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Stephen Whitaker

Call: 1970

"A very senior junior who certainly knows his onions." "A very, very clever man and a safe pair of hands who wouldn’t need a leader."

Chambers UK 2017

"A very solid performer - on legal analysis, he’s probably better than anyone."

Chambers UK 2016

"Receives warm market approval for his handling of a broad range of partnership disputes."

Chambers UK 2014

Stephen Whitaker’s main practice areas are:

  • Company & Partnership
  • Trusts & Probate
  • Insolvency
  • Property
  • Commercial & Banking

Publications include joint editor in the current re-editing of Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification and a number of other books, including the title “Corporate Insolvency” in the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (2004). In practice from 1971-1995 with John Knox QC and others at 11 New Square Lincoln’s Inn – a traditional chancery set – where he still retains a door tenancy. First chancery lawyer to join No5 Chambers (as an associate tenant in 1982) full-time 1996 to date.

Detailed cv in all practice areas available from practice managers.

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  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Manchester Grammar School
  • Worcester College Oxford (Andrew Dixon Scholar)
  • (Andrew Dixon Scholar); MA in Jurisprudence, BCL
  • Joint editor in the current re-editing of Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification and a number of other books, including the title “Corporate Insolvency” in the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (2004). In practice from 1971-1995 with John Knox QC and others at 11 New Square Lincoln’s Inn – a traditional chancery set – where he still retains a door tenancy. First chancery lawyer to join No5 Chambers (as an associate tenant in 1982) full-time 1996 to date.

Barclays Bank v Harris
(Reported as: Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2)) House of Lords [2001] UKHL 44, [2002] 2 AC 773, in which he wrote the first draft of the “generic” case for the wives. Re Smith (A Bankrupt), Smith v Ian Simpson and Co [2001] Ch 239, Court of Appeal (Change of carriage orders on bankruptcy petition, Insolvency Rules 1986 and ultra vires)

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Clerk Team

Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

07960 831815

Dan Woodbridge

Practice Director, Business & Property

danw@no5.com

07904 334814

Jordan Zaza

Business & Property Clerk

jordanz@no5.com

Daniel Birch

Business & Property Clerk

danielbirch@no5.com

Olivia McIntyre

Business & Property Clerk

oliviam@no5.com

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