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'If you are serious about getting the very best representation then you need look no further than 5 KBW' - Chambers UK 2019

The ‘highly efficient and friendly’ clerks’ room ‘can be relied on to provide you the best barrister to suit your client’s needs’. The ‘inimitable’ Lee Hughes-Gage ‘epitomises all of these high qualities’ Legal 500 - 2018

Heads of Chambers Sarah Forshaw QC & Mark Heywood QC lead ‘a truly excellent team’ of Counsel and clerks, ‘right from the top to the bottom’ Legal 500 - 2018 

"Chambers has an array of talented and hard-working barristers who support their instructing solicitors and each other, when necessary" - Chambers UK 2019

‘The ‘fantastic’ 5KBW has dealt with many high-profile criminal cases over the last year and is ‘fast becoming a leading Chambers thanks to the ability and experience of its Counsel’ - Legal 500 - 2018


Latest News

Charlotte Newell shortlisted for Legal 500 Junior of the...

4 December 2018

Many congratulations to Charlotte Newell who has today been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Crime...

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Four years for Grenfell fraudster who received £90,000 by...

3 December 2018

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecuted a man who ran up thousands of pounds in accommodation and...

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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...

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Mark Heywood QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year at the...

26 October 2018

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

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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...

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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...

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