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Chambers of Mark Anderson QC
No5 Barristers Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DR
England

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

The regulatory team  at No5 Barristers Chambers is particularly recommended for health and safety work, with several strong practitioners both defending and prosecuting in this area. Bernard Thorogood is a key figure in the team, with recent work including the prosecution of DHL Services after a tyre rack collapsed, killing one worker and injuring several others. Ian Bridge is recommended for matters which involve contested medical evidence or highly technical defences, while Tim Pole is recommended for his expertise in contentious food safety matters.

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersParticularly strong on complex technical defences, and willing to stand his ground with the judiciary where required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent, highly attentive advocate who defends his clients with zest and vigour.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent drafting skills with deep subject matter expertise.
Ranked: Tier 1

Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong Chancery team, praised by clients for its 'good strength in depth of counsel and very efficient and reliable clerking'. The set houses counsel at a wide range of seniority levels, with complex cases covered by members such as head of chambers Mark Anderson QC, while at the junior end practitioners such as Imogen Halstead are beginning to build up considerable bodies of work in this area. Inheritance issues remain a key area of work for the team, with barristers such as Louise Corfield and Angus Burden focusing heavily on such matters, with Burden having recently advised on cases involving the treatment of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property, alleged capacity issue and improperly prepared wills.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersAn extremely strong, confident advocate who instils that confidence in both instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a knack of finding the angle everyone else had missed, and navigates a clear course through the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong and incisive when presenting tax cases and in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 1
Angus Burden - No5 Barristers ChambersVery calm and practical, he is excellent in mediation and at trial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines excellent legal knowledge with a commercially-minded and practical approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersProvides excellent legal advice, particularly in complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Williams - No5 Barristers ChambersShe provides detailed and considered advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Clinical negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers houses one of the largest and strongest collections of clinical negligence barristers in the Midlands, which is praised by clients for its 'very knowledgeable, approachable and client-focused' members. In 2020, the set saw the appointment of Henry Pitchers QC to silk, joining a strong senior contingent including Chris Bright QCJonathan Jones QC, and Paul Bleasdale QC, who act on serious matters including birth injury and spinal injury matters. Key members of the junior ranks include David Tyack, Esther Gamble , and John Coughlan, all of whom are highly active in top-end claims.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAnalytical and considered in his advice and excellent with medical experts at getting to the crux of the issue and tacking problems head-on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely thorough and knowledgeable about complex medical and legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent attention to detail, preparation and knowledge, with an approachable manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat to work with, both for his thoroughness and preparation as well as his very good client care skills.

Leading Juniors

John Coughlan - No5 Barristers ChambersA formidable advocate with razor-sharp knowledge and excellent client care skills with catastrophically injured clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersShe analyses information forensically and identifies strengths and weaknesses in a case early on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersPragmatic and exceptionally analytical, with excellent strategic judgement and in-depth knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersHis meticulous approach and grasp of complex areas of law and medicine makes him one of the strongest practitioners on circuit.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersAn expert drafter who is excellent at getting to grips with the medical issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersA strong advocate who is very thorough and always goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 2

Company and insolvency Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a company and insolvency team with a strong presence in some of the region's most complex cases. Mohammed Zaman QC and Mark Anderson QC are highly recommended for complex shareholder and director disputes, with Zaman QC having recently defended the former chairman of Northampton Football Club in relation to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and preferential payments worth in excess of £4m, and Anderson QC representing a client asserting a beneficial interest in the shares of a series of property companies that had been sold off in a time of mental health difficulties. On the insolvency side, Yasmin Yasseri is highly recommended, along with Shakil Najib and Paul Dean.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and measured in approach; he brings intelligence and gravitas to all his cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive and confident advocate with a practical and commercial approach.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersVery commercially astute, with strong advocacy skills and great tactical awareness.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersFocused on the details but avoids being drawn into the irrelevant aspects of cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and assured in court, with a real eye for detail and technical skill.
Ranked: Tier 2

Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers are highly experienced in Court of Protection matters,  with most of the team primarily receiving instructions on behalf of local authorities. For example, Mark Bradshaw recently represented a local authority in an application to authorise the removal of a protected party from the care of his parents, whose care was allegedly inadequate. Members also have experience in the full range of health and welfare issues, with Adreeja Chatterjee having particular experience on forced marriage issues, while Abid Mahmood has a strong track record in cases involving serious medical treatment.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersHis mild-mannered and personable approach serves him well when dealing with highly emotional and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm, effective and meticulous in her preparation of a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines an excellent knowledge of court of protection work with a friendly and approachable demeanour that puts all involved in a case at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm and measured barrister who is particularly strong in cases with litigants in person where she is able to communicate clearly and directly with them outside of court.
Ranked: Tier 1

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers remains a key player in Midlands criminal law, housing a large team at both the junior and senior end who 'provide excellent representation throughout the Midlands and beyond'. The set covers the full spectrum of criminal work, with members such as Michelle Heeley QC frequently being instructed in high-profile sexual offences work such as her successful defence of Paul Gascoigne following his sexual assault charge, while Michael Duck QC is highly active in organised crime and POCA matters. From the junior ranks, the 'extremely intelligent and tactically astuteJohn O’Higgins is highly recommended for cases requiring a leading junior, while Philip Rule is notable for criminal appeals: crossing over with his prison law expertise, he represented the appellant in R v Veysey, which concerned appropriate charges and sentences for offences of throwing faeces and urine at prison officers, known as "potting".

Leading Silks

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA very able silk who gets good results, particularly in POCA matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersInstructed in serious sexual, drug-related, or violent crime for both prosecution and defence
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Heywood QC - No5 Barristers ChambersWell-known for violent crime cases and criminal appeals.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for cases involving expert medical evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes serious violent crime and fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly intelligent, with a particular strength in cases involving technical expert evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersA fearsome cross-examiner who is incisive and razor-sharp during the trial process.
Ranked: Tier 1
John O'Higgins - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive and forceful advocate who is very tactically astute and regularly achieves the very best results for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptionally thorough in his written work and advocacy, with an undoubted talent for appellate work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersA very able advocate - his preparation is meticulous and his legal knowledge extensive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, approachable and efficient, with good client care.
Ranked: Tier 2

Employment Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is one of the Midlands' premier sets for employment law matters, with an 'excellent pool of barristers specialising in various fields'. Though the set remains predominantly focused on employers, barristers such as Nabila Mallick are highly active on behalf of claimants, especially in discrimination cases. Mugni Islam-Choudhury is another key member of the team, having departed somewhat from his typical employer focus to represent an Oxford University academic who alleges unlawful age discrimination as a result of the university's compulsory retirement program, which led to his dismissal at age 67 when he sought to work to 72. On the respondent side, Richard Hignett acted for the National Trust in a disability discrimination case which centred around electrohypersensitivity, a claim to be affected by electromagnetic waves such as magnetic fields which is not a recognised medical diagnosis.

Leading Juniors

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersClear and focused in cross-examination, with excellent knowledge and application of legal principles.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersSharp and pragmatic, works well with clients and quickly gets to grips with the key issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersA strong advocate who can be counted on to knock complex cases into shape.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersShe fights her client’s case with real passion, particularly in discrimination matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways on top of the commercial aspects of claims and knows the case inside-out.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers ChambersClear, concise and pragmatic with good attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersVery determined and fiercely focussed with a sound understanding of the legal concepts
Ranked: Tier 2
Anthony Korn - No5 Barristers ChambersVery approachable and is extremely knowledgeable on TUPE and discrimination matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Naomi Owen - No5 Barristers ChambersA skilled and thorough cross-examiner, who leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat with clients, very well-prepared, he knows the case inside out.
Ranked: Tier 2

Family and children law Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong contingent of children-focused barristers, with members of its 'vast pool of experienced counsel' receiving instructions in some of the most complex care cases and private law disputes. At the senior end, Stefano Nuvoloni QC appears in some of the most serious cases on circuit, with recent work involving deaths, serious brain injuries, and sexual abuse. 'Legal powerhouseMichele Friel is highly recommended for private law matters, acting on some of the region's most complex cases, while practitioners such as Victoria CliffordKristina Brown, and Kathryn Taylor are some of the strongest juniors for care work on circuit. The team also houses some financial specialists, with Stephanie Brown considered to be 'at the top of her game' in this area, frequently representing private clients in financial remedy proceedings, often involving offshore or hidden assets.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Lorna Meyer QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFearless, talented and hardworking in equal measures.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers ChambersImpressive on his feet, as well as excellent in negotiation, offering practical and sensible advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Kristina Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersA forceful, focused advocate, whether in cross-examination or in lengthy submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers ChambersFormidable during cross-examination, with an eye for detail that ensures no stone is left unturned.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel - No5 Barristers ChambersAn outstanding advocate whose cross examination is a delight to watch, with an unmatched attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm, knowledgeable and skilful advocate with an eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Orla Grant - No5 Barristers ChambersInspires confidence in solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersHer knowledge of children law is extensive, her advocacy excellent, and her preparation always outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Arthur - No5 Barristers ChambersFabulous with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersWell-prepared and knowledgeable, with a manner that endears her to professional and lay clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dewinder Birk - No5 Barristers ChambersA safe pair of hands with measured and articulate delivery.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines unmatched attention to detail with an ability to constantly keep the wider issues in focus.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ashley Wynne - No5 Barristers ChambersAn effective advocate whose fantastic client rapport instils absolute confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2

Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers covers a range of inquests work inside and outside of clinical contexts. Bernard Thorogood is frequently instructed in inquests arising from his health and safety practice, such as his recent representation of Coventry City Council in an inquest following the death of a worker after the collapse of a stack of tyres. Richard Grimshaw has a practice that includes cases in custody and medical contexts.

Leading Juniors

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersArticulate and succinct in both written and oral advocacy, he quickly earns the respect of those he appears before.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines deep subject matter expertise and excellent drafting skills with first-class advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a large personal injury group with strong experience across both claimant and defendant work, and are praised by clients as the 'first choice for general personal injury matters' in the region, with 'great strength in depth'.  Chris Bright QC is well regarded for catastrophic injury claims, particularly those involving road traffic accidents, such as his recent claimant-side work in a multi-claimant road collision claim with a value in excess of £10m and significant liability issues concerning the alleged impairment of the driver. Henry Pitchers QC took silk in the 2020 round, while senior juniors such as Richard MoatRobert Smallwood, and Matthew Brunning regularly appear opposite silks without a leader.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersApproachable and gets to the heart of the case easily and efficiently.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways focused on achieving the best outcome for his clients, and adapts his style to fit the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, forensic, and great on his feet with first class technical skills.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA straight-forward negotiator who is well liked by the court and advises with clarity and confidence.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers ChambersTenacious, tactically astute, and comfortable going up against silks.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersA force on his feet and equally good in conferences and when preparing paper advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersHe knows exactly what he wants from a witness and his instinct for a settlement is remarkable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent negotiation skills with a very good client manner and willingness to fight in difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely persistent on behalf of clients, always pushing for the best outcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines legal excellence with superb client skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent tactician who is superb with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm, measured and has great attention to detail and analytical skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nick Xydias - No5 Barristers ChambersVery thorough, personable with clients, he handles unrealistic client expectations well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for workplace accidents and industrial disease work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Steven Fisher - No5 Barristers ChambersHis down-to-earth approach instantly puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 3

Planning and environment Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers remains one of the strongest sets in the Midlands for both planning and environmental work, with clients referencing them as 'one of the pre-eminent planning law sets outside of London'. The team continues its strong presence across all levels of call, with silks such as Richard Kimblin QC and Paul Cairnes QC acting in high-profile cases across the planning piece, and Satnam Choongh regarded as one of the set's top juniors. Turning to environmental law, Tim Pole is highly active in the field of Environmental Agency prosecutions - he prosecuted three directors of a company whose waste site caught fire, creating a significant pollution incident. Martin Kingston QC has retired.

Leading Silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent in his approach to clients, providing straightforward, clear advice, with a willingness to be forceful where required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Humphreys QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines a forensic approach with strong tactical awareness and excellent practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Kimblin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA well-rounded and commercially astute barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers ChambersIncisive in cross-examination, thorough and persuasive when making closing submissions at planning inquiries.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersA pugnacious advocate who always acts in the clients best interests.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers Chambersprovides clear, robust and succinct advice, inspiring confidence in his clients
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack Smyth - No5 Barristers ChambersProfessional, supportive, approachable, and knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 2

Property and construction Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a collection of property barristers with 'strength and depth at all levels of call'. Sources of instructions include landlord and tenant matters, easement and boundary disputes, and development disputes involving restrictive covenants. Mark Anderson QC recently successfully represented the lenders in a claim for possession of a £2m property which had been pledged as a security for a loan to be used for commercial property investment. David Taylor is also frequently instructed in high-value possession claims, such as his recent representation of crowd-funded loan platform Saving Stream in a claim for possession of a mixed commercial and residential building. At the more junior end of chambers, Imogen Halstead s building up a substantial property practice including trust claims, tenancy disputes, and easements.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersVery sharp, good on her feet,approachable and personable with clients.  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersQuickly distils even the most complex of cases to their fundamentals and helps navigate a clear course.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersA superb advocate who is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Louise Corfield  -No5 Barristers ChambersHer advocacy, oral submissions and cross-examination are focused and persuasive.

Ranked: Tier 2
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines technical skills with a broad range of expertise.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation Tier 2

No5 Barristers Chambers  is notable for its strength in a wide range  of commercial litigation matters. Head of chambers Mark Anderson QC is highly recommended for investment disputes, having recently represented a client who had received £18m from a member of a Malaysian royal family for investment into a joint venture, with the return of that sum now being claimed for by the royal.  From the set's junior ranks, Paul Dean brings an engineering background to more technology-heavy cases.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersIn court, every submission is deployed with just the right amount of weight and colour.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe leaves no stone unturned in terms of preparation and strategy, and is a formidable advocate on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Paul J Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersPersonable, thorough and knowledgeable, he ticks all the boxes
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Reed - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines a commercial approach with an ability to think outside the box and to read the judiciary when needed.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersA super brain who is great with clients and a superb advocate;
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers Chambersa commendable advocate who is able to manage client expectations and secure positive outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 3

Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

'Forward-looking' and 'progressive' No5 Barristers Chambers is 'packed with specialists in immigration and public law'. Members of the set have a great deal of experience in international human rights and asylum law. S Chelvan (now of 33 Bedford Row) led Jessica Smeaton in BF (Albania) v SSHD, a case dealing with the country background position for gay men on relocation to Tirana. Frances Shaw was led by Manjit Singh Gill QC in representing the appellant in SSHD v Thierno Barry, a case concerning the application of relevant tests for resisting automatic deportation.

Leading Silks

Manjit Gill QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe can dismantle an opponent's case with lightning precision.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Dr S Chelvan - 33 Bedford RowHis expertise in sexual-identity-related asylum claims is world-renowned.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe masters the tricky balance in very emotive cases of reassuring clients without sugar coating the pill.
Ranked: Tier 2
Danny Bazini - No5 Barristers ChambersA very experienced practitioner with an excellent track record in winning cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ramby de Mello - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is well regarded in the immigration field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Nicholson - No5 Barristers ChambersA real ability to consider novel and different legal arguments in representing clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joanne Rothwell - No5 Barristers ChambersShe has particular expertise in finding solutions outside of the immigration rules.
Ranked: Tier 3
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
Frances Shaw - No5 Barristers ChambersShe is a fighter and she always does the best for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jessica Smeaton - No5 Barristers ChambersMs Smeaton's written advocacy is also very clear, thorough and succinct, with persuasive and cogent submissions.
Ranked: Tier 4

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 Chambers ‘He is frighteningly intelligent and a class advocate. Mr Rule is always the first advocate I turn to in respect of serious and complex cases. He has the ability to communicate with clients in a reassuring but straight forward manner.

Ranked: Tier 2
Sultana Tafadar - No5 Barristers ChambersA defence junior of note for terrorism cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Gary Bell QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is excellent. A remarkable advocate with a very sharp brain.
Ranked: Tier 2

Clinical negligence Tier 3

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers continue to undertake complex clinical negligence cases across the western circuit, with Jonathan Jones QC appearing in a range of serious cases including cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, and serious brain or spinal injury caused by delayed diagnoses. David Tyack is another notable member, and recently acted for a claimant who had undergone a below-knee amputation following a failure to act on the signs of post-surgery thrombosis.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm under pressure, meticulous in his drafting and advocacy, and sympathetic yet realistic with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersUnflappable even in the most complex of cases, with client care skills that make him a good choice for vulnerable claimants.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

Professional negligence

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is a brilliant silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

Planning

Leading Silks

Richard Humphreys QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is very knowledgeable with a great memory of law and practice built up over the years he has been doing this. He is excellent on difficult technical judicial/statutory reviews.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Hashi Mohamed - No5 Barristers ChambersHis engaging character helps get judges and planning inspectors on side.
Ranked: Tier 4

Clinical negligence

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersA good advocate with an eye for the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Colin Banham - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and able to explain technical legal detail to clients in clear, simple terms. His greatest strength is his meticulous preparation, which enables him to enter a conference, court or tribunal with confidence.
Ranked: Tier 4

Employment Tier 5

Changez Khan - No5 ChambersCalm and thorough thought processes and the ability to understand clients’ positions and relate to the same.

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

With 'a calm and reassuring advocacy style that is well-liked by clients', David Gardner at No5 Barristers Chambers is active in a range of judicial review and administrative court matters, with recent cases including a challenge to HMRC's stop and search policy, in which Gardner represented the appellant; he was also instructed in an Administrative Court case challenging the decision of a District Judge to proceed with a trial in the defendant's absence.

Leading Juniors

David Gardner - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly knowledgeable, provides thorough and robust advice which is immensely helpful on very technical matters. Excellent on paper and as an advocate in court.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

No5 Barristers Chambers' public law offering in the Midlands includes prominent cases in the field of civil liberties and human rights. Abid Mahmood handles national security cases, as well as judicial reviews in relation to social services decisions, the latter of which is an area also covered by Nabila Mallick.

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly experienced in judicial review proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly skilled and efficient, particularly with difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Clinical negligence

At No5 Barristers Chambers, Stephen Goodfellow acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence matters, including serious cases involving brain and spinal injuries.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersDown-to-earth, thorough and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Costs

Paul Joseph is the key figure for complex costs matters at No5 Barristers Chambers, with 'a grasp of costs work that eludes most members of the Bar' according to peers. Joseph continues to act for the Ministry of Defence in all costs matters arising out of claims pursued by Iraqi civilians against the Ministry of Defence, and recently acted for both the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) and Secretary of State for the Home Department, as respondent and interested party respectively, in an appeal concerning the treatment of costs following a successful uncontested application for judicial review of an upper tribunal decision.

Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersA hugely experienced and wise costs barrister with strong technical knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1

Court of Protection and community care

No5 Barristers Chambers has established expertise in mental capacity law allows the chambers to represent a wide variety of clients in Court of Protection property and affairs matters. The 'composed' David Gardner 'is practical in all situations and great at offering viable solutions/alternatives to a client'. In one recent instruction of note, Gardner represented a local authority in the Family Division of the High Court exercising its inherent jurisdiction.

Leading Juniors

David Gardner - No5 Barristers ChambersDavid is highly knowledgeable and experienced in this area of law. He is a consummate professional in the court room, during negotiations and in every area of service provided. He is outstandingly efficient at delivering required documents in a timely fashion and always within deadlines.
Ranked: Tier 1

Immigration

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a claimant-focused team with strong experience in both first tier and upper tribunal cases, with recent cases including asylum appeals, the conflict between criminal convictions and the need for medical treatment in deportation decisions, and unaccompanied matters involving unaccompanied minors. Additionally, members are highly experienced in Court of Appeal proceedings, with Abid Mahmood recently undertaking several cases at that level including Gaddu v Secretary of State, which concerned if minor infractions such as police cautions for minor offences preclude individuals from complying with "good character" requirements, while Mark Bradshaw represents the claimant in SA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, which considers whether a Iraqi Kurd from outside the Kurdistan Regional Government area can reasonably be expected to relocate there.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersHe gives rational, logical, honest and proper analyses, always putting his client's best interests first.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe masters the tricky balance of reassuring clients in very emotive cases without sugar-coating things.
Ranked: Tier 1

Planning and environment

No5 Barristers Chambers' Paul Cairnes QC is consistently instructed by developers, planning authorities, law firms, and planning consultants in high-profile public inquiries and High Court challenges concerning nationally significant development proposals. Over the past year Cairnes QC has been involved in a number of complex section 78 planning appeals in Kingshill, Tonbridge, Malling, and Morpeth, that involve multi-million-pound residential housing schemes. 'Paul's strength is the excellence of style of approach to clients, forceful where necessary, but generally very well received for straightforward and clear advice.'

Leading Silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent client communication skills and collaborative working style. Strategic thinker, who is always a few steps ahead in developing an argument. As an advocate, he is good to listen to - never overblown or wordy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Professional disciplinary law

Harpreet Sandhu is the key figure at No5 Barristers Chambers for professional disciplinary work, with a particular focus on representing officers in police misconduct proceedings. Notable recent cases include defending an officer who is alleged to have assaulted a person being arrested; the allegations were dismissed after a defence submission of no case to answer.

Leading Juniors

Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive advocate who inspires confidence in clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Professional negligence

No5 Barristers Chambers' 'approachable, sensible, and commercial' professional negligence team is a key player in central England, with Mark Anderson QC receiving several prominent solicitors' negligence instructions, such as his recent representation of 25 claimants who had been taken in by an equity release scam involving the conveyancing of their homes,  which they viewed as a breach of their solicitors' fiduciary duties. On the junior end, David Mitchell recently represented two claimants who had purchased a property without being informed of the possibility that mining rights were held by a third party, in concurrent claims for fraud against the owners and for negligence against their solicitors.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has the ability to see through the most complex set of facts and get to the crux of the matter with great clarity and precision.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersVery technically sound, good on his feet, and attentive with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Central England powerhouse set No5 Barristers Chambers , with its roots in Birmingham and offices in Leicester as well as Bristol and London. The set covers a full range of work in its Midland Circuit homeland, but areas singled out for praise include clinical negligence and personal injury, family law, Court of Protection, immigration and regulatory crime. Under the NoVate Direct Legal Solutions banner, the set is particularly active in seeking direct access instructions. Richard Grimshaw 's appointment as a deputy Queen's Bench Master is one of a number of part-time judicial appointments including Caroline Jennings ' appointment as a Deputy District Judge, Jessica Smeaton  and Naomi Owen  sitting as fee-paid Employment Judges, plus Yasmin Yasseri, Richard Oakes  and Grimshaw being appointed as recorders. Peter Goatley QC and Henry Pitchers QC are two new Silk appointments. Gurprit Mattu joined chambers on her return from Collas Crill in the British Virgin Islands, Jorren Knibbe is an addition to the Bristol team from Guildhall Chambers, immigration specialist Parminder Saini joined from 12 Old Square and Femi Ogunlende is another new joiner.

Testimonials

Clerks:

An outstanding set of chambers run by a brilliant CEO Tony McDaid.

Very personable. If I ever need a favour Tony McDaid always comes up with the goods. Clare Radburn and Zoe Tinnion are both helpful. Clerks work with us on fees and are all about solutions, not problems.

Tony McDaid is a very experienced senior clerk and James Wackett is responsive and is aware of client needs.

The service of the clerks is very good. In particular Ethan Mann and Adam Wadley. All of the clerks are swift in their responses to queries and requests for counsel’s assistance. They assist in arranging conferences and ensuring counsel has all the documents they require.

No5 clerks are a credit; they cannot do enough to assist us. They are a vital component in the successful relationship between counsel and instructing solicitor. In the event that counsel is engaged in a court hearing, the clerks are always on hand to assist with any urgent queries which I may have. Whilst I am impressed by the service received by all, in particular, I find Craig Wain is excellent.

Adam Wadley is an exceptional clerk and completely understands which barrister is the right one for the case. His client service is exceptional and we continue to receive exceptional service from him.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable. They are happy to help and always have a solution to any emergency listing

All clerks always contact us in time and reply to us promptly, especially Lucas Bennett. He always provides good services.

The clerks respond to queries quickly and are usually able to offer a choice of suitable counsel and tailor the service offered to suit the nature of the client and the client’s budget. Danny Griffiths in particular is friendly, approachable, and co-operative.

The clerks’ room provides a fantastic service. Always easy to get hold of, efficient and friendly. In particular, I would single out Christopher Norman who always goes the extra mile.

All the Clerks are always helpful and will bend over backward to help in any way that they can. Chambers are accessible for conferences, with helpful clerks providing availability of alternative counsel if necessary.

Chris Norman is an incredibly helpful clerk who doesn’t hesitate to assist wherever possible. His ability to deal with courts and listings on behalf of solicitors is invaluable.

Clare Radburn, the senior practice manager, is superb and very user friendly and provides a first-class service. She is well supported by Robert Macdonald.

Christopher Norman is personable and repeatedly goes the extra mile. He is prompt, trustworthy, and will always accommodate my requests where possible. His service is exceptional.

Zoe Tinnion is responsive, helpful, and quick to find solutions. They are a pleasure to deal with.

Clerking and service are generally good. Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are very well established and respected in the planning industry.

Martin Ellis runs a well-maintained ship – very personable and easy to communicate with.

No5 has set up a dedicated multi-track personal injury team which means my inquiries are always directly straight to the right people. They have an excellent, friendly, and approachable clerking team, and good facilities across a number of sites to accommodate solicitors and clients.

Clerks are always very friendly, helpful and will chase up matters on counsel if you need them to. Communication is great.

Commercial clerks are always very responsive and willing to assist even out of core hours.

Everyone is always happy to help and if they can’t assist will always find someone to help. Zoe Tinnion is excellent. She will do all that she can to find a solution if a particular Barrister is required urgently in terms of offering out of hours appointments and support and rearranging diaries if required.

Will Theaker is an excellent clerk, knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. I have been very impressed by his attention to detail.

Clerks very helpful and the ambiance of the chambers is friendly and relaxing.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable.

Great clerks, especially Craig Wain. He is always on hand to pick up emails and provides a very quick response. A good clerk makes my life much easier!

Very happy with the service provided by No5 clerks. Martin Ellis in particular is extremely responsive and helpful.

Martin Ellis is excellent and will move mountains to ensure that I have the right barrister for the specific job. Their fees are reasonable and they will always go that extra mile.

Set:

Very well run chambers with an extremely strong set of barristers in the area of immigration law. The expertise available is second to none.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

No5 has an exceptionally powerful immigration team with leaders in the field of asylum, immigration, and nationality law, recognised both nationally and internationally.

I find the chambers as a whole really easy to deal with. The training sessions that they offer are brilliant and they appear to be ahead of the curve on issues that are on the legal horizon.

No5 Chambers is one of the most highly regarded family sets in the Midlands, It has a large number of first-rate barristers at all levels of experience. Facilities are second to none.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and whilst there are other chambers who offer counsel in my local area, I will always now look to instruct No5 due to the wonderful service which I know that I and most importantly, my client, will receive.

The Court of Protection team at No5 is fantastic. With a wealth of knowledge across the board, it is always reassuring for an instructing solicitor, to know that in the event that chosen counsel may not be able to attend a hearing if on leave, etc, that their replacement colleague will be a safe pair of hands.

Chambers has strength and depth for all matters on which I have instructed them, with specialists at all levels of call.

I have always found Chambers to be supportive of its members and to solicitors. No5 is clearly a well-oiled machine.

No.5 chambers remain the top chambers in the Midlands for family work because of their strength in depth, calibre of members of the set, and the high quality of the clerking team.

Chambers have a broad range of seniority of counsel who works closely together. Therefore, if a case is too simple or complex, they will recommend someone more junior or senior, which is appreciated by instructing solicitors. Clerks are always friendly and helpful.

Great training. Approachable available barristers. Very experienced with serious injury and clinical negligence work. We do not really have to go anywhere else.

No5 is very proactive in marketing and on-trend issues. Ahead of the game in many ways.

I find the contentious probate team of barristers at No5 Chambers as a whole friendly, approachable, collaborative and knowledgeable.

The availability of counsel is generally excellent and there is usually a member of the team available to assist if others are not free.

No5 Chambers are a well-respected set of chambers with outstanding legal talent.

Great set, large range of clinical negligence barristers available at all levels of seniority. Set have delivered training in chambers and also to our firm.

No5 Chambers could not be more helpful – they are very responsive, able to offer alternative counsel if someone is not available, and very quick to confirm.

No5 chambers have always been able to ascertain counsel for me as and when needed. I have instructed No5 for many years and will continue to do so.

No5 chambers offer a very good training programme, lots of social events that provide good networking opportunities.

They are my first choice for general Personal Injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

No5 Chambers is a set that goes from strength to strength in their offering. They have the full range of counsel from junior to very senior. The clerks at No5 are frequently able to find a match for us in terms of the number of years call and the fee available.

No5 Chambers remain a go-to set for all aspects of clinical negligence work. They have a number of outstanding individuals.

The set has a good range of barrister from QC to experienced barristers, who also sit as Immigration Judges, and some juniors.

The set is packed with specialists in their field of expertise in immigration and public law.

No5 chambers are a very sound set. Several excellent juniors coming up through the ranks as well as the establisher senior counsel and that depth and quality is reassuring when booking counsel.

A very strong set with much depth in personal injury and clinical negligence. They provide a range of advocates for all personal injury and clinical negligence cases whether fast or multi-track. They have also provided high-quality training to us and we have an excellent working relationship.

No5 Chambers in Birmingham is rightly regarded as the preeminent planning set outside of London.

Strong coverage of all areas of family law with a range of senior and junior barristers in all areas. Regular training programmes on topical subjects.

No5 chambers is of consistently high quality in both financial remedy work and children act matters

Strong multi-discipline set, good range of expertise and skill especially outside London.

The chambers are helpful and always try to provide cover where available. If a barrister is not available or has to change plans they generally offer an alternative. It seems that their more senior counsel support junior members to ensure that the service provided is always of a high standard.

The chambers offer a lot of training events across the areas and the COP ones are always well put together, very informative, and really well attended. The recent podcasts in response to the COVID-19 crisis have been incredibly helpful and easy to access.

Their availability is good, but the most important thing is that they respond quickly and accurately. When they say they will check and return later they do call later. They keep all arrangements, including fees. Everything is clear and runs smoothly.

They are my first choice for general personal injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

They have a strong employment practice and the availability of counsel is good.

This set has a huge focus on diversity and inclusion at the bar and more widely in law. They really care about making a difference to the poor statistics of BAME and female entrants to law and to senior leadership positions – with members taking up external appointments on D&I. For example, Esther Gamble is also chair on the midlands women bar circuit which is currently focusing on social mobility mentoring at the bar. I have not seen the same level of investment on these topics from other Chambers I have worked with over the past 12 months.

Their networking events are also very inclusive and not just limited to the standard sporting/golf events which often attract more men than women.

No5 is one of the best sets in the UK, rightly renowned as forward-looking, progressive, and very well managed and clerked.

Very strong chambers, if someone isn’t available you always have a strong option elsewhere in the team.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Central England powerhouse set No5 Barristers Chambers , with its roots in Birmingham and offices in Leicester as well as Bristol and London. The set covers a full range of work in its Midland Circuit homeland, but areas singled out for praise include clinical negligence and personal injury, family law, Court of Protection, immigration and regulatory crime. Under the NoVate Direct Legal Solutions banner, the set is particularly active in seeking direct access instructions. Richard Grimshaw 's appointment as a deputy Queen's Bench Master is one of a number of part-time judicial appointments including Caroline Jennings ' appointment as a Deputy District Judge, Jessica Smeaton  and Naomi Owen  sitting as fee-paid Employment Judges, plus Yasmin Yasseri, Richard Oakes  and Grimshaw being appointed as recorders. Peter Goatley QC and Henry Pitchers QC are two new Silk appointments. Gurprit Mattu joined chambers on her return from Collas Crill in the British Virgin Islands, Jorren Knibbe is an addition to the Bristol team from Guildhall Chambers, immigration specialist Parminder Saini joined from 12 Old Square and Femi Ogunlende is another new joiner.

Testimonials

Clerks:

An outstanding set of chambers run by a brilliant CEO Tony McDaid.

Very personable. If I ever need a favour Tony McDaid always comes up with the goods. Clare Radburn and Zoe Tinnion are both helpful. Clerks work with us on fees and are all about solutions, not problems.

Tony McDaid is a very experienced senior clerk and James Wackett is responsive and is aware of client needs.

The service of the clerks is very good. In particular Ethan Mann and Adam Wadley. All of the clerks are swift in their responses to queries and requests for counsel’s assistance. They assist in arranging conferences and ensuring counsel has all the documents they require.

No5 clerks are a credit; they cannot do enough to assist us. They are a vital component in the successful relationship between counsel and instructing solicitor. In the event that counsel is engaged in a court hearing, the clerks are always on hand to assist with any urgent queries which I may have. Whilst I am impressed by the service received by all, in particular, I find Craig Wain is excellent.

Adam Wadley is an exceptional clerk and completely understands which barrister is the right one for the case. His client service is exceptional and we continue to receive exceptional service from him.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable. They are happy to help and always have a solution to any emergency listing

All clerks always contact us in time and reply to us promptly, especially Lucas Bennett. He always provides good services.

The clerks respond to queries quickly and are usually able to offer a choice of suitable counsel and tailor the service offered to suit the nature of the client and the client’s budget. Danny Griffiths in particular is friendly, approachable, and co-operative.

The clerks’ room provides a fantastic service. Always easy to get hold of, efficient and friendly. In particular, I would single out Christopher Norman who always goes the extra mile.

All the Clerks are always helpful and will bend over backward to help in any way that they can. Chambers are accessible for conferences, with helpful clerks providing availability of alternative counsel if necessary.

Chris Norman is an incredibly helpful clerk who doesn’t hesitate to assist wherever possible. His ability to deal with courts and listings on behalf of solicitors is invaluable.

Clare Radburn, the senior practice manager, is superb and very user friendly and provides a first-class service. She is well supported by Robert Macdonald.

Christopher Norman is personable and repeatedly goes the extra mile. He is prompt, trustworthy, and will always accommodate my requests where possible. His service is exceptional.

Zoe Tinnion is responsive, helpful, and quick to find solutions. They are a pleasure to deal with.

Clerking and service are generally good. Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are very well established and respected in the planning industry.

Martin Ellis runs a well-maintained ship – very personable and easy to communicate with.

No5 has set up a dedicated multi-track personal injury team which means my inquiries are always directly straight to the right people. They have an excellent, friendly, and approachable clerking team, and good facilities across a number of sites to accommodate solicitors and clients.

Clerks are always very friendly, helpful and will chase up matters on counsel if you need them to. Communication is great.

Commercial clerks are always very responsive and willing to assist even out of core hours.

Everyone is always happy to help and if they can’t assist will always find someone to help. Zoe Tinnion is excellent. She will do all that she can to find a solution if a particular Barrister is required urgently in terms of offering out of hours appointments and support and rearranging diaries if required.

Will Theaker is an excellent clerk, knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. I have been very impressed by his attention to detail.

Clerks very helpful and the ambiance of the chambers is friendly and relaxing.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable.

Great clerks, especially Craig Wain. He is always on hand to pick up emails and provides a very quick response. A good clerk makes my life much easier!

Very happy with the service provided by No5 clerks. Martin Ellis in particular is extremely responsive and helpful.

Martin Ellis is excellent and will move mountains to ensure that I have the right barrister for the specific job. Their fees are reasonable and they will always go that extra mile.

Set:

Very well run chambers with an extremely strong set of barristers in the area of immigration law. The expertise available is second to none.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

No5 has an exceptionally powerful immigration team with leaders in the field of asylum, immigration, and nationality law, recognised both nationally and internationally.

I find the chambers as a whole really easy to deal with. The training sessions that they offer are brilliant and they appear to be ahead of the curve on issues that are on the legal horizon.

No5 Chambers is one of the most highly regarded family sets in the Midlands, It has a large number of first-rate barristers at all levels of experience. Facilities are second to none.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and whilst there are other chambers who offer counsel in my local area, I will always now look to instruct No5 due to the wonderful service which I know that I and most importantly, my client, will receive.

The Court of Protection team at No5 is fantastic. With a wealth of knowledge across the board, it is always reassuring for an instructing solicitor, to know that in the event that chosen counsel may not be able to attend a hearing if on leave, etc, that their replacement colleague will be a safe pair of hands.

Chambers has strength and depth for all matters on which I have instructed them, with specialists at all levels of call.

I have always found Chambers to be supportive of its members and to solicitors. No5 is clearly a well-oiled machine.

No.5 chambers remain the top chambers in the Midlands for family work because of their strength in depth, calibre of members of the set, and the high quality of the clerking team.

Chambers have a broad range of seniority of counsel who works closely together. Therefore, if a case is too simple or complex, they will recommend someone more junior or senior, which is appreciated by instructing solicitors. Clerks are always friendly and helpful.

Great training. Approachable available barristers. Very experienced with serious injury and clinical negligence work. We do not really have to go anywhere else.

No5 is very proactive in marketing and on-trend issues. Ahead of the game in many ways.

I find the contentious probate team of barristers at No5 Chambers as a whole friendly, approachable, collaborative and knowledgeable.

The availability of counsel is generally excellent and there is usually a member of the team available to assist if others are not free.

No5 Chambers are a well-respected set of chambers with outstanding legal talent.

Great set, large range of clinical negligence barristers available at all levels of seniority. Set have delivered training in chambers and also to our firm.

No5 Chambers could not be more helpful – they are very responsive, able to offer alternative counsel if someone is not available, and very quick to confirm.

No5 chambers have always been able to ascertain counsel for me as and when needed. I have instructed No5 for many years and will continue to do so.

No5 chambers offer a very good training programme, lots of social events that provide good networking opportunities.

They are my first choice for general Personal Injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

No5 Chambers is a set that goes from strength to strength in their offering. They have the full range of counsel from junior to very senior. The clerks at No5 are frequently able to find a match for us in terms of the number of years call and the fee available.

No5 Chambers remain a go-to set for all aspects of clinical negligence work. They have a number of outstanding individuals.

The set has a good range of barrister from QC to experienced barristers, who also sit as Immigration Judges, and some juniors.

The set is packed with specialists in their field of expertise in immigration and public law.

No5 chambers are a very sound set. Several excellent juniors coming up through the ranks as well as the establisher senior counsel and that depth and quality is reassuring when booking counsel.

A very strong set with much depth in personal injury and clinical negligence. They provide a range of advocates for all personal injury and clinical negligence cases whether fast or multi-track. They have also provided high-quality training to us and we have an excellent working relationship.

No5 Chambers in Birmingham is rightly regarded as the preeminent planning set outside of London.

Strong coverage of all areas of family law with a range of senior and junior barristers in all areas. Regular training programmes on topical subjects.

No5 chambers is of consistently high quality in both financial remedy work and children act matters

Strong multi-discipline set, good range of expertise and skill especially outside London.

The chambers are helpful and always try to provide cover where available. If a barrister is not available or has to change plans they generally offer an alternative. It seems that their more senior counsel support junior members to ensure that the service provided is always of a high standard.

The chambers offer a lot of training events across the areas and the COP ones are always well put together, very informative, and really well attended. The recent podcasts in response to the COVID-19 crisis have been incredibly helpful and easy to access.

Their availability is good, but the most important thing is that they respond quickly and accurately. When they say they will check and return later they do call later. They keep all arrangements, including fees. Everything is clear and runs smoothly.

They are my first choice for general personal injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

They have a strong employment practice and the availability of counsel is good.

This set has a huge focus on diversity and inclusion at the bar and more widely in law. They really care about making a difference to the poor statistics of BAME and female entrants to law and to senior leadership positions – with members taking up external appointments on D&I. For example, Esther Gamble is also chair on the midlands women bar circuit which is currently focusing on social mobility mentoring at the bar. I have not seen the same level of investment on these topics from other Chambers I have worked with over the past 12 months.

Their networking events are also very inclusive and not just limited to the standard sporting/golf events which often attract more men than women.

No5 is one of the best sets in the UK, rightly renowned as forward-looking, progressive, and very well managed and clerked.

Very strong chambers, if someone isn’t available you always have a strong option elsewhere in the team.

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

The regulatory team  at No5 Barristers Chambers is particularly recommended for health and safety work, with several strong practitioners both defending and prosecuting in this area. Bernard Thorogood is a key figure in the team, with recent work including the prosecution of DHL Services after a tyre rack collapsed, killing one worker and injuring several others. Ian Bridge is recommended for matters which involve contested medical evidence or highly technical defences, while Tim Pole is recommended for his expertise in contentious food safety matters.

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersParticularly strong on complex technical defences, and willing to stand his ground with the judiciary where required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent, highly attentive advocate who defends his clients with zest and vigour.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent drafting skills with deep subject matter expertise.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong Chancery team, praised by clients for its 'good strength in depth of counsel and very efficient and reliable clerking'. The set houses counsel at a wide range of seniority levels, with complex cases covered by members such as head of chambers Mark Anderson QC, while at the junior end practitioners such as Imogen Halstead are beginning to build up considerable bodies of work in this area. Inheritance issues remain a key area of work for the team, with barristers such as Louise Corfield and Angus Burden focusing heavily on such matters, with Burden having recently advised on cases involving the treatment of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property, alleged capacity issue and improperly prepared wills.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersAn extremely strong, confident advocate who instils that confidence in both instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a knack of finding the angle everyone else had missed, and navigates a clear course through the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong and incisive when presenting tax cases and in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 1
Angus Burden - No5 Barristers ChambersVery calm and practical, he is excellent in mediation and at trial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines excellent legal knowledge with a commercially-minded and practical approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersProvides excellent legal advice, particularly in complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Williams - No5 Barristers ChambersShe provides detailed and considered advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers houses one of the largest and strongest collections of clinical negligence barristers in the Midlands, which is praised by clients for its 'very knowledgeable, approachable and client-focused' members. In 2020, the set saw the appointment of Henry Pitchers QC to silk, joining a strong senior contingent including Chris Bright QCJonathan Jones QC, and Paul Bleasdale QC, who act on serious matters including birth injury and spinal injury matters. Key members of the junior ranks include David Tyack, Esther Gamble , and John Coughlan, all of whom are highly active in top-end claims.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAnalytical and considered in his advice and excellent with medical experts at getting to the crux of the issue and tacking problems head-on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely thorough and knowledgeable about complex medical and legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent attention to detail, preparation and knowledge, with an approachable manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat to work with, both for his thoroughness and preparation as well as his very good client care skills.

Leading Juniors

John Coughlan - No5 Barristers ChambersA formidable advocate with razor-sharp knowledge and excellent client care skills with catastrophically injured clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersShe analyses information forensically and identifies strengths and weaknesses in a case early on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersPragmatic and exceptionally analytical, with excellent strategic judgement and in-depth knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersHis meticulous approach and grasp of complex areas of law and medicine makes him one of the strongest practitioners on circuit.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersAn expert drafter who is excellent at getting to grips with the medical issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersA strong advocate who is very thorough and always goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a company and insolvency team with a strong presence in some of the region's most complex cases. Mohammed Zaman QC and Mark Anderson QC are highly recommended for complex shareholder and director disputes, with Zaman QC having recently defended the former chairman of Northampton Football Club in relation to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and preferential payments worth in excess of £4m, and Anderson QC representing a client asserting a beneficial interest in the shares of a series of property companies that had been sold off in a time of mental health difficulties. On the insolvency side, Yasmin Yasseri is highly recommended, along with Shakil Najib and Paul Dean.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and measured in approach; he brings intelligence and gravitas to all his cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive and confident advocate with a practical and commercial approach.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersVery commercially astute, with strong advocacy skills and great tactical awareness.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersFocused on the details but avoids being drawn into the irrelevant aspects of cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and assured in court, with a real eye for detail and technical skill.
Ranked: Tier 2

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

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers are highly experienced in Court of Protection matters,  with most of the team primarily receiving instructions on behalf of local authorities. For example, Mark Bradshaw recently represented a local authority in an application to authorise the removal of a protected party from the care of his parents, whose care was allegedly inadequate. Members also have experience in the full range of health and welfare issues, with Adreeja Chatterjee having particular experience on forced marriage issues, while Abid Mahmood has a strong track record in cases involving serious medical treatment.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersHis mild-mannered and personable approach serves him well when dealing with highly emotional and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm, effective and meticulous in her preparation of a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines an excellent knowledge of court of protection work with a friendly and approachable demeanour that puts all involved in a case at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keri Tayler - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm and measured barrister who is particularly strong in cases with litigants in person where she is able to communicate clearly and directly with them outside of court.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

No5 Barristers Chambers remains a key player in Midlands criminal law, housing a large team at both the junior and senior end who 'provide excellent representation throughout the Midlands and beyond'. The set covers the full spectrum of criminal work, with members such as Michelle Heeley QC frequently being instructed in high-profile sexual offences work such as her successful defence of Paul Gascoigne following his sexual assault charge, while Michael Duck QC is highly active in organised crime and POCA matters. From the junior ranks, the 'extremely intelligent and tactically astuteJohn O’Higgins is highly recommended for cases requiring a leading junior, while Philip Rule is notable for criminal appeals: crossing over with his prison law expertise, he represented the appellant in R v Veysey, which concerned appropriate charges and sentences for offences of throwing faeces and urine at prison officers, known as "potting".

Leading Silks

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA very able silk who gets good results, particularly in POCA matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michelle Heeley QC - No5 Barristers ChambersInstructed in serious sexual, drug-related, or violent crime for both prosecution and defence
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Heywood QC - No5 Barristers ChambersWell-known for violent crime cases and criminal appeals.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonas Hankin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for cases involving expert medical evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes serious violent crime and fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly intelligent, with a particular strength in cases involving technical expert evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersA fearsome cross-examiner who is incisive and razor-sharp during the trial process.
Ranked: Tier 1
John O'Higgins - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive and forceful advocate who is very tactically astute and regularly achieves the very best results for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersExceptionally thorough in his written work and advocacy, with an undoubted talent for appellate work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersA very able advocate - his preparation is meticulous and his legal knowledge extensive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, approachable and efficient, with good client care.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is one of the Midlands' premier sets for employment law matters, with an 'excellent pool of barristers specialising in various fields'. Though the set remains predominantly focused on employers, barristers such as Nabila Mallick are highly active on behalf of claimants, especially in discrimination cases. Mugni Islam-Choudhury is another key member of the team, having departed somewhat from his typical employer focus to represent an Oxford University academic who alleges unlawful age discrimination as a result of the university's compulsory retirement program, which led to his dismissal at age 67 when he sought to work to 72. On the respondent side, Richard Hignett acted for the National Trust in a disability discrimination case which centred around electrohypersensitivity, a claim to be affected by electromagnetic waves such as magnetic fields which is not a recognised medical diagnosis.

Leading Juniors

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersClear and focused in cross-examination, with excellent knowledge and application of legal principles.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersSharp and pragmatic, works well with clients and quickly gets to grips with the key issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersA strong advocate who can be counted on to knock complex cases into shape.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersShe fights her client’s case with real passion, particularly in discrimination matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways on top of the commercial aspects of claims and knows the case inside-out.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers ChambersClear, concise and pragmatic with good attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersVery determined and fiercely focussed with a sound understanding of the legal concepts
Ranked: Tier 2
Anthony Korn - No5 Barristers ChambersVery approachable and is extremely knowledgeable on TUPE and discrimination matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Naomi Owen - No5 Barristers ChambersA skilled and thorough cross-examiner, who leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat with clients, very well-prepared, he knows the case inside out.
Ranked: Tier 2

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

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong contingent of children-focused barristers, with members of its 'vast pool of experienced counsel' receiving instructions in some of the most complex care cases and private law disputes. At the senior end, Stefano Nuvoloni QC appears in some of the most serious cases on circuit, with recent work involving deaths, serious brain injuries, and sexual abuse. 'Legal powerhouseMichele Friel is highly recommended for private law matters, acting on some of the region's most complex cases, while practitioners such as Victoria CliffordKristina Brown, and Kathryn Taylor are some of the strongest juniors for care work on circuit. The team also houses some financial specialists, with Stephanie Brown considered to be 'at the top of her game' in this area, frequently representing private clients in financial remedy proceedings, often involving offshore or hidden assets.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Lorna Meyer QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFearless, talented and hardworking in equal measures.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers ChambersImpressive on his feet, as well as excellent in negotiation, offering practical and sensible advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Kristina Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersA forceful, focused advocate, whether in cross-examination or in lengthy submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers ChambersFormidable during cross-examination, with an eye for detail that ensures no stone is left unturned.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michele Friel - No5 Barristers ChambersAn outstanding advocate whose cross examination is a delight to watch, with an unmatched attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers ChambersA calm, knowledgeable and skilful advocate with an eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Orla Grant - No5 Barristers ChambersInspires confidence in solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersHer knowledge of children law is extensive, her advocacy excellent, and her preparation always outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Arthur - No5 Barristers ChambersFabulous with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersWell-prepared and knowledgeable, with a manner that endears her to professional and lay clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dewinder Birk - No5 Barristers ChambersA safe pair of hands with measured and articulate delivery.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines unmatched attention to detail with an ability to constantly keep the wider issues in focus.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ashley Wynne - No5 Barristers ChambersAn effective advocate whose fantastic client rapport instils absolute confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers covers a range of inquests work inside and outside of clinical contexts. Bernard Thorogood is frequently instructed in inquests arising from his health and safety practice, such as his recent representation of Coventry City Council in an inquest following the death of a worker after the collapse of a stack of tyres. Richard Grimshaw has a practice that includes cases in custody and medical contexts.

Leading Juniors

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersArticulate and succinct in both written and oral advocacy, he quickly earns the respect of those he appears before.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines deep subject matter expertise and excellent drafting skills with first-class advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a large personal injury group with strong experience across both claimant and defendant work, and are praised by clients as the 'first choice for general personal injury matters' in the region, with 'great strength in depth'.  Chris Bright QC is well regarded for catastrophic injury claims, particularly those involving road traffic accidents, such as his recent claimant-side work in a multi-claimant road collision claim with a value in excess of £10m and significant liability issues concerning the alleged impairment of the driver. Henry Pitchers QC took silk in the 2020 round, while senior juniors such as Richard MoatRobert Smallwood, and Matthew Brunning regularly appear opposite silks without a leader.

Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersApproachable and gets to the heart of the case easily and efficiently.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways focused on achieving the best outcome for his clients, and adapts his style to fit the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, forensic, and great on his feet with first class technical skills.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA straight-forward negotiator who is well liked by the court and advises with clarity and confidence.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers ChambersTenacious, tactically astute, and comfortable going up against silks.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersA force on his feet and equally good in conferences and when preparing paper advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersHe knows exactly what he wants from a witness and his instinct for a settlement is remarkable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent negotiation skills with a very good client manner and willingness to fight in difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely persistent on behalf of clients, always pushing for the best outcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines legal excellence with superb client skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent tactician who is superb with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm, measured and has great attention to detail and analytical skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nick Xydias - No5 Barristers ChambersVery thorough, personable with clients, he handles unrealistic client expectations well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for workplace accidents and industrial disease work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Steven Fisher - No5 Barristers ChambersHis down-to-earth approach instantly puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Planning and environment Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers remains one of the strongest sets in the Midlands for both planning and environmental work, with clients referencing them as 'one of the pre-eminent planning law sets outside of London'. The team continues its strong presence across all levels of call, with silks such as Richard Kimblin QC and Paul Cairnes QC acting in high-profile cases across the planning piece, and Satnam Choongh regarded as one of the set's top juniors. Turning to environmental law, Tim Pole is highly active in the field of Environmental Agency prosecutions - he prosecuted three directors of a company whose waste site caught fire, creating a significant pollution incident. Martin Kingston QC has retired.

Leading Silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent in his approach to clients, providing straightforward, clear advice, with a willingness to be forceful where required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Humphreys QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines a forensic approach with strong tactical awareness and excellent practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Kimblin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA well-rounded and commercially astute barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers ChambersIncisive in cross-examination, thorough and persuasive when making closing submissions at planning inquiries.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersA pugnacious advocate who always acts in the clients best interests.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers Chambersprovides clear, robust and succinct advice, inspiring confidence in his clients
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack Smyth - No5 Barristers ChambersProfessional, supportive, approachable, and knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction Tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a collection of property barristers with 'strength and depth at all levels of call'. Sources of instructions include landlord and tenant matters, easement and boundary disputes, and development disputes involving restrictive covenants. Mark Anderson QC recently successfully represented the lenders in a claim for possession of a £2m property which had been pledged as a security for a loan to be used for commercial property investment. David Taylor is also frequently instructed in high-value possession claims, such as his recent representation of crowd-funded loan platform Saving Stream in a claim for possession of a mixed commercial and residential building. At the more junior end of chambers, Imogen Halstead s building up a substantial property practice including trust claims, tenancy disputes, and easements.

Rising stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersVery sharp, good on her feet,approachable and personable with clients.  
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersQuickly distils even the most complex of cases to their fundamentals and helps navigate a clear course.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersA superb advocate who is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Louise Corfield  -No5 Barristers ChambersHer advocacy, oral submissions and cross-examination are focused and persuasive.

Ranked: Tier 2
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines technical skills with a broad range of expertise.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation Tier 2

No5 Barristers Chambers  is notable for its strength in a wide range  of commercial litigation matters. Head of chambers Mark Anderson QC is highly recommended for investment disputes, having recently represented a client who had received £18m from a member of a Malaysian royal family for investment into a joint venture, with the return of that sum now being claimed for by the royal.  From the set's junior ranks, Paul Dean brings an engineering background to more technology-heavy cases.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersIn court, every submission is deployed with just the right amount of weight and colour.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe leaves no stone unturned in terms of preparation and strategy, and is a formidable advocate on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Paul J Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersPersonable, thorough and knowledgeable, he ticks all the boxes
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Reed - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines a commercial approach with an ability to think outside the box and to read the judiciary when needed.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersA super brain who is great with clients and a superb advocate;
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivia Chaffin-Laird - No5 Barristers Chambersa commendable advocate who is able to manage client expectations and secure positive outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 3

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

No5 Barristers Chambers' public law offering in the Midlands includes prominent cases in the field of civil liberties and human rights. Abid Mahmood handles national security cases, as well as judicial reviews in relation to social services decisions, the latter of which is an area also covered by Nabila Mallick.

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly experienced in judicial review proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly skilled and efficient, particularly with difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Costs

Paul Joseph is the key figure for complex costs matters at No5 Barristers Chambers, with 'a grasp of costs work that eludes most members of the Bar' according to peers. Joseph continues to act for the Ministry of Defence in all costs matters arising out of claims pursued by Iraqi civilians against the Ministry of Defence, and recently acted for both the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) and Secretary of State for the Home Department, as respondent and interested party respectively, in an appeal concerning the treatment of costs following a successful uncontested application for judicial review of an upper tribunal decision.

Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersA hugely experienced and wise costs barrister with strong technical knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Immigration

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a claimant-focused team with strong experience in both first tier and upper tribunal cases, with recent cases including asylum appeals, the conflict between criminal convictions and the need for medical treatment in deportation decisions, and unaccompanied matters involving unaccompanied minors. Additionally, members are highly experienced in Court of Appeal proceedings, with Abid Mahmood recently undertaking several cases at that level including Gaddu v Secretary of State, which concerned if minor infractions such as police cautions for minor offences preclude individuals from complying with "good character" requirements, while Mark Bradshaw represents the claimant in SA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, which considers whether a Iraqi Kurd from outside the Kurdistan Regional Government area can reasonably be expected to relocate there.

Leading Juniors

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersHe gives rational, logical, honest and proper analyses, always putting his client's best interests first.
Ranked: Tier 1
Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe masters the tricky balance of reassuring clients in very emotive cases without sugar-coating things.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

Harpreet Sandhu is the key figure at No5 Barristers Chambers for professional disciplinary work, with a particular focus on representing officers in police misconduct proceedings. Notable recent cases include defending an officer who is alleged to have assaulted a person being arrested; the allegations were dismissed after a defence submission of no case to answer.

Leading Juniors

Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive advocate who inspires confidence in clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional negligence

No5 Barristers Chambers' 'approachable, sensible, and commercial' professional negligence team is a key player in central England, with Mark Anderson QC receiving several prominent solicitors' negligence instructions, such as his recent representation of 25 claimants who had been taken in by an equity release scam involving the conveyancing of their homes,  which they viewed as a breach of their solicitors' fiduciary duties. On the junior end, David Mitchell recently represented two claimants who had purchased a property without being informed of the possibility that mining rights were held by a third party, in concurrent claims for fraud against the owners and for negligence against their solicitors.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has the ability to see through the most complex set of facts and get to the crux of the matter with great clarity and precision.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersVery technically sound, good on his feet, and attentive with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Central England powerhouse set No5 Barristers Chambers , with its roots in Birmingham and offices in Leicester as well as Bristol and London. The set covers a full range of work in its Midland Circuit homeland, but areas singled out for praise include clinical negligence and personal injury, family law, Court of Protection, immigration and regulatory crime. Under the NoVate Direct Legal Solutions banner, the set is particularly active in seeking direct access instructions. Richard Grimshaw 's appointment as a deputy Queen's Bench Master is one of a number of part-time judicial appointments including Caroline Jennings ' appointment as a Deputy District Judge, Jessica Smeaton  and Naomi Owen  sitting as fee-paid Employment Judges, plus Yasmin Yasseri, Richard Oakes  and Grimshaw being appointed as recorders. Peter Goatley QC and Henry Pitchers QC are two new Silk appointments. Gurprit Mattu joined chambers on her return from Collas Crill in the British Virgin Islands, Jorren Knibbe is an addition to the Bristol team from Guildhall Chambers, immigration specialist Parminder Saini joined from 12 Old Square and Femi Ogunlende is another new joiner.

Testimonials

Clerks:

An outstanding set of chambers run by a brilliant CEO Tony McDaid.

Very personable. If I ever need a favour Tony McDaid always comes up with the goods. Clare Radburn and Zoe Tinnion are both helpful. Clerks work with us on fees and are all about solutions, not problems.

Tony McDaid is a very experienced senior clerk and James Wackett is responsive and is aware of client needs.

The service of the clerks is very good. In particular Ethan Mann and Adam Wadley. All of the clerks are swift in their responses to queries and requests for counsel’s assistance. They assist in arranging conferences and ensuring counsel has all the documents they require.

No5 clerks are a credit; they cannot do enough to assist us. They are a vital component in the successful relationship between counsel and instructing solicitor. In the event that counsel is engaged in a court hearing, the clerks are always on hand to assist with any urgent queries which I may have. Whilst I am impressed by the service received by all, in particular, I find Craig Wain is excellent.

Adam Wadley is an exceptional clerk and completely understands which barrister is the right one for the case. His client service is exceptional and we continue to receive exceptional service from him.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable. They are happy to help and always have a solution to any emergency listing

All clerks always contact us in time and reply to us promptly, especially Lucas Bennett. He always provides good services.

The clerks respond to queries quickly and are usually able to offer a choice of suitable counsel and tailor the service offered to suit the nature of the client and the client’s budget. Danny Griffiths in particular is friendly, approachable, and co-operative.

The clerks’ room provides a fantastic service. Always easy to get hold of, efficient and friendly. In particular, I would single out Christopher Norman who always goes the extra mile.

All the Clerks are always helpful and will bend over backward to help in any way that they can. Chambers are accessible for conferences, with helpful clerks providing availability of alternative counsel if necessary.

Chris Norman is an incredibly helpful clerk who doesn’t hesitate to assist wherever possible. His ability to deal with courts and listings on behalf of solicitors is invaluable.

Clare Radburn, the senior practice manager, is superb and very user friendly and provides a first-class service. She is well supported by Robert Macdonald.

Christopher Norman is personable and repeatedly goes the extra mile. He is prompt, trustworthy, and will always accommodate my requests where possible. His service is exceptional.

Zoe Tinnion is responsive, helpful, and quick to find solutions. They are a pleasure to deal with.

Clerking and service are generally good. Andrew Bisbey and Craig Wain are very well established and respected in the planning industry.

Martin Ellis runs a well-maintained ship – very personable and easy to communicate with.

No5 has set up a dedicated multi-track personal injury team which means my inquiries are always directly straight to the right people. They have an excellent, friendly, and approachable clerking team, and good facilities across a number of sites to accommodate solicitors and clients.

Clerks are always very friendly, helpful and will chase up matters on counsel if you need them to. Communication is great.

Commercial clerks are always very responsive and willing to assist even out of core hours.

Everyone is always happy to help and if they can’t assist will always find someone to help. Zoe Tinnion is excellent. She will do all that she can to find a solution if a particular Barrister is required urgently in terms of offering out of hours appointments and support and rearranging diaries if required.

Will Theaker is an excellent clerk, knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. I have been very impressed by his attention to detail.

Clerks very helpful and the ambiance of the chambers is friendly and relaxing.

Excellent strength for this chambers – Adam Wadley and the family team generally are professional prompt and reliable.

Great clerks, especially Craig Wain. He is always on hand to pick up emails and provides a very quick response. A good clerk makes my life much easier!

Very happy with the service provided by No5 clerks. Martin Ellis in particular is extremely responsive and helpful.

Martin Ellis is excellent and will move mountains to ensure that I have the right barrister for the specific job. Their fees are reasonable and they will always go that extra mile.

Set:

Very well run chambers with an extremely strong set of barristers in the area of immigration law. The expertise available is second to none.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

No5 has an exceptionally powerful immigration team with leaders in the field of asylum, immigration, and nationality law, recognised both nationally and internationally.

I find the chambers as a whole really easy to deal with. The training sessions that they offer are brilliant and they appear to be ahead of the curve on issues that are on the legal horizon.

No5 Chambers is one of the most highly regarded family sets in the Midlands, It has a large number of first-rate barristers at all levels of experience. Facilities are second to none.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and whilst there are other chambers who offer counsel in my local area, I will always now look to instruct No5 due to the wonderful service which I know that I and most importantly, my client, will receive.

The Court of Protection team at No5 is fantastic. With a wealth of knowledge across the board, it is always reassuring for an instructing solicitor, to know that in the event that chosen counsel may not be able to attend a hearing if on leave, etc, that their replacement colleague will be a safe pair of hands.

Chambers has strength and depth for all matters on which I have instructed them, with specialists at all levels of call.

I have always found Chambers to be supportive of its members and to solicitors. No5 is clearly a well-oiled machine.

No.5 chambers remain the top chambers in the Midlands for family work because of their strength in depth, calibre of members of the set, and the high quality of the clerking team.

Chambers have a broad range of seniority of counsel who works closely together. Therefore, if a case is too simple or complex, they will recommend someone more junior or senior, which is appreciated by instructing solicitors. Clerks are always friendly and helpful.

Great training. Approachable available barristers. Very experienced with serious injury and clinical negligence work. We do not really have to go anywhere else.

No5 is very proactive in marketing and on-trend issues. Ahead of the game in many ways.

I find the contentious probate team of barristers at No5 Chambers as a whole friendly, approachable, collaborative and knowledgeable.

The availability of counsel is generally excellent and there is usually a member of the team available to assist if others are not free.

No5 Chambers are a well-respected set of chambers with outstanding legal talent.

Great set, large range of clinical negligence barristers available at all levels of seniority. Set have delivered training in chambers and also to our firm.

No5 Chambers could not be more helpful – they are very responsive, able to offer alternative counsel if someone is not available, and very quick to confirm.

No5 chambers have always been able to ascertain counsel for me as and when needed. I have instructed No5 for many years and will continue to do so.

No5 chambers offer a very good training programme, lots of social events that provide good networking opportunities.

They are my first choice for general Personal Injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

No5 Chambers is a set that goes from strength to strength in their offering. They have the full range of counsel from junior to very senior. The clerks at No5 are frequently able to find a match for us in terms of the number of years call and the fee available.

No5 Chambers remain a go-to set for all aspects of clinical negligence work. They have a number of outstanding individuals.

The set has a good range of barrister from QC to experienced barristers, who also sit as Immigration Judges, and some juniors.

The set is packed with specialists in their field of expertise in immigration and public law.

No5 chambers are a very sound set. Several excellent juniors coming up through the ranks as well as the establisher senior counsel and that depth and quality is reassuring when booking counsel.

A very strong set with much depth in personal injury and clinical negligence. They provide a range of advocates for all personal injury and clinical negligence cases whether fast or multi-track. They have also provided high-quality training to us and we have an excellent working relationship.

No5 Chambers in Birmingham is rightly regarded as the preeminent planning set outside of London.

Strong coverage of all areas of family law with a range of senior and junior barristers in all areas. Regular training programmes on topical subjects.

No5 chambers is of consistently high quality in both financial remedy work and children act matters

Strong multi-discipline set, good range of expertise and skill especially outside London.

The chambers are helpful and always try to provide cover where available. If a barrister is not available or has to change plans they generally offer an alternative. It seems that their more senior counsel support junior members to ensure that the service provided is always of a high standard.

The chambers offer a lot of training events across the areas and the COP ones are always well put together, very informative, and really well attended. The recent podcasts in response to the COVID-19 crisis have been incredibly helpful and easy to access.

Their availability is good, but the most important thing is that they respond quickly and accurately. When they say they will check and return later they do call later. They keep all arrangements, including fees. Everything is clear and runs smoothly.

They are my first choice for general personal injury matters and if my preferred choice of barrister is unavailable they will always have someone else who can help. They can offer a complete service for all types of PI claim, from all values.

They have a strong employment practice and the availability of counsel is good.

This set has a huge focus on diversity and inclusion at the bar and more widely in law. They really care about making a difference to the poor statistics of BAME and female entrants to law and to senior leadership positions – with members taking up external appointments on D&I. For example, Esther Gamble is also chair on the midlands women bar circuit which is currently focusing on social mobility mentoring at the bar. I have not seen the same level of investment on these topics from other Chambers I have worked with over the past 12 months.

Their networking events are also very inclusive and not just limited to the standard sporting/golf events which often attract more men than women.

No5 is one of the best sets in the UK, rightly renowned as forward-looking, progressive, and very well managed and clerked.

Very strong chambers, if someone isn’t available you always have a strong option elsewhere in the team.

 

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 32 silks, No5 provides a nationwide service from its offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester and London, with the London office housing more than 60 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 and commercial work.

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 commercial and Chancery 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 committed, 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:

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Department Name Email Telephone
Chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid
Member of Chambers ANDERSON QC, Mark (1983)
Member of Chambers MASON QC, David (1986)
Member of Chambers KEELING QC, Adrian (1990)
Member of Chambers JONES QC, Jonathan (1994)
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 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 BUTTERFIELD QC, John (1995)
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 GOATLEY QC, Peter (2020)
Member of Chambers PITCHERS QC, Henry (2020)
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 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 BAILEY, Steven (1992)
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 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 BUTT, Nassera (1999)
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 COUGHLAN, John (1999)
Member of Chambers CROW, Charles (1999)
Member of Chambers DAVIDSON, Laura (1996)
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 DOOLEY, Allan (1970)
Member of Chambers DOYLE, James (1985)
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)
Member of Chambers GILES, Roger S (1976)
Member of Chambers GOODFELLOW, Stephen (1997)
Member of Chambers GRANT, Orla (2005)
Member of Chambers GRIMSHAW, Richard (2010)
Member of Chambers GUPTA, Mamta (2004)
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)
Member of Chambers HUNKA, Simon (2007)
Member of Chambers HURLEY-FLYNN, Eamonn (2013)
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 KELLY, Mark (1985)
Member of Chambers KEMBERY, Jodie (2013)
Member of Chambers KHAN, Changez (2008)
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)
Member of Chambers McGRATH, Andrew (1983)
Member of Chambers McINTOSH, Nicola (2007)
Member of Chambers McLOUGHLIN, Richard (2012)
Member of Chambers MEAGER, Rowena (2007)
Member of Chambers MELLIS, Alexander (2013)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Katie (2010)
Member of Chambers MITCHELL, David (1995)
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 NOURI, Arrin (2014)
Member of Chambers O'BRIEN, Michael (1987)
Member of Chambers O'HIGGINS, John (1990)
Member of Chambers O'MALLEY, Laura (2007)
Member of Chambers OAKES, Richard (2007)
Member of Chambers OGUNLENDE, Femi (2000)
Member of Chambers ORCHARD, Cathlyn (1999)
Member of Chambers OSCROFT, Daniel (2003)
Member of Chambers OSMUND-SMITH, Thea (2010)
Member of Chambers OWEN, Denise (2003)
Member of Chambers OWEN, Naomi (2008)
Member of Chambers PENGELLY, Giles (2017)
Member of Chambers PERRIN, Jason (2015)
Member of Chambers PERRY, Christopher (2002)
Member of Chambers PERRY, Tom (2016)
Member of Chambers PINDHAM, Nina (2012)
Member of Chambers PINNOCK, Earl (2003)
Member of Chambers POLE, Tim (2001)
Member of Chambers POPLEY, Heather (2003)
Member of Chambers PORTE, Adam (2014)
Member of Chambers POWER, Elizabeth (1996)
Member of Chambers PRESTON, Nicola (1992)
Member of Chambers PRICE, Charles (1999)
Member of Chambers PUSEY, William (1977)
Member of Chambers RADBURN, Mark (1991)
Member of Chambers REED, Steven (2005)
Member of Chambers RHODES, Andrew (2015)
Member of Chambers RICHARDS, Hugh (1992)
Member of Chambers RILEY, Rachel (2013)
Member of Chambers ROBERTS, Gemma (2006)
Member of Chambers ROBINSON-JONES, Charlotte (2008)
Member of Chambers ROTHWELL, Joanne (1993)
Member of Chambers RULE, Philip (2001)
Member of Chambers RUSHE, Avril (2017)
Member of Chambers RYLATT, Jake (2017)
Member of Chambers SAIN,I Parminder (2001)
Member of Chambers SANDHU, Harpreet Singh (2005)
Member of Chambers SCHOFIELD, Tom (2001)
Member of Chambers SEAL, Ricky (2012)
Member of Chambers SHASTRI-HURST Dr Neil (2018)
Member of Chambers SHAW, Frances (2007)
Member of Chambers SHAW, Jonathan (2008)
Member of Chambers SHEPPARD, Tim (1995)
Member of Chambers SHERLOCK, Dr Louisa (2018)
Member of Chambers SINGH, Talbir (1997)
Member of Chambers SIVAKUMARAN, Shanthi (2015)
Member of Chambers SMALLWOOD, Anne E (1977)
Member of Chambers SMALLWOOD, Robert (1994)
Member of Chambers SMEATON, Jessica (2008)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Steven (2011)
Member of Chambers SMYTH, Jack (2007)
Member of Chambers SNELUS, James (1999)
Member of Chambers SPEDDING, Catherine (1995)
Member of Chambers STEMP, Scott (2000)
Member of Chambers STOLL, James (1994)
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)
Member of Chambers THOROGOOD, Bernard (1986)
Member of Chambers TIWANA, Ekwall Singh (1988)
Member of Chambers TYACK, David (1994 )
Member of Chambers UDDIN, Miran (2001)
Member of Chambers VICKERS, Laura (2007)
Member of Chambers VOLLANS, Philip (2015)
Member of Chambers WALLACE, Andrew (1988)
Member of Chambers WHITAKER, Stephen (1970)
Member of Chambers WHITWORTH, Olivia (2018)
Member of Chambers WILKINSON, Marc (1992)
Member of Chambers WILLETTS, Glenn (2000)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Emma (2012)
Member of Chambers WINGRAVE, Michael (2001)
Member of Chambers WITHERS, Stuart (2013)
Member of Chambers WORLOCK, Simon (1975)
Member of Chambers WYNNE, Ashley (1990)
Member of Chambers XYDIAS, Nicholas (1992)
Member of Chambers YASSERI, Yasmin (2005)
Member of Chambers ZAMAN, Kawsar (2018)
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