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Recent News

“Ashley Madison” rape acquittal

31 October 2018

Sarah Forshaw QC represented this professional man whom was alleged to have raped and sexually assaulted a...
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Mark Heywood QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards

26 October 2018

All at 5KBW congratulate our Joint Head of Chambers Mark Heywood QC who was last...
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Legal 500 2018

25 October 2018

Chambers are delighted to again be recognised by the Legal 500 with a record fourteen members featuring in their latest edition and...
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14 year old Acquitted of Murder

24 October 2018

Charlotte Newell, together with Mark Cotter QC successfully defended a 14...
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Fraud of the Grenfell Tower Victim Fund

1 October 2018

Ben Holt prosecuted the Finance Manager of the Grenfell Finance Team. She was employed by the...
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Drug Dealer Fraudulently Claimed £87,000 in Grenfell Aftermath, Jailed for Six Years

13 September 2018

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted a 26 year old drug dealer who received almost £87,000 in funds, after falsely claiming he lived in Grenfell...
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Man jailed for life for plot to Kill the Prime Minister

31 August 2018

Mark Heywood QC represented the Crown in this case involving the plot by two individuals to kill the Prime...
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Archived News

Grenfell Tower fire - Man jailed for £40,000 fraud

24 August 2018

Ben Holt prosecuted this 58 year old man, who ran up a £40,000 bill whilst her stayed at the Park Grand hotel in Paddington after claiming he...
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Human Trafficking Acquittal at the Old Bailey

8 August 2018

Valeria Swift, instructed by Mark Davis of Cantaris Locke Solicitors, secured the acquittal of her client...
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Successful prosecution of man who raped 13 year old school girl

2 August 2018

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted this matter in which the defendant grabbed a...
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Cowboy Builders who conned 83 year old lady jailed for 14 years

20 June 2018

Catherine Farrelly, instructed by CPS Complex Casework Unit prosecuted these 4 men who over period of...
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Plot to Kill Theresa May Terror Trial Begins

19 June 2018

Mark Heywood QC today began opening to the jury in the case of Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman...
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Attempted Murder of Two Police Officers Acquittal

6 June 2018

Jeffrey Israel, acting on Bar Direct Access, secured an acquittal for his client. A husband, wife, and...
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£125,000 Grenfell “Relief Fraud”

1 June 2018

Ben Holt today prosecuted two women, who have admitted claiming more than £125,000 in relief costs...
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You-Tuber Guilty of Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes

29 May 2018

Jeffrey Israel and Senghin Kong, acted bro bono, on behalf...
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Guns and drugs runner acquittal

17 May 2018

Jeffrey Israel, instructed by Zahir Ahmed of ABV solicitors, secured the acquittal of his client who was...
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Gang knife attack murder acquittal

2 May 2018

Natasha Wong QC leading Dickon Reid today secured the...
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Red diesel trial collapse shows ‘systemic disclosure failings’

30 April 2018

The client of James Martin, Peter Norton, whose trial for alleged VAT Fraud in relation to Red Diesel...
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Congratulations to Jonathan Polnay on his Marathon efforts

23 April 2018

Our very own Jonathan Polnay completed yesterday's London Marathon, finishing just 1 second...
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Jury acquit father of sexually assaulting 5 year old son in ten minutes

19 April 2018

A jury today returned Not Guilty verdicts against P in a case that alleged sexual assaults upon his 5 year old son. The jury took just ten minutes to...
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5KBW Announcement Re: AGFS

6 April 2018

The Chambers at 5 King’s Bench Walk sets out its position with respect to direct action.

We are a Chambers...
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London father Pedro Rubim jailed for shaking baby son to death

28 March 2018

Catherine Farrelly led by Sally O’Neill QC and instructed by CPS London Homicide Division...
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Natasha Wong QC joins 5KBW

15 March 2018

Chambers are delighted to announce that Natasha Wong QC has joined Chambers with immediate...
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18 year old student acquitted of GBH when using pre-emptive strike

15 March 2018

Gregory Fishwick successfully defended an 18 year old Student who was acquitted of GBH when using a...
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William Davis joins 5KBW

9 March 2018

Chambers are delighted to welcome William Davis who joins us from Charter Chambers with immediate effect....
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17 year old sentenced to 10.5 years for multiple Acid attacks

9 March 2018

Ben Temple prosecuted Teenager Derryk John for a series of acid attacks that took place during one...
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Minimum Term increased for Triple Killer Theodore Johnson

8 March 2018

Mark Heywood QC representing the Attorney General, alongside the Solicitor General Robert Buckland MP,...
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Prosecution of ISIS copy-cat terror plots

2 March 2018

Mark Heywood QC today secured the conviction of 4 men for planned terror attacks upon targets across the...
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Liverpool HMRC VAT trial collapses following disclosure problems

8 February 2018

James Martin leading for the defence has successfully argued follow a Voire Dire that the prosecution in...
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Jury clear client of 5 charges of Historic Sexual Assaults

25 January 2018

Sarah Forshaw QC instructed by Ellen Peart of BCL LLP acted for S who was today cleared by a Teesside jury of 5 charges of Historic Sexual Assaults upon...
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Old Bailey Murder Acquittal

11 January 2018

Jeffrey Israel, led by James Scobie QC, and instructed by Jon Ross of EBR Attridges secured the acquittal...
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Catherine Pattison appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree

3 January 2018

Many congratulations to Catherine Pattison who has been appointed to the Treasury Counsel Monitoree Scheme. 

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Tory MP’s aide, Samuel Armstrong, cleared of all charges in rape and sex assault trial

21 December 2017

A jury at Southwark Crown Court have today cleared Tory MP's aide, Samuel Armstrong, of all charges at his trial for rape and sexual...
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A British man who traveled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State has been jailed.

15 December 2017

Mark Heywood QC acted for the Crown in this prosecution of a British man who traveled to Syria to...
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25 year old man cleared of Murder

1 December 2017

Jonathan Higgs QC and Paul Jackson defended this 25 year old man who was cleared at the Old Bailey of the stabbing and murder of a 33 year old male...
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