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Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
5 Paper Buildings

London Bar > Consumer Tier 3

5 Paper Buildings have an experienced team of juniors dedicated to costs matters, with caseloads covering a range of sectors and members excel in  product safety, environment, health and safety, and food safety. Miles Bennett is a key name in criminal regulatory investigations, and Carolina Bracken remains frequently engaged in consumer fraud cases from pre-charge through to confiscation. Andrew Johnson has a particularly strong practice in acting for enforcing authorities across the spectrum of consumer law cases, including unsafe products, IP infringement and counterfeit goods.

London Bar > Crime Tier 3

At 5 Paper Buildings, recent instructions for the group include Graham Trembath QC successfully defending an electrician against charges of gross negligence manslaughter, after electrical defects in an installation at a pub led to the death of a 7-year-old boy. Turning to the juniors, Deanna Heer QC acted for the CPS in the prosecution of a 16-year-old boy, who was convicted of murder after stabbing a 15-year-old boy on a bus with a hunting knife.

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 3

5 Paper Buildings covers the full range of fraud, as well as all intersecting and overlapping major criminal matters, including overseas corruption, money laundering, bribery, and conspiracy cases. Recent cases include Jonathan Caplan QC representing tennis player Boris Becker a case regarding his alleged hiding of more than £1.2m in assets from his trustee in bankruptcy. Turning to the set's juniors, Stephen Hopper prosecuted in the first case concerning the supply of quack COVID-19 remedies.

London Bar > Health and safety

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Kevin McCartney - 5 Paper BuildingsHis strengths include attention to detail whilst at the same time being able to see the wider picture in each case and what can reasonably be achieved, the ability to inspire the confidence of the clients who by necessity are facing a very difficult time in their professional career, and being extremely user-friendly.
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5pb has long been considered one of the leading criminal sets, where it continues to excel; however its members have recognised the ever evolving nature of the Bar and have expanded in the areas of financial crime, health and safety, regulatory and disciplinary it is also recognised as one of the leading chambers in consumer and trading standards law. Chambers draws upon some of the best talent at the criminal Bar and at present has 51 members, 11 of whom are QCs.

The set: Members take a results-focused approach to advocacy, working alongside clients to find practical solutions. Clients can also benefit from the outstanding clerking and case management that chambers offers, resulting in cost-effective use of court time and resources. Members bring an exceptional quality of representation and case management to all cases, regardless of level, size or complexity.

Types of work undertaken: members prosecute and defend across the full range of criminal practice at every level, including murder and manslaughter, large-scale drug importations, serious and historical sexual offences, human trafficking, corruption of public servants, firearms offences and serious violence, with particular experience in cases involving PII, sensitive disclosure issues and vulnerable witnesses.

Crime: Recent cases include: R v O’Brien – Prosecution of Britian’s ‘Most wanted criminal’, sentenced to life imprisonment. R v Harlow & Beadman (Facebook grooming murder), R v Clarke (the oldest defendant ever to be prosecuted at 101 years old), R v L (mother charged with murder of her 23-month-old daughter) and the Largest English Football Match Fixing Scandal. As well as Defending DJ Neil Fox on historial sex offences.

Financial crime: members of chambers are regularly involved in the largest and most complex financial crime cases. The sets experience includes all forms of fraud, MTIC/VAT/Revenue frauds, market abuse, asset recovery and confiscation proceedings. Instructions include the Libor and Euribor fraud cases, the Celtic Energy fraud, the Hatton Garden confiscation proceedings, Operation Greenyards (R v Urumov & others) and Operation Evenbox (R v Blakey & others). Sweet Group Ltd (1st ever company prosecuted under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010), Skansen Interior Ltd (1st ever conviction for failure to prevent bribery),

Consumer law: 5pb is one of the countrys leading sets in consumer law and trading standards. The sets expertise include trade descriptions, pricing offences, property mis-descriptions, trade mark and copyright theft, product safety, environmental law, health and safety, food and food safety, ticket touting and underage sales. Cases include the first ever prosecution of a pyramid scheme in the UK (£21m) by the OFT/CMA and a £60m money laundering case involving 30 different consumer scams in nine countries in which the elderly were targeted.

Professional discipline and regulatory: 5pb is regularly instructed in healthcare regulation and professional discipline matters. Acting for individuals and corporate clients, chambers frequently appears in parallel proceedings involving criminal investigations, inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Members are also instructed in MHRA and FRC work. Members regularly appear before the GMC, GPhC, HCPTS, NMC and GOC and when necessary, on appeal. Members frequently represent doctors, pharmacists and NHS trusts at inquests. In addition 5pb appears in matters involving accountants, architects, police officers, solicitors and barristers.

Health and safety: members have extensive expertise dealing with HSE prosecutions both on behalf of the defence and the prosecution and have represented companies and individuals following workplace accidents. 5pb appeared on behalf of a company in the first ever acquittal of a company charged with corporate manslaughter and secured the conviction of one of the UKs largest engineering companies following the death of a contract worker.

Inquests and public inquiries: complementing Chambers experience in medical inquests, members are regularly instructed in inquests where a death in the workplace has occurred. Chambers has considerable experience in public inquiries, having been instructed in some of the most important inquiries including Leveson and The Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

International: members have experience of work in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Caribbean.

Senior clerk Dale Jonesclerks@5pb.co.uk
Members of Chambers SELLS QC, Oliver (1972)
Members of Chambers CAPLAN QC, Jonathan (1973)
Members of Chambers BROMPTON QC, Michael (1973)
Members of Chambers JENKINS QC, Edward (1977)
Members of Chambers TREMBATH QC, Graham (1978)
Members of Chambers MOORE QC, Miranda (1983)
Door Tenant WYETH QC, Mark (1983)
Members of Chambers CHRISTOPHER QC, Julian (1988)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN QC, Robert (1988)
Members of Chambers DEACON QC, Emma (1993)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS-JONES QC, Benjamin (1998)
Members of Chambers FOOKS, Nicholas (1978)
Members of Chambers JUDGE, Charles (1981)
Members of Chambers BENNETT, Miles (1986)
Members of Chambers McCARTNEY, Kevin (1991)
Members of Chambers SHELLARD, Robin (1992)
Members of Chambers WEEKS, Janet (1993)
Members of Chambers GOLDRING, Jenny (1993)
Members of Chambers HEER, Deanna (1994)
Members of Chambers HICK, Michael (1995)
Members of Chambers BARRY, Denis (1996)
Members of Chambers QUINTON, Thomas (1997)
Members of Chambers PURNELL, Catherine (1999)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Dominic (2000)
Members of Chambers NORMAN, James (2000)
Members of Chambers REES, Jonathan (2000)
Members of Chambers HAY, Teresa (2001)
Members of Chambers HOPPER, Stephen (2001)
Members of Chambers KEENE, Rory (2001)
Members of Chambers RABAIOTTI, Catherine (2002)
Members of Chambers MACKAY, Archie (2003)
Members of Chambers SUMNALL, Charlene (2003)
Members of Chambers RICHARDS, Alan (2004)
Door Tenant COADE, Georgina (2005)
Members of Chambers ATTENBOROUGH, Michael (2008)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Andrew (2008)
Members of Chambers MARSLAND, James (2008)
Members of Chambers HUCKLESBY, Anthony (2008)
Members of Chambers DANNHAUSER, Jennifer (2010)
Members of Chambers PADLEY, Richard (2011)
Members of Chambers FREER, Ellen (2011)
Members of Chambers BRACKEN, Carolina (2012)
Members of Chambers NORMANTON, Joshua (2012)
Members of Chambers RAO, Aparna (2013)
Members of Chambers PARKER, Kate (2014)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Miriam (2016)
Members of Chambers SEEGROVE, Natayla (2016)
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Chris (2016)
Members of Chambers NASH, James (2018)
Members of Chambers HUCKER, Chloe (2018)
Members of Chambers LAKE, NATASHA (2018)
Members of Chambers NEWING, Holly (2019)
Michael Attenborough photo Michael AttenboroughMichael has successfully represented defendants charged with sexual offences and offences related…
Bramble Badenach-Nicolson photo Bramble Badenach-NicolsonBramble joined chambers in March 2021 following the successful completion of her…
Denis Barry photo Denis BarrySubstantial practice in consumer law and in crime and fraud. Consumer law:…
Miles Bennett photo Miles BennettMiles has specialised for the last 20 years in consumer Law (criminal,…
Carolina Bracken photo Carolina BrackenCarolina defends and prosecutes a broad range of cases, from sex offences…
Michael Brompton photo Michael BromptonProsecutes and defends in financial crime and related areas. His specialist fields…
Jonathan Caplan photo Jonathan CaplanBarrister advising and representing companies and individuals in the UK and abroad…
Julian Christopher photo Julian ChristopherA criminal practitioner with considerable experience in defending and prosecuting a wide…
Miss Georgina Coade photo Miss Georgina CoadeSpecalist areas: Business Crime & Financial Services Consumer Law General Crime
Jennifer Dannhauser photo Jennifer DannhauserJennifer prosecutes and defends a wide range of criminal cases. She has…
Emma Deacon photo Emma DeaconA specialist in complex fraud and financial crime, corruption and organised crime.…
Benjamin Douglas-Jones photo Benjamin Douglas-JonesAs leader and junior, Ben defends and provides compliance advice to professional…
Nicholas Fooks photo Nicholas FooksOver the last 30 years defendant serious crimes as junior and leading…
Ms Elaine Freer photo Ms Elaine FreerCalled 2011
Ms Jenny Goldring photo Ms Jenny GoldringCalled 1993
Teresa Hay photo Teresa HayTeresa enjoys a solid practice prosecuting and defending general and financial crime,…
Deanna Heer QC photo Deanna Heer QCDeanna is a respected criminal barrister, experienced in prosecuting and defending the…
Michael Hick photo Michael HickSpecialises in criminal fraud and serious crime. Instructed by the Serious Fraud…
Stephen Hopper photo Stephen HopperStephen has combined a practice in criminal law, with an emphasis on…
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Anthony Hucklesby photo Anthony HucklesbyPractice encompasses general crime and regulatory work, both for the defence and…
Edward Jenkins photo Edward JenkinsHe is a specialist in fraud, corruption, corporate crime and related regulatory…
Chris Jenkins photo Chris JenkinsChristopher joined chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of pupillage.…
Andrew Johnson photo Andrew JohnsonAndrew is a criminal specialist, principally practicing in consumer and intellectual property…
Charles Judge photo Charles Judge
Rory Keene photo Rory KeeneBarrister with wide experience of defending and prosecuting serious crime at first…
Natasha Lake photo Natasha LakeNatasha joined Chambers in March 2021 following the successful completion of pupillage.…
Dominic Lewis photo Dominic LewisProsecutes and defends serious crime as junior and leading junior counsel. Particular…
Archie Mackay photo Archie MackayDefending and prosecuting general crime and fraud in the Crown Court and…
James Marsland photo James MarslandJames has a general criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending in the…
Kevin Mccartney photo Kevin MccartneyKevin principally represents pharmacists and doctors before the the fitness to practise…
Miranda Moore photo Miranda MooreA specialist in serious fraud and organised crime. Has particular experience in…
James Nash photo James NashJames joined chambers in October 2019, following the successful completion of pupillage.…
James Norman photo James NormanCriminal law, with a heavy emphasis on prosecution work. Extensive experience in…
Joshua Normanton photo Joshua NormantonJoshua has a wide range of experience in the Magistrates’, Youth and…
Robert O Robert O"SullivanSpecialist in Criminal Fraud with a strong emphasis on VAT (carousel) fraud…
Mr David Osborne photo Mr David Osborne
Richard Padley photo Richard PadleyRichard currently maintains a broad criminal practice, including general and serious crime,…
Ms Kate Parker photo Ms Kate ParkerCalled 2014
Catherine Purnell photo Catherine PurnellCrime, regulatory law.
Mr Thomas Quinton photo Mr Thomas Quinton
Catherine Sephora Rabaiotti photo Catherine Sephora RabaiottiSpecialises in criminal work, undertaking cases on behalf of the prosecution and…
Dr Aparna Rao photo Dr Aparna RaoBarrister. Specialist areas include: Murder and Manslaughter Drug Offences Theft and Dishonesty…
Alan Richards photo Alan RichardsCriminal practitioner with particular specialism in fraud and the criminal aspects of…
Natalya Segrove photo Natalya SegroveNatalya joined chambers in October 2018, following the successful completion of pupillage.…
Oliver Sells photo Oliver SellsOliver Sells specialises in complex criminal cases (especially appellate work) involving fraud,…
Mr Robin Shellard photo Mr Robin ShellardCalled 1992
Ms Miriam Smith photo Ms Miriam SmithCalled 2016
Charlene Sumnall photo Charlene SumnallCharlene has a wide range of experience defending and prosecuting serious complex…
Graham Trembath photo Graham TrembathSpecialist jury advocate with experience and expertise in heavy and serious crime…
Janet Weeks photo Janet WeeksCriminal practitioner for both the defence and prosecution. A leading fraud junior…
Mark Wyeth photo Mark WyethExpert in serious organised crime and fraud cases (especially those involving trademark…
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