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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

The ‘highly efficient and friendly’ clerks’ room ‘can be relied on to provide you the best barrister to suit your client’s needs’. The ‘inimitable’ Lee Hughes-Gage ‘epitomises all of these high qualities’ Legal 500 - 2018

Heads of Chambers Sarah Forshaw QC & Mark Heywood QC lead ‘a truly excellent team’ of Counsel and clerks, ‘right from the top to the bottom’ Legal 500 - 2018 

"Chambers has an array of talented and hard-working barristers who support their instructing solicitors and each other, when necessary" - Chambers UK 2019

‘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 - 2018


Latest News

Inquest into the Death of Sir Desmond de Silva QC

2 May 2019

Chris Sutton-Mattocks has been instructed, at the request of the family of the late Sir Desmond de...

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New leading authority on contempt

19 March 2019

Senghin Kong appeared for Dr Zafar in the appeal of Liverpool Victoria Insurance v Zafar [2019] EWCA...

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Court of Appeal hears Conviction Appeal of Max Clifford

12 March 2019

Sarah Forshaw QC leading Orla Daly, instructed by ABV Solicitors, today appeared before Lady...

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It is with great sadness that we must report that our friend and colleague Dominic Webber has passed...

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Jeffrey Israel and Aska Fujita defend in £5m...

26 February 2019

Jeffrey Israel, leading Aska Fujita, are defending in a large-scale alleged conspiracy to supply...

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BAFTA-Nominated Director Acquitted of Sexual Assault Charge

14 February 2019

Orla Daly represented the Irish BAFTA-Nominated Director, Stephen Fingleton, who had been accused of...

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5KBW welcomes James Brown

4 February 2019

Chambers are delighted to welcome James Brown who joins us with immediate effect from 2 Harcourt...

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Natasha Wong QC & Paul Walker in landmark FGM trial

1 February 2019

Natasha Wong QC led Paul Walker in the landmark Old Bailey trial involving the defence of a mother...

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Ex-Downing Street aide jailed for rape of sleeping woman

16 January 2019

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecuted Mark Adams, a former aide to Tony Blair and John Major,...

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Danny Robinson appointed Queen’s Counsel

10 January 2019

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Lord Chancellor has today announced that Danny Robinson...

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