Nicholas Cobill > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


Nicholas is an experienced trial advocate who appears regularly in multi track proceedings in the High Court and County Court. As first choice counsel to a number of law firms, he is regularly instructed to obtain injunction orders or to resist injunction applications.
He deals mainly with high value commercial litigation arising from breaches of contract and professional negligence. He has a broad range of experience, acting for clients in the UK and overseas, including multinationals. Clients include banks, airlines, utility providers, insurers, manufacturers, franchises and UK and foreign government departments. His recent cases include: obtaining emergency injunction days after the Covid-19 “stay at home” announcement to allow entry into a warehouse to retrieve equipment required by national supermarket chains and NHS for distribution of food/medicines across UK; resisting an application by prolific paedophile/murderer for blood samples which secured his conviction; obtaining injunction requiring a national energy supplier to reconnect electricity supplies to national fast food franchises across the South East; recovering possession of a city centre nightclub, radio station and arts centre for a commercial landlord in a trial concerning forged signatures on a fabricated lease. Notable cases include: Cumbria Waste Management Limited and Lakeland Waste Management v Baines Wilson (A Firm) [2008] EWHC 786 (QB); Horne and Meredith Properties Ltd v (1) Cox (2) Billingsley (Estates Gazette No.1312); (1) John Micheal (2) Pauline Wendy Micheal (3) Havering Radio Cars UK Ltd v (1) Gary Anthony Phillips (2) A1 Group (UK) Ltd (3) Lynn Phillips [2017] EWHC 142 (QB); Henderson and Jones Ltd v Alex Tsimboykas and Claire Tsimboykas [2018] EWHC 1493; Jonathan Digby-Rogers v Speechly Bircham LLP [2019] EWHC 1568 (Ch).


Barclays Bank Plc, Letters of Credit/International Trade Team, 1998-1999. Andersen, Commercial Litigation Team, 2000-2001. Called 2003, Middle Temple. Wragge & Co LLP, Commercial Litigation Team, Solicitor Advocate, 2005-2011. No5 Chambers, Business & Property Group, Barrister, 2011-present.


Bar of England and Wales; International Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Middle Temple.


University of Kent (1995/8) – BA(Hons) – English & Philosophy; University of Westminster (1999/2000) CPE (PGDipLaw); Inns of Court School of Law (2002/3) Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent; BPP University (2004) QLTT

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Nicholas CobillNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nicholas is incredibly pragmatic, approachable and practical in his application of the law and his interaction with the clients.’