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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

Recorder Appointments

6 September 2019

Chambers are delighted to announce that HM The Queen has appointed both William Davis and Valeria...

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5KBW shortlisted for Chambers UK 2019 Bar Awards

5 September 2019

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Crime Set of...

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Murder acquittal at the Old Bailey

3 July 2019

Natasha Wong QC and Valeria Swift secured the acquittal of their client, an autistic teenager...

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Trial of wife killer begins

2 July 2019

Danny Robinson QC leading William Davis open Old Bailey trial of Gambler Jalal Uddin who stabbed...

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Jeffrey Israel defends in Child Poisoning case

1 July 2019

Jeffrey Israel, led by Peter Rouch QC, defends in a child poisoning case leaving the child with...

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Woman guilty of murdering neighbour in Chingford

21 June 2019

Danny Robinson QC prosecuted this trial involving a Chingford woman who killed her neighbour with...

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Notorious black-cab driver John Worboys pleads guilty for...

20 June 2019

Jonathan Polnay, led by Duncan Penny QC prosecuted the notorious black-cab driver for drugging a...

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Criminal gang who ran an £8 million drugs supply operation...

11 June 2019

Charlotte Newell leading Dickon Reid have secured the convictions of 12 men following a 2 month...

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Major Carbon Credits Prosecution Fails

29 May 2019

Mark Heywood QC has today secured the acquittal of his client in a major carbon credit fraud heard...

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Mark Heywood QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year at the...

26 October 2018

All at 5KBW congratulate our Joint Head of Chambers Mark Heywood QC who was last night awarded...

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