Set Profile > No5 Barristers Chambers > Birmingham, England

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

Clinical negligence

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA natural advocate. He is calm and has a way of putting everyone in the room at ease. He leads with quiet confidence.

2021 Silks

David Tyack QC - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid has exceptional technical ability, and an astounding knowledge of the law.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersA junior who really fights for the best possible outcome for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersMamta is tenacious and straight talking. She is an asset in challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers‘  regulatory group is recommended as ‘a very progressive set, paying particular attention to promoting equality and diversity.’ Chambers is home to a number of strong practitioners, with a broad range of expertise across regulatory law including health and safety, environmental enforcement, insurance-related work and more. Tim Pole prosecuted the owners of Oak Furnitureland, which was fined £400,000 for conditions in a warehouse that created a risk of an explosion, while Bernard Thorogood successfully represented a farmer in overturning aspects of an animal disqualification order.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim’s greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work, and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersFirst rate, a leading light in the health and safety world. Very hard working and extremely responsive. Goes in to bat for every client with vigour and panache.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘No 5 Chambers is in the very first tier for business crime and regulatory across the jurisdiction. The set offers genuine expertise across the full range of regulatory work. ‘

‘A very progressive set, paying particular attention to promoting equality and divertsity within Chambers and at the Bar as a whole. ‘

Clerking

‘The service is second to none.’

‘The clerks are very approachable and keep instructing solicitors updated at all time.’

‘The No 5 Clerks are uniquely effective, intelligent and hardworking. They provide a service to solicitors which is better than any other set I have ever dealt with.’

Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 1

The Chancery team at No5 Barristers Chambers has ‘clerks that are quick, responsive, and helpful, and barristers that are very knowledgeable and reliable’. The set maintains a strong position across all areas with particular expertise in contentious probate, estate administration and trusts. Rising stars Imogen Halstead and Samir Amin continue to build expertise in within the inheritance and property spheres. Complex traditional chancery work in the Business and Property Courts is regularly done by senior members of chambers including Mark Anderson QC. Alexander Heylin contributes offshore expertise.

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1
Samir Amin - No5 Barristers ChambersSamir gets to grips with matters promptly and provides very clear and thorough advice upon the options that may be able to obtain a resolution.
Ranked: Tier 1
Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersRobust, dependable and pragmatic advice. Excellent with clients in conference.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark’s presence in the court room, his rapport with judges, and stature as a legal heavyweight is quickly and clearly evident.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersIan’s great strength is his ability to empathise with his clients and make them feel that he is absolutely on their side.
Ranked: Tier 1
Angus Burden - No5 Barristers ChambersAngus is extremely skilled in analysing and advising on complex matters while also excelling in his advocacy. He is that rare breed of barrister who delivers great advice and is superb on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers ChambersLouise has all of the primary attributes (technical knowledge, accomplished advocacy and superb drafting skills) but what sets her apart is her strategic focus and ability to connect with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to contentious probate work. His written pleadings are technically excellent and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Heylin - No5 Barristers ChambersAlex is very likeable and delightful to work with. He has a broad experience, but really excels in complex disputes involving fraud or breach of duty. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and US financial industry is a real asset.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent set for this type of work. Good strength in depth, ranging from junior to senior and diversity in terms of style and skill set.’

‘No5 Chambers are the leading set in the Midlands. They have strength in depth in contentious trust and probate matters.’

‘Great strength in depth amongst the whole set, and they will always find counsel available to suit our needs.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are very attentive and thorough, and really look after us.’

‘The clerks are quick, responsive and helpful. ‘

‘James Wackett is fantastic. He knows the industry very well and works closely with solicitors to ensure that clients are represented in court by the right barrister.’

Clinical negligence Tier 1

Headed by Chris Bright QCNo5 Barristers Chambers ’ clinical negligence team is one of the most comprehensive in the Midlands. Work done here is often complex and sensitive, with practitioners specialising in brain and spinal injuries, delayed diagnosis, mental health, birth injury, and matters arising from hospital deaths. Chambers saw David Tyack QC  and John Coughlan QC take silk in the 2021 round. Chambers head Jonathan Jones QC currently represents the claimant for a claim in excess of £5m against a hospital where liability was admitted for failure to diagnose spina bifida on an antenatal scan. Jones QC also led Jamie Gamble in JB v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust,  a wrongful birth claim arising out of a failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning, securing a £6m settlement for the claimants.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersPaul is particularly adept at getting right to the heart of the case, clients and opponents appreciate the directness of his approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMeticulous attention to detail, personable and extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHenry is extremely thorough with his paperwork and his understanding of a case. I do not think I have come across a counsel as thorough as Henry. As a result, I cannot recall a case we have lost.

2021 Silks

John Coughlan QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFantastic level of attention to detail, excellent client care skills and sublime advocacy skills at Trial or hearing. One of the best in his field.

Leading Juniors

Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong analytical skills and able to assess complex issues incisively. Excellent advocacy skills and empathetic client communication.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersJamie is a prodigious worker and his highly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is meticulous, exceptionally analytical and well prepared. He provides superb tactical and pragmatic advice whilst also being precise and persuasive in written and oral argument.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely forensic - goes into every detail with a fine-tooth comb. Excellent with clients and experts - puts clients at ease and talks to them in a way they can understand the complex points of their claim.
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersKarl is the perfect combination of technical excellence and a genuine passion to help claimants who have been injured.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersReliable and a safe pair of hands. Very responsive and quick grasp of the issues in a case and effective in conference.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘They have a wide range of Clinical Negligence specialist counsel with in depth expertise and experience, and offer very good availability including at short notice.’

‘No5 Chambers is a fantastic set for clinical negligence and personal injury claims with many top class senior juniors.’

I enjoy working with No5 Chambers and the relationship has gone from strength to strength.’

Clerking

‘Professional and helpful service, mainly dealing with Rob McDonald who is always happy and more than able to assist with all requests.’

‘The Clerks at No5 Chambers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable especially William Theaker.’

‘The Clerks at No5 are really efficient and “on the ball” in every aspect, whether its clerking in papers for counsel or arranging MS Teams or Zoom Conferencing. ‘

Commercial litigation Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers’ commercial litigation team ‘offers considerable choice at all levels of experience’. Chambers as a whole has a broad commercial practice and members are regularly instructed in high-value, complex disputes. Head of chambers Mark Anderson QC's recent instructions include a £20m partnership claim. Mohammed Zaman QC has also been busy, having recently defending a food manufacturing company in a dispute concerning an alleged breach of a manufacturing agreement, involving a six-day application for committal of the defendant's managing director to prison for contempt of court.

Rising stars

Samir Amin - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent and very knowledgeable barrister. Very thorough and their attention to detail is impeccable. Excellent results are achieved.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark has a formidable intellect. He is clear thinking and produces work of outstanding quality.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMohammed is an absolutely first-class adviser and presenter in mediation. He has a real feel for the commercial realities and financial possibilities in company commercial disputes.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cobill - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly approachable & accessible to both instructing solicitors and clients. Very strong commercial grasp & works hard with clients to help them achieve the best commercial outcome for them & their business.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul J Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersVery approachable and always readily available to discuss case when needed.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Heylin - No5 Barristers ChambersAlexander is very approachable and delightful to work with. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and the US financial industry is a real asset.
Ranked: Tier 2
Maria Mulla - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely tenacious and willing to go the extra mile to advance the client's position. Maria is extremely responsive and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersI always find Shakil to be very approachable. I am able to pick up the telephone to discuss discrete issues on that matter and Shakil is always willing to assist.
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers ChambersOn the matters I have worked with Olivia on, I have been impressed by her technical ability and firm grasp of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersShe has a keen eye for detail and an ability to express complicated technical points in a manner readily understandable by lay clients. In recent months she has conducted clear and helpful online seminars to practitioners about recent developments and law reforms.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great commercial set with someone for everything. Responsive and business-like. A good, professional support team.’

‘I have never been let down by No5 Chambers in terms of either availability or suitability of counsel. Supremely reliable.’

‘No 5 Chambers has been my first choice for commercial litigation for many years, at all levels of seniority.’

Clerking

‘Excellent- always approachable, personable & keen to help. Understanding of the need to manage & meet client expectations on fees.’

‘The service is generally top notch. Danny Griffiths and James Wackett in particular are very responsive.’

 

Company and insolvency Tier 1

The market presence and strength of No5 Barristers Chambers’ company and insolvency team members see the set involved with significant high-value cases in the Midlands. Mark Anderson QC continues to attract complex shareholder disputes, while Yasmin Yasseri is considered an insolvency specialist with recent instructions including a multi-jurisdictional matter with elements in the Czech Republic. Alexander Heylin’s experience with cross-border and Offshore instructions has led recent instructions acting for a Russian company with litigation potentially in three jurisdictions.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark has the invaluable ability to pick out the relevant detail, retain it and then refer to it and its location at a moment’s notice and without missing a beat.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA totally outstanding performer.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersWell organised, knowledgeable and strategically minded. Always on hand and very practical.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersHe offers clear and concise advice and is always willing to go the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the best chambers that I have used. Barristers are of a high calibre and the clerks are fantastic and always respond in a timely manner.’

‘No5 is a very good set with a wide range of able performers. The Chambers are continuing to develop and they are a rising force.’

‘No5 are very impressive across the board.’

Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

Described as a ‘good and reliable set with expertise in Court of Protection mattersNo5 Barristers Chambers court of protection practice is the choice for many local authorities in the Midlands. Abid Mahmood recently represented a local authority in an application for an injunction to protect a child victim of a "county lines" gang. In more property-oriented cases, Keri Tayler has a substantial presence in financial abuse cases, representing the official solicitor in a case where a woman lacking capacity was taken by her son from Kent to the Republic of Ireland.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm and controlled manner in court, which is particularly helpful in cases where there may be difficult litigants in person.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersAbid has been very effective in taking the heat out of negotiations to allow pragmatic discussions with the other side. My clients have been "extremely impressed" with him and his calm but firm manner has been a perfect fit for this case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler - No5 Barristers ChambersKeri Tayler is not only very knowledgeable in this field; she is extremely pragmatic and able to get to the heart of a case and advise on a sensible way forward.
Ranked: Tier 1

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers  houses a balanced and robust practice both in terms of size and call. Described as ‘approachable and friendly with the ability to tailor service to ones needs’, the set has particular expertise in cases of serious violence, corporate manslaughter, organised crime cases and complex fraud. Michael Duck QC prosecuted four defendants, who were aged sixteen and seventeen of the time of the offence, who were convicted of the murder of a teenage boy as part of tensions between two Wolverhampton "postcode gangs, while Michelle Heeley QC represented former England footballer Paul Gascgoine, who was acquitted on sexual assault charges. Turning to the set's juniors Harpreet Singh Sandhu recently prosecuted in a firearms case involving a home being converted into a workshop where blank-firing pistols were converted into lethal firearms, and Sophie Murray, who has a niche practice in serious sexual offences.

Leading Silks

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA top-class silk able to assimilate and present complicated cases effortlessly and with great impact.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMichelle’s knowledge on any given subject is second to none. Fabulous client care when dealing with difficult or sensitive issues and communication with clients or others is clear and well understood by all concerned. She is up there with the very best advocates currently practicing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMichael was excellent on technical detail in a case involving expert evidence. He was measured and yet powerful, and endeared himself to the judge, his opponent and the jury.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersJonas is an advocate who exhibits a real command of the detail of the cases in which he is instructed. He is frequently instructed in cases involving complex medical issues and has a real specialism in this area.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is fiercely bright and, whilst sensible, does not shy away from seeking results for clients that others may not dare to pursue. Always meticulously well prepared, he goes through the detail of his cases with a fine-tooth comb.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

John O'Higgins - No5 Barristers ChambersJohn is highly intelligent and hardworking. He is at the very top end of the junior bar and is at ease in dealing with cases which might ordinarily might be expected to merit the involvement of leading counsel.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim’s greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersPhilip is my first choice of counsel in all serious and complex criminal defence cases. His attention to detail, astute advocacy, calming way with clients and thorough written legal argument are better than any other counsel I instruct.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a court manner that both judges and juries adore. His advocacy skills are based upon meticulous preparation which commands respect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersUnique approach to cases with a forensic eye for detail. Not afraid to push boundaries and challenge.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon Bahia - No5 Barristers ChambersSharon has excellent communication skills, is down to earth and is able to rapidly build a rapport with a client. She provides robust advice and ensures that the client is fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sophie Murray - No5 Barristers ChambersAn intelligent, solid and hard-working junior more than capable of rising to the challenge. She has in-depth knowledge of sentencing provisions for defendants with mental disorders.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Always tailor service to needs. Most suitable counsel placed on case in accordance to knowledge and complexities.’

‘No5 is an excellent set of criminal barristers. Spoilt for choice.’

‘No 5 is a solid set, with a great reputation in crime.’

Clerking

‘Approachable, friendly and the clerks always go above and beyond to assist with cases.’

‘The No 5 Clerks are uniquely effective, intelligent and hardworking.’

‘Andrew Trotter as a clerk is exceptional. His knowledge and management of our expectations in terms of quality of barristers we like to instruct and rapport one to one with our solicitors is excellent. ‘

Employment Tier 1

The employment offering at No5 Barristers Chambers  is a preferred set of chambers for many, with a number of key instructions coming from the West Midlands' key employers, including NHS bodies. Mugni Islam-Choudhury , the head of the practice group, represents Kuehne + Nagel in an age discrimination case concerning redundancy payments to former civil servants who transferred to the company. Senior junior Helen Barney continues to have a wide practice of both public and private sector employers, having recently represented Jaguar Land Rover in a case concerning the application of the pensions exemptions to age discrimination law.

Leading Juniors

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersHelen is very thorough and is excellent in terms of detailed analysis, yet is still down-to-earth and speaks in plain English, which clients value.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersCharles approaches matters carefully and confidently leaving no stone unturned without being too aggressive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersMugni is fantastic. His knowledge is incredible and his advice clear and easy to understand for solicitor and client alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Naomi Owen - No5 Barristers ChambersI consider Naomi to be extremely professional, well-prepared, and knowledgeable. Naomi has excellent advocacy skills. She is also very approachable and personable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersGemma is an outstanding advocate who keenly and rapidly appreciates the issues in the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jack Feeny - No5 Barristers ChambersJack's approach is collaborative, supportive and not patronising. He explains complex legal issues succinctly and in an easily digestible way and ensuring they feel well-supported.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersVery well-prepared and an excellent cross-examiner. Courteous and constructive as an opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is able to immediately get to the heart of the matter and the client's concerns. He is technically fantastic, and it seems as though he is never fazed no matter how complex the matter or how challenging the opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is incredibly approachable and always willing to assist - offering assistance beyond the scope of the instructions, not for want of more work but so as to best assist his instructing solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony Korn - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely technical and knowledgeable in his field. The go-to counsel for complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica Smeaton - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent client care skills and works well with instructing solicitor - forms a good team.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers has a large number of tenants that are key members of the employment group that I would highly recommend. ‘

‘No 5 Chambers is an excellent Chambers, I have nothing but praise for the Chambers as a whole including barristers and clerks.’

‘No 5 Chambers are exceptional. The employment team has a strong head of team supported by exceptional clerking teams.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are extremely helpful and always try their best to assist.’

‘The clerking team for employment matters are fantastic – very responsive, always willing to help, flexible with diaries, committed and solution focussed.’

‘The clerks are helpful and proactive. Very approachable and build a good rapport with instructing solicitors.’

Family and children law Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is regarded as a ‘high-quality set of public law family practitioners who are highly skilled and effective’. Covering both public and private children law and financial remedy, the set offers practitioners able to take on some of the more complex cases and disputes. Ashley Wynne heads the practice group, which includes a significant number of juniors who regularly and comfortably deal with complex, high-value cases. The public children law contingent is headed by Lorna Meyer QC, and also includes at silk level Stefano Nuvoloni QC, whose expertise in this area crosses over with Court of Protection matters. Adreeja Chatterjee is also recommended for international child law matters.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers ChambersStefano is a breeze to work with. His communications skills are excellent. He keeps in regular contact with me and my legal assistant and provides clear, easy to follow advice and guidance.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersAdreeja is particularly good in cases with a complex international element.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a fearless advocate with a robust approach. She is excellent with clients and solicitors and does not shy away from giving realistic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is an extraordinary individual who not only knows her area of law inside and out, but she is able to advise the clients pragmatically and practically whilst retaining compassion and understanding. She is an exceptional advocate and is meticulously prepared.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers ChambersKirsty is very measured in her approached and attentive to the concerns of the client and their needs. Extremely competent and a strong, skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Orla Grant - No5 Barristers ChambersOrla is an incredibly dedicated, diligent and tenacious barrister. Orla always goes the extra mile for her clients and is not afraid to take on difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptionally well-prepared, a fascinating advocate to watch, very calm and persuasive, fearless in court and amongst peers, very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a powerhouse of perseverance, showing determination to achieve the best possible solution for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katie Langdon - No5 Barristers ChambersA committed advocate specialising in financial remedy work. A worthy opponent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘No 5 Chambers provides an excellent all round service, meeting clients needs across the generations and at every available level of work – from very junior to leading silks.’

‘No 5 has a high-quality set of public law family practitioners who are highly skilled and effective. They have good strength in depth and all counsel I have instructed have been very skilled.’

‘No5 is an excellent set of chambers. The quality of barristers is high and as a consequence barristers from this set are in demand. That said there is often availability at short notice which is helpful for those urgent cases.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are all extremely helpful and get back to you straight away.’

‘The clerks are always helpful and well organised. They are excellent at juggling diaries to ensure availability wherever possible.’

‘The clerks are excellent and have been particularly helpful in lockdown. Adam Wadley in particular is really helpful.’

Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers' inquests and inquiries offering handles many cases, a number of which in workplace, custodial and medical contexts. Head of chambers Adrian Keeling QC  and Richard Grimshaw are regularly instructed on Article 2 jury inquests.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAdrian is an excellent all-round advocate. He is able to listen to the client and respond expertly to the needs of the case.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is incredibly well prepared and very thorough in his questioning of witnesses to bring out the best evidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersGoes in to bat for every client with vigour and panache.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers has a strong reputation in coronial law.’

‘No5 attracts excellent counsel at all levels.’

Clerking

‘Diligent and trustworthy.’

‘Chris Norman is excellent!’

 

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

David Gardner - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid provides clear and detailed advice, and is flexible in assisting his clients and those who instruct him.
Ranked: Tier 1

Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptional specialist knowledge and experience. Always supremely well prepared and focused.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersVery passionate about what she believes in. She is very focused, results driven, and cares about making a positive difference.
Ranked: Tier 1

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

David GardnerNo5 Barristers ChambersHe has a calm and reassuring advocacy style that is well-liked by clients. His submissions are concise and straight to the point. He is affable and has a conciliatory approach to his cases, but is robust enough to hold his ground when required.
Ranked: Tier 1

Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Leading Juniors

David Gardner - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid has a unique understanding of public law and the principles that underpin equality and human rights. An excellent advocate. He gets on top of of complex legal issues quickly with an excellent grip of the detail and ability to focus on what really matters. He has a calm and reassuring advocacy style that is well-liked by clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jorren Knibbe - No5 Barristers ChambersJorren is very commercial in his approach, personable and good with clients. He is incredibly responsive and cuts quickly to the chase, offering practical commercial advice as well as being technically excellent. An extremely bright barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1

Costs

Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersIn-depth knowledge of the practice area. Ability to give clear and concise straightforward opinions.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury Tier 1

Considered as a leading set in the West Midlands, No5 Barristers Chambers’ offers one of the largest personal injury teams in the circuit. The personal injury group has individuals appropriate for a range of claims, and the team is regularly instructed in spinal, brain, physiological and fatal injury cases, as well as ones concerning amputation and chronic pain conditions. David Tyack QC and John Coughlan QC were 2021 Silk appointments. Praised for its depth in the junior end, chambers is also home to Jamie Gamble and Esther Gamble, both praised for their work in legally complex and intricate cases with recent work including cases in the wake of severe road traffic accidents and catastrophic spinal injuries respectively.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat with difficult clients. Has an excellent grasp of the strengths and weaknesses in a case. Gets to the issues very quickly. Works hard to get good results for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersChris is a first-class advocate, who has a very nice way with the Judge. He is extremely familiar with catastrophic injury cases, in particular those involving amputation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, calm and authoritative but maintaining good relations with opponents that assists resolving disputes. Approachable and a first-rate mind.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHenry is dependable, conscientious, a dream with the clients, and a tough negotiator. He goes the extra mile.

2021 Silks

David Tyack QC - No5 Barristers ChambersEfficient and pragmatic in his management of cases and an approachable and un-intimidating manner with clients. A safe pair of hands even on the most challenging of cases

Leading Juniors

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers ChambersMatthew’s attention to detail is fantastic. He is able to identify subtle points that are easily overlooked and use those points to great effect. He is tactically astute and has fantastic commercial awareness which is vital to insurers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersPaul is very strategically aware, he really knows when a case has reached its high watermark, tactically astute and makes clients feel at ease in very difficult scenarios.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard always has excellent turnaround times for papers and is willing to provide advice even on very short notice. He has a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes, with a good understanding from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersVery in-depth analysis of any matters related to the claim - even if these were not identified in the instructions. Gets on well with clients and puts them at ease very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nick Xydias - No5 Barristers ChambersAdvice is always comprehensive, legally excellent and level headed; turnaround time is exceptional. He is a first-class advocate, knowing when to push on with a line of argument and also when to bring a line of questioning to an end.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louisa Denning - No5 Barristers ChambersPragmatic and unflappable in their approach to interlocutory applications. Commercial approach to pleadings and a good tactical awareness of the use of a fraud pleading.
Ranked: Tier 2
Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersMalcolm is very astute. He grasps incredibly complex issues and is good at explaining these to clients. Nothing seems to faze him. He is not afraid to run tricky cases and his depth of knowledge and approachable manner make him a valued asset to any legal team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Fisher - No5 Barristers ChambersMr Fisher is approachable and is able to explain complex matters to a lay client in a way that they are able to understand them.
Ranked: Tier 2
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersEsther is extremely capable in all aspects of practice. Her reputation goes before her. She is very responsive and takes a team approach, which helps to get the best results for clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersJamie has tremendous technical knowledge and attention to detail combined with tactical expertise enabling him to quickly identify the key issues in a case and take a strategic approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘No5 has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, they are a friendly and approachable set with many counsel highly skilled in serious injury cases.’

‘They are a leading set of Chambers with a both excellent leading and junior counsel with a wealth of experience in personal injury.’

‘Chambers always provide a high excellent service.’

Clerking

‘The Clerks are superb, often going above and beyond to help with queries.’

‘The service is excellent and I have always found the clerks friendly and approachable but professional.’

‘The clerking team are always very helpful. They provide a proactive service and always try to support with the right counsel for the case.’

 

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Personal injury - 2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a naturally calm and quietly confident manner about him, which makes him a natural leader who is reassuring to all others in the room.

Planning and environment Tier 1

Considered the ‘go-to’ set by many, No5 Barristers Chambers is a well-established set for planning and environmental matters, with good strength and talent in both across all levels of call. On the planning side, members of the group offer strategic advice and provide representation, with Paul Cairnes QC recently instructed Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust in a judicial review challenge funding arrangements surrounding planning permission for a strategic development of in excess of a thousand houses. In environmental practice, Satnam Choongh successfully represented the agency in Environmental Agency v Lawrence, an appeal case concerning the interpretation of the Environmental Sentencing Guidelines.  

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Humphreys QC - No5 Barristers ChambersI find Richard an extremely approachable individual who is open to discuss the both the positives and negatives of arguing potential points upon which might have an influence on the outcome. Richard's wide range of instantly recallable planning knowledge is extremely helpful and he communicates this complex knowledge in clear language which is ease for all to understand.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Peter Goatley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is very easy to work with, really good with the clients, 'user friendly' as well as having a firm grasp of the issues and being a really good advocate. He's got it all really.

Leading Juniors

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers ChambersSatnam is extremely personable and has an approachable and calm manner. Great judgement and isn't afraid to try innovative ways of solving problems to great effect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim's greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers ChambersAnalytical. In depth knowledge of this area of law both academically and practically.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thea Osmund-Smith - No5 Barristers ChambersThea works to a very high standard of professionalism - she is extremely approachable, down to earth, friendly and easy to deal with. The advice given is clear, considered, incisive and expert.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersBernard is one of those counsel who you know will, when in court, know the file better than any one else in the court. He provides a Rolls-Royce service for every case.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set is very professional with depth of knowledge in this area.’

‘No5 Barristers Chambers are favoured by my company and many of my clients. The set has some very talented barristers, both QCs and Juniors and availability is good.’

Clerking

‘Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are both extremely skilled Clerks who make the process of both selecting an appropriate barrister and their initial engagement a very simple and straight forward procedure.’

‘Friendly and dependable clerks, quick and responsive and very well organised.’

Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers has ‘an impressive selection of counsel who specialise in disciplinary work’ and is home to a number of well-known practitioners regularly instructed by the Police Federation and police forces. Head of chambers Adrian Keeling QC recent instructions include successfully representing an officer charged with unlawfully shooting an innocent man in the face with a Taser.

Leading Juniors

Sharon Bahia - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a tenacious but realistic advocate who fights hard for her clients. She has a down-to-earth style of advocacy. It inspires confidence and trust in her clients and the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Hopkins - No5 Barristers ChambersHis ability to communicate effectively and empathetically to a client is second to none. He approaches each case with a positive attitude and seeks the very best possible outcome.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersAble to turn even the most complex line of cross-examination into simple, yet devastating, questions. Quite simply excellent.
Ranked: Tier 1

Professional negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers professional negligence team offers high-level, specialised expertise from a team of well-respected and competent barristers across a range of negligence, indemnity, and insurance matters. Mark Anderson QC is regularly involved in cases concerning negligence claims against solicitors as is Stephen Goodfellow. David Mitchell  deals with disputes in real property, trusts, and estates, recently acting for claimants who purchased a property to then discover that their proposed new home would be subject to rights to mine.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersStephen is very approachable and has great client skills in conference. He puts both client and solicitor at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Property and construction Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers' real estate team ranges ‘from junior to senior and has diversity in terms of style and skill set’. The group has wide a wide-ranging expertise, with members involved in all types of disputes including conveyancing, land acquisition, restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel and various tort claims. Mark Anderson QC  has been involved in many high-value matters over the year, recently acting for the claimant in a partnership action valued at £20m. David Taylor practices almost exclusively within the realms of real property landlord and tenant issues, currently representing a developer in a dispute affecting means of access to a development site.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersVery good with clients, well organised, knowledgeable and commercial. Excellent on her feet - unfailingly courteous to both the court and her opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Louise Corfield  – No5 Barristers ChambersOrganisations, service levels and sticking to her promised time-scales are clearly real strengths but this just complements her sharp tactical mind. Louise is quick to get to the nub of the issue in a case and not afraid to form a definitive view.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is very bright and, what's more, this is instantly obvious to clients. He is particularly good at getting his point across in a manner that is both simple and yet instils confidence. He turns work around very quickly and is very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is very astute. Has the ability to assimilate exceptionally detailed and complex information very quickly in order to provide sound advice. He is pragmatic and has a very calming nature.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Extremely strong and dependable set used by our firm for in excess of 30 years.’

‘Good all round chambers from whom we always get a good service.’

Clerking

‘Clerks will do all they can to pull out the stops and ensure our requirements are met.’

‘Danny Griffiths is absolutely excellent! He is responsive and gets the job done brilliantly.’

Court of Protection and community care

Rising stars

Varsha Jagadesham - No5 Barristers ChambersVarsha is always very well-prepared and thorough, with a keen eye for detail. She maintains a calm and poised composure during combative discussions.
Ranked: Tier 1

Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

No5 Barristers Chambers is said to feature 'a large number of brilliant barristers' who deliver 'excellent service' to clients. Representing individuals irrespective of financial standing and fielding experts in human rights and asylum law, its barristers appear before the  Upper Tribunal as well as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Manjit Singh Gill QC represented the claimants in Hoque and others v SSHD, a matter relating to the interpretation of the ten-year long residence route, while Danny Bazini successfully represented the claimants in HA (Iraq) v SSHD, in which the Court of Appeal ruled that the focus in on cases where the deportation of a foreign criminal is resisted on the basis of the Article 8 rights of a family member such as a child, the focus should be on that individual child.

Leading Silks

Manjit Gill QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHis attention to detail is second to none. He is able to grasp the most minute detail of the matter at hand and expand that before the Court or Tribunal in an accessible way.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersAbid is very supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable and managed our case with utmost confidence and was also able to impart this confidence to us in a time of crisis.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ramby de Mello - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is well regarded in the immigration field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Nicholson - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is an excellent advocate with clear skeleton arguments and persuasive submissions. He knows immigration inside and out.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joanne RothwellNo5 Barristers ChambersShe has particular expertise in finding solutions outside of the immigration rules.
Ranked: Tier 3
Frances Shaw - No5 Barristers ChambersFrances is a brilliant barrister. Her drafting is clear and persuasive. She has great client care skills. An experienced all-rounder, with expertise in a wide range of immigration matters. A fearless and resilient advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica Smeaton - No5 Barristers ChambersJessica is a favourite of my lay clients because she puts them at ease and is able to explain legal complexities in a way that can be understood. She is always prepares very thoroughly and has a very good strategic brain.
Ranked: Tier 3
Danny Bazini - No5 Barristers ChambersDanny has a stellar legal brain, has the tactical intuition of a street-fighter, and his advocacy redefines fearlessness.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranjiv Khubber - No5 Barristers ChambersHis expertise in complex immigration matters is first rate. He is inspirational in his drive to succeed and his ability to untangle difficult legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersNabila is tenacious and detailed in her approach to her cases, she is passionate and enthusiastic and fights for her clients to the end.
Ranked: Tier 4
Parminder Saini - No5 Barristers ChambersWhenever he speaks, the judges listen attentively to every word he says without interruption. He is the most persuasive advocate I have ever instructed and always manages to impress every lay client who hires him.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

No 5 Chambers has an immensely talented and very experienced group of immigration and asylum practitioners. Counsel are hard working and thus invariably available to cover all work sent to the chambers.”

They are a top-tier set and they have excellent barristers.”

No.5 chambers is home to a large number of brilliant barristers in the immigration field.”

No.5 is the Chambers I have given most of my instructions to because it replies and reacts very quickly to any instruction.”

 

Clerking

The service and the clerks are brilliant and reply quickly. Gavin John and Lucas Bennett are very good and helpful all the time.”

Their services are excellent. The clerks are attentive and always comply with my requests.”

The clerks are very good and I’ve had excellent service from Gavin John.”

I have always received an excellent service and would highlight Gavin John in particular for his efficiency and prompt responses.”

The clerks at No5 are extremely prompt at replying to queries.”

Police law (defendant)

Leading Juniors

Colin Banham - No5 Barristers ChambersClients feel he is in their corner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime

Leading Juniors

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersPhilip is an incredibly bright and talented advocate who is absolutely fearless in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 3

At No5 Barristers Chambers, the 'very thorough and forward-thinkingJonathan Jones QC continues to act for both claimants and defendants in a range of serious clinical negligence cases, including negligent obstetric and neonatal care claims involving cerebral palsy. Strengthening the team at the senior end, the 'resoluteDavid Tyack QC took silk in March 2021.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersJonathan is an original thinker, but is also practical. He has outstanding attention to detail, builds a good rapport with clients and achieves excellent results.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

David Tyack QC - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is intelligent, determined, friendly and a sensible negotiator.

Testimonials

Set

A very good clinical negligence offering‘.

Clerking

Very efficient clerking‘.

Good responsive clerks – there is always someone able to assist‘.

Offshore

Leading Juniors

Alexander Heylin - No5 Barristers ChambersHe contributes extensive knowledge regarding Offshore having, practiced overseas, bringing added value.
Ranked: Tier 3

Administrative and public law (including elections)

Leading Juniors

Philip Rule - No5 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

Planning

Leading Juniors

Hashi Mohamed - No5 Barristers ChambersEnthusiastic and with a friendly approach.
Ranked: Tier 3

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersAbsolutely fantastic in his work. His written work is flawless, his advice creative and with deep understanding of novel points of law. Instructing solicitors have been very impressed and would jump at the chance to instruct him again.
Ranked: Tier 4
Colin Banham - No5 Barristers ChambersVery knowledgeable, approachable and gets great results for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philip Dayle - No5 Barristers ChambersSteady advocate with a cool head, with written work that is outstanding. He has an impressive ability to grasp complex and detailed issues while never losing sight of the bigger picture. He is hardworking, fantastic with clients, and an excellent communicator - a real joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Employment

Leading Juniors

Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersShe has a great ability to master a brief quickly - clear and incisive in her assessment of the issues, as well as proactive.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

Immigration

No5 Barristers Chambers' immigration offering is mainly claimant-focused, with practitioners regularly appearing in the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Senior junior Abid Mahmood ’s recent instructions include several Court of Appeal cases, including representing the claimant in PF (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case concerning the deportation of a convicted drug dealer suffering from sickle cell disease.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersWith the immense support I received with my first appeal there was no turning back and I have never hesitated in booking him for other asylum appeals. He has tremendous knowledge and experience especially with Iraqi/Iranian appeals. He is a fantastic counsel and extremely thorough with the preparation of appeals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersAbid is personable, helpful, and effective.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

No5 Barristers Chambers‘  regulatory group is recommended as ‘a very progressive set, paying particular attention to promoting equality and diversity.’ Chambers is home to a number of strong practitioners, with a broad range of expertise across regulatory law including health and safety, environmental enforcement, insurance-related work and more. Tim Pole prosecuted the owners of Oak Furnitureland, which was fined £400,000 for conditions in a warehouse that created a risk of an explosion, while Bernard Thorogood successfully represented a farmer in overturning aspects of an animal disqualification order.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim’s greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work, and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersFirst rate, a leading light in the health and safety world. Very hard working and extremely responsive. Goes in to bat for every client with vigour and panache.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘No 5 Chambers is in the very first tier for business crime and regulatory across the jurisdiction. The set offers genuine expertise across the full range of regulatory work. ‘

‘A very progressive set, paying particular attention to promoting equality and divertsity within Chambers and at the Bar as a whole. ‘

Clerking

‘The service is second to none.’

‘The clerks are very approachable and keep instructing solicitors updated at all time.’

‘The No 5 Clerks are uniquely effective, intelligent and hardworking. They provide a service to solicitors which is better than any other set I have ever dealt with.’

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

The Chancery team at No5 Barristers Chambers has ‘clerks that are quick, responsive, and helpful, and barristers that are very knowledgeable and reliable’. The set maintains a strong position across all areas with particular expertise in contentious probate, estate administration and trusts. Rising stars Imogen Halstead and Samir Amin continue to build expertise in within the inheritance and property spheres. Complex traditional chancery work in the Business and Property Courts is regularly done by senior members of chambers including Mark Anderson QC. Alexander Heylin contributes offshore expertise.

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1
Samir Amin - No5 Barristers ChambersSamir gets to grips with matters promptly and provides very clear and thorough advice upon the options that may be able to obtain a resolution.
Ranked: Tier 1
Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersRobust, dependable and pragmatic advice. Excellent with clients in conference.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark’s presence in the court room, his rapport with judges, and stature as a legal heavyweight is quickly and clearly evident.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersIan’s great strength is his ability to empathise with his clients and make them feel that he is absolutely on their side.
Ranked: Tier 1
Angus Burden - No5 Barristers ChambersAngus is extremely skilled in analysing and advising on complex matters while also excelling in his advocacy. He is that rare breed of barrister who delivers great advice and is superb on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers ChambersLouise has all of the primary attributes (technical knowledge, accomplished advocacy and superb drafting skills) but what sets her apart is her strategic focus and ability to connect with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to contentious probate work. His written pleadings are technically excellent and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Heylin - No5 Barristers ChambersAlex is very likeable and delightful to work with. He has a broad experience, but really excels in complex disputes involving fraud or breach of duty. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and US financial industry is a real asset.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent set for this type of work. Good strength in depth, ranging from junior to senior and diversity in terms of style and skill set.’

‘No5 Chambers are the leading set in the Midlands. They have strength in depth in contentious trust and probate matters.’

‘Great strength in depth amongst the whole set, and they will always find counsel available to suit our needs.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are very attentive and thorough, and really look after us.’

‘The clerks are quick, responsive and helpful. ‘

‘James Wackett is fantastic. He knows the industry very well and works closely with solicitors to ensure that clients are represented in court by the right barrister.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 1

Headed by Chris Bright QCNo5 Barristers Chambers ’ clinical negligence team is one of the most comprehensive in the Midlands. Work done here is often complex and sensitive, with practitioners specialising in brain and spinal injuries, delayed diagnosis, mental health, birth injury, and matters arising from hospital deaths. Chambers saw David Tyack QC  and John Coughlan QC take silk in the 2021 round. Chambers head Jonathan Jones QC currently represents the claimant for a claim in excess of £5m against a hospital where liability was admitted for failure to diagnose spina bifida on an antenatal scan. Jones QC also led Jamie Gamble in JB v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust,  a wrongful birth claim arising out of a failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning, securing a £6m settlement for the claimants.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersPaul is particularly adept at getting right to the heart of the case, clients and opponents appreciate the directness of his approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMeticulous attention to detail, personable and extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHenry is extremely thorough with his paperwork and his understanding of a case. I do not think I have come across a counsel as thorough as Henry. As a result, I cannot recall a case we have lost.

2021 Silks

John Coughlan QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFantastic level of attention to detail, excellent client care skills and sublime advocacy skills at Trial or hearing. One of the best in his field.

Leading Juniors

Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong analytical skills and able to assess complex issues incisively. Excellent advocacy skills and empathetic client communication.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersJamie is a prodigious worker and his highly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is meticulous, exceptionally analytical and well prepared. He provides superb tactical and pragmatic advice whilst also being precise and persuasive in written and oral argument.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely forensic - goes into every detail with a fine-tooth comb. Excellent with clients and experts - puts clients at ease and talks to them in a way they can understand the complex points of their claim.
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersKarl is the perfect combination of technical excellence and a genuine passion to help claimants who have been injured.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersReliable and a safe pair of hands. Very responsive and quick grasp of the issues in a case and effective in conference.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘They have a wide range of Clinical Negligence specialist counsel with in depth expertise and experience, and offer very good availability including at short notice.’

‘No5 Chambers is a fantastic set for clinical negligence and personal injury claims with many top class senior juniors.’

I enjoy working with No5 Chambers and the relationship has gone from strength to strength.’

Clerking

‘Professional and helpful service, mainly dealing with Rob McDonald who is always happy and more than able to assist with all requests.’

‘The Clerks at No5 Chambers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable especially William Theaker.’

‘The Clerks at No5 are really efficient and “on the ball” in every aspect, whether its clerking in papers for counsel or arranging MS Teams or Zoom Conferencing. ‘

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers’ commercial litigation team ‘offers considerable choice at all levels of experience’. Chambers as a whole has a broad commercial practice and members are regularly instructed in high-value, complex disputes. Head of chambers Mark Anderson QC's recent instructions include a £20m partnership claim. Mohammed Zaman QC has also been busy, having recently defending a food manufacturing company in a dispute concerning an alleged breach of a manufacturing agreement, involving a six-day application for committal of the defendant's managing director to prison for contempt of court.

Rising stars

Samir Amin - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent and very knowledgeable barrister. Very thorough and their attention to detail is impeccable. Excellent results are achieved.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark has a formidable intellect. He is clear thinking and produces work of outstanding quality.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMohammed is an absolutely first-class adviser and presenter in mediation. He has a real feel for the commercial realities and financial possibilities in company commercial disputes.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cobill - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly approachable & accessible to both instructing solicitors and clients. Very strong commercial grasp & works hard with clients to help them achieve the best commercial outcome for them & their business.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul J Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersVery approachable and always readily available to discuss case when needed.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Heylin - No5 Barristers ChambersAlexander is very approachable and delightful to work with. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and the US financial industry is a real asset.
Ranked: Tier 2
Maria Mulla - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely tenacious and willing to go the extra mile to advance the client's position. Maria is extremely responsive and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersI always find Shakil to be very approachable. I am able to pick up the telephone to discuss discrete issues on that matter and Shakil is always willing to assist.
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers ChambersOn the matters I have worked with Olivia on, I have been impressed by her technical ability and firm grasp of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersShe has a keen eye for detail and an ability to express complicated technical points in a manner readily understandable by lay clients. In recent months she has conducted clear and helpful online seminars to practitioners about recent developments and law reforms.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great commercial set with someone for everything. Responsive and business-like. A good, professional support team.’

‘I have never been let down by No5 Chambers in terms of either availability or suitability of counsel. Supremely reliable.’

‘No 5 Chambers has been my first choice for commercial litigation for many years, at all levels of seniority.’

Clerking

‘Excellent- always approachable, personable & keen to help. Understanding of the need to manage & meet client expectations on fees.’

‘The service is generally top notch. Danny Griffiths and James Wackett in particular are very responsive.’

 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

The market presence and strength of No5 Barristers Chambers’ company and insolvency team members see the set involved with significant high-value cases in the Midlands. Mark Anderson QC continues to attract complex shareholder disputes, while Yasmin Yasseri is considered an insolvency specialist with recent instructions including a multi-jurisdictional matter with elements in the Czech Republic. Alexander Heylin’s experience with cross-border and Offshore instructions has led recent instructions acting for a Russian company with litigation potentially in three jurisdictions.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMark has the invaluable ability to pick out the relevant detail, retain it and then refer to it and its location at a moment’s notice and without missing a beat.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA totally outstanding performer.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersWell organised, knowledgeable and strategically minded. Always on hand and very practical.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersHe offers clear and concise advice and is always willing to go the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the best chambers that I have used. Barristers are of a high calibre and the clerks are fantastic and always respond in a timely manner.’

‘No5 is a very good set with a wide range of able performers. The Chambers are continuing to develop and they are a rising force.’

‘No5 are very impressive across the board.’

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

Described as a ‘good and reliable set with expertise in Court of Protection mattersNo5 Barristers Chambers court of protection practice is the choice for many local authorities in the Midlands. Abid Mahmood recently represented a local authority in an application for an injunction to protect a child victim of a "county lines" gang. In more property-oriented cases, Keri Tayler has a substantial presence in financial abuse cases, representing the official solicitor in a case where a woman lacking capacity was taken by her son from Kent to the Republic of Ireland.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm and controlled manner in court, which is particularly helpful in cases where there may be difficult litigants in person.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersAbid has been very effective in taking the heat out of negotiations to allow pragmatic discussions with the other side. My clients have been "extremely impressed" with him and his calm but firm manner has been a perfect fit for this case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler - No5 Barristers ChambersKeri Tayler is not only very knowledgeable in this field; she is extremely pragmatic and able to get to the heart of a case and advise on a sensible way forward.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

No5 Barristers Chambers  houses a balanced and robust practice both in terms of size and call. Described as ‘approachable and friendly with the ability to tailor service to ones needs’, the set has particular expertise in cases of serious violence, corporate manslaughter, organised crime cases and complex fraud. Michael Duck QC prosecuted four defendants, who were aged sixteen and seventeen of the time of the offence, who were convicted of the murder of a teenage boy as part of tensions between two Wolverhampton "postcode gangs, while Michelle Heeley QC represented former England footballer Paul Gascgoine, who was acquitted on sexual assault charges. Turning to the set's juniors Harpreet Singh Sandhu recently prosecuted in a firearms case involving a home being converted into a workshop where blank-firing pistols were converted into lethal firearms, and Sophie Murray, who has a niche practice in serious sexual offences.

Leading Silks

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA top-class silk able to assimilate and present complicated cases effortlessly and with great impact.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMichelle’s knowledge on any given subject is second to none. Fabulous client care when dealing with difficult or sensitive issues and communication with clients or others is clear and well understood by all concerned. She is up there with the very best advocates currently practicing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMichael was excellent on technical detail in a case involving expert evidence. He was measured and yet powerful, and endeared himself to the judge, his opponent and the jury.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersJonas is an advocate who exhibits a real command of the detail of the cases in which he is instructed. He is frequently instructed in cases involving complex medical issues and has a real specialism in this area.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is fiercely bright and, whilst sensible, does not shy away from seeking results for clients that others may not dare to pursue. Always meticulously well prepared, he goes through the detail of his cases with a fine-tooth comb.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

John O'Higgins - No5 Barristers ChambersJohn is highly intelligent and hardworking. He is at the very top end of the junior bar and is at ease in dealing with cases which might ordinarily might be expected to merit the involvement of leading counsel.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim’s greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersPhilip is my first choice of counsel in all serious and complex criminal defence cases. His attention to detail, astute advocacy, calming way with clients and thorough written legal argument are better than any other counsel I instruct.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a court manner that both judges and juries adore. His advocacy skills are based upon meticulous preparation which commands respect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersUnique approach to cases with a forensic eye for detail. Not afraid to push boundaries and challenge.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon Bahia - No5 Barristers ChambersSharon has excellent communication skills, is down to earth and is able to rapidly build a rapport with a client. She provides robust advice and ensures that the client is fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sophie Murray - No5 Barristers ChambersAn intelligent, solid and hard-working junior more than capable of rising to the challenge. She has in-depth knowledge of sentencing provisions for defendants with mental disorders.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Always tailor service to needs. Most suitable counsel placed on case in accordance to knowledge and complexities.’

‘No5 is an excellent set of criminal barristers. Spoilt for choice.’

‘No 5 is a solid set, with a great reputation in crime.’

Clerking

‘Approachable, friendly and the clerks always go above and beyond to assist with cases.’

‘The No 5 Clerks are uniquely effective, intelligent and hardworking.’

‘Andrew Trotter as a clerk is exceptional. His knowledge and management of our expectations in terms of quality of barristers we like to instruct and rapport one to one with our solicitors is excellent. ‘

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment Tier 1

The employment offering at No5 Barristers Chambers  is a preferred set of chambers for many, with a number of key instructions coming from the West Midlands' key employers, including NHS bodies. Mugni Islam-Choudhury , the head of the practice group, represents Kuehne + Nagel in an age discrimination case concerning redundancy payments to former civil servants who transferred to the company. Senior junior Helen Barney continues to have a wide practice of both public and private sector employers, having recently represented Jaguar Land Rover in a case concerning the application of the pensions exemptions to age discrimination law.

Leading Juniors

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersHelen is very thorough and is excellent in terms of detailed analysis, yet is still down-to-earth and speaks in plain English, which clients value.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersCharles approaches matters carefully and confidently leaving no stone unturned without being too aggressive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersMugni is fantastic. His knowledge is incredible and his advice clear and easy to understand for solicitor and client alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Naomi Owen - No5 Barristers ChambersI consider Naomi to be extremely professional, well-prepared, and knowledgeable. Naomi has excellent advocacy skills. She is also very approachable and personable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersGemma is an outstanding advocate who keenly and rapidly appreciates the issues in the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jack Feeny - No5 Barristers ChambersJack's approach is collaborative, supportive and not patronising. He explains complex legal issues succinctly and in an easily digestible way and ensuring they feel well-supported.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersVery well-prepared and an excellent cross-examiner. Courteous and constructive as an opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is able to immediately get to the heart of the matter and the client's concerns. He is technically fantastic, and it seems as though he is never fazed no matter how complex the matter or how challenging the opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is incredibly approachable and always willing to assist - offering assistance beyond the scope of the instructions, not for want of more work but so as to best assist his instructing solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony Korn - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely technical and knowledgeable in his field. The go-to counsel for complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jessica Smeaton - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent client care skills and works well with instructing solicitor - forms a good team.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers has a large number of tenants that are key members of the employment group that I would highly recommend. ‘

‘No 5 Chambers is an excellent Chambers, I have nothing but praise for the Chambers as a whole including barristers and clerks.’

‘No 5 Chambers are exceptional. The employment team has a strong head of team supported by exceptional clerking teams.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are extremely helpful and always try their best to assist.’

‘The clerking team for employment matters are fantastic – very responsive, always willing to help, flexible with diaries, committed and solution focussed.’

‘The clerks are helpful and proactive. Very approachable and build a good rapport with instructing solicitors.’

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

No5 Barristers Chambers is regarded as a ‘high-quality set of public law family practitioners who are highly skilled and effective’. Covering both public and private children law and financial remedy, the set offers practitioners able to take on some of the more complex cases and disputes. Ashley Wynne heads the practice group, which includes a significant number of juniors who regularly and comfortably deal with complex, high-value cases. The public children law contingent is headed by Lorna Meyer QC, and also includes at silk level Stefano Nuvoloni QC, whose expertise in this area crosses over with Court of Protection matters. Adreeja Chatterjee is also recommended for international child law matters.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers ChambersStefano is a breeze to work with. His communications skills are excellent. He keeps in regular contact with me and my legal assistant and provides clear, easy to follow advice and guidance.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersAdreeja is particularly good in cases with a complex international element.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a fearless advocate with a robust approach. She is excellent with clients and solicitors and does not shy away from giving realistic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is an extraordinary individual who not only knows her area of law inside and out, but she is able to advise the clients pragmatically and practically whilst retaining compassion and understanding. She is an exceptional advocate and is meticulously prepared.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers ChambersKirsty is very measured in her approached and attentive to the concerns of the client and their needs. Extremely competent and a strong, skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Orla Grant - No5 Barristers ChambersOrla is an incredibly dedicated, diligent and tenacious barrister. Orla always goes the extra mile for her clients and is not afraid to take on difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptionally well-prepared, a fascinating advocate to watch, very calm and persuasive, fearless in court and amongst peers, very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a powerhouse of perseverance, showing determination to achieve the best possible solution for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katie Langdon - No5 Barristers ChambersA committed advocate specialising in financial remedy work. A worthy opponent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘No 5 Chambers provides an excellent all round service, meeting clients needs across the generations and at every available level of work – from very junior to leading silks.’

‘No 5 has a high-quality set of public law family practitioners who are highly skilled and effective. They have good strength in depth and all counsel I have instructed have been very skilled.’

‘No5 is an excellent set of chambers. The quality of barristers is high and as a consequence barristers from this set are in demand. That said there is often availability at short notice which is helpful for those urgent cases.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are all extremely helpful and get back to you straight away.’

‘The clerks are always helpful and well organised. They are excellent at juggling diaries to ensure availability wherever possible.’

‘The clerks are excellent and have been particularly helpful in lockdown. Adam Wadley in particular is really helpful.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers' inquests and inquiries offering handles many cases, a number of which in workplace, custodial and medical contexts. Head of chambers Adrian Keeling QC  and Richard Grimshaw are regularly instructed on Article 2 jury inquests.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAdrian is an excellent all-round advocate. He is able to listen to the client and respond expertly to the needs of the case.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is incredibly well prepared and very thorough in his questioning of witnesses to bring out the best evidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersGoes in to bat for every client with vigour and panache.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers has a strong reputation in coronial law.’

‘No5 attracts excellent counsel at all levels.’

Clerking

‘Diligent and trustworthy.’

‘Chris Norman is excellent!’

 

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

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptional specialist knowledge and experience. Always supremely well prepared and focused.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersVery passionate about what she believes in. She is very focused, results driven, and cares about making a positive difference.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Costs

Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersIn-depth knowledge of the practice area. Ability to give clear and concise straightforward opinions.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

Considered as a leading set in the West Midlands, No5 Barristers Chambers’ offers one of the largest personal injury teams in the circuit. The personal injury group has individuals appropriate for a range of claims, and the team is regularly instructed in spinal, brain, physiological and fatal injury cases, as well as ones concerning amputation and chronic pain conditions. David Tyack QC and John Coughlan QC were 2021 Silk appointments. Praised for its depth in the junior end, chambers is also home to Jamie Gamble and Esther Gamble, both praised for their work in legally complex and intricate cases with recent work including cases in the wake of severe road traffic accidents and catastrophic spinal injuries respectively.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat with difficult clients. Has an excellent grasp of the strengths and weaknesses in a case. Gets to the issues very quickly. Works hard to get good results for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersChris is a first-class advocate, who has a very nice way with the Judge. He is extremely familiar with catastrophic injury cases, in particular those involving amputation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, calm and authoritative but maintaining good relations with opponents that assists resolving disputes. Approachable and a first-rate mind.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHenry is dependable, conscientious, a dream with the clients, and a tough negotiator. He goes the extra mile.

2021 Silks

David Tyack QC - No5 Barristers ChambersEfficient and pragmatic in his management of cases and an approachable and un-intimidating manner with clients. A safe pair of hands even on the most challenging of cases

Leading Juniors

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers ChambersMatthew’s attention to detail is fantastic. He is able to identify subtle points that are easily overlooked and use those points to great effect. He is tactically astute and has fantastic commercial awareness which is vital to insurers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersPaul is very strategically aware, he really knows when a case has reached its high watermark, tactically astute and makes clients feel at ease in very difficult scenarios.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard always has excellent turnaround times for papers and is willing to provide advice even on very short notice. He has a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes, with a good understanding from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersVery in-depth analysis of any matters related to the claim - even if these were not identified in the instructions. Gets on well with clients and puts them at ease very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nick Xydias - No5 Barristers ChambersAdvice is always comprehensive, legally excellent and level headed; turnaround time is exceptional. He is a first-class advocate, knowing when to push on with a line of argument and also when to bring a line of questioning to an end.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louisa Denning - No5 Barristers ChambersPragmatic and unflappable in their approach to interlocutory applications. Commercial approach to pleadings and a good tactical awareness of the use of a fraud pleading.
Ranked: Tier 2
Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersMalcolm is very astute. He grasps incredibly complex issues and is good at explaining these to clients. Nothing seems to faze him. He is not afraid to run tricky cases and his depth of knowledge and approachable manner make him a valued asset to any legal team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Fisher - No5 Barristers ChambersMr Fisher is approachable and is able to explain complex matters to a lay client in a way that they are able to understand them.
Ranked: Tier 2
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersEsther is extremely capable in all aspects of practice. Her reputation goes before her. She is very responsive and takes a team approach, which helps to get the best results for clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersJamie has tremendous technical knowledge and attention to detail combined with tactical expertise enabling him to quickly identify the key issues in a case and take a strategic approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘No5 has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, they are a friendly and approachable set with many counsel highly skilled in serious injury cases.’

‘They are a leading set of Chambers with a both excellent leading and junior counsel with a wealth of experience in personal injury.’

‘Chambers always provide a high excellent service.’

Clerking

‘The Clerks are superb, often going above and beyond to help with queries.’

‘The service is excellent and I have always found the clerks friendly and approachable but professional.’

‘The clerking team are always very helpful. They provide a proactive service and always try to support with the right counsel for the case.’

 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Planning and environment Tier 1

Considered the ‘go-to’ set by many, No5 Barristers Chambers is a well-established set for planning and environmental matters, with good strength and talent in both across all levels of call. On the planning side, members of the group offer strategic advice and provide representation, with Paul Cairnes QC recently instructed Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust in a judicial review challenge funding arrangements surrounding planning permission for a strategic development of in excess of a thousand houses. In environmental practice, Satnam Choongh successfully represented the agency in Environmental Agency v Lawrence, an appeal case concerning the interpretation of the Environmental Sentencing Guidelines.  

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Humphreys QC - No5 Barristers ChambersI find Richard an extremely approachable individual who is open to discuss the both the positives and negatives of arguing potential points upon which might have an influence on the outcome. Richard's wide range of instantly recallable planning knowledge is extremely helpful and he communicates this complex knowledge in clear language which is ease for all to understand.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Peter Goatley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is very easy to work with, really good with the clients, 'user friendly' as well as having a firm grasp of the issues and being a really good advocate. He's got it all really.

Leading Juniors

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers ChambersSatnam is extremely personable and has an approachable and calm manner. Great judgement and isn't afraid to try innovative ways of solving problems to great effect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersTim's greatest strengths are found in the combination of superb judgement, hard work and approachability. Quite simply, he gets to the heart of issues remarkably quickly and takes his client every step of the journey.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers ChambersAnalytical. In depth knowledge of this area of law both academically and practically.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thea Osmund-Smith - No5 Barristers ChambersThea works to a very high standard of professionalism - she is extremely approachable, down to earth, friendly and easy to deal with. The advice given is clear, considered, incisive and expert.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersBernard is one of those counsel who you know will, when in court, know the file better than any one else in the court. He provides a Rolls-Royce service for every case.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set is very professional with depth of knowledge in this area.’

‘No5 Barristers Chambers are favoured by my company and many of my clients. The set has some very talented barristers, both QCs and Juniors and availability is good.’

Clerking

‘Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are both extremely skilled Clerks who make the process of both selecting an appropriate barrister and their initial engagement a very simple and straight forward procedure.’

‘Friendly and dependable clerks, quick and responsive and very well organised.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers has ‘an impressive selection of counsel who specialise in disciplinary work’ and is home to a number of well-known practitioners regularly instructed by the Police Federation and police forces. Head of chambers Adrian Keeling QC recent instructions include successfully representing an officer charged with unlawfully shooting an innocent man in the face with a Taser.

Leading Juniors

Sharon Bahia - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a tenacious but realistic advocate who fights hard for her clients. She has a down-to-earth style of advocacy. It inspires confidence and trust in her clients and the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Hopkins - No5 Barristers ChambersHis ability to communicate effectively and empathetically to a client is second to none. He approaches each case with a positive attitude and seeks the very best possible outcome.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersAble to turn even the most complex line of cross-examination into simple, yet devastating, questions. Quite simply excellent.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers professional negligence team offers high-level, specialised expertise from a team of well-respected and competent barristers across a range of negligence, indemnity, and insurance matters. Mark Anderson QC is regularly involved in cases concerning negligence claims against solicitors as is Stephen Goodfellow. David Mitchell  deals with disputes in real property, trusts, and estates, recently acting for claimants who purchased a property to then discover that their proposed new home would be subject to rights to mine.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersStephen is very approachable and has great client skills in conference. He puts both client and solicitor at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers' real estate team ranges ‘from junior to senior and has diversity in terms of style and skill set’. The group has wide a wide-ranging expertise, with members involved in all types of disputes including conveyancing, land acquisition, restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel and various tort claims. Mark Anderson QC  has been involved in many high-value matters over the year, recently acting for the claimant in a partnership action valued at £20m. David Taylor practices almost exclusively within the realms of real property landlord and tenant issues, currently representing a developer in a dispute affecting means of access to a development site.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersVery good with clients, well organised, knowledgeable and commercial. Excellent on her feet - unfailingly courteous to both the court and her opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Louise Corfield  – No5 Barristers ChambersOrganisations, service levels and sticking to her promised time-scales are clearly real strengths but this just complements her sharp tactical mind. Louise is quick to get to the nub of the issue in a case and not afraid to form a definitive view.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is very bright and, what's more, this is instantly obvious to clients. He is particularly good at getting his point across in a manner that is both simple and yet instils confidence. He turns work around very quickly and is very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is very astute. Has the ability to assimilate exceptionally detailed and complex information very quickly in order to provide sound advice. He is pragmatic and has a very calming nature.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Extremely strong and dependable set used by our firm for in excess of 30 years.’

‘Good all round chambers from whom we always get a good service.’

Clerking

‘Clerks will do all they can to pull out the stops and ensure our requirements are met.’

‘Danny Griffiths is absolutely excellent! He is responsive and gets the job done brilliantly.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Immigration

No5 Barristers Chambers' immigration offering is mainly claimant-focused, with practitioners regularly appearing in the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Senior junior Abid Mahmood ’s recent instructions include several Court of Appeal cases, including representing the claimant in PF (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case concerning the deportation of a convicted drug dealer suffering from sickle cell disease.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersWith the immense support I received with my first appeal there was no turning back and I have never hesitated in booking him for other asylum appeals. He has tremendous knowledge and experience especially with Iraqi/Iranian appeals. He is a fantastic counsel and extremely thorough with the preparation of appeals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersAbid is personable, helpful, and effective.
Ranked: Tier 1

 

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 35 silks, No5 provides a nationwide service from its offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Leicester, 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, 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.

Primarily led by European influences, employment is also 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 four 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 practise 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 QCs, 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:

Greenwood House, 4-7 Salisbury Court, London EC4Y 8AA DX 449 London Chancery Lane

38 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4QS DX 7838 Bristol

Provincial House, 37 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TU DX 141225 Leicester 19

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid
Member of Chambers KEELING QC, Adrian (1990)
Member of Chambers JONES QC, Jonathan (1994)
Member of Chambers MASON QC, David (1986)
Member of Chambers GOATLEY QC, Peter (2020)
Member of Chambers MITCHELL, David (1995)
Member of Chambers TEDD QC, Rex (1970)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON QC (Hon), Alex (1970)*
Member of Chambers NEWBERRY QC, Clive (1978)
Member of Chambers GILL QC, Manjit (1982)
Member of Chambers BLEASDALE QC, Paul (1978)
Member of Chambers ARMSTRONG QC, Douglas (1999)*
Member of Chambers MEYER QC, Lorna (1986)
Member of Chambers HUMPHREYS QC, Richard (1986)
Member of Chambers BURROWS QC, Michael (1979)
Member of Chambers BRIGHT QC, Chris (1985)
Member of Chambers ZAMAN QC, Mohammed (1985)
Member of Chambers JONES *, Richard QC (1986)
Member of Chambers ANDERSON QC, Mark (1983)
Member of Chambers DUCK QC, Michael (1988)
Member of Chambers HEYWOOD QC, Mark (1986)
Member of Chambers BELL QC, Gary (1989)
Member of Chambers SIDHU QC, Jo (1993)*
Member of Chambers HANKIN QC, Jonas (1994)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT QC MP, The Rt Hon Jeremy (1996)*
Member of Chambers CAIRNES QC, Paul (1980)
Member of Chambers KIMBLIN QC, Richard (1998)
Member of Chambers BRADLEY QC, Phil (1993)
Member of Chambers NUVOLONI QC, Stefano (1994)
Member of Chambers HEELEY QC, Michelle (2001)
Member of Chambers YOUNG QC, Christopher (1997)
Member of Chambers PITCHERS QC, Henry (2020)
Member of Chambers TYACK QC, David (2021)
Member of Chambers COUGHLAN QC, John (2021)
Member of Chambers KELLY QC, Mark (2021)
Member of Chambers BRAVERMAN QC MP, The Rt Hon Suella (2005)*
Member of Chambers ADAMS, Richard (1999)
Member of Chambers ALOMO, Richard (1990)
Member of Chambers AMIN, Samir (2015)
Member of Chambers ANNING, Michael (1990)
Member of Chambers ANTHONY, Farin (2004)
Member of Chambers ALLEN, Sarah (2005)
Member of Chambers ARNOLD, Peter (1972)
Member of Chambers ARTHUR, Helen (2003)
Member of Chambers ASHIQ, Rizwan (2001)
Member of Chambers ASHLEY, Chloe (2016)
Member of Chambers BAGRAL, Ravinder (1996)
Member of Chambers BAHIA, Sharon (2000)
Member of Chambers BAILEY, Russell (1985)
Member of Chambers BAINS, Param K (1993)
Member of Chambers BAKER, Andrew (1990)
Member of Chambers BANHAM, Colin (1999)
Member of Chambers BARNEY, Helen (1999)
Member of Chambers BAZINI, Danny (1992)
Member of Chambers BEDFORD, Becket (1989)
Member of Chambers BELL, Anthony (1985)
Member of Chambers BERMINGHAM, Gerald (1967)
Member of Chambers BERNEY-DALE Eleanor (2008)
Member of Chambers BIMMLER, Michael (2019)
Member of Chambers BLAIR, Jennifer (2013)*
Member of Chambers BRADSHAW, Mark (2002)
Member of Chambers BRIDGE, Ian (1988)
Member of Chambers BROCKLEY, Nigel (1992)
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 BUCKLEY-THOMSON, Leanne (2009)
Member of Chambers BURCHER, James Corbet (2011)
Member of Chambers BURDEN, Angus (1994)
Member of Chambers CHADWICK, Joanna (1988)
Member of Chambers CHAFFIN-LAIRD, Olivia (2001)
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 CROW, Charles (1999)
Member of Chambers DAVIDSON, Laura (1996)
Member of Chambers DAVIES, Sioned (2019)
Member of Chambers DAYLE, Philip (2012)
Member of Chambers DE MELLO, Ramby (1983)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Brian (1994)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Paul J (2001)
Member of Chambers DEAN, Peter (1987)
Member of Chambers DENNING, Louisa (1999)
Member of Chambers DERRINGTON, Jonathan (1998)
Member of Chambers DRAYCOTT Camilla (2015)
Member of Chambers DUTHIE, Malcolm (1989)
Member of Chambers DUTTA, Nandini (1993)
Member of Chambers EDHEM, Emma (1993)
Member of Chambers ENONCHONG, Prof Nelson (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 FEENY, Jack (2005)
Member of Chambers FERRARI, Nicholas (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 GARDNER, David (2006)
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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, Tim (1997)
Member of Chambers HARRISON, Ben (2016)
Member of Chambers HARVEY, Alison (1995)
Member of Chambers HAWLEY, Christian (2013)
Member of Chambers HENSON, Graham (1976)
Member of Chambers HEYLIN, Alexander (2000)
Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Louise (2003)
Member of Chambers HIGNETT, Richard (1995)
Member of Chambers HIRST, Karl (1997)
Member of Chambers HOGAN, Emma (1996)
Member of Chambers HOLLAND, Russell (2008)
Member of Chambers HOPKINS, Christopher (2003)
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Member of Chambers HURLEY-FLYNN, Eamonn (2013)
Member of Chambers HUSSAIN, Aqsa (2016)
Member of Chambers ILES, David (1977)
Member of Chambers ISLAM-CHOUDHURY, Mugni (1996)
Member of Chambers JAGADESHAM, Varsha (2014)
Member of Chambers JENNINGS, Caroline (2010)
Member of Chambers JONES, Catherine (2010)
Member of Chambers JONES, Timothy (1975)
Member of Chambers JOSEPH, Paul (1992)
Member of Chambers KEMBERY, Jodie (2013)
Member of Chambers KHAN, Changez (2008)
Member of Chambers KHUBBER, Ranjiv (1994)
Member of Chambers KNIBBE, Jorren (2005)
Member of Chambers KNOTTS, Carol (1996)
Member of Chambers KORN, Anthony (1978)
Member of Chambers LANGDON, Katie (2007)
Member of Chambers LAWRENCE, Oliver (2018)
Member of Chambers LEITHEAD, Howard (2014)
Member of Chambers LESLIE, James (2004)
Member of Chambers LIDDIARD, Martin (1989)
Member of Chambers LIVESEY, Rebecca (2016)
Member of Chambers MACCABE, Irvine (1983)
Member of Chambers MAHMOOD, Abid (1992)
Member of Chambers MAHMOOD, Saleema (1999)
Member of Chambers MALLICK, Nabila (1992)
Member of Chambers MANN, Jasvir (1990)
Member of Chambers MANTLE, Philip (2002)
Member of Chambers MARTIN, Francesca (2010)
Member of Chambers MATTU, Gurprit Kaur (2007)
Member of Chambers MAY, Oliver
Member of Chambers McCLEMENT, Lynette (2002)
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Member of Chambers McINTOSH, Nicola (2007)
Member of Chambers McLOUGHLIN, Richard (2012)
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Member of Chambers MELLIS, Alexander (2013)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Katie (2010)
Member of Chambers MISHRA *, Sudhir (1999)
Member of Chambers MOAT, Richard (1985)
Member of Chambers MOHAMED, Hashi (2010)
Member of Chambers MOLES, Jennifer (2015)
Member of Chambers MONAGHAN *, Susan (1995)
Member of Chambers MONTGOMERY *, James (1989)
Member of Chambers MULLA, Maria (2005)
Member of Chambers MULLER, Antonie (1990)
Member of Chambers MURRAY *, Carole (1989)
Member of Chambers MURRAY, Sophie (2007)
Member of Chambers NAGESH, Ramya (2008)
Member of Chambers NAJIB, Shakil (1999)
Member of Chambers NEWMAN, Tim (1981)
Member of Chambers NICHOLSON, Edward (1993)
Member of Chambers NORRIS, Lois (2017)
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Member of Chambers OAKES, Richard (2007)
Member of Chambers O'BRIEN, Michael (1987)
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Member of Chambers PRESTON, Nicola (1992)
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Member of Chambers SHEPPARD, Tim (1995)
Member of Chambers SHERLOCK, Dr Louisa (2018)
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Member of Chambers SPEDDING, Catherine (1995)
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Member of Chambers SUMERAY*, Caroline (1993)
Member of Chambers TAFADAR, Sultana (2005)
Member of Chambers TAYLER, Keri (1995)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR, David (1993)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR, Kathryn (2005)
Member of Chambers THOMPSON, Neil (1982)
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Member of Chambers UDDIN, Miran (2001)
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Member of Chambers WILKINSON, Marc (1992)
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Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Emma (2012)
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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.