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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

38 QUEEN SQUARE, BRISTOL, BS1 4QS, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 210 5555
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Regional Bar: Midland Circuit

Clinical negligence

Chris Bright QC heads the clinical negligence team at No5 Barristers Chambers, a 'go-to set' with 'a huge selection of specialists'. The set is most notable for claimant work, however a number of members of chambers also have defendant practices as well. Key areas of work include birth injury, surgery cases and delayed diagnosis.

Leading Silks

Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways extremely well-prepared and on top of all the issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has an extremely good eye for detail and is excellent on his feet.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

David Tyack - No5 Barristers ChambersFantastically analytical and brilliant at interpreting medical evidence.

Ranked: tier 1

Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly intelligent and able to think quickly in a wide range of cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Pitchers - No5 Barristers Chambers'He puts clients at ease and ensures they fully understand their legal position.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersA formidable advocate who can think very quickly on his feet.

Ranked: tier 1

John Coughlan - No5 Barristers ChambersAn extremely diligent barrister with a keen eye for the details.

Ranked: tier 2

Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersA very approachable and likeable character who builds a rapport with clients and instructing solicitors

Ranked: tier 2

Mamta Gupta - No5 Barristers ChambersHugely impressive in cross-examination of experts.

Ranked: tier 2

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Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

No5 Barristers Chambers houses 'counsel of the highest calibre' across the full spectrum of insolvency, banking, commercial and Chancery matters. Shakil Najib recently acted for two defendants in a claim by liquidators relating to  alleged sham property transactions.

Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA very accomplished advocate who ties the opposition’s witnesses in knots.

Ranked: tier 1

Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA superb advocate who works tirelessly to achieve the client’s objectives.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Louise Corfield - No5 Barristers ChambersVery good with clients, she can explain complex legal issues carefully without being patronising.

Ranked: tier 1

Paul J Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersTechnically fantastic and great with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines a keen eye for detail with a willingness to go the extra mile.

Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersHe offers detailed and focused explanations.

Ranked: tier 2

Steven Reed - No5 Barristers ChambersA very solid and accomplished advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Angus Burden - No5 Barristers ChambersAn outstanding and tenacious advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has particular experience of probate claims.

Ranked: tier 3

David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly professional and hard working.

Ranked: tier 3

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersParticularly recommended for tax matters.

Ranked: tier 3

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Construction, planning and environment

At No5 Barristers Chambers, members are instructed on a wide range of matters across the planning, construction and environmental spectrum. Richard Kimblin QC is particularly notable for his environmental practice, having recently defended in the environmental prosecution of a water company and acted for a developer in an air quality case.

Leading Silks

Richard Kimblin QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA well-rounded and commercially astute barrister.

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Young QC - No5 Barristers ChambersSpecialises in residential and retail planning matters.

Ranked: tier 2

Martin Kingston QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for energy and infrastructure cases.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Celina Colquhoun - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly competent when faced with challenging circumstances.

Ranked: tier 1

Satnam Choongh - No5 Barristers ChambersA safe pair of hands who fights the client's corner.

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Richards - No5 Barristers ChambersExperienced in a wide range of planning and infrastructure matters.

Ranked: tier 2

Nina Pindham - No5 Barristers ChambersA rising star in planning matters.

Ranked: tier 2

Thea Osmund-Smith - No5 Barristers ChambersActs for all parties in planning inquiries and appeals.

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Jones - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly experienced in cases involving travellers.

Ranked: tier 2

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Costs

Paul Joseph is the key costs specialist at No5 Barristers Chambers, and is most notable for his work with government bodies on costs arising from large-scale cases, such as the claims put forward by Iraqi civilians against the Ministry of Defence.

Leading Juniors

Paul Joseph - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has a grasp of costs work that eludes most members of the Bar.

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection and community care

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers have experience acting for all sides of Court of Protection cases, including the representation of local authorities and other public bodies. Particular areas of specialism include capacity issues and deprivation of liberty as well as cases involving forced marriage issues.

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe is a very competent advocate, whose attention to detail is second-to-none.

Ranked: tier 1

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersShe represents all stakeholders in Court of Protection cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersHis written orders and statements are exceptional.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

 No5 Barristers Chambers' large crime team is recommended by clients for the 'exceptional depth and calibre of counsel' available for instruction across the full spectrum of criminal cases, including serious violent crime, sexual offences, terrorism, drug conspiracies and serious fraud cases. Notable recent cases in which members have been involved include a large-scale grooming case in the Huddersfield area, and one concerning an alleged conspiracy to sell drugs in prisons using drones.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes serious violent crime and fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Duck QC - No5 Barristers ChambersBright, personable, and very experienced in POCA proceedings.

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

Michael Burrows QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExperienced in a wide range of serious criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersFearless in court and relentless in his meticulous case preparation.

Ranked: tier 1

John O'Higgins - No5 Barristers ChambersA very strong advocate with an air of authority.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly experienced in appellate matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Singh Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersRecent work includes terrorism, fraud and serious violent crime cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersA pugnacious advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

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Employment

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a strong contingent of employment barristers, who are instructed on behalf of all types of stakeholder in a wide range of cases. Key issues grappled with include discrimination, victimisation, TUPE and unfair or constructive dismissals.

Leading Juniors

Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersShe has an excellent grasp of the issues and puts clients at ease.

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has an extremely effective style in tribunal which leads to early results.

Ranked: tier 1

Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersKnows her brief and owns the hearing bundle.

Ranked: tier 1

Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersA barrister you would always want on your side.

Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersActs primarily for claimants in dismissal and discrimination claims.

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly shrewd, personable and easy to work with.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers ChambersImpressive in both his written and oral advocacy.

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersA good advocate who has an excellent manner with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

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Family and children law

No5 Barristers Chambers is, for some, 'the best chambers in the midlands for family work', and is a 'go-to for both finance and children matters'. Particular areas of specialism include parental alienation, forced marriage prevention orders and cross-border matters such as international adoption and child abduction the private children law side, along with complex non-accidental injuries and abuse allegations in public child law matters. Financial remedy specialist Juliet Allen departed the set for St Philips Chambers.

Leading Silks

Lorna Meyer QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFearless, talented and hardworking in equal measures.

Ranked: tier 1

Stefano Nuvoloni QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has the gravitas to carry a case combined with the people skills to carry the client.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Helen Arthur - No5 Barristers ChambersFabulous with lay clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Kristina Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersAn exceptional children law barrister with extraordinary drive and commitment to her clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Kathryn Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines superb courtroom manner with wide-ranging and detailed legal knowledge.

Ranked: tier 1

Michele Friel - No5 Barristers ChambersHer knowledge and skill in parental alienation cases is unparalleled.

Ranked: tier 1

Orla Grant - No5 Barristers ChambersInspires confidence in solicitors and clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Clifford - No5 Barristers ChambersHas a good grasp of the facts and is extremely thorough in preparation.

Ranked: tier 1

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers ChambersHer practice includes both public and private children law cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Kirsty Gallacher - No5 Barristers ChambersDiligent, bright and hard working.

Ranked: tier 2

Dewinder Birk - No5 Barristers ChambersA safe pair of hands with measured and articulate delivery.

Ranked: tier 3

Stephanie Brown - No5 Barristers ChambersOperates with clinical precision in every matter she takes on.

Ranked: tier 3

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Immigration

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers regularly appear in both First Tier Tribunal cases, as well as Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal work. The set primarily acts for claimants, with cases including human rights claims and citizenship matters, including disputes over the "good character" requirement.

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - No5 Barristers ChambersVery good for difficult and unusual cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Bradshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersParticularly experienced in asylum claims and human rights issues.'

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers represents all manner of stakeholders in inquests and inquiries Particular areas of specialism include inquests following fatal workplace accidents, clinical deaths, deaths in custody, as well as the representation of coroners themselves in judicial reviews of their decisions.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA great tactician.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Adam Farrer - No5 Barristers ChambersUnflappable under pressure, calm and measured.

Ranked: tier 1

Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersClear and passionate with gravitas and presence in court.

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 1

No5 Barristers Chambers

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Personal injury

The personal injury team at No5 Barristers Chambers continues to be a key presence in the Midlands, with members acting for both claimants and defendants in serious and complex cases. A recent highlight for the set is group head Paul Bleasdale QC's representation of a group of claimants against former breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who in 2017 was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent after carrying out needless operations. Stephen Campbell retired.

Leading Silks

Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong on catastrophic injury cases and spinal cord injuries in particular.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersExcellent in his written and oral advocacy.

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA tough advocate with a no-nonsense approach.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers Chambers'Likeable, very approachable and a pragmatic thinker'.

Ranked: tier 1

Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent tactician who is superb with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers Chambers'His ability to deal with complex issues of medical causation is second-to-none.

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersHe operates at a silk level.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersA highly impressive negotiator.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersA particularly strong junior.

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Pitchers - No5 Barristers ChambersAdept at putting clients at ease and managing their expectations.

Ranked: tier 2

Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersTenacious in court and at mediation.

Ranked: tier 2

Peter Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for workplace accidents and industrial disease work.

Ranked: tier 3

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Property

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to David Mitchell and David Taylor, who both have substantial landlord and tenant practices as well as covering a variety of property litigation matters.

Leading Juniors

David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly intelligent and practical, with good commercial sense regarding settlement.

Ranked: tier 2

David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersPleasant and approachable, with a strong work ethic.

Ranked: tier 2

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Public law

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers are instructed in a wide range of public and administrative law cases. Key areas of work include judicial reviews, unlawful detention claims, and human rights. Abid Mahmood is particularly notable for his experience in national security cases. Vinesh Mandalia now sits as a judge in the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

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

Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersRegularly instructed on behalf of government departments in Upper Tribunal and appeal cases.

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

No5 Barristers Chambers is 'one of the main sets for regulatory law in the Midlands' and also has 'excellent depth' in its health and safety team. Bernard Thorogood recently prosecuted for the Health and Safety Executive in a case arising out of the death of a Red Arrows pilot in which the manufacturer of a faulty ejector seat was fined £1.1m. Adrian Keeling QC and Harpreet Singh Sandhu are notable for their expertise in police discipline. Rex Tedd QC retired.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA great tactician.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Bernard Thorogood - No5 Barristers ChambersA first-class advocate with excellent client care skills.

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Pole - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has first-class technical knowledge of health and safety law.

Ranked: tier 1

Harpreet Sandhu - No5 Barristers ChambersA great all-round persuasive advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Bridge - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent health and safety barrister.

Ranked: tier 2

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Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit

Clinical negligence

Stephen Goodfellow at No5 Barristers Chambers acts primarily for claimants in clinical negligence matters, many of which concerning negligent surgery, midwifery, obstetrics and dentistry.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow - No5 Barristers ChambersDown-to-earth, thorough and good with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

Philip Rule is the key name to note in public law matters at No5 Barristers Chambers. One key area of his is prison law: in R (Knights) v Parole Board, he represented an prisoner who had completed the tariff of his indefinite sentence for public protection (IPP) in a challenge to the Parole Board's refusal to defer a hearing until he had completed a sex offender rehabilitation programme, or to grant him an oral hearing.

Leading Juniors

Philip Rule - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways goes the extra mile for clients.

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar: Western Circuit

Clinical negligence

Jonathan Jones QC is the key name to note on the circuit from No5 Barristers Chambers, with significant experience in all aspects of claimant work including surgical negligence, missed or delayed diagnoses and birth injuries.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe leaves no stone unturned and inspires confidence in both clients and instructing solicitors.

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Planning and environmental specialist Paul Cairnes QC is the key name to note at No5 Barristers Chambers, as he is particularly strong on highly contentious planning proposals, including the Kidnappers Land inquiry, which related to a large residential development in Cheltenham.

Leading Silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersParticularly strong on large-scale residential planning matters.

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection and community care

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to Ian Brownhill, who specialises in health and welfare cases, particularly those involving safeguarding concerns.

Leading Juniors

Ian Brownhill - No5 Barristers ChambersIncredibly bright, articulate, approachable, and responsive.

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 3

No5 Barristers Chambers

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