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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

"Strong from top to bottom, solicitors receive a ‘second-to-none’, ‘competitively priced’ service from a diverse group of hardworking barristers." - Legal 500 2020

‘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

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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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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Chambers of Sarah Forshaw QC & Mark Heywood QC