Ian Bridge > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
Fifth Floor, 7 Savoy Court


Defends in regulatory crime especially health and safety and environment, corporate crime, serious financial crime, tax fraud; Attorney General’s regulatory ‘A list’. Defends in serious injury and fatal RTA and other accident and disease cases – regularly appearing in linked inquests and undertaking linked personal injury. Specialist in VAT and excise duty appearing on behalf of appellants in the tax tribunals – instructed by national firms of solicitors and accountants. Instructed in statutory and private professional disciplinary tribunals. Leading junior based in London – works throughout the UK. Please refer to No5’s website for more information.


Called to the Bar 1988.


Sheffield University (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)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.’

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

(Leading Juniors)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.’

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’.

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

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.’  

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.