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No5 Chambers barrister Phil Bradley has defended Michaela Hutchings, 23, of Staffordshire, who retained a wrongly credited bank transfer.
Ian Bridge of No5 has defended a business man who found himself facing eight separate allegations of fraud on his company, which at the time was indebted to the Natwest Bank.
No5’s criminal group is deeply concerned about the persistent stance of reducing fees in respect of VHCC fees and litigators’ fees.
David Mason QC and Saleema Mahmood of No5 Chambers have defended in a terrorism case that involved Ian Forman, 42, Birkenhead, being charged with engaging in the conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts.
Barristers Andrew Baker and Jasvir Mann from No5 Chambers defended in the so-called ‘leaking lager can’ affray case.
Sajid Ali had his conviction of rape quashed after three judges heard that jurors were not told the alleged victim had made a previous false claim of indecent assault.
On 7 March many members of the criminal bar did not attend court. This highlighted the concern that barristers and solicitors have about the proposed new defence fees.
On 1 March, No5 hosted a debate considering the role of the UK government in the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Barrister Adam Farrer from No5 Chambers has acted for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) in two catastrophic brain injury cases.
Claire van Overdijk of No5 Chambers has been appointed to the attorney-general’s London C panel of junior counsel to the Crown.
Earl Pinnock of No5 Chambers has defended Joyce Trail, a dentist who has been ordered to pay back more than £1.3m to the NHS.
No5 Chambers’ Ecky Tiwana has represented Marcus Cohen, one of five men jailed after stealing from a jeweller, then crashing their getaway car.
Anthony Connolly, represented by Earl Pinnock of No5, accused of accompanying his son Lee Connolly on drugs runs between Plymouth and Liverpool, has been cleared by the jury.
No5 Chambers’ Mark Kelly has acted for the defence in the case of Gurdev Nagra, who has been spared jail after pleading guilty to two charges of assisting unlawful immigration.
James Dixon of No5 Chambers has appeared on behalf of appellant Peter Venables in the Court of Appeal in respect of an appeal against a sentence of detention for public protection.
No5 Chambers has announced that John Butterfield will be appointed Queen’s counsel, bringing the total number of QCs at No5 to 26.
No5 Chambers’ Alex Stein has represented the appellant in a case in which the Court of Appeal handed down an important decision in relation to mens rea.
Matthew Brook of No5 Chambers has prosecuted in a case where members of a drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 51 years.
Adrian Keeling QC of No5 Chambers has prosecuted in Operation Springtide, a case that saw three men convicted of fraudulent trading at Stafford Crown Court.
Mark Heywood QC and Saleema Mahmood from No5 Chambers have prosecuted an Operation Ply mortgage fraud case for Central Fraud Group.