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Recent News

Recorder Appointments

6 September 2019

Chambers are delighted to announce that HM The Queen has appointed both William Davis...
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5KBW shortlisted for Chambers UK 2019 Bar Awards

5 September 2019

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Crime Set of the Year. It represents Chambers...
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Murder acquittal at the Old Bailey

3 July 2019

Natasha Wong QC and Valeria Swift...
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Trial of wife killer begins

2 July 2019

Danny Robinson QC leading William Davis open Old Bailey trial of...
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Jeffrey Israel defends in Child Poisoning case

1 July 2019

Jeffrey Israel, led by Peter Rouch QC, defends in a child poisoning case leaving the...
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Woman guilty of murdering neighbour in Chingford

21 June 2019

Danny Robinson QC prosecuted this trial involving a Chingford woman who killed her...
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Notorious black-cab driver John Worboys pleads guilty for drugging a further four passengers with sexual intent.

20 June 2019

Jonathan Polnay, led by Duncan Penny QC prosecuted the notorious black-cab driver for drugging a further four passengers with sexual...
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Criminal gang who ran an £8 million drugs supply operation across the UK facing jail.

11 June 2019

Charlotte Newell leading Dickon Reid...
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Major Carbon Credits Prosecution Fails

29 May 2019

Mark Heywood QC has today secured the acquittal of his client in a major carbon credit...
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Mark Heywood QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards

26 October 2018

All at 5KBW congratulate our Joint Head of Chambers Mark Heywood QC who was last...
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Archived News

5KBW shortlisted for Chambers UK 2019 Bar Awards

5 September 2019

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Crime Set of the Year. It represents Chambers 4th nomination in...
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HH Robert Prendergast 21st October 1941 - 17th May 2019

4 June 2019

It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of our great friend and former member of Chambers HH Robert Prendergast.  Robert, who was...
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Inquest into the Death of Sir Desmond de Silva QC

2 May 2019

Chris Sutton-Mattocks has been instructed, at the request of the family of the late...
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New leading authority on contempt

19 March 2019

Senghin Kong appeared for Dr Zafar in the appeal of Liverpool Victoria Insurance v Zafar [2019] EWCA Civ...
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Court of Appeal hears Conviction Appeal of Max Clifford

12 March 2019

Sarah Forshaw QC leading Orla Daly, instructed by ABV Solicitors, today appeared...
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Dominic Webber 6.10.59 - 1.3.19

8 March 2019

It is with great sadness that we must report that our friend and colleague Dominic Webber has passed away suddenly on 1st March following a riding...
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Jeffrey Israel and Aska Fujita defend in £5m ‘Airbnb’ Drugs Conspiracy

26 February 2019

Jeffrey Israel, leading Aska Fujita, are defending in a...
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BAFTA-Nominated Director Acquitted of Sexual Assault Charge

14 February 2019

Orla Daly represented the Irish BAFTA-Nominated Director, Stephen...
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5KBW welcomes James Brown

4 February 2019

Chambers are delighted to welcome James Brown who joins us with immediate effect from 2 Harcourt Buildings....
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Natasha Wong QC & Paul Walker in landmark FGM trial

1 February 2019

Natasha Wong QC led Paul Walker in the landmark Old Bailey...
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Ex-Downing Street aide jailed for rape of sleeping woman

16 January 2019

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecuted Mark Adams, a former aide to Tony Blair and John...
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Danny Robinson appointed Queen’s Counsel

10 January 2019

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Lord Chancellor has today announced that Read More

5KBW Christmas Opening Times

20 December 2018

Chambers will close for Christmas at 1pm on Friday 21st December and will reopen on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December between 10am and 3pm....
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Charlotte Newell shortlisted for Legal 500 Junior of the year

4 December 2018

Many congratulations to Charlotte Newell who has today been...
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Four years for Grenfell fraudster who received £90,000 by pretending to be a victim of the tragedy

3 December 2018

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecuted a man who ran up thousands of pounds in...
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“Ashley Madison” rape acquittal

31 October 2018

Sarah Forshaw QC represented this professional man whom was alleged to have raped and sexually assaulted a young woman he had...
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Legal 500 2018

25 October 2018

Chambers are delighted to again be recognised by the Legal 500 with a record fourteen members featuring in their latest edition and again plaudits for the...
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14 year old Acquitted of Murder

24 October 2018

Charlotte Newell, together with Mark Cotter QC successfully defended a 14 year old boy...
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Fraud of the Grenfell Tower Victim Fund

1 October 2018

Ben Holt prosecuted the Finance Manager of the Grenfell Finance Team. She was employed by the RBK&C to...
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Drug Dealer Fraudulently Claimed £87,000 in Grenfell Aftermath, Jailed for Six Years

13 September 2018

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted a 26 year old drug dealer who received almost £87,000 in funds, after falsely claiming he lived in Grenfell Tower.  The man was...
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Man jailed for life for plot to Kill the Prime Minister

31 August 2018

Mark Heywood QC represented the Crown in this case involving the plot by two individuals to kill the Prime Minister. The plan...
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Grenfell Tower fire - Man jailed for £40,000 fraud

24 August 2018

Ben Holt prosecuted this 58 year old man, who ran up a £40,000 bill whilst her stayed at the Park Grand hotel in Paddington after claiming he...
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Human Trafficking Acquittal at the Old Bailey

8 August 2018

Valeria Swift, instructed by Mark Davis of Cantaris Locke Solicitors, secured the acquittal of her client...
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Successful prosecution of man who raped 13 year old school girl

2 August 2018

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted this matter in which the defendant grabbed a...
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Cowboy Builders who conned 83 year old lady jailed for 14 years

20 June 2018

Catherine Farrelly, instructed by CPS Complex Casework Unit prosecuted these 4 men who over period of...
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Plot to Kill Theresa May Terror Trial Begins

19 June 2018

Mark Heywood QC today began opening to the jury in the case of Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman...
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Attempted Murder of Two Police Officers Acquittal

6 June 2018

Jeffrey Israel, acting on Bar Direct Access, secured an acquittal for his client. A husband, wife, and...
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£125,000 Grenfell “Relief Fraud”

1 June 2018

Ben Holt today prosecuted two women, who have admitted claiming more than £125,000 in relief costs...
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You-Tuber Guilty of Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes

29 May 2018

Jeffrey Israel and Senghin Kong, acted bro bono, on behalf...
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Guns and drugs runner acquittal

17 May 2018

Jeffrey Israel, instructed by Zahir Ahmed of ABV solicitors, secured the acquittal of his client who was...
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Gang knife attack murder acquittal

2 May 2018

Natasha Wong QC leading Dickon Reid today secured the...
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Red diesel trial collapse shows ‘systemic disclosure failings’

30 April 2018

The client of James Martin, Peter Norton, whose trial for alleged VAT Fraud in relation to Red Diesel...
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Congratulations to Jonathan Polnay on his Marathon efforts

23 April 2018

Our very own Jonathan Polnay completed yesterday's London Marathon, finishing just 1 second...
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Jury acquit father of sexually assaulting 5 year old son in ten minutes

19 April 2018

A jury today returned Not Guilty verdicts against P in a case that alleged sexual assaults upon his 5 year old son. The jury took just ten minutes to...
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5KBW Announcement Re: AGFS

6 April 2018

The Chambers at 5 King’s Bench Walk sets out its position with respect to direct action.

We are a Chambers...
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London father Pedro Rubim jailed for shaking baby son to death

28 March 2018

Catherine Farrelly led by Sally O’Neill QC and instructed by CPS London Homicide Division...
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Natasha Wong QC joins 5KBW

15 March 2018

Chambers are delighted to announce that Natasha Wong QC has joined Chambers with immediate...
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18 year old student acquitted of GBH when using pre-emptive strike

15 March 2018

Gregory Fishwick successfully defended an 18 year old Student who was acquitted of GBH when using a...
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William Davis joins 5KBW

9 March 2018

Chambers are delighted to welcome William Davis who joins us from Charter Chambers with immediate effect....
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17 year old sentenced to 10.5 years for multiple Acid attacks

9 March 2018

Ben Temple prosecuted Teenager Derryk John for a series of acid attacks that took place during one...
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Minimum Term increased for Triple Killer Theodore Johnson

8 March 2018

Mark Heywood QC representing the Attorney General, alongside the Solicitor General Robert Buckland MP,...
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Prosecution of ISIS copy-cat terror plots

2 March 2018

Mark Heywood QC today secured the conviction of 4 men for planned terror attacks upon targets across the...
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Liverpool HMRC VAT trial collapses following disclosure problems

8 February 2018

James Martin leading for the defence has successfully argued follow a Voire Dire that the prosecution in...
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Jury clear client of 5 charges of Historic Sexual Assaults

25 January 2018

Sarah Forshaw QC instructed by Ellen Peart of BCL LLP acted for S who was today cleared by a Teesside jury of 5 charges of Historic Sexual Assaults upon...
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Old Bailey Murder Acquittal

11 January 2018

Jeffrey Israel, led by James Scobie QC, and instructed by Jon Ross of EBR Attridges secured the acquittal...
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Catherine Pattison appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree

3 January 2018

Many congratulations to Catherine Pattison who has been appointed to the Treasury Counsel Monitoree Scheme. 

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Tory MP’s aide, Samuel Armstrong, cleared of all charges in rape and sex assault trial

21 December 2017

A jury at Southwark Crown Court have today cleared Tory MP's aide, Samuel Armstrong, of all charges at his trial for rape and sexual...
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A British man who traveled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State has been jailed.

15 December 2017

Mark Heywood QC acted for the Crown in this prosecution of a British man who traveled to Syria to...
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25 year old man cleared of Murder

1 December 2017

Jonathan Higgs QC and Paul Jackson defended this 25 year old man who was cleared at the Old Bailey of the stabbing and murder of a 33 year old male...
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