News and Publications

No5 is delighted to announce that Harpreet Sandhu and Sultana Tafadar will be appointed to the rank of Her Majesty’s Counsel...

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021
The Upper Tribunal has handed down judgment in Agbabiaka (evidence from abroad; Nare guidance) [2021] UKUT 00286 (IAC), updating the guidance in Nare (evidence by electronic means) Zimbabwe [2011] UKUT 443 (IAC) on the giving of evidence from abroad....

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021
Becket Bedford is currently embroiled in the intricacies of EEA deport notices...

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021
A simple call for assisted accommodation from the Defendant can involve an examination of the Local Authority’s duty to a vulnerable person calling for an examination of the complex relationship between different legislative frameworks....

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
No.5 Barristers David Gardner and Dr Chelvan took part in a panel webinar organised by Public Law Wales and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales....

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020
European Court of Human Rights communicates Philip Rule’s case of Bowen and Stanton to the UK...

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020
Mrs. Justice Beverley Lang DBE granted JR permission at a remote hearing on 16 July 2020...

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020
The Court of Appeal today overturned a High Court decision in the continuing battle waged by Notts firm, Instalaw...

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 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
In Liberty, equality, the Court of Protection and the coronavirus Alison Harvey wrote...

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020
In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17, Lord Wilson...

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020
On 21 April 2020, the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and Colin Yeo, the barrister who edits the Free Movement blog...

Date: Fri, 24 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
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been named Barrister of the Year in leading legal sector awards...

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020
Bringing together 50 LGBT charity sector and third sector leaders to look at how the LGBT charity can work together, Dr Chelvan's keynote speech...

Date: Wed, 05 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
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
As the Bar Council marks 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which first allowed women to practise as lawyers, Nabila Mallick of No5 Barrister’s Chambers, speaks about her experience as a Muslim woman at the Bar....

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Neil Chawla has been selected as the first Master of the Midland Circuit of Lincoln’s Inn....

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019
Dr. Laura Davidson has compiled and edited a new book which puts the spotlight on mental health...

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019
On Saturday, 19 October 2019, the Human Rights Lawyers Association will be holding their annual careers day....

Date: Fri, 04 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
A new decision from the Court of Appeal confirms the court is slow, even if the tribunal is not...

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019
While establishing that all psychiatric patients, regardless of status, are owed the same duty...

Date: Tue, 11 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
Dr Chelvan has been instructed by Sarah Latimer of Fountain Solicitors (Newport) to represent Kenneth Macharia....

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Internationally renowned barrister S Chelvan of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been awarded a PhD in Law by Kings College, London....

Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Human rights barrister appointed to UK Government Equalities Office’s LGBT Advisory Panel...

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Two counsel from a Birmingham barristers’ chambers have been appointed as Fee-paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal....

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Counsel highlights ‘delicious irony’ of Brexit’s effects on human rights law...

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019
In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU....

Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019
No5 Barrister’s Chambers expertise called upon by Joint Committee on Human Rights...

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Philip Dayle appears in Privy Council ...

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019
An immigration barrister fears a Judicial Review has thrown up the possibility that the Government’s methods to deport EU nationals could end up costing the country hundreds of thousands of pounds....

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019
The Home Office was ordered to pay 10,000.00 costs following a hearing at Reading County Court before HHJ M Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge. ...

Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Daily Mail reports on Private Prosecution of Linda Bellos - No5 Chambers' S Chelvan instructed as Leading Counsel by Guiliana Kendal...

Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018
Philip Rule chairs Reform of the Parole Board: Open Justice and Rehabilitation seminar by the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association ...

Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018
S Chelvan speaks to BuzzFeed’s Emily Dugan on the Home Office and Disabled People’s rights to Asylum in UK ...

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018
No5 Barristers’ Chambers London office yesterday hosted a training event on Gender Identity and Expression: Detention and Protection Claims. ...

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Philip Rule obtains injunction to protect Art. 2 right to life of Jamaican wanted for murder...

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017
No5’s Philip Rule is delivering a talk to the Adriatic Conference, Croatia, about the principle of lex mitior and its place in the common law world...

Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016
Philip Rule, No5 Chambers, reports from the European Court of Huma Rights conference on the Crimes of the Past...

Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016
In one of Philip Rule’s ongoing cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (Minter v UK) the President of the First Section has decided to give notification of the application to the UK Government on 15 December 2015....

Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2016