The 2018 edition of the Chambers UK Bar has delivered a Band 1 ranking to ten of No5’s practice areas, with further Band 1 rankings for 13 senior barristers and 23 junior barristers.

No5 secures the rankings on the back of being named as one of just two top-tier ranked sets on the Midland Circuit in the annual Legal 500 listings.

The Band 1 practice areas on the Midlands Circuit are Clinical Negligence, Company, Crime, Employment, Environment, Family/Matrimonial, Health and Safety, Immigration, Personal Injury and Planning.

No5 is described as ‘a heavyweight outfit which dominates the Midlands clinical negligence sector’ and enjoys ‘a very strong reputation in the Midlands for planning law work’ with clients praising its ‘collection of extremely professional planning barristers’.

Of the Crime group, the directory says: “No5 Chambers is a stellar criminal set with a deep bench of ‘very professional and accommodating barristers’. The set is home to a number of well-established silks alongside excellent juniors.”  Michael Duck QC is one of only five silks to be ranked band 1 in the Midlands.

Chief Executive and Director of Clerking at No5, Tony McDaid, said: “We are extremely pleased that the specialisms, hard work, and professionalism of everyone at No5 have been recognised by Chambers.

“The number of practice areas handed a Band 1 rating demonstrates a comprehensive breadth of expertise across all services throughout the UK and further afield, providing top quality advocacy to all of our clients.

“Particularly pleasing are the nods to ‘Up and Coming’ junior barristers Richard Grimshaw (clinical negligence), Caroline Jennings (employment), and five members of our growing Planning Group: Hashi Mohamed, James Corbet Burcher, Thea Osmund-Smith, Nina Pindham and Jack Smyth.”

View No5’s Chambers UK Bar 2018 profile here:

With offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Leicester, 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.