Throughout its 100-year history, No5 has developed a reputation for breaking new ground and continues to be regarded as a forward-thinking set. No5 maintains its success in traditional sectors of law while offering specialist advice and representation at the cutting edge of newly evolving areas.

Having grown to over 260 barristers, including 35 silks, No5 provides a nationwide service from its offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Leicester. Chambers continues to attract high-quality work in all disciplines, combining excellent service standards with a progressive, modern and flexible approach to clients’ needs.

Latest News, Publications & Podcasts

The client was appealing a decision of the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) to include his name on the Children’s Barred List...

Date: Wed, 12 May 2021
Peter Goatley QC and Christian Hawley have succeeded in obtaining planning permission for up to 373 dwellings together with strategic landscaping and other infrastructure in Torbay....

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021
Three No5 barristers Saleema Mahmood, Nabila Mallick and Sultana Tafadar have appeared as guests on Ramadan Radio in a live discussion on Breaking Stereotypes episode ‘Your career, your faith’....

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021
Alexander Mellis, Louisa Denning and Matthew Brunning consider the issue of dishonest defendants in the context of Fundamental Dishonesty in personal injury litigation....

Date: Thu, 13 May 2021
The Claimant, a licensed taxi driver, brought a claim including £11,825.49 in respect of hire charges relating to his taxi which was damaged in a RTA. The hire claim was fully dismissed at the contested MOJ Stage 3 Hearing as the Claimant had not made a claim for, or provided any evidence in support of loss of profit (Hussain v EUI Limited followed)....

Date: Mon, 10 May 2021
In one of the Planning Podcast’s ‘long-listens’, we bring together guests with long experience and real insight into planning for one of England’s most complex and dynamic areas in which so much is playing out: linear infrastructure; local and London’s unmet housing need; connecting hubs of growth and innovation; spatial strategies across districts and regions; new governance structures and a particular role for Government in forward planning....

Date: Tue, 11 May 2021

Latest Events

Please join us to celebrate Refugee Week and to welcome our new members with music, comedy and a discussion of recent and future changes in asylum law....

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021
Cost: Free
Join No5 Barristers’ Chambers and Robert Hunter, of City Disabilities, to explore issues of etiquette around disability and how to avoid causing offence....

Date: Mon, 24 May 2021
Cost: Free
Join No5’s Varsha Jagadesham and David Gardner for a webinar which will provide an update on recent developments in the Court of Protection....

Date: Tue, 25 May 2021
Cost: Free