No5 Barristers’ Chambers has cemented its position as one of the country’s leading sets in the annual Legal 500.

One of just two top-tier ranked sets on the Midland Circuit, a number of the set’s barristers have been recommended as tier one experts in their field.

With offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Leicester, nationwide No5 boasts 27 QCs in the Leading Silks List, up from 22 last year, with name checks for new silks Michelle Heeley QCPhil Bradley QC and Stefano Nuvoloni QC.

Legal 500 is recognised as one of the most authoritative guides to the UK Bar, and describes No5 as ‘innovative and forward-thinking’ and the ‘wide range of experienced counsel can be called upon and trusted’.

Chief Executive and Director of Clerking at No5, Tony McDaid, said the set was extremely pleased: “We are delighted to cement our position in this year’s rankings which highlights our national reputation and the wide range of expertise offered.

“Our Head of Chambers Mark Anderson QC again receives a tier 1 ranking as a Leading Silk in Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law, while many of our QCs have been praised for their skills and judgement.”

The practice management is described as ‘very friendly and approachable’ while Mr McDaid himself is said to ‘always be looking for ways to improve the service and meet instructing solicitors’ needs rather than stick to rigid structures’.

The Legal 500 rankings are much anticipated by the industry, and No5 is recommended nationally and regionally. Barristers are acknowledged as experts in their fields, with the set receiving recognition for its work in a variety of areas including Planning, Crime, Employment, Family, Immigration, Public Law, Commercial and Chancery and Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.

Award winning No5 is one of the UK’s premier set of barristers’ chambers with more than 240 barristers and 35 silks. It has established a reputation for breaking new legal ground and is considered to be progressive and forward-thinking.

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