No5 is delighted to announce that Talbir Singh and Philip Rule will be appointed to the rank of His Majesty’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor, taking the number of silks at chambers to 39.

Talbir Singh is a member of the Crime and Regulatory Groups at No5 acting for both the prosecution and defence. Called to the Bar in 1997, Talbir has experience in rape, murder and drug trafficking cases and has dealt with a number of drug trafficking enquiries. Talbir has experience in Appeal by Case Stated and Judicial Review.

Called to the Bar in 2001, Philip Rule is the Head of the Public Law Group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers. He has a wealth of experience in public law matters across a wide-range and variety. Philip has acted in several Supreme Court cases that proceeded to a full hearing and has drafted submissions to the Supreme Court on a number of other occasions (both written applications, and respondent’s objections). 

No5’s Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, Tony McDaid said “We congratulate both Talbir and Philip on their appointment as His Majesty’s Counsel. Both 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.”