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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

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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5KBW awarded Crime Set of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

1 November 2019

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Chambers were awarded the "Crime Set of the Year...

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Tory MP’s aide sexually assaulted young Parliamentary...

29 October 2019

A Conservative MP’s aide sexually assaulted a young Parliamentary staffer in his Westminster...

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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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