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"A fabulous set, with the best clerking team I’ve worked with. Lee Hughes-Gage and Matt Harper are the most efficient clerks I know in the industry." - Legal 500 2021

“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


Latest News

Snapchat Hacker Jailed

29 July 2022

Frederick Hookway, instructed by the CPS London, prosecutes a teenager who infiltrated the...

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Jeffrey Israel on Legal500 Shortlist

8 July 2022

Congratulations to our very own Jeffrey Israel on being included on the Legal500 shortlist for...

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Unanimous acquittal of s18 - causing GBH with intent

17 June 2022

Alejandra represented defendant who, following a 5-day trial at Inner London Crown Court was...

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Commendations by Met for 5KBW Barristers

10 May 2022

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole of 5KBW are to be commended by the Assistant Commissioner of...

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71 years for organised crime group

21 April 2022

Frederick Hookway, instructed as led junior by the Serious Economic Organised Crime &...

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Jonathan Polnay appointed as Recorder (Crime) by the Queen

26 January 2022

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jonathan Polnay has been appointed as a Recorder (Crime)...

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Edmund Fowler appointed as Recorder (Crime) by the Queen

26 January 2022

Chambers is delighted to announce that Edmund Fowler has been appointed as a Recorder (Crime) by the...

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Three jailed for killing that led to mistaken identity...

25 January 2022

Three men jailed for killing that led to mistaken identity murder Prosecuted by Anthony Orchard QC...

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International fraudsters prosecuted

30 December 2021

Ben Holt & Olivia Haggar led by Cameron Brown QC of Red Lion Chambers successfully...

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Bollywood ‘cash for visa’ fraud

21 December 2021

Rupert Kent and Sam Willis secured convictions this week at Prospero House Nightingale Court,...

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