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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 […]

Two counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Two barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, the UK’s largest set of chambers, are to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony taking place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16th March. No5 has welcomed the news that Peter Goatley and Henry Pitchers will be appointed QCs, taking the number […]

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 […]

Experienced financial services barrister joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Gurprit Mattu to the Business and Property Group. Gurprit Mattu, called to the Bar 2007; and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) 2019 specialises in contentious banking and finance matters, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency and regulatory matters. She has particular expertise in financial services regulation, litigation and corporate […]

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 […]

Clinical negligence trial sees damages awarded of £1.5m in Cauda Equina syndrome case

Clinical negligence experts from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have seen the successful conclusion of a claim involving Cauda Equina Syndrome with damages agreed at around £1.5million. Jonathan Jones QC and David Tyack, with Moosa Duke solicitors, represented the claimant, 37, who had a long history of back pain. The defendant NHS Trust was represented by Michael […]

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