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General Crime

‘A serious outfit with the ability to take on very high-level cases’ - Legal 500 2017

Containing ‘a wealth of high-end experience’ in criminal law, ‘chambers is providing the full package at a time when others fail or fall by the wayside’. - Legal 500 2016

Chambers is recognised nationally as a leading criminal set and our members are able to provide representation at all levels of seniority across the full spectrum of criminal offending. Our practitioners have an unwavering commitment to provide advice and representation of the highest calibre coupled with advocacy that is frequently recognised by the judiciary, solicitors and clients to be of the very highest quality.


6 September 2019

Recorder Appointments

Chambers are delighted to announce that HM The Queen has...

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5 September 2019

5KBW shortlisted for Chambers UK 2019 Bar Awards

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the...

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1 July 2019

Jeffrey Israel defends in Child Poisoning case

Jeffrey Israel, led by Peter Rouch QC, defends in a child...

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26 October 2018

Mark Heywood QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards

All at 5KBW congratulate our Joint Head of Chambers Mark...

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Recent Cases

  • R v M [Woolwich Crown Court] 2019

    Assault on an Emergency Worker

    Sam Willis acted for this defendant who was acquitted after a three day trial. The defendant was of good character and was seen on police 'bodyworn video' striking a police constable to the throat. The issue for the jury was self defence.

  • R v G [Cambridge] 2019


    Sam Willis prosecuted this assault allegation, where the defendant was unfit to be tried. After legal submissions on the correct procedure to follow, the Magistrates heard the evidence and found that there had been a physical assault as alleged. Further submissions were then made on the proper disposal of the case.

  • R v S [Reading] 2019

    Obstructing a Police Constable

    Sam Willis acted for this defendant, accused of obstructing a police officer during a stop and search. Following submissions on the grounds required before an individual can be searched, the District Judge acquitted the defendant.

  • R v T [Ipswich] 2019


    Sam Willis acted for this defendant, accused of a commerical burglary based solely on DNA evidence. Following an application to dismiss, the prosecution conceded that the forensic evidence was insufficient for the matter to proceed to trial.

  • R v Ma [C.C.C.] 2019


    Paul Walker represented the defendant who was alleged to have taken part in a murder in a North London park. Following Paul`s detailed analysis of hours of CCTV and a number of site visits, the defence were able to present a wholly different perspective of the incident to the jury. The jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict on the manslaughter count.

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