Philip Rule > 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


Barrister. Undertaking a variety of areas of work, but a particular public law and criminal law specialist. Specialist in judicial review, human rights and civil liberties, criminal appeals and criminal trials concerning fatalities.


Legal Aid Barrister of the Year 2017 (awarded by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group).
Called 2001 Lincolns Inn; Direct Access qualified 2011; Pupil supervisor 2010; admitted to International Criminal Court’s list of assistants to counsel at the Hague; CPS specialist fraud panel; CPS specialist serious crime group panel; CPS prosecution advocates list for London, South East and Western Circuits; appointed to Attorney-General’s Unified List of Prosecution Advocates.
Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 2017.


Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course); City University (2001 DpL); University of Southampton (2000 LLB Hons); Berkhamsted Collegiate School. Lincoln’s Inn Walter Wigglesworth QC Scholarship 2001; Southampton University Internal Debating Competition Prize 2000; The Swords Prize 2000 (best undergraduate dissertation in law at Southampton) 1999; Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Scholar.


Supporter of Saracens rugby club.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip RuleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)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.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

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.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

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.