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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

“a truly wonderful set” that has barristers who “prepare everything early and give huge confidence to clients.”  - Chambers UK


"Chambers UK Bar Awards -- 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

‘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

Pupillage Open Evening

29 November 2023

5KBW warmly invite those seeking a career at the Criminal Bar to our pupillage open evening on 11th December 2023 at 6pm. There will be a short talk...

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Conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

27 November 2023

Ben Holt led Sam Willis in the prosecution of Caolan Gormley who was charged with a conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration into the UK....

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Anaesthetist facing jail for drug theft

27 November 2023

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted a trainee anaesthetist, who admitted stealing drugs from a hospital where he was working, with the intention of using...

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Acquittal for Wounding with Intent

18 November 2023

Nick Robinson instructed by Safiya Sinclair and Lokaswaran Dharshini of Bark & Co secured an acquittal for a man charged with three offences of...

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Nightclub Murder

11 November 2023

Danny Robinson KC and James Brown prosecuted three defendants for the murder of a man outside a nightclub in Ilford, East London. After an 8-week...

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Conspiring to possess a firearm

9 November 2023

Gordon Carse successfully represented a client charged with conspiring to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life. The client accepted...

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Lecture: Encrochat - Past, Present & Future

1 November 2023

Mark Heywood KC, Alejandra Llorente Tascon & Dan Sutton (Tower Forensics) will be holding a lecture on Encrochat: Past, Present & Future...

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Cold Case Murder

25 October 2023

Rupert Kent, being led by Richard Horwell K.C. (3 Raymond Buildings), and with Lucy Coen (Broadway House Chambers) as disclosure junior, secured...

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Acquittal of perverting the course of public justice

23 October 2023

Following a 3-week trial at Southwark Crown Court, Bartholomew O’Toole’s client is acquitted of perverting the course of public justice....

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Encrochat case collapses after three years

13 October 2023

Mark Heywood KC, leading Alastair Smith, 2 BR, defended one of those first charged by the NCA in Operation Venetic in June 2020. C was charged with...

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Opening statement at the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan

13 October 2023

Oliver Glasgow KC has this week made the opening statement as counsel to the inquiry in the Royal Courts of Justice at the start of the Independent...

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28 years for man who killed sister-in-law with a hatchet

10 October 2023

Catherine Pattison and Sam Willis prosecuted this case of murder, which concluded this week with the court imposing on the defendant a life sentence...

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