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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, was acquitted...
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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 acquitted of all...
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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 against a child,...
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Alleged Offences Under the Companies Act 2006

2 May 2024

Kathryn Arnot Drummond and Read More

Coercive Control, Child Cruelty and Assault

25 April 2024

Charlotte Newell KC represented a man charged with coercive control, child cruelty and...
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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 to sustain a two...
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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 Appeal...
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The Appeal Brief - Issue 1

22 April 2024

5KBW are delighted to announce the publication of the first edition of “ Read More

Attempted Murder Conviction Following Frenzied Knife Attack

22 April 2024

Rupert Kent acted for the prosecution in a case involving the attempted murder of the defendants partner, who he had stabbed with a knife in a frenzied attack...
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Defendant Acquitted of Conspiracy to Kidnap and False imprisonment

18 April 2024

James Martin, leading Read More

Series of Serious Domestic Violence Offences

16 April 2024

Sam Willis prosecuted a defendant for a series of serious domestic violence offences committed...
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Sexual Activity Acquittal

11 April 2024

Olivia Haggar represented a client charged with five counts of Sexual Activity with a Child....
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Attempted Murder Conviction

10 April 2024

Ben Holt prosecuted a defendant charged with attempted murder. The defendant visited the home...
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Sentencing: Overcrowding in Women’s Prisons

9 April 2024

Should the court take into account the existence of overcrowding in women’s prisons when sentencing female offenders? In R v Foster, the Court of Appeal...
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Chambers Welcome David Osborne

9 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that David Osborne has joined 5KBW with immediate effect. David was called to the bar in 2015...
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Client Acquitted on Conspiracy to Possess Prohibited Weapon

9 April 2024

Mark Dacey represented a defendant charged with conspiracy to possess a prohibited weapon and...
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Attempted Rape Acquittal of all Charges

9 April 2024

Jason Cross represented a client accused of attempted rape. After a 7 day trial at The Central...
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Acquittal of Importation of 15kg of Class A Drugs

22 March 2024

Bartholomew O’Toole represented a young overseas woman accused of importing cocaine...
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Chambers Welcome Kathryn Arnot Drummond

19 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Arnot Drummond has joined 5KBW. Kathryn was...
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The CBA’s Wellbeing Protocol

19 March 2024

5 King’s Bench Walk will be adopting the CBA Wellbeing Protocol with effect from 27th April 2024. This is to be formally announced at the CBA Spring...
Read More

Annual Advocacy Event

15 March 2024

5KBW were delighted to organise and host the annual advocacy event for current First Six pupils at Inner London Crown Court on 14th March 2024. Participating...
Read More

Gang Murder Conviction

15 March 2024

Rupert Kent, led by Philip Evans (QEB Hollis Whiteman), prosecuted a defendant for the 2018...
Read More

Appointments to Treasury Counsel Monitoree

12 March 2024

Chambers is delighted to announce that Charlotte Hole and Read More

Teacher Acquitted of Rape & Sexual Assault

12 March 2024

Valeria Swift represented a teacher accused of attempting to rape and sexually assault a 10...
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Jack Triggs Appointed Deputy District Judge

4 March 2024

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jack Triggs has been appointed Deputy District Judge in...
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Death by Careless Driving Acquittal

1 March 2024

Phoebe Bragg represented a young man of good character accused of causing death by careless...
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Chambers Welcome Paul Taylor KC

27 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Paul Taylor KC has joined...
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Louise Oakley to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Louise Oakley as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April...
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Jonathan Polnay to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Jonathan Polnay as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April...
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Former Met Officer Guilty of Rape & Kidnap

19 February 2024

Catherine Farrelly led Rebecca Foulkes of Foundry Chambers, in the prosecution of a former...
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OCG who Acquired a Gun to Protect their Class A Drug Dealing Business Convicted

19 February 2024

Charlotte Hole, leading Anna...
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King’s Counsel Appointments

15 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Farrelly and Jonathan Polnay are to be appointed as King’s Counsel (KC).  The...
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The Law on Spiking

15 February 2024

As the law stands today, there is no specific legislation for the offence of spiking. Instead, the law surrounding the offence is a tapestry of various legislative...
Read More

Unanimous Rape Acquittal

15 February 2024

Company Director unanimously acquitted of rape and another serious sexual offence in just 30 minutes after an eight day trial. Represented by Read More

Ben Holt to be appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

15 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Ben Holt as Junior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024.

...
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Murder Following Unprovoked Attack

9 February 2024

Anthony Orchard KC led Brett Weaver of 6KBW, in the prosecution of two individuals charged...
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Drug & Money Laundering Couple Sentenced

1 February 2024

Phoebe Bragg, led by Hugh French of 18 Red Lion Court, prosecuted a husband and wife...
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Attempted Rape Acquittal

30 January 2024

Pieter Briegel, instructed by Lisa Sawyer of VHS Fletchers Solicitors, represented a man...
Read More

Domestic Abuse & Attempted Murder

30 January 2024

Rupert Kent was instructed by CPS London North in this trial relating to the 2022 attempted...
Read More

Gang Rivalry Shootings

23 January 2024

Anthony Orchard KC led Graeme Smith of 23 Essex Street, in the prosecution of two...
Read More

Acquittal of Attempted Rape and Sexual Assault

17 January 2024

Alejandra Llorente Tascon represents young man acquitted of attempted rape and...
Read More

Death by Dangerous

16 January 2024

Rupert Kent, prosecuting, achieved convictions for causing death, and causing serious injury, by dangerous driving after a trial at Woolwich Crown Court during which...
Read More

Hung Jury for Child Cruelty

15 January 2024

Mark Dacey, instructed by Canel Halil of Emery Halil & Brown Solicitors, represented a man accused of cruelty to a child.

Having considered their...
Read More

Non-Fatal Strangulation

9 January 2024

Claire Mainwaring, a first six pupil at 5KBW has written an article on Non-Fatal...
Read More

The Alexander Cameron KC Criminal Mock Trial

8 January 2024

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new competition by Inner Temple.  The competition is open to Inner Temple members who have yet to obtain pupillage...
Read More

Attempted Murder of 13yr Old Boy

19 December 2023

Frederick Hookway led Read More

Hung Jury for Dangerous Driving

19 December 2023

Gordon Carse instructed by Lee Barton of Paul Martin & Co Solicitors, represented a man...
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Containers filled with 270kg of cocaine, 2,500kg of cannabis and 18.6m cigarettes

15 December 2023

Charlotte Hole and Sam...
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Case Update: R v BNE

15 December 2023

Claire Mainwaring, a first six pupil at 5KBW has written a summary of the recent Court of Appeal case of R v BNE which has provided useful guidance on the...
Read More

Torture Murder of Mother of Two

14 December 2023

Ben Holt, led by Allison Hunter KC [now HHJ Hunter KC], prosecuted three individuals charged with...
Read More

£10 million Ponzi Scheme

13 December 2023

Olivia Haggar, led by Cameron Brown KC, prosecuted Marios Lourides for his part in running a...
Read More

Honeytrap Murder

11 December 2023

5 people jailed for killing Vishal Gohel in "honeytrap" murder. Charlotte Newell...
Read More

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 led by...
Read More

Conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

27 November 2023

Ben Holt led Sam Willis in...
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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...
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Acquittal for Wounding with Intent

18 November 2023

Nick Robinson instructed by Safiya Sinclair and Lokaswaran Dharshini of Bark & Co...
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Nightclub Murder

11 November 2023

Danny Robinson KC and James...
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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 transporting the...
Read More

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,...
Read More

Cold Case Murder

25 October 2023

Rupert Kent, being led by Richard Horwell K.C. (3 Raymond Buildings), and with Lucy Coen...
Read More

Acquittal of perverting the course of public justice

23 October 2023

Following a 3-week trial at Southwark Crown Court, Bartholomew O’Toole’s...
Read More

Encrochat case collapses after three years

13 October 2023

Mark Heywood KC, leading Read More

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

10 October 2023

Catherine Pattison and Sam...
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Lawyer of the week

5 October 2023

5KBW’s Catherine Farrelly is The Times, Lawyer of the Week, rightly commended for prosecuting “the most hard-fought case” of her career.

Read More

Businessman Convicted of Plot to Plant Hoax Bombs at Barristers’ Chambers

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Lucy Organ of 6KBW, prosecuted this four-month trial at the...
Read More

Young Man Convicted of 22 Counts of Rape

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Read More

Five Found Guilty of ‘Honeytrap’ Killing

13 July 2023

Charlotte Newell KC led Simon Wilshire of 4 Breams Buildings in the prosecution of six people in a 'honeytrap' killing. Five have been found guilty...
Read More

People Smuggler Jailed

12 July 2023

Ben Holt, led by Bill Emlyn Jones KC of 3 Raymond Buildings, prosecuted this defendant for his part in the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants. This follows the...
Read More

OCG prosecuted for spree of commercial burglaries

22 June 2023

Following an eight-week trial at Croydon Crown Court, eight members of an organised crime group have been sentenced for their involvement in a spree of commercial...
Read More

Serial rapist attacked lone women in Shoreditch

15 June 2023

Following a 5-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court, Clement Omoregbee was found guilty of raping four women after detectives used DNA evidence from one incident to...
Read More

Three convicted in gang retribution murder

16 May 2023

Anthony Orchard KC led Serena Gates of Red Lion Chambers in the prosecution of four men, accused of a gang retribution stabbing in which two knives were used.

...
Read More

Convictions in County Line Drug Operation

14 May 2023

Following a 7-week trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Rupert Kent leading Read More

Sixteen people convicted in a major CPS complex casework prosecution

10 May 2023

Charlotte Newell KC led Patrick Duffy of 23 Essex Street and secured convictions of sixteen...
Read More

Five members of an organised crime group have been found guilty of smuggling migrants into the UK

15 March 2023

Following a 4-week trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, 5 members of an organised crime group were convicted of assisting unlawful immigration into the UK. Read More

National Health Service Fraud & Bribery

9 March 2023

After a three month trial, James Brown and Read More

OCG jailed for 26 years

13 February 2023

Dickon Reid and Sam Willis prosecuted this...
Read More

Man with schizophrenia held in hospital after killing woman of 76

23 January 2023

Anthony Orchard KC prosecuted a 24 year man, previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, for killing a 76 year old woman in her home in Notting Hill.  The...
Read More

Romance Fraudsters Jailed at Guildford Crown Court

4 January 2023

Charlotte Hole, leading Anna...
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Acquittal in UKs largest money laundering trial

15 December 2022

Natasha Wong KC & Rupert...
Read More

Pupillage Virtual Open Evening

5 December 2022

Date:  12th December 2022

Time:  6pm - 8pm

Venue:  Online

For those of you considering a career at the Bar and...
Read More

Court of Appeal success for Alejandra Tascon

11 November 2022

Alejandra, instructed by Darekshan Salaria of Simon Bethel Solicitors, represented the Appellant at the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) on an appeal against...
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Archived News

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, was acquitted of both...
Read More

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 acquitted of all charges within 45...
Read More

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 against a child, and...
Read More

Alleged Offences Under the Companies Act 2006

2 May 2024

Kathryn Arnot Drummond and Anna Dutka...
Read More

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...
Read More

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 to sustain a two day...
Read More

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 Appeal (Criminal Division)...
Read More

The Appeal Brief - Issue 1

22 April 2024

5KBW are delighted to announce the publication of the first edition of “ Read More

Attempted Murder Conviction Following Frenzied Knife Attack

22 April 2024

Rupert Kent acted for the prosecution in a case involving the attempted murder of the defendants partner, who he had stabbed with a knife in a frenzied attack carried out in her...
Read More

Defendant Acquitted of Conspiracy to Kidnap and False imprisonment

18 April 2024

James Martin, leading Alejandra...
Read More

Series of Serious Domestic Violence Offences

16 April 2024

Sam Willis prosecuted a defendant for a series of serious domestic violence offences committed during the course of...
Read More

Sexual Activity Acquittal

11 April 2024

Olivia Haggar represented a client charged with five counts of Sexual Activity with a Child. The case required...
Read More

Attempted Murder Conviction

10 April 2024

Ben Holt prosecuted a defendant charged with attempted murder. The defendant visited the home address of the victim in...
Read More

Sentencing: Overcrowding in Women’s Prisons

9 April 2024

Should the court take into account the existence of overcrowding in women’s prisons when sentencing female offenders? In R v Foster, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the...
Read More

Chambers Welcome David Osborne

9 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that David Osborne has joined 5KBW with immediate effect. David was called to the bar in 2015 having previously...
Read More

Client Acquitted on Conspiracy to Possess Prohibited Weapon

9 April 2024

Mark Dacey represented a defendant charged with conspiracy to possess a prohibited weapon and...
Read More

Attempted Rape Acquittal of all Charges

9 April 2024

Jason Cross represented a client accused of attempted rape. After a 7 day trial at The Central Criminal Court,...
Read More

Acquittal of Importation of 15kg of Class A Drugs

22 March 2024

Bartholomew O’Toole represented a young overseas woman accused of importing cocaine in a suitcase at...
Read More

Chambers Welcome Kathryn Arnot Drummond

19 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Arnot Drummond has joined 5KBW. Kathryn was called to the bar...
Read More

The CBA’s Wellbeing Protocol

19 March 2024

5 King’s Bench Walk will be adopting the CBA Wellbeing Protocol with effect from 27th April 2024. This is to be formally announced at the CBA Spring Conference.

...
Read More

Annual Advocacy Event

15 March 2024

5KBW were delighted to organise and host the annual advocacy event for current First Six pupils at Inner London Crown Court on 14th March 2024. Participating chambers this year...
Read More

Gang Murder Conviction

15 March 2024

Rupert Kent, led by Philip Evans (QEB Hollis Whiteman), prosecuted a defendant for the 2018 murder of an unarmed...
Read More

Appointments to Treasury Counsel Monitoree

12 March 2024

Chambers is delighted to announce that Charlotte Hole and Read More

Teacher Acquitted of Rape & Sexual Assault

12 March 2024

Valeria Swift represented a teacher accused of attempting to rape and sexually assault a 10 year old pupil in his...
Read More

Jack Triggs Appointed Deputy District Judge

4 March 2024

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jack Triggs has been appointed Deputy District Judge in the Magistrates...
Read More

Death by Careless Driving Acquittal

1 March 2024

Phoebe Bragg represented a young man of good character accused of causing death by careless driving.  He was...
Read More

Chambers Welcome Paul Taylor KC

27 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Paul Taylor KC has joined 5KBW. He will head...
Read More

Louise Oakley to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Louise Oakley as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024.

Read More

Jonathan Polnay to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Jonathan Polnay as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024. Jonathan...
Read More

Former Met Officer Guilty of Rape & Kidnap

19 February 2024

Catherine Farrelly led Rebecca Foulkes of Foundry Chambers, in the prosecution of a former Met Police...
Read More

OCG who Acquired a Gun to Protect their Class A Drug Dealing Business Convicted

19 February 2024

Charlotte Hole, leading Anna Dutka, secured...
Read More

King’s Counsel Appointments

15 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Farrelly and Jonathan Polnay are to be appointed as King’s Counsel (KC).  The 2024 Silk appointment...
Read More

The Law on Spiking

15 February 2024

As the law stands today, there is no specific legislation for the offence of spiking. Instead, the law surrounding the offence is a tapestry of various legislative acts which overlap...
Read More

Unanimous Rape Acquittal

15 February 2024

Company Director unanimously acquitted of rape and another serious sexual offence in just 30 minutes after an eight day trial. Represented by Read More

Ben Holt to be appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

15 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Ben Holt as Junior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024.


Read More

Murder Following Unprovoked Attack

9 February 2024

Anthony Orchard KC led Brett Weaver of 6KBW, in the prosecution of two individuals charged with murder. The...
Read More

Drug & Money Laundering Couple Sentenced

1 February 2024

Phoebe Bragg, led by Hugh French of 18 Red Lion Court, prosecuted a husband and wife accused of...
Read More

Attempted Rape Acquittal

30 January 2024

Pieter Briegel, instructed by Lisa Sawyer of VHS Fletchers Solicitors, represented a man accused of attempted...
Read More

Domestic Abuse & Attempted Murder

30 January 2024

Rupert Kent was instructed by CPS London North in this trial relating to the 2022 attempted murder by the...
Read More

Gang Rivalry Shootings

23 January 2024

Anthony Orchard KC led Graeme Smith of 23 Essex Street, in the prosecution of two individuals, the first of...
Read More

Acquittal of Attempted Rape and Sexual Assault

17 January 2024

Alejandra Llorente Tascon represents young man acquitted of attempted rape and sexual assault.

...
Read More

Death by Dangerous

16 January 2024

Rupert Kent, prosecuting, achieved convictions for causing death, and causing serious injury, by dangerous driving after a trial at Woolwich Crown Court during which the defendant...
Read More

Hung Jury for Child Cruelty

15 January 2024

Mark Dacey, instructed by Canel Halil of Emery Halil & Brown Solicitors, represented a man accused of cruelty to a child.

Having considered their position following a hung...
Read More

Non-Fatal Strangulation

9 January 2024

Claire Mainwaring, a first six pupil at 5KBW has written an article on Non-Fatal Strangulation. ...
Read More

The Alexander Cameron KC Criminal Mock Trial

8 January 2024

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new competition by Inner Temple.  The competition is open to Inner Temple members who have yet to obtain pupillage and are less than 5...
Read More

Attempted Murder of 13yr Old Boy

19 December 2023

Frederick Hookway led Phoebe Bragg in...
Read More

Hung Jury for Dangerous Driving

19 December 2023

Gordon Carse instructed by Lee Barton of Paul Martin & Co Solicitors, represented a man indicted with causing...
Read More

Containers filled with 270kg of cocaine, 2,500kg of cannabis and 18.6m cigarettes

15 December 2023

Charlotte Hole and Sam Willis prosecuted two...
Read More

Case Update: R v BNE

15 December 2023

Claire Mainwaring, a first six pupil at 5KBW has written a summary of the recent Court of Appeal case of R v BNE which has provided useful guidance on the crown's disclosure...
Read More

Torture Murder of Mother of Two

14 December 2023

Ben Holt, led by Allison Hunter KC [now HHJ Hunter KC], prosecuted three individuals charged with torturing and...
Read More

£10 million Ponzi Scheme

13 December 2023

Olivia Haggar, led by Cameron Brown KC, prosecuted Marios Lourides for his part in running a £10 million...
Read More

Honeytrap Murder

11 December 2023

5 people jailed for killing Vishal Gohel in "honeytrap" murder. Charlotte Newell KC leading Simon...
Read More

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 led by Charlotte Newell...
Read More

Conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

27 November 2023

Ben Holt led Sam Willis in the prosecution of...
Read More

Anaesthetist facing jail for drug theft

27 November 2023

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted a trainee anaesthetist, who admitted stealing drugs from a hospital where he...
Read More

Acquittal for Wounding with Intent

18 November 2023

Nick Robinson instructed by Safiya Sinclair and Lokaswaran Dharshini of Bark & Co secured an acquittal...
Read More

Nightclub Murder

11 November 2023

Danny Robinson KC and James Brown prosecuted...
Read More

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 transporting the shooter to and from the...
Read More

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 &...
Read More

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)...
Read More

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...
Read More

Encrochat case collapses after three years

13 October 2023

Mark Heywood KC, leading Alastair Smith,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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

10 October 2023

Catherine Pattison and Sam Willis...
Read More

Lawyer of the week

5 October 2023

5KBW’s Catherine Farrelly is The Times, Lawyer of the Week, rightly commended for prosecuting “the most hard-fought case” of her career.

Read More

Businessman Convicted of Plot to Plant Hoax Bombs at Barristers’ Chambers

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Lucy Organ of 6KBW, prosecuted this four-month trial at the Central Criminal...
Read More

Young Man Convicted of 22 Counts of Rape

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Fiona Ryan...
Read More

Five Found Guilty of ‘Honeytrap’ Killing

13 July 2023

Charlotte Newell KC led Simon Wilshire of 4 Breams Buildings in the prosecution of six people in a 'honeytrap' killing. Five have been found guilty following an eight...
Read More

People Smuggler Jailed

12 July 2023

Ben Holt, led by Bill Emlyn Jones KC of 3 Raymond Buildings, prosecuted this defendant for his part in the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants. This follows the successful...
Read More

OCG prosecuted for spree of commercial burglaries

22 June 2023

Following an eight-week trial at Croydon Crown Court, eight members of an organised crime group have been sentenced for their involvement in a spree of commercial burglaries across...
Read More

Serial rapist attacked lone women in Shoreditch

15 June 2023

Following a 5-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court, Clement Omoregbee was found guilty of raping four women after detectives used DNA evidence from one incident to match him to three...
Read More

Three convicted in gang retribution murder

16 May 2023

Anthony Orchard KC led Serena Gates of Red Lion Chambers in the prosecution of four men, accused of a gang retribution stabbing in which two knives were used.

Following a four...
Read More

Convictions in County Line Drug Operation

14 May 2023

Following a 7-week trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, Rupert Kent leading Read More

Sixteen people convicted in a major CPS complex casework prosecution

10 May 2023

Charlotte Newell KC led Patrick Duffy of 23 Essex Street and secured convictions of sixteen people in a major...
Read More

Five members of an organised crime group have been found guilty of smuggling migrants into the UK

15 March 2023

Following a 4-week trial at Bournemouth Crown Court, 5 members of an organised crime group were convicted of assisting unlawful immigration into the UK. Read More

National Health Service Fraud & Bribery

9 March 2023

After a three month trial, James Brown and Rupert...
Read More

OCG jailed for 26 years

13 February 2023

Dickon Reid and Sam Willis prosecuted this organised crime...
Read More

Man with schizophrenia held in hospital after killing woman of 76

23 January 2023

Anthony Orchard KC prosecuted a 24 year man, previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, for killing a 76 year old woman in her home in Notting Hill.  The man has been...
Read More

Romance Fraudsters Jailed at Guildford Crown Court

4 January 2023

Charlotte Hole, leading Anna Dutka, and...
Read More

Acquittal in UKs largest money laundering trial

15 December 2022

Natasha Wong KC & Rupert Kent defended...
Read More

Pupillage Virtual Open Evening

5 December 2022

Date:  12th December 2022

Time:  6pm - 8pm

Venue:  Online

For those of you considering a career at the Bar and looking to apply...
Read More

Court of Appeal success for Alejandra Tascon

11 November 2022

Alejandra, instructed by Darekshan Salaria of Simon Bethel Solicitors, represented the Appellant at the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) on an appeal against sentence following the...
Read More

Snapchat Hacker Jailed

29 July 2022

Frederick Hookway, instructed by the CPS London, prosecutes a teenager who infiltrated the accounts of at least seven women on Snapchat and changed their login details so the...
Read More

Unanimous acquittal of s18 - causing GBH with intent

17 June 2022

Alejandra represented defendant who, following a 5-day trial at Inner London Crown Court was...
Read More

Commendations by Met for 5KBW Barristers

10 May 2022

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole...
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71 years for organised crime group

21 April 2022

Frederick Hookway, instructed as led junior by the Serious Economic Organised Crime & International...
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Jonathan Polnay appointed as Recorder (Crime) by the Queen

26 January 2022

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jonathan Polnay has been appointed as a Recorder (Crime) by the Queen. Jonathan will take up this part-time judicial role alongside...
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Edmund Fowler appointed as Recorder (Crime) by the Queen

26 January 2022

Chambers is delighted to announce that Edmund Fowler has been appointed as a Recorder (Crime) by the Queen....
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Three jailed for killing that led to mistaken identity murder

25 January 2022

Three men jailed for killing that led to mistaken identity murder

Prosecuted by Anthony Orchard QC...
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International fraudsters prosecuted

30 December 2021

Ben Holt & Olivia Haggar led by Cameron Brown QC of Red Lion Chambers successfully prosecuted International fraudsters who ran a £70million money laundering...
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Bollywood ‘cash for visa’ fraud

21 December 2021

Rupert Kent and Sam Willis secured convictions...
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Two found guilty of killing that sparked gang feud

25 October 2021

Prosecuted by Anthony Orchard QC & Catherine Farrelly.

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£3m Diamond Fraud Case collapses due to expert witness and disclosure failings

20 October 2021

Mark Heywood QC and Gregory Fishwick instructed by...
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Teacher found guilty of preying on teenage pupils

2 August 2021

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecutes teacher of a series of serious sexual offences upon his pupils. Instructed by Kate Shilton at CPS RASSO.

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Chambers delighted to welcome Linda Moreno as an Associate Member

27 July 2021

Linda Moreno is an internationally renowned US defence attorney who specialises in national security and terrorism cases. Few American lawyers have been...
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Ben Holt appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree

27 July 2021

Many congratulations to Ben Holt who has been appointed to the Treasury Counsel...
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Catherine Farrelly prosecutes double murder

14 July 2021

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecutes two defendants convicted of a double murder that took place in north London. Led by Jane Bickerstaff QC, instructed by CPS Homicide.

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Hillsborough Disaster Acquittal

26 May 2021

Senghin Kong today achieved complete vindication for his client Peter Metcalf, the solicitor and first...
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Ex Airbus unit ordered to pay $42 mln over corrupt Saudi contracts

6 May 2021

Mark Heywood QC was instructed by the S.F.O to prosecute a former...
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Sven Badzak murder accused appears at Old Bailey

15 March 2021

The alleged killer of an aspiring lawyer who was stabbed to death on a trip to Waitrose for orange juice appeared at the Old Bailey this morning. ...
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