9 Bedford Row lures barrister trio as silk defects to No5

David Williams QC of 9 Bedford Row (9BR) has been poached by No5 Chambers, while 9BR has taken on a trio of barristers, including Joanna Korner QC of 6 King’s Bench Walk.

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