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'If you are serious about getting the very best representation then you need look no further than 5 KBW' - Chambers UK 2019

“a truly wonderful set” that has barristers who “prepare everything early and give huge confidence to clients.”  - Chambers UK 2020


"Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019 -- Winners -- Crime Set of the Year"


‘A powerhouse of talent’, 5KBW is ‘home to some of the biggest names’ at the Criminal Bar.' - Legal 500 2020

‘The ‘fantastic’ 5KBW has dealt with many high-profile criminal cases over the last year and is ‘fast becoming a leading Chambers thanks to the ability and experience of its Counsel’ - Legal 500 - 2019


"Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018 - Winner - Crime Silk of the Year - Mark Heywood QC"



Latest News

Attempted Murder Acquittal

22 January 2020

Valeria Swift,  acting as sole counsel, secured the acquittal of her client for attempted...

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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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Man who falsely claimed he survived Grenfell fire jailed for...

28 November 2019

Ben Holt prosecuted this 51 year old man who falsely claimed he had survived the Grenfell Tower fire...

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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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5KBW delighted to welcome Rupert Kent

11 November 2019

Chambers are delighted to welcome Rupert Kent who joins us with immediate effect from 2 Harcourt...

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Acquittal in Jodie Chesney murder trial

10 November 2019

Sarah Forshaw QC represented the first defendant in the hugely publicised Old Bailey trial involving...

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