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Sexual Offences

5KBW is ‘a strong set with excellent sexual offence specialists’.  - Legal 500 2016

Chambers enjoys an unparalleled reputation when it comes to the prosecution and defence of sexually motivated crime. Cases of this nature can be amongst the most difficult but the vast experience of members dealing with complainants that are very vulnerable or have serious disabilities or are very young or who complain many years/decades after the event, places our set at the very top.

Chambers have many CPS RASSO accredited advocates who are regularly instructed to provide cogent and expeditious advice at the very earliest stage and then successfully see the case through to completion. Cases include those involving child cruelty, internet offending, child abduction, stranger rape and serial rape.

Members are frequently instructed privately, to defend professional and high profile individuals who benefit from the dedicated and committed service provided by Chambers, which has led to our set being recognised nationally as leaders in this field.


25 March 2020



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6 February 2020

Louise Oakley joins 5KBW

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

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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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14 January 2020

Sarah Forshaw QC succeeds in important Court of Appeal case on S.100 / s.41 and cross-admissibility / bad character notices

Sarah Forshaw QC succeeds in important Court of Appeal case on S.100 / s.41 and...

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18 December 2019

Black cab rapist John Worboys jailed for life after admitting sex attacks on four more women

Jonathan Polnay represented the Crown in this case...

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26 November 2019

Stranger rapist conviction

Catherine Farrelly secures conviction of stranger rapist who attacked two women...

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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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29 October 2019

Tory MP’s aide sexually assaulted young Parliamentary staffer

A Conservative MP’s aide sexually assaulted a young Parliamentary staffer in his...

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