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5 Paper Buildings > The Legal 500 Rankings
Consumer Tier 2
5 Paper Buildings is one of the 'pre-eminent sets in consumer law and related matters in London, if not England and Wales', according to some. The set excels at consumer credit, product safety, environment, health and safety, and food safety matters, and is praised for its 'excellent team ethos and great client service'. Miles Bennett and Denis Barry are both noted for criminal regulatory investigations. Also of note, Andrew Johnson's practice revolves around the representation of enforcing authorities and, on a secondary scale, defendants, on matters relating to unsafe products, intellectual property infringements and counterfeit goods.
Crime Tier 3
5 Paper Buildings is a 'very strong set, with excellent advocates at all levels'. Clients comment that 'the fact that their skill base covers most forms of regulatory work, as well as crime, means we have been able to turn to various different advocates for advice in areas outside our natural comfort zone'. Chambers continues to handle a range of matters, including high-profile cases, for both the defence and prosecution. In a recent highlight for the set, Deanna Heer prosecuted Jonty Bravery, who was convicted of attempted murder after he threw a 6-year-old boy from the tenth floor of the Tate Modern.
Fraud: crime Tier 3
'A first-class quality set of chambers for fraud', 5 Paper Buildings is 'an excellent set with very capable barristers specialising in prosecution and defence work'. The set's members handle a range of fraud matters, including Ponzi schemes, tax evasion, and VAT fraud cases. Emma Deacon QC is acting for the Crown Prosecution Service's Specialist Fraud Division in a long-running investigation into an alleged pension liberation fraud.
Beyond its core specialism in criminal law 5 Paper Buildings also has expertise in regulatory, professional disciplinary, health and safety, product safety, inquests and inquiries, and courts-martial. In recent news, Andrew Johnson has been appointed a Recorder on the South Eastern, Crime Circuit.
A really lovely old school clerking team that makes efforts to understand and form good relationships with instructing solicitors. Very helpful.
A superb clerks room, extremely professional and highly approachable. They will do anything to try to assist you.
Absolutely amazing! As I say you can always rely on them in a crisis and they adapt fees to our client basis which is well received by us and the clients.
Both Dale Jones and his deputy Graham Briggs are highly efficient, straightforward and sensitive to clients’ needs.
Clerks are highly professional and very receptive. Graham and Dale are very accommodating and patient, providing positive solutions. They stick to their deadlines, when they say they will get back to you by a certain time, that is when you will hear back.
Dale and Graham are the two clerks I have most contact with. Both incredibly professional and will go out of their way to assist.
Dale is a superb clerk. Responsive, effective and commercial. He listens carefully to what you need and always delivers. He never tries to sell you the wrong barrister just to get the brief. He keeps his barristers in check and deals with any issues you raise very well. My favourite London clerk in this area.
Dale Jones is an excellent Senior Clerk who has provided me with outstanding service over at least the last 15 years, and is always helpful and extremely friendly.
Dale Jones is fast developing into one of the best senior clerks. He knows the strengths of his team, and of those in other sets. The other clerks, from Graham Briggs to Dan Barnett onwards are all top notch. They are a real joy to work with.
Efficient and punctual. Dale and Chris have always provide an excellent level of service.
I have always found the clerks at the chambers approachable and informative. They make sure that I know who is attending court that day. They understand the need when a specialist counsel is needed and when one is not. They always return my calls, which is vital in this competitive world. The clerks are always willing to discuss your enquires, however small.
I think they have the best clerk in London chambers, Dale Jones – who is efficient, knowledgeable and fair. The clerks generally are reliable and easy to deal with.
The Chambers has an excellent, professional staff, who are highly receptive and engaging. They will make recommendations and give further guidance to solicitors on matters that they cannot cover as it falls out of their practice areas.
The clerks are a very well organised group, always ready to assist with administrative enquiries as a priority, to ensure a top quality customer service.
The clerks are all very responsive, helpful and professional. Dale Jones stands out as excellent.
The clerks are always very helpful and happy to assist. They have a good relationship with court staff which I find very helpful. I’ve worked most with Graham Briggs whom I have a great working relationship with. He is efficient and great at assisting with emergency cover situations.
The clerks are amazing. Dale Jones leads a strong team of the most helpful clerks you will ever meet. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They go above and beyond to assist 24/7.
The clerks at 5 Paper Buildings are a great asset to Chambers. I was always treated in a warm and professional manner.
Dale Jones is a highly experienced and respected senior clerk. He has a great memory for cases and is always honest when helping to select counsel for a particular case.
Graham Briggs and Daniel Barnett provide excellent support to Dale Jones and both are exceptional problem solvers.
The clerks room is and has always been superb. Enormously helpful and professional. Dale Jones is a rock.
The clerks room is so on the money it’s unreal. I have never received service that equates to their level from any other chambers. I can’t single out any of their clerks because from the receptionist who knows my voice and always asks me how I am, to the fees clerk who is always on the ball, to the actual clerking with Dan, Grahame and Dale; they’re hand on heart, untouchable for their level of service. I have all their mobile numbers, they all have mine. They always text/call/email the info relating to all of our cases. They always have a sense of humour and they’re always willing to help wherever they can.
Their clerks are second to none – proactive, helpful and resourceful. Dale Jones leads by example and Graham Briggs is also excellent.
There is no room for improvement. First Class service throughout the years especially from Dale the senior clerk.
5 Paper Buildings appear to be a very strong set, with excellent advocates at all levels. The fact that their skill base covers most forms of regulatory work, as well as crime, means we have been able to turn to various different advocates for advice in areas outside our natural comfort zone. In fact, as a set, they have been incredibly helpful to our firm in the last couple of years.
5 Paper Buildings are a consummately professional set. I have used them for over 25 years and the standard of representation has never deviated from the top tier. Being a member of this set is its own certification as to quality. In over 25 years they have never let me down and frequently exceed even the high expectations I have of them.
5 Paper Buildings are to my mind the pre-eminent set in consumer law and related matters in London, if not the whole of England and Wales. They have an excellent team ethos and truly understand the concept of providing great service to their clients.
5 Paper Buildings have a number of excellent barristers working in the area of consumer law and an extremely highly regarded clerks team well used to servicing this kind of work over many years. The barristers practising in consumer law are some of the most approachable in chambers and frequently work together, whether that be on cases or in providing lectures and seminars.
5 Paper Buildings is an excellent set of Chambers with a well earned reputation for high quality advocacy in all tax and criminal cases.
5 Paper Buildings provides first class management from the clerks room and access to expertise at all levels of experience.
5PB are an excellent old school set of criminal chambers with a diverse range of work especially with local authority and trading standards prosecutions.
Good strength in depth and availability – excellent senior juniors in this area with highly valued cross-over experience in crime.
Have used a number of barristers from 5PB – always received excellent service.
I absolutely love 5 Paper Buildings. They’re my ‘go-to’ set for all things crime. They are always on the ball and I’ve never been let down. I’ve instructed their silks to pupils and they’re all always fab and friendly.
The Chambers seems to be very inclusive and friendly. Everyone I have ever met is professional and very committed to the work.
I have always found all the counsel we have used in this chambers to be friendly, knowledgeable, and prepared.
I instructed a variety of counsel from 5 Paper Buildings for over a decade and they were my ‘go-to’ chambers due to the consistently high standard of counsel available to cover a wide range of criminal cases for me.
The chambers has an excellent, professional staff, who are highly receptive and engaging. They will make recommendations and give further guidance to solicitors on matters that they cannot cover as it falls out of their practice areas.
This chambers is excellent and we have always had positive experiences working with them. If instructed counsel is not available they are always sure to arrange appropriate cover. They have offered invaluable training in much-needed areas.
This set has several go-to barristers for medical regulatory work and crime.
Very good all round with a strong emphasis on fraud. Definitely among the best criminal sets.
5 Paper Buildings > Set Profile
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 47 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 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 Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Members of Chambers||CAREY QC, Godfrey (1969)|
|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)|
|Members of Chambers||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||BRICKMAN, Laura (1976)|
|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)|
|Members of Chambers||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)|
|Benjamin Douglas-Jones QC||As leader and junior, Ben defends and provides compliance advice to professional…||View Profile|
|Ms Elaine Freer||Called 2011||View Profile|
|Ms Jenny Goldring||Called 1993||View Profile|
|Robert O’Sullivan QC||Specialist in Criminal Fraud with a strong emphasis on VAT (carousel) fraud…||View Profile|
|Ms Kate Parker||Called 2014||View Profile|
|Catherine Sephora Rabaiotti||Specialises in criminal work, undertaking cases on behalf of the prosecution and…||View Profile|
|Mr Robin Shellard||Called 1992||View Profile|
|Ms Miriam Smith||Called 2016||View Profile|
|Mark Wyeth QC||Expert in serious organised crime and fraud cases (especially those involving trademark…||View Profile|
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