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Appointments strengthen family group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome two new members of Chambers to the Family Group. James Snelus brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of matrimonial finance, domestic trusts, inheritance disputes. He also has knowledge and experience of international elements in arguments over jurisdiction in the elements of divorce (Brussels II) and in cases […]

Court of Appeal rejects subjective interpretation of unilateral notice

Stobart Group sued Mr Tinkler under a tax indemnity he had given when he sold the shares in Stobart Rail. Stobart Group relied on a letter that it contended Mr Tinkler had understood to be a valid notice of the claim as required by the share sale agreement. Michael Fealy QC acted for Mr Tinkler […]

A summer of good weather and iconic races bring out the bikes

By Paul Evans Finally, summer has arrived with a European wide heatwave and temperatures last week in the UK reaching 38.5 degrees in Faversham Kent; the second hottest UK day on record.  This year the Tour de France in its 106th year, celebrated 100 years of the famous Maillot Jaune; the leader’s yellow jersey and this iconic […]

No5 Planning Barristers appear in the first Supreme Court case in Wales

Four members of No5 Barristers’ Chambers Planning Group, Martin Kingston QC, Richard Kimblin QC, Paul Cairnes QC and James Corbet Burcher appeared in the first ever Supreme Court case to sit in Wales on 22 and 23 July, in the Appeal of Wright v Resilient Energy Severndale and Forest of Dean District Council. Details of […]

Barristers Prosecute ‘Death by Beating’ Murder Trial

David Mason QC and Sarah Allen are acting for the prosecution in a murder trial in which they allege the victim was “unceremoniously dumped” and left to die on the doorstep of a house in Smethwick. Wolverhampton Crown Court has heard that 70-year-old Gurmukh Singh had been drinking with Palvinder Hayre, 51, one of three […]

Four counsel from No5 involved in murder trial after fatal shooting in Wolverhampton

Four advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers are involved in the trial of four men who face murder charges over the shooting of a 24-year-old man. Montell Gray, 22, of Springfield Road, Wednesfield, 23-year-old Seamus Williams, of Okemont Drive, Wednesfield, Dwaine Smith, 25, of Chainmakers Close, Bilston, and 22-year-old Kurrum Guild, from Oakthorpe Gardens, Tividale, all […]

No5’s Philip Bradley QC prosecutes in attempted murder trial

Queen’s Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is acting for the prosecution in the trial of an inmate accused of attacking three prison guards and a fellow prisoner using makeshift weapons. Philip Bradley QC is involved in the trial of Aklakur Rahman, 32, who is accused of carrying out the attacks at prisons in Norfolk, Lincoln and […]

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 […]

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