Click here to access full coverage of No5 Chambers in The Lawyer UK 200 2014. Featuring the UK’s leading law firms ranked by turnover, as well as extensive benchmarking data, the report is a comprehensive market intelligence resource for the UK legal sector.
No5 Chambers offers a comprehensive across-the-board legal service while developing strong working relationships with its clients and delivering the highest standards of advocacy and client service.
This large set has four offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and the East Midlands. Paul Bleasdale QC is the head of Chambers and Tony McDaid is the practice director. Throughout its 100-year history, No5 Chambers has developed a reputation for breaking new ground and continues to be regarded as a progressive and forward-thinking set, maintaining its success in traditional sectors of law while offering specialist advice and representation at the cutting edge of newly evolving areas.
With over 230 barristers, including 26 silks, No5 prides itself on forming partnerships with solicitor clients and other professionals. In late 2007, it announced its strategic alliance with the first Chinese law firm to set up in the UK, ZLWD, and in October 2009, No5 hosted its Gateway to India Conference in New Delhi.
In 2011 No5 joined the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, cementing its growing links with Turkey and taking further steps in its plan to provide its services to global markets. Chambers has associate tenants in Dubai, Spain, Cayman, Hong Kong, Singapore and India and is keen to develop further links particularly in the fields of construction, international arbitration and commercial work.
Dedicated specialist clerking teams based at all four offices have detailed knowledge of the individuals and groups they manage and support, and are available to advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case.
A highly respected set, No5 Chambers remains a well-reputed provider of informative and topical seminars, allowing the latest issues and developments to be discussed with highly qualified speakers and sector experts. Many members of Chambers write or contribute to legal textbooks and specialist journals.
The set has recently launched a pioneering not-for-profit referral company.
Further details on No5 and its members can be found on its website www.no5.com.
News from No5 Chambers
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from No5 Chambers
In the first of a series of quarterly round-ups Kathryn Taylor reviews some of the key decisions of the family court, with the emphasis on local authority failings.
The Supreme Court has buried the doubts that arose in UK courts where Sidaway appeared to conflict with later authorities. The case of Montgomery rules.