John O'Higgins > 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


Serious Crime


Articled to Tony Edwards at T.V. Edwards & Co, London E1 1984-86

Admitted Solicitor 1986

Called to Bar of Middle Temple 1990

[Pupil master Anthony Leonard – now HHJ Leonard QC]

Tenant at Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC, 6 Pump Court, Temple, London: 2004 to present

Tenant at No5 Chambers Birmingham concurrently from January 2017

Formerly Senior of Kent Bar Mess

Sometime member of South East Circuit committee.


South Eastern Circuit

Midland Circuit

Kent Bar Mess

Criminal Bar Association


Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester

Queens’ College, Cambridge University 1979-82

B.A. Hons in Modern History

M.A. 1986

Nottingham Law School [Trent Polytechnic] 1983-4

Common Professional Examination 1983

Law Society Final Examination 1984

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)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.’