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Two No5 barristers see defendants cleared in footballer blackmail case

Three men have been cleared of plotting to blackmail a Premier League footballer, with two of the accused defended by counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers. Phil Bradley QC represented former Take Me Out contestant Tyrone Coleman, 34, from Birmingham, while Talbir Singh represented his brother, Nathan, 38, of Sussex, over allegations that they jointly, with […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers advocates defend footballer blackmail case accused

By Phil Bradley QC, Talbir Singh Two counsel from No5 are representing the defence in a blackmail case featuring a premier league footballer at Bristol Crown Court. Phil Bradley QC is representing former Take Me Out contestant Tyrone Coleman and Talbir Singh is representing his brother, Nathan, over allegations they jointly, with two others, planned […]

Anti-knife crime video features convicted murderer which No5 silks acted on

By John Butterfield, Mark Heywood A convicted murderer making headlines for warning teenagers of the risks of arming themselves with knives was prosecuted by John Butterfield QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers at his 2015 trial. Sadam Essakhil was 15 when he murdered Lukasz Furmanek in Handsworth on 31 May 2015. He is now featuring in […]

Matthew Brook Prosecutes Birmingham Rapist Caught on CCTV

Matthew Brook of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has prosecuted a rapist who claimed his victim consented to sex within minutes of him approaching her on the street. Homeless Farirai Shereni, 25, denied raping the woman, a total stranger, as she walked to work in the early hours of November 6. He said she had agreed to […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers defence sees client cleared of “mercy killing” charges

Mark Heywood QC and Martin Liddiard have successfully represented the defence of a pensioner charged with murder and manslaughter following the death of her 81-year-old husband. Mavis Eccleston, 80, denied the charges and was found not guilty after a two-week trial at Stafford Crown Court. The prosecution alleged that Mr Eccleston, who had been diagnosed […]

No5 welcomes Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst to the Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Groups

By Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst No5 Barristers’ Chambers are pleased to announce that a former medical practitioner has joined its ranks after successfully completing his pupillage. The now dual-qualified Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst, who started his medical career in the Royal Army Medical Corps, practising in both the Army and in the civilian world, will practise from […]

No5 barrister to be part of proceedings at UK Supreme Court for Brexit hearing

A No5 barrister who specialises in judicial review and public law will be part of the proceedings at the Supreme Court on September 17 as Brexit comes under legal scrutiny once again. Ramby de Mello was instructed to make written submissions on behalf of two groups of clients as the Supreme Court hears a Brexit-related […]

Two QCs and two barristers involved in trial after fatal shooting

Four counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers were involved in a murder trial following the shooting of Dwaine Junior Haughton in Wolverhampton. Four men were convicted of the killing after a six-week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court in which Michael Burrows QC and Antonie Muller acted for the prosecution. Montell Gray, 22, of Springhill Road, Wolverhampton, […]

No5 barrister appointed as a Midlands Recorder

No5 are delighted to announce that Esther Gamble has been appointed by the Queen as Recorder, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Esther has been deployed to sit on the […]

No5 barristers defend grandmother accused of murder in ‘mercy killing’

Two counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers are defending an 80-year-old grandmother accused of killing her husband in a ‘mercy killing overdose’. Mark Heywood QC and Martin Liddiard are leading the defence of Mavis Eccleston who denies murder and a alternative charge of manslaughter over the death of her terminally ill husband Dennis, 81. The couple, […]

QC at No5 prosecutes in money laundering trial

A Queen’s Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is leading the prosecution in an £11m money laundering trial. Michelle Heeley QC is prosecuting at Leicester Crown Court where five people face accusations of running a professional money laundering operation. On trial are Chauhan Yogendrasinh, 55, director of the alleged money laundering business, Rushi Investments, and his 52-year-old […]

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