News and Publications

No5 Barristers’ Chambers are delighted to announce that Paul Joseph has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Deputy Costs Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office in London....

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
Christopher Perry is once again joined by Adam Burrell, Charles Crow and Richard McLoughlin where they discuss solicitor/client assessments, in particular the success fee challenges following Herbert v HH Law....

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020
The recent Court of Appeal (and eagerly awaited Supreme Court) decision in Ho v Adelekun [2020} EWCA Civ 517 relating to costs set off in QOCS cases. We are delighted to welcome Adam Burrell from DAC Breachcoft where he is a partner and Head of Costs....

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Update from Tony McDaid on No5's latest position during Covid-19...

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020
Presenting the first vlog from the personal injury and clinical negligence groups at No5....

Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is committed to protecting the mental health of its barristers, pupils and staff. We have been awarded the Bar Council’s Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition and have in place a robust Wellbeing Policy to provide such support....

Date: Mon, 18 May 2020
High Court considers relevant principles in the context of COVID-19...

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020
Update 9 April 15:48: Phone lines now functioning...

Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020
On the 1st April 2020 HMCTS published a note on the Civil Court Listing Priorities. This is divided into two sections: - Priority 1 work includes work that ­­­must be done and Priority 2...

Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020
This note attempts to summarise the current working practice for Courts and Tribunals in England and Wales: is the court or tribunal simply closed, open for certain business or operating new remote procedures?...

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
No5 have set up the facility to host virtual mediations and round table meetings....

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020
Mobile numbers for management...

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
The steps No5 are taking to help minimise the spread of COVID-19....

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020
Could menopause be impacting on the poor rates of retention of women at senior levels?...

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Two barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, the UK’s largest set of chambers, are to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony taking place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16th March....

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020
As we approach the festive break my thoughts are drawn to...

Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Christmas opening hours...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
Leanne Buckley-Thomson writes about being a mother, her passion for her job & on returning to work...

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Proportionality has been the watchword in costs for such a length of time that one might have...

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019
In July 2019 the Court of Appeal judgment was handed down in the joint appeals of West...

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Although to all outward appearances the machinery of government appears to have ground to halt......

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has once again confirmed its standing as one of the leading sets of barristers in the country in the annual Legal 500....

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Two cricket tournaments staged by No5 Barristers’ Chambers in memory of a late member have raised a total of £3,375 for the national charity of the Bar – Advocate....

Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019
Gareth Compton examines the provisions of the CPR with regard to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting...

Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019
Whatever your view on the benefits, or otherwise, of the Jackson Reforms...

Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
Costs lawyer specialist Stephen Goodfellow puts the spotlight on the liability of a litigation...

Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been officially recognised for the mutual support its barristers and staff provide to ensure their continued wellbeing....

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Those reading this article will undoubtedly be familiar with the concept of provisional assessment since its introduction in 2013. Although initially proposed for cases where the costs claimed did not exceed 25,000 the limit imposed was in fact 75,000. A substantial number of cases that fall outside the scope of the fixed costs regime are now subject to provisional assessment....

Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Costs lawyer specialist Stephen Goodfellow of No5 Barristers’ Chambers highlights a continuing theme of limited discretion in interpreting CPR 36, in recent case law....

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Costs budgeting has been going on for years now with Costs Management Orders handed out like confetti is thrown at weddings....

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019
An appeal over the process of Costs Budgeting has been upheld bringing into question the practice of ‘parking off’ hourly rates to detailed assessment....

Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018