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No5’s QC and barrister secure murder conviction for Birmingham stabbing

Two advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers secured the murder conviction of a teenager for the stabbing of a student outside a Birmingham College. Michael Burrows QC and Tom Schofield prosecuted in the trial of 17-year-old Louai Ali, who stabbed Sidali Mohamed, 16, in the chest with a two-pronged knife. The attack happened during a struggle at the gates […]

No 5 Barrister secures acquittal of dentist accused of false accounting

Richard Gibbs secures acquittal of a dentist wrongly accused of false accounting after a five day trial before a jury at Birmingham Crown Court. Instructed on a private basis by Richard Nelson LLP to defend Dr Khaled, Richard Gibbs argued successfully that the dentist had not acted dishonestly and that the dentist had acted as a […]

Barrister examines costs orders against litigation friends and infants

Costs lawyer specialist Stephen Goodfellow of No5 Barristers’ Chambers puts the spotlight on the liability of a litigation friend and infants following Barker v Confiànce Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 1401 (Ch). Mr Goodfellow examined the High Court judgment on June 5, 2019 where Mr Justice Morgan considered the principle as to the circumstances where a […]

No5 Barristers appointed to List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is pleased to announce the strengthening of its list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates undertaking regulatory prosecutions in fields that include Health and Safety (HSE), Natural Resource Wales (NRW), The Environment Agency (EA), The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). Bernard Thorogood, Ian Bridge and Adam Farrer who have been long standing […]

QC and barrister lead prosecution in murder trial after fatal stabbing

Two advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers are leading the prosecution in a murder trial over the stabbing of a student outside his Highgate college. Michael Burrows QC and Tom Schofield are prosecuting in the trial of a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at Birmingham Crown Court. Sixteen-year-old Sidali Mohamed was allegedly stabbed […]

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