Crime

No5 barrister defends lorry driver cleared after cyclist died in road accident

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers led the defence of a lorry driver who was cleared of causing the death of a cyclist in a traffic accident. Mark Kelly defended Richard Merris who was accused of causing death by dangerous driving after his HGV struck two cyclists, killing one and injuring the other. Mr Merris, who […]

Seven counsel from No5 involved in Family Court hearing

Seven barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been involved in a Fact Finding Hearing in the Family Court regarding brothers who alleged physical and sexual abuse by family members. Richard Hadley, who acted for the local authority, Kristina Brown, instructed by Talbots Law, Victoria Clifford, instructed by Harrison Clarke Rickerby Solicitors, Kathryn Taylor, instructed by […]

No5 QC successfully prosecutes pastor for serial rape of members of his congregation

A ‘feared’ pastor has been found guilty following a rape trial in which a Queen’s Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers led the prosecution. Michael Oluronbi, of Orchid Drive, Longbridge, Birmingham, was convicted of raping multiple members of his congregation. The offences took place in Birmingham and London. Phil Bradley QC told jurors that what the […]

Jonas Hankin QC prosecutes as murderer is handed life sentence

A murderer has been jailed for life over the stabbing of a stranger in the street following a trial prosecuted by a Queen’s Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers. Jonas Hankin QC was prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court in the trial of Martyn Turley, 58, of Whitehouse Street, Tipton. Turley initially denied charges of murder and […]

Sentence passed in tragic doctor crash case

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers prosecuted and defended (Mike Duck QC prosecuting and Ian Bridge defending) in the recent high profile and tragic case involving the death of Dr Suzanna Bull. Dr Bull died when her bicycle was in collision with an LGV driven by experienced lorry driver Robert Bradbury. Mr Bradbury was found not […]

No5 counsel leads prosecution in child sex abuse case

By Michelle Heeley QC, Sarah Allen Michelle Heeley QC is leading Sarah Allen, both of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, in the prosecution of a historic child sex abuse case. They told jurors at Birmingham Crown Court that a 12-year-old girl was ‘traded like a piece of meat’ by a group of men who were abusing her […]

Interim payments-The court is willing, but the evidence is weak (RXK v Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

By Stephen Goodfellow Personal Injury analysis: This analysis considers Master Cook’s judgment in RXK in which he sets out the circumstances in which the court will order an interim payment despite final quantification still being some years hence. It explains why this will be welcome news for claimant solicitors, even though no substantive decision was […]

Michael Burrows QC sees gunman jailed for life over murder

Michael Burrows QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has seen Keanu Bedward jailed for life for the fatal shooting of Remal Hunt. The shooting, in broad daylight on Church Road in Erdington, came about after a “chance” meeting between factions of two rival gangs. Bedward, who fled to Dubai immediately after the killing, was sentenced to […]

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