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Emma Edhem of No5 Chambers has been re-elected as the first female chairman of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) for a second term.
A barrister from No5 Chambers was in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights at the end of November, representing his client who wishes the ECHR to recognise that the French ban on wearing full-face veils is discriminatory.
No5 Chambers’ Timothy Jones and Victoria Hutton have successfully defended planning permission for a Morrison’s supermarket in the face of a judicial review application.
Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers has prosecuted Cedric Brown, 46, who has been jailed for five years after carjacking a mother’s car with her two chidren inside.
James Doyle of No5 Chambers has defended James Barber, 31, of Smethwick, who has been cleared of dangerous driving.
Emma Edhem, barrister at No5 Chambers, has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist on matters of bilateral trade and investment between Turkey and the UK.
No5 Chambers’ Emma Edhem has received an award from Eduplus in Turkey for leadership in her field.
Nurton Developments has been granted outline planning permission for ‘Branston Locks’, a new community in Burton.
S Chelvan, barrister at No5 Chambers, has provided training in Stockholm on his ‘Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm’ model for analysing and determining LGBTI asylum claims.
The Chambers UK Bar Guide has ranked No5 Chambers in 15 practice areas.
No5 Chambers’ Timothy Jones was the examiner in the Cringleford Neighbourhood Plan. He has now carried out the examination and submitted a report.
For the second year, the Leicestershire Law Society held the Schools Court Competition on 16 November 2013. The competition was sponsored by No5 Chambers.
Jeremy Cahill QC of No5 has secured victory for Barwood Strategic Land II and Mr and Mrs Skipper in an appeal against East Staffordshire Borough Council.
The 2013 Marie Curie Birmingham Brain Game has been won for the third time by No5 Chambers.
A new private sector chair — No5’s Prof David Lock QC — takes to the helm at Innovation Birmingham, as the planning application for the iCentrum building is prepared.
S Chelvan of No5 Chambers analysed the impact of a case concerning three gay asylum seekers on the BBC World Service Newshour program on 7 November.
No5’s Tony McDaid recently chaired a seminar looking at opportunities for Midlands law firms and businesses to engage in overseas opportunities from Birmingham.
No5 Chambers barrister Laura Davidson has recently returned from working in Rwanda as a consultant for the Ministry of Health.
Ian Dove QC, Tim Jones and Nina Pindham, on behalf of Birmingham City Council, successfully defended judicial review proceedings in the High Court on 22 October 2013.
No5 Chambers is sponsoring The Leicestershire Law Society, which for the second year is holding the Schools Court Competition on 16 November 2013.