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What The Directories Say

‘She is robust in defending with a velvet-clad iron fist.’

Legal 500 2017 | Sarah Forshaw QC

'An electrifying character, who has an excellent rapport with clients.'

Legal 500 2017 | Orla Daly

‘As first senior Treasury Counsel, he prosecutes in some of the most serious cases.’

Legal 500 2017

‘He has an exceptional intellect, which allows him to analyse and dismantle a prosecution case with first-class finesse in the courtroom.’

Legal 500 2017 | Robert Ellison

‘Incredibly hardworking and meticulous, with an attention to detail that is second to none.’

Legal 500 2017 | Charlotte Newell

‘A first-class junior, who is very tactically astute, hardworking and effective.’

Legal 500 2017 | Rishi Nathwani

‘A no-nonsense advocate and a tough opponent with an attractive manner before juries.’

Legal 500 2017 | James Martin

In the clerks’ room, Lee Hughes-Gage ‘leads a very steady ship’. His team always provides ‘a high-quality service’ by ‘going the extra mile’ for clients and ‘providing the best barrister to suit client needs’.

Legal 500 2017

‘A very effective prosecutor, and also a very hardworking defence junior, who gets on very well with clients.’

Legal 500 2017 | Jonathan Polnay

‘An extremely able advocate, who gains the client’s confidence quickly.’

Legal 500 2017 | Jonathan Higgs QC

'A tenacious advocate, who is knowledgeable and very good with clients.'

Legal 500 2017 | Jeffrey Israel

‘A very accomplished advocate.’

Legal 500 2017 | Alistair MacDonald QC

‘a serious outfit with the ability to take on very high-level cases’.

Legal 500 2017

"She's a silk who reads every piece of paper. She's demanding on those she works with and she's got great client rapport. Juries love her."

Chambers UK 2017 | Sarah Forshaw QC

"He instils great confidence in clients."

Legal 500 2016 | Jonathan Polnay

"Breathtakingly intelligent and beautifully eloquent."

Legal 500 2016 | Mark Heywood QC

"Conscientious, supportive, hardworking and forward-thinking."

Legal 500 2016 | Charlotte Newell

"Intellectually razor-sharp."

Legal 500 2016 | Rishi Nathwani

"A tenacious advocate."

Legal 500 2016 | Jeffrey Israel

"She has an engaging manner with solicitors and lay clients."

Legal 500 2016 | Orla Daly

"Recommended for his experience from his previous career in the Police."

Legal 500 2016 | Robert Ellison

Mark Heywood QC "...who is known for the strength of his intellect."

Chambers UK 2016 | Mark Heywood QC

"5KBW is a strong set with excellent sexual offence specialists."

Legal 500 2016

"5KBW is ‘a truly independent and a forward-thinking set with a mind on the bigger picture and expertise at its core’. Containing ‘a wealth of high-end experience’ in criminal law."

Legal 500 2016

"You can't get better than Mark Heywood. He's a beautiful advocate with great strategic awareness, who is lovely to work with and a very charming man."

Chambers UK 2017 | Mark Heywood QC

"One of the best lawyers, if not the best lawyer in the country."

Chambers UK 2017 | Mark Heywood QC

"Brilliant. An amazing advocate who's comfortable with the clients, takes an uncompromising approach to case presentation and develops a very good rapport with the jury." 

Chambers UK 2017 | Sarah Forshaw QC

"Well established in the market, he has a stellar reputation for his deft handling of serious crime cases."

Chambers UK 2017 | Alistair MacDonald QC

"He is a class act in every way."

Legal 500 2016 | Alistair MacDonald QC

"He is able to get to the crux of a case extremely quickly and instils confidence in clients like few others. He is an exceptionally brilliant advocate who is loved by juries and judges alike".

Chambers UK 2016 | Alistair MacDonald QC

“If you want a real leader on the case, then look no further; he really is that good”.

Legal 500 2015 | Alistair MacDonald QC