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Homicide & Corporate Manslaughter

For 50 years our members have regularly appeared for both the prosecution and defence in the most serious and high-profile homicide cases. As can be seen below, cases that have included serial killers, matters of terrorism, gangland executions, multi-defendant murders, baby shaking murders, gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter. That wealth of experience has earnt Chambers a first-class reputation amongst its peers and in the legal directories, with many members recognised as being leaders in this field.


25 March 2020



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13 February 2020

Double Stabbing. Not Guilty Murder Verdict

Sarah Forshaw QC successfully defended a young man who...

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6 February 2020

Louise Oakley joins 5KBW

Chambers are delighted to welcome Louise Oakley who has...

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30 January 2020

Not Guilty of Murder

Natasha Wong QC and Valeria Swift successfully defended...

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16 January 2020

Charlotte Newell appointed Queen’s Counsel

Chambers are delighted to say that the Lord Chancellor...

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15 January 2020

The interests of justice? When should the court issue a witness summons?

Jonathan Higgs QC had this article published in the...

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15 January 2020

Wandsworth stabbing killer, 21, guilty of murder

Catherine Farrelly instructed by CPS Homicide Unit and led by Crispin Aylett QC...

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1 November 2019

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

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Chambers...

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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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