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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

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‘A powerhouse of talent’, 5KBW is ‘home to some of the biggest names’ at the Criminal Bar.' - Legal 500

‘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 


Latest News

Convictions for Killing of 18 Year Old Who Was Shot & Stabbed

19 June 2024

Following a 10-week trial at the Central Criminal Court which concluded in May, two individuals were convicted of the murder of an...

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Semi-pro Footballers Jailed for Drug Conspiracy

6 June 2024

Six former semi-professional football players have been jailed for their parts in a conspiracy to supply over 2.7 tonnes of cocaine.  The...

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Swedish Bar Association Seminar

30 May 2024

On Tuesday 28th May, at the suggestion of our associates Lars Kruse and Johan Eriksson and following an invitation from the President and General...

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60 Guilty Verdicts for Four People Traffickers

30 May 2024

Four people traffickers, who brought vulnerable people from eastern Europe to London and forced them to work long hours while stealing their wages,...

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Rape, Attempted Rape & Sexual Assault Acquittal

28 May 2024

A man charged with three counts of rape; three counts of attempted rape; and three counts of sexual assault was unanimously acquitted on all...

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Conspiracy to Possess Firearms Acquittal

17 May 2024

Following a nine-week trial at Southampton Crown Court, a man charged with two counts of conspiracy to possess firearms along with six co-defendants,...

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Sexual Assault Acquittal

15 May 2024

Following a three-day trial at Canterbury Crown Court, a man charged with three counts of sexual assault against two complainants, was unanimously...

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Former Met Police Officer Convicted of Multiple Rapes

3 May 2024

Following a three-week trial at Croydon Crown Court in February, a former Met Police Officer was convicted of multiple counts of rape, including six...

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Alleged Offences Under the Companies Act 2006

2 May 2024

Kathryn Arnot Drummond and Anna Dutka represented the directors of a residential property management company in proceedings brought by Companies House...

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Coercive Control, Child Cruelty and Assault

25 April 2024

Charlotte Newell KC represented a man charged with coercive control, child cruelty and assault. The case included pre-recorded cross-examination...

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Rape Acquittal

23 April 2024

Valeria Swift represented a man of good character accused of rape. Following a section 8 application for disclosure, Valeria Swift obtained material...

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Criminal Appeals Seminar

22 April 2024

5KBW Criminal Appeals Unit is delighted to present the first in a series of seminars on appellate matters: The Criminal Appeal Office and Court of...

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