News and Publications

Section 11 of the Inheritance Act 1975 has been litigated to trial for the first time, providing significant consequences for estate, family and insolvency law....

Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021
Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division addressed the Jersey International Family Law Conference on 8th October 2021...

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021
No5 Barristers' Chambers has again maintained its position as a leading set in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500...

Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021
Public law practitioners will be aware of the spate of cases in recent years in which the higher courts...

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021
The Queen has appointed Nassera Patel, previously known as Nassera Butt of No5 Barristers’ Chambers to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor...

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021
Mark is a pupil in the Family Group. During his first six, Mark has observed a wide range of public law and private law children’s work....

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021
Two recent cases involving families in the Middle East have highlighted different approaches to dealing with co-parenting and conflict resolution...

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021
No5 Barristers’ Chambers and Robert Hunter, of City Disabilities, explore issues of etiquette around disability and how to avoid causing offence....

Date: Thu, 27 May 2021
No5 Barrister Giles Pengelly recently appeared for the appellant (wife) in Souza v Souza [2021] EWHC 199 (Fam) (“Souza”)...

Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2020 contain, among a number of other procedural amendments, some important changes to the financial remedy costs regime. Two significant changes are set out in the form of an amended rule 9.27 and a new rule 9.27A....

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020
No5 Barrister Dewinder Birk will be published in the November issue of Family Law....

Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2020
Olivia Whitworth and Eleanor Berney-Dale provide an update of their Coronavirus article from earlier this year....

Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020
Where a local authority determines that the medical evidence falls short of proving that an injury to a child was deliberately inflicted, in what circumstances should it be allowed to withdraw its application?...

Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020
The second strand of Professor A V Dicey’s conception of the rule of law is that no man is above the law and everyone, whatever his condition or rank is, is subject to the ordinary laws of the land....

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Femi Ogunlende to the Family Group....

Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020
Dewinder Birk has set out two cases dealing with two different aspects of experts’ costs in private children cases...

Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020
The recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in Re LC (A Child) (Placement Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 787...

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020
Update from Tony McDaid on No5's latest position during Covid-19...

Date: Thu, 18 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
The financial impact of the current global pandemic on both a macro and micro economic level...

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020
On 16th April 2020, Sir Andrew McFarlane handed down a case management judgment...

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020
It is becoming a progressively prevalent issue that there are increasing levels of domestic abuse...

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Update 9 April 15:48: Phone lines now functioning...

Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020
St Philips Chambers and No5 Barristers’ Chambers are teaming up to host a webinar, to explain and discuss the use of Arbitration in private law children’s cases...

Date: Tue, 07 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
We are entering difficult and unprecedented times. The country faces a so-called lockdown...

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
Mobile numbers for management...

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020
In light of the National Guidance for the Family Court regarding Covid-19, we wanted to write to you to inform you of the servives that we are able to offer in these uncertain times....

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020
The Queen has appointed Fayyaz Afzal OBE, who practised at No5 Barristers’ Chambers, to be a Circuit Judge with effect from March 16....

Date: Fri, 13 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
It may be 2020 but forced marriages remain prevalent in this country despite being illegal under British law....

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Seven barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been involved in a Fact Finding Hearing in the Family Court regarding brothers who alleged physical and sexual abuse by family members....

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 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
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
Family barrister Victoria Clifford of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been named Regional Bar Junior of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards for 2020....

Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Victoria Clifford, a member of our Family Group, has been shortlisted for a major industry award...

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019
Adreeja Chatterjee released book "A Practical Guide to the Law of Foreced and Incapacitous Marriages"...

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 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
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome two new members of Chambers to the Family Group....

Date: Wed, 04 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
Sally Hickman, who was called to the Bar in 1987, will be known as Her Honour Judge Hickman....

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 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
The idea of Financial Remedy Centres (FRC’s) was first...

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Paediatric experts will share their knowledge at a Medical Evidence seminar on 17th May...

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019
It may be that the divorce rate for heterosexual couples in England and Wales has hit a 45-year low, but if your marriage becomes a statistic, how can you protect your wealth?...

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019
A leading Birmingham barrister fears a lack of awareness about the use of child arbitration during family break-ups means that people do not always have it as an option at such a stressful time in their lives....

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019
R (G) v HCC; Admin Court 20th December 2018 ...

Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018
Birmingham barrister speaks at annual conference of United Kingdom Association of Women Judges...

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Lambo v Kelly-Lambo (PT-2018-00382) (Ch D) 25th September 2018....

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Richard Alomo speaking at launch of British Nigeria Law Forum’s Family Law Network...

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018
FLBA release the President’s Guidance on arbitration in children cases...

Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2018
Mills v Mills: In the context of commentary surrounding the case referring to ‘meal tickets for life’, authorities pointing toward term orders and Private Member’s Bills seeking similar, this was an eagerly awaited judgment....

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018
Link to judgment: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2017-0040-judgment.pdf On the 18...

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018
Katie Langdon joins Family Group...

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018
By Emma Sutton (No5 Barristers' Chambers) and Jess Flanagan (Senior Associate, Clarke Willmott S...

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018
This short article examines the law concerning the right of a natural father without parental respon...

Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016
Domestic abuse and forced marriage continue to produce a number of cases each year. This webinar wil...

Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2016