Mark Anderson, whose main practice is Chancery and Commercial and Crime and Police Discipline specialist David Mason, were sworn in as Silks last week in a prestigious ceremony before The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, at The Palace of Westminster.
Called to the Bar in 1983, Mark Anderson has been acting for and against banks and finance companies for all his professional life. He has also been advising and litigating for partners, companies, their shareholders and directors for many years and is considered to be an outstanding advocate with a superb courtroom manner.
In every year since 2001 Mark Anderson has been ranked in the first category of leaders at the Bar in commercial litigation by the Chambers and Partners Guide.
David Mason has over 20 years of practising in crime having been called to the Bar in 1986. He has conducted every possible type of case both on behalf of the prosecution and defence. His experience ranges from fraud, murder, serious sexual offences, money laundering, internet offences, drugs offences, including massive importations and serious offences of violence.
In addition, Mr Mason has a wealth of experience in representing police officers in the Crown and Magistrates Courts, as well as many Discipline Tribunals, Appeals to Chief Constable and Appeals to Police Appeal Tribunals.
Commenting on their appointments Mr Ralph Lewis QC, Head of Chambers, said: “This is a double success for No5 Chambers, as we are delighted to be congratulating both Mark and David on being awarded silk. The level of commitment required to achieve QC status is vast and testament to the dedication of all those who succeed in their application.
“We continue to set high standards at No5 and their appointments further strengthen our ability to provide top flight counsel, whilst setting benchmarks for our junior members to aspire to.”
No5 continues to consolidate its position as the largest barristers’ Chamber in the country, with offices in Birmingham, London and Bristol.