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Prosecution counsel sees rapist jailed

Talbir Singh, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, has successfully prosecuted the case against a violent rapist who also beat up his victim in the attack. Grant Mountford, 28, of Victoria Avenue, Bignall End, was handed a 15-year extended prison sentence after the jury at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court convicted him of rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm […]

Richard Grimshaw successful in appeal

Richard Grimshaw appeared for the Claimant/Respondent in an appeal concerning the refusal by a district judge to grant relief from sanctions to the Defendant/Appellant in a moderately high value and complex clinical negligence case. The Defendant applied for an extension of time to serve a witness statement from a clinician after the deadline for exchanging […]

The speed read: green offices; Skadden refreshes; and Stewarts’ rapid rise

Lateral hiring cranked up a notch this week, while sustainability was also on the agenda. Skadden gets back on the lateral market to fill its openings Skadden this week added one more partner to its London office, meaning it will have 30 partners in Canary Wharf soon (and 31 when Simon Toms joins from Allen […]

Ian Bridge represents motorist cleared of causing death by careless driving

A motorist defended by counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been cleared of charges relating to the deaths of two people in a road traffic accident. PC James Dixon and 91-year-old Gladys Goodwin were fatally injured in Wargrave, Berkshire, in December 2017. Ian Bridge represented Agne Jasulaitiene, 36, from Crowthorne, who was found not guilty […]

QC and barrister at No5 defend man acquitted in gang murder trial

Two advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers defended a man acquitted over a gang-related killing which saw three others found guilty of murder. David Mason QC and Simon Hunka acted for Kyle Kinchen, 19, who was found not guilty of murder following a six-week trial at Warwick Crown Court over the death of Emmanuel Lukenga, 21, […]

Christopher Hopkins and Colin Banham successfully defend Metropolitan Police officers accused of racism, bullying and harassment

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully defended two male Metropolitan Police officers (Officers “A” and “B”) accused of discriminating against another officer (Officer “C”) on grounds of her race, and engaging in behaviour amounting to bullying and harassment of the same officer over a six-month period. The allegations included that officers A and B […]

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