas (2020)
Member of Chambers BEDFORD, Becket (1989)
Member of Chambers BERMINGHAM, Gerald (1967)
Member of Chambers BERNEY-DALE, Eleanor (2008)
Member of Chambers BIMMLER, Michael (2019)
Member of Chambers BRADSHAW, Mark (2002)
Member of Chambers BROOK, Matthew (1999)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Kristina (1998)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Stephanie (1982)
Member of Chambers BRUNNING, Matthew (1997)
Member of Chambers BURDEN, Angus (1994)
Member of Chambers CHADWICK, Joanna (1988)
Member of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Adreeja (1997)
Member of Chambers CHAWLA, Neil (2000)
Member of Chambers CHOONGH, Satnam (1994)
Member of Chambers CLIFFORD, Victoria (2002)
Member of Chambers COBILL, Nicholas (2003)
Member of Chambers COLLINS, Siobhan (2005)
Member of Chambers COMPTON, Gareth (1997)
Member of Chambers COOKE, Richard (2005)
Member of Chambers CORFIELD, Louise (2008)
Member of Chambers COULSON, Lucy (2013)
Member of Chambers CROW, Charles (1999)
Member of Chambers de MELLO, Ramby (1983)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Brian (1994)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Naomi (2016)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Paul (2001)
Member of Chambers DENNING, Louisa (1999)
Member of Chambers DUTHIE, Malcolm (1989)
Member of Chambers DUTTA, Nandini (1993)
Member of Chambers ENONCHONG, Nelson Professor (2006)
Member of Chambers ENSAFF, Omar (2000)
Member of Chambers EVANS, Paul (2001)
Member of Chambers FARRER, Adam (1992)
Member of Chambers FEENEY, Katie (2005)
Member of Chambers FISHER, Steven (2000)
Member of Chambers FORSYTH, Samantha (1988)
Member of Chambers FRIEL, Michele (1991)
Member of Chambers GALLACHER, Kirsty (2006)
Member of Chambers GAMBLE, Esther (2001)
Member of Chambers GAMBLE, Jamie (1999)
Member of Chambers GILES, Roger S (1976)
Member of Chambers GRANT, Orla (2005)
Member of Chambers GRIMSHAW, Richard (2010)
Member of Chambers GWYNNE, Grace (2017)
Member of Chambers HADLEY, Richard (1997)
Member of Chambers HALSTEAD, Imogen (2014)
Member of Chambers HAMILTON-EDDY, Lukas (2015)
Member of Chambers HARGREAVES, Teresa (1999)
Member of Chambers HARRINGTON, Timothy (1997)
Member of Chambers HAWLEY, Christian (2013)
Member of Chambers HENSON, Graham (1976)
Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Louise (2003)
Member of Chambers HIRST, Karl (1997)
Member of Chambers HOGAN, Emma (1996)
Member of Chambers HOPKINS, Christopher (2003)
Member of Chambers HUNKA, Simon (2007)
Member of Chambers HURLEY-FLYNN, Eamonn (2013)
Member of Chambers ILES, David (1977)
Member of Chambers ISLAM-CHOUDHURY, Mugni (1996)
Member of Chambers ISMAIL, Nazmun (1992)
Member of Chambers JONES, Catherine (2010)
Member of Chambers JONES, Mark (2019)
Member of Chambers JONES, Timothy (1975)
Member of Chambers JOSEPH, Paul (1992)
Member of Chambers KEMBERY, Jodie (2013)
Member of Chambers LANGDON, Katie (2007)
Member of Chambers LESLIE, James (2004)
Member of Chambers LIDDIARD, Martin (1989)
Member of Chambers MAHMOOD, Abid (1992)
Member of Chambers MAINI-THOMPSON Sapandeep Singh (2021)
Member of Chambers MANANI, Rhianna (2018)
Member of Chambers McCLEMENT, Lynette (2002)
Member of Chambers McGRATH, Andrew (1983)
Member of Chambers McINTOSH, Nicola (2007)
Member of Chambers McLOUGHLIN, Richard (2012)
Member of Chambers MEAGER, Rowena (2007)
Member of Chambers MELLIS, Alexander (2013)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Katie (2010)
Member of Chambers MOAT, Richard (1985)
Member of Chambers MOLES, Jennifer (2015)
Member of Chambers MULLER, Antonie (1990)
Member of Chambers MURRAY, Carole (1989)
Member of Chambers NEWMAN, Timothy (1981)
Member of Chambers NORRIS, Lois (2017)
Member of Chambers NOURI, Arrin (2014)
Member of Chambers OAKES, Richard (2007)
Member of Chambers O'HIGGINS, John (1990)
Member of Chambers O'MALLEY, Laura (2007)
Member of Chambers ORCHARD, Cathlyn (1999)
Member of Chambers OSCROFT, Daniel (2003)
Member of Chambers OSMUND-SMITH, Thea (2010)
Member of Chambers OWEN, Naomi (2008)
Member of Chambers PENGELLY, Giles (2017)
Member of Chambers PERERA, Francesca (2017)
Member of Chambers PERRIN, Jason (2015)
Member of Chambers PERRY, Christopher (2002)
Member of Chambers PINDHAM, Nina (2012)
Member of Chambers PINNOCK, Earl (2003)
Member of Chambers POLE, Tim (2001)
Member of Chambers POPLEY, Heather (2003)
Member of Chambers POWER, Elizabeth (1996)
Member of Chambers PRESTON, Nicola (1992)
Member of Chambers PRICE, Charles (1999)
Member of Chambers PUSEY, William (1977)
Member of Chambers RADBURN, Mark (1991)
Member of Chambers RICHARDS, Hugh (1992)
Member of Chambers ROBERTS, Gemma (2006)
Member of Chambers RUSHTON, Jonathon (1997)
Member of Chambers SCHOFIELD, Tom (2001)
Member of Chambers SEAL, Ricky (2012)
Member of Chambers SHASTRI-HURST, Neil (2018)
Member of Chambers SHERLOCK, Louisa Dr (2018)
Member of Chambers SIDHU, Seamran (2011)
Member of Chambers SINGH, Talbir (1997)
Member of Chambers SMALLWOOD, Anne E (1977)
Member of Chambers SMALLWOOD, Robert (1994)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Steven (2011)
Member of Chambers SMYTH, Jack (2007)
Member of Chambers SNELUS, James (1999)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR, David (1993)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR, Kathryn (2005)
Member of Chambers THOMPSON, Neil (1982)
Member of Chambers THOROGOOD, Bernard (1986)
Member of Chambers TIWANA, Ekwall Singh (1988)
Member of Chambers UDDIN, Miran (2001)
Member of Chambers VICKERS, Laura (2007)
Member of Chambers VOLLANS, Philip (2015)
Member of Chambers WALLACE, Andrew (1988)
Member of Chambers WHITAKER, Stephen (1970)
Member of Chambers WILKINSON, Marc (1992)
Member of Chambers WILLETTS, Glenn (2000)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Emma (2012)
Member of Chambers WORLOCK, Simon (1975)
Member of Chambers WYNNE, Ashley (1990)
Member of Chambers XYDIAS, Nicholas (1992)
Members Located Elsewhere
Member of Chambers ARMSTRONG, Douglas KC (1999)
Member of Chambers SIR WRIGHT, Jeremy KC MP (1996)
Member of Chambers MONTGOMERY, James (1989)
Member of Chambers OWEN. Denise (2003)
Member of Chambers WINGRAVE, Michael (2001)
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Louisa Denning photo Louisa DenningSpecialising in personal injury; has wide experience of litigation on behalf of…
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TESTIMONIAL: Thank you so much. No5 Chambers are my first choice for any new cases that come through we instruct more Counsel from No5 than anywhere else. This is because the staff and barristers are great, reliable and always provide a consistent excellent service 2nd to none.


TESTIMONIAL: I am overwhelmingly impressed by the way the case was put together. A masterpiece of a skeleton argument something I have been waiting almost my entire lifetime to date to see from a Counsel instructed on a Direct Access basis. I cannot show my gratitude enough and a simple THANK YOU would seem vein enough not to  convey the feeling that I feel having read it all.


TESTIMONIAL: Our clients felt that the outcome was a very positive one and that its the right way forward at this time. They wish to convey their sincere and heartfelt thanks to No5 Chambers, whom they feel executed proceedings expertly, with grace and care. They felt that your approach to the situation and indeed Miss A was highly instrumental in bringing about a good outcome for us all. This was, they thought exceptional given that the counsel was briefed late in the day.


TESTIMONIAL:  Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your efforts on this case. I have only just managed to speak to L and heard more about the case. She was delighted and very impressed with all you did. I would also like to thank you for your support and attention to details throughout, which paid off in the end!


TESTIMONIAL: I have reviewed the Skeleton. All I can say is excellent as always.  I have passed it around my team and advised them as to the difference in calibre of counsel between No5 and other chambers, the exact reason why we only instruct No5. Thank you ever so much for stepping into the breach on this  I’m eternally grateful.