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Barrister elected to the Court of Protection Bar Association

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Alex Cisneros has been elected to the Committee of the newly-formed Court of Protection Bar Association. Alex will sit on the Committee alongside 13 other specialist practitioners. The Committee aims to promote, discuss and further the study, understanding and development of the Court of Protection Bar, its members and their professional interests […]

Counsel highlights ‘delicious irony’ of Brexit’s effects on human rights law

Human rights expert Becket Bedford says a ground-breaking case that attempts to hold the European Union liable in an English court for the Union’s violation of fundamental human rights a “delicious irony of law”. As first counsel for the claimants in Tomanovic v European Union [2019] EWHC 263 (QB) Mr Bedford of No5 Barristers’ Chambers presented the case […]

No5 barrister acts for prosecution in body modification case

Jonas Hankin QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, acted for the prosecution in a body modification case in which the practitioner admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm after unsuccessfully claiming the consent of his customers gave him a lawful defence. Brendan McCarthy, who ran Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium in Wolverhampton, carried out consensual procedures […]

Murder trial prosecution success for No5 counsel Michael Duck QC and Martin Liddiard

Following a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court Michael Duck QC has seen murderer David Olczyk jailed for life for beating Kristof Zwolinski to death. Michael Duck QC, leading Martin Liddiard in the prosecution of the case, told the court that the 47-year-old victim was viciously assaulted and was kicked, punched and stamped on following […]

No5 barrister’s chambers expertise called upon by joint committee on human rights

Alison Harvey of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has shared her expertise to advise the Joint Committee on Human Rights in its preparation of a report on immigration detention. Her experience includes representing clients before the Home Office, tribunals and courts, in the UK and overseas, including working at the Refugee Legal Centre, Asylum Aid, and South […]

The Court of Justice of the European Union hears intercountry adoption case

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have appeared at the Court of Justice of the European Union in an intercountry adoption appeal. The child, ‘SM’, was adopted under the Algerian ‘Kefalah’ system by her French national legal guardians, who live in the UK as EEA nationals. The issue was whether SM could join her legal guardians […]

No5 barristers defend in Worcester acid attack case on a three year old child

Phil Bradley QC leads Chloe Ashley in the notorious Worcester case in which it is alleged that their client, the lead defendant ZN aged, 39 (who cannot be named for legal reasons) conspired to throw a corrosive fluid (here a form of sulphuric acid) on his three-year-old son. He is jointly charged alongside 6 others. The incident took […]

Philip Dayle appears in Privy Council

The Privy Council yesterday (30.01.2019) heard arguments that the Police Service Commission in Jamaica breached fundamental rights by promoting a senior police officer, while serious allegations against him had not yet been investigated. Philip Dayle appeared for the appellant, Jamaicans for Justice, a human rights organisation based in Jamaica. He was led by Hugh Southey […]

Counsel see successful resolution on creditor ruling at Court of Appeal

Richard Jones QC and Philip Mantle of No5 Barristers’ Chambers have appeared for the successful creditor in the first case before the Court of Appeal to determine the question of from when the limitation period runs in the context of a claim under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. The claim (Christopher Doyle v PRA Group […]

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