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Recent News

Guns and drugs runner acquittal

17 May 2018

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

2 May 2018

Natasha Wong QC leading Dickon Reid...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Archived News

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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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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Nick Robinson joins Chambers

28 November 2017

Chambers are delighted to welcome Nick Robinson who joins us from 4 Breams Buildings with immediate...
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Jonathan Polnay appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

23 November 2017

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has today appointed Jonathan Polnay as...
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Legal 500 2017

11 October 2017

Chambers are delighted to again be recognised by Legal 500 with eleven members featuring in their latest edition and plaudits for the clerking team.

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5KBW pupil wins Kalisher Prize

11 October 2017

Congratulations to Danny Robinson's pupil Sam Willis on winning 3rd prize in the prestigious Kalisher Trust Essay Competition. Sam received his award...
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Catherine Farrelly to receive Police Commendation

5 October 2017

Catherine Farrelly is to be awarded a Police Commendation by the Assistant Commissioner on Thursday...
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17 year old cleared of murder

4 October 2017

17 year old man cleared of murder and manslaughter after 3 week Old Bailey trial.Sarah Forshaw QC...
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Pentonville Prison Murder

15 September 2017

Mark Heywood QC has today began the trial of 3 Pentonville inmates accused of the calculated and brutal...
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Acquittal in Luton “Love Rival” murder trial

25 August 2017

Jonathan Higgs QC secured the acquittal of his client following an 8 week Luton murder...
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Ex-Teacher cleared of Historic Sex Assaults

24 August 2017

A retired teacher in his 70's was today cleared of a series of offences alleged to have taken place in the 1980's in Buckinghamshire. The...
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Jury retire in Luton “Love Rival” murder trial

22 August 2017

The jury have retired after an 8 week murder trial in Luton involving the killing by a husband of a 'love rival'. Read More

Appointments to SFO Panels

1 August 2017

The Serious Fraud Office has updated it's list of panel counsel and we are pleased to announce that Senghin...
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Convictions in “Horse Meat” fraud trial

26 July 2017

Jonathan Polnay, leading for the Crown, has secured the conviction of 3 men in the widely publicised...
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Life for 2 Teenagers following Old Bailey trial

24 July 2017

Anthony Orchard QC leading Ben Temple for the Crown secured the conviction of...
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Jury retire in East End Shooting Case

6 July 2017

The jury at the Old Bailey have retired to consider verdicts in the trial of the 3 men for the shooting and killing of Jordan Bari, in Stratford last...
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Indictment Stayed in £Multi-Million conspiracy to cheat the revenue

3 July 2017

The indictment in a £Multi-Million conspiracy to cheat the Revenue has been stayed at Birmingham Crown Court. The trial had been set down for...
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Ultra Orthodox Jewish man jailed for kidnap and rape of ex wife

27 June 2017

Charlotte Newell prosecuted this Ultra Orthodox 62 year old jewish man who was jailed for 13 years for...
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Assistant Coroner Appointments

16 May 2017

Further to his existing appointments as Assistant Coroner in Surrey and NW Kent, Christopher Sutton-Mattocks has now been appointed...
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Gregory Fishwick joins 5KBW

12 April 2017

Chambers is delighted to welcome Gregory Fishwick, who joins us with immediate effect. He was Called to...
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Radio Host jailed for Islamaphobic tweets

31 March 2017

Ben Temple prosecuted this Radio Host jailed today for Islamaphobic tweets to anti racism campaigner.


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Marine A gets 7 years and set to be free in 2 weeks

28 March 2017

The Royal Marine, Serjeant Blackman, known as Marine A, was today sentenced to 7 years, replacing the earlier life sentence imposed by his Court Martial.

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Rishi Nathwani begins defence of the ‘three musketeers’ accused of preparing terrorist acts

23 March 2017

Rishi Nathwani, led by Kieran Vaughan QC, has begun the defence...
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Victory for Marine A

15 March 2017

Sergeant Blackman's conviction for shooting dead a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was today sensationally overturned as the Appeal Court ruled it...
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5KBW AGFS Consultation Response

2 March 2017

Chambers have today submitted our detailed response to the proposals contained within the latest MOJ consultation in respect of the AGFS. A copy of the...
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Chambers welcome 3 new Tenants

22 February 2017

Chambers are delighted to welcome Peter Eguae, Ria Banerjee...
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Anthony Orchard QC begins prosecution of murdered “City Banker”

15 February 2017

Anthony Orchard QC has begun the trial of Trevor Timon, for the...
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Sgt Alexander Blackman (‘Marine A’) Appeal

9 February 2017

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Joshua Rozenburg comments on “MARINE A”

6 February 2017

The attached link is an interesting commentary from Joshua Rozenburg on the make up of what is described as the strongest 5 Judge Court ever...
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Jonathan Polnay begins “Sham” marriage Prosecution

19 January 2017

Jonathan Polnay, leading for the Crown, has begun the trial of 6 defendants. An all-female 'gang' led by a mother and daughter flew in...
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Ben Temple begins defence in Luton burial case

11 January 2017

Ben Temple, instructed by EHB Solicitors, begins the defence of a Glasgow man charged with perverting...
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Rishi Nathwani begins Sussex Murder trial

11 January 2017

Rishi Nathwani, led by Michael Bromley-Martin QC and instructed by Stokoe Partnership, begins the...
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Christopher Sutton-Mattocks appears at Kent Inquest

9 January 2017

Christopher Sutton-Mattocks appears at Kent Inquest of a young mother who died following an...
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Channel 4 news item on “Marine A””

19 December 2016

Click here to see the Channel 4 News report on regarding the Appeal hearing on Sgt Blackman, Friday 16 December.

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“Female Career Progression at the Bar”

19 December 2016

Sarah Forshaw QC is to speak at this CBA event on 12 January 2017, 6pm Middle Temple.

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Anthony Orchard QC joins 5KBW

14 December 2016

Chambers is pleased to welcome Anthony Orchard QC who joins us with immediate effect. Mr Orchard...
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Join 5KBW - Applications for Tenancy Invited

8 December 2016

Due to an increase in both the volume and quality of work at 5 King’s Bench Walk we are expanding.

We...
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“Marine A” - Sgt Alexander Blackman murder conviction referred back to Court of Appeal

7 December 2016

The Jailed Marine, Sgt Alexander Blackman, following a campaign by the Daily Mail and assisted by Jonathan Goldberg QC, Jeffrey Israel and Senghin Kong,...
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Ian Glen QC, 1951 - 2016

17 July 2016

We are incredibly sad to announce the passing of our much loved friend and colleague Ian Glen QC. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Joan and his sons Henry and George at this...
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Summer Lecture - 6 June 2016 - First Class Advocacy in the eyes of the Judiciary - Legal Submissions and CACD

6 June 2016

Mr Justice Saunders has kindly agreed to deliver our Summer Lecture, First Class Advocacy in the eyes of the Judiciary - Legal Submissions and CACD.

This event will take place...
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Mark Heywood QC appointed First Senior Treasury Counsel

1 December 2015

Chambers are delighted to announce that with immediate effect our Joint Head of Chambers, Mark Heywood QC, has been appointed as First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal...
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Chambers is delighted to welcome Lizzie Wilson

1 November 2015

Lizzie Wilson has accepted an invitation to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage.


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Autumn Seminar - 27 October 2015 - The new Criminal Procedure Rules and the Criminal Justice Efficiency programme

27 October 2015

Lord Justice Fulford has kindly agreed to deliver our Autumn Seminar on the new Criminal Procedure Rules and the Criminal Justice Efficiency programme.

The event will take...
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