Leading Barristers Chambers

Advocacy & Advisory Specialists in Criminal, Civil and Family Law

We are a long established Leading Barristers' Chambers, founded in 1966. We have a wealth of expertise in all areas of criminal law, appearing and advising in cases involving Commercial Crime, Serious & Organised Crime, Terrorism and Regulatory offences.

Chambers also provide expert legal assistance in Children Law matters and related Family Proceedings, Licensing, Prison Law, matters of Professional Discipline and Judicial Review. Individual members have expertise in Personal Injury, Civil Actions Against the Police and Employment disputes.

Members of Chambers appear in all levels of Court throughout the UK and other Jurisdictions. With approaching 50 Barristers, including Queen's Counsel, we are able to provide high quality advocacy and advisory services to our clients in our specialist areas.


Michael Eves joins 5KBW as our Consultant Clerk

Chambers are delighted to welcome Michael as our new consultant clerk.

Circuit Judge Appointment - Her Honour Judge Canavan

All in Chambers would like to congratulate Sandy Canavan on her appointment to the Circuit Bench. Judge Canavan's appointment will take effect from 18th March at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Sarah Forshaw QC nominated in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2013

Congratulations to Sarah Forshaw QC on her nomination for Crime Silk of the year 2013. The award dinner takes place at The London Hilton Hotel on 3rd October.

VHCC Cases

Please note, that it is with regret, and following numerous enquiries, that 5KBW do not have any QC's or juniors willing to accept VHCC cases under the new revised rates.

Irshad Sheikh joins 5KBW

Chambers are delighted to welcome Irshad Sheikh who joins us from 187 Fleet Street with immediate effect.

Alistair MacDonald QC joins 5KBW

Chambers are delighted to welcome Alistair MacDonald QC who joins us with immediate effect. We also congratulate him on his election as Vice Chair of the Bar for 2014.


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