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Due to the on-going crisis surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, Chambers is closed. We continue to be open for business as normal but with all staff working remotely. Contact details for members of staff can be found at the contact us page. We boast state of the art Video Conferencing and are able to organise conferences as normal remotely.




Latest News


25 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM 5KBW:  The health and safety of our professional and...

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Double Stabbing. Not Guilty Murder Verdict

13 February 2020

Sarah Forshaw QC successfully defended a young man who has been cleared of a double stabbing at the...

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Louise Oakley joins 5KBW

6 February 2020

Chambers are delighted to welcome Louise Oakley who has joined us with immediate effect. Louise was...

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Not Guilty of Murder

30 January 2020

Natasha Wong QC and Valeria Swift successfully defended man accused of murdering his friend in a...

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Charlotte Newell appointed Queen’s Counsel

16 January 2020

Chambers are delighted to say that the Lord Chancellor has today announced that Charlotte...

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The interests of justice? When should the court issue a...

15 January 2020

Jonathan Higgs QC had this article published in the December Criminal Law Review. A link to the...

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Wandsworth stabbing killer, 21, guilty of murder

15 January 2020

Catherine Farrelly instructed by CPS Homicide Unit and led by Crispin Aylett QC prosecuted Fernando...

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Sarah Forshaw QC succeeds in important Court of Appeal case...

14 January 2020

Sarah Forshaw QC succeeds in important Court of Appeal case on S.100 / s.41 and cross-admissibility...

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Black cab rapist John Worboys jailed for life after...

18 December 2019

Jonathan Polnay represented the Crown in this case involving the notorious serial rapist and Black...

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Stranger rapist conviction

26 November 2019

Catherine Farrelly secures conviction of stranger rapist who attacked two women earlier this year....

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