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Senior Practice Manager
Daniel Griffiths
James Wackett


Practice Group Clerks
James Ashford
Mitchell Nash
Oliver Lee
Charlie Labrum

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

Tel: +44 (0) 845 210 5555
Fax: +44 (0) 121 606 1501
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Commercial & Chancery

Chambers has over 40 barristers able to provide specialist advice and expertise in all matters falling within the wide-ranging ambit of commercial and chancery issues.  No5 is able to provide in-depth analysis and advice at all levels.  Our Counsel are recognised favourably in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 across all areas within the group.  
Our strong and effective litigators together with our more junior members means that we are able to offer strength in depth and have the appropriate Counsel to deal with all disputes and issues, no matter what the subject area or value of the claim, from the conduct of complex litigation and advice on tactical issues to the construction of wills and trusts, taxation issues and technology and construction matters, including international disputes.  Our Counsel also have the technical skills and expertise to undertake advice and drafting in relation to all matters, including companies, LLPs and trusts and wills.
Our Counsel also have excellent advocacy skills and are expertly equipped to deal with all aspects of court work, mediations, negotiations, adjudications and arbitrations.
Our Counsel deal with all property matters and there is no matter that is not within their expertise, including (but not limited to) contracts for the sale of land, conveyancing disputes, mortgages, nuisance, trespass and compensation claims.  
All areas of professional negligence are dealt with, for both claimants and defendants, as are all matters relating to company law and corporate and personal insolvency.
We receive instructions from solicitors and other professionals as well as members of public and other bodies and members of the public, via the Public Access rules.
The more senior members of the Group have considerable experience and expertise and are regularly recognised personally in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.  Please see their individual profiles for further information.   
Our Counsel are approachable and user-friendly.  Whatever the issue or value of the claim, No5 has experienced and specialist Counsel to deal with it.

No5 Chambers is a key set... notable for its deep bench in chancery work. Its barristers handle probate, property and commercial disputes around the country. One source says: "I have huge confidence in their ability to provide an excellent service." Another comments: "They give good advice, I've never gone to court and lost with them. Any preparation from any of the barristers is always very good."
Chambers UK 2017

No5 Chambers’ commercial team provides ‘top-quality work, advocacy, understanding, depth of knowledge and outstanding client care’.
Legal 500 2016

No5 Chambers is a household name on the Midland Circuit and is praised by solicitors for the quality of its advocacy. Advocates from this set are well versed in the full range of commercial and traditional chancery work and are becoming increasingly recognised for their excellent practices in probate and real estate.
Chambers & Partners 2016

Noted for its ‘strength in depth’, No5 Chambers’ first-rate commercial team is highly regarded at all levels of call, and handles instructions for a national and, increasingly, international client base. The group is ‘user-friendly, responsive and willing to travel’.
Legal 500 2015