No5 has welcomed the news that Mark KellyDavid Tyack and John Coughlan will be appointed to the rank of Her Majesty’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor, taking the number of silks at the chambers to 35.

Mark Kelly is a member of the Crime and Regulatory Groups at No5 and is a defence barrister with vast experience in defending sex cases as well as fraud. Called to the Bar in 1985, Mark has worked in competition law in the European Commission and studied European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges. His practice is predominantly comprised of serious fraud work including multi-million-pound carousel/MTIC, education, internet and bank fraud.

David Tyack is a member of both the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Groups at No5. David was called to the Bar in 1994 and undertakes high value and complex cases. David has expertise in a variety of clinical negligence cases, including brain injury and cerebral palsy, cancer, gynaecology and obstetrics, medical, spinal injury and surgical. His background knowledge and familiarity with medical issues complements his personal injury practice which involves serious and catastrophic injuries.

Called to the Bar in 1999, John Coughlan is a member of both the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Groups at No5. His clinical negligence caseload includes obstetric injury including brain injury and brachial plexus injury, delays in treatment and diagnosis and life-changing injuries arising from surgical and medical mismanagement. His personal injury practice is focused on high-value fatal accidents and catastrophic injury cases relating to brain and spinal injury, serious orthopaedic injury (including amputation), severe burns, sensory loss and psychiatric injury.

No5’s Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, Tony McDaid said: “In what has been a very difficult year for everyone it is great to end the year on a high with such welcome news. All three are experts in their respective fields and we are delighted that we have the opportunity to offer our clients yet more choice in the upper echelons of the Bar”.