News and Publications

In response to the first draft of the new Procurement Bill, Jorren Knibbe highlights key points in the legislation that will eventually repeal the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and create a single Procurement Act for the whole of the UK....

Date: Fri, 13 May 2022
No5 Barristers’ Chambers are delighted to announce that Dr Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate at the Indian Bar has joined as a door tenant...

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022
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
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
Alexander Heylin and Annie Townley successfully acted in the trial on behalf of the 6th and 7th Respondents against whom all claims were dismissed...

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Angus Burden (1994 call) and Louise Corfield (2008 call) have both gained recognition in the prestigious Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide 2021...

Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021
Extension of existing restrictions on enforcement and entirely new proposed restrictions on landlord action...

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 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
Philip Mantle and Rebecca Livesey discuss: In-person and online mediation - Early neutral evaluation when it’s privately through the parties or mandated by the court....

Date: Mon, 17 May 2021
Philip Mantle and Rebecca Livesey discuss: In-person and online mediation - Early neutral evaluation when it’s privately through the parties or mandated by the court....

Date: Mon, 17 May 2021
In the first podcast episode, Maria Mulla and Alexander Heylin of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, speak with Iskander Fernandez, a Partner at BLM who they first met at English Law Week in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2019....

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021
No5 Barristers’ Chambers teamed up with Saunders Solicitors’ to host two webinars examing the common law regime and the practical steps needed to enforce a judgment obtained in these jurisdictions in the UK....

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
No5 Barristers’ Chambers teamed up with Saunders Solicitors’ to host two webinars examing the common law regime and the practical steps needed to enforce a judgment obtained in these jurisdictions in the UK....

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
Planning analysis: In considering challenges under sections 288 and 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990)...

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021
Mark Anderson QC and Steven Reed appeared in the Court of Appeal on 16 March, representing UK Gymnastics Limited in its appeal against an injunction restraining it from infringing British Gymnastics’ trademarks and from passing off by calling itself a National Governing Body for the sport of gymnastics....

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021
No5 is delighted to announce that Louise Corfield has qualified as an accredited mediator. Having already being recognised by the directories as incredibly studious whilst having a commercially-minded and practical approach Louise will also add 12 years of experience litigating in the High Court/Business and Property Courts to her mediation approach....

Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2021
This webinar looks at recent interesting cases and important developments in costs matters. The aim is to help practitioners comply with the Civil Procedure Rules and achieve the best outcomes in hearings relating to costs, including applications for relief from sanctions for late costs budgets....

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
On 6 April 2021 those practicing in the Business and Property Court will become subject to significantly more stringent requirements...

Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021
In a landmark ruling the UK Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance policies providing business interruption insurance...

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021
The Wills Act 1837 Order 2020 means that it is now possible to witness a will via a video call....

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021
Maria Mulla and Changez Khan consider the decision of the Supreme Court in Financial Conduct Authority -v-Arch Insurance (UK) Limited & Ors [2021] UKSC 1...

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Changez Khan successfully acted for the Claimant company in the High Court in Solitair Ltd v Nambiar and Go Singles Ltd....

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
No5 Barristers' Chambers is delighted to welcome Sudhir Mishra to the Business and Property Group. Sudhir, an Environmental lawyer of India, has joined as a Door Tenant....

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020
On 31 October 2020, the ban on repossession proceedings comes to an end. Approximately 1.8 million people have taken a deferral on a mortgage, and the second period of deferral is now coming to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with possession proceedings if appropriate....

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020
This annual two-day summit, organised by the Istanbul-based Marmara Group Strategic...

Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020
The Business & Property Group are delighted to announce that Annie Townley has accepted tenancy after successfully completing her pupillage....

Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020
If you are looking to enforce a restrictive covenant in a business protection case, the High Court’s recent decision in Peltrade Ltd v Scanlan [2020] 9 WLUK 34 is a timely reminder of how not to do things....

Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020
At the height of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the government announced that small businesses would be entitled to substantial grants as a result of being forced to close....

Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020
Back in March 2020 the world became a very unusual place.  The government rushed to help us to navigate that world with guidance...

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

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020
The law of frustration has reared its head at some memorable moments in British history: King Edward VII’s cancelled coronation; the First World War; the Second World War; and Brexit....

Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020
No5 barristers have volunteered to assist potential new entrants to the profession from minority groups and backgrounds....

Date: Fri, 29 May 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
Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules....

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020
Mrs Bullock had lived and cohabited with Mr Simon Denton for around 3 years 4 months...

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 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
Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on the 25th March 2020. It provides temporary protection from eviction to lawful occupiers of business premises (whether or not they are tenants), in two respects:...

Date: Fri, 03 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
The world has become a very unusual place in the last few weeks...

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a common consideration is being raised by businesses...

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020
With the current Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, we have seen guidance upon guidance and the enactment of the Coronavirus Act 2020 at break-neck speed...

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020
On the evening of Monday 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID19...

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
A brief update as to the government’s position with regard to residential evictions in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic...

Date: Thu, 26 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
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is offering an increased range of new cost-effective services for claims up to £25,000...

Date: Wed, 18 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
A planning expert from No5 Barristers’ Chambers will launch his debut book in March in which he uses his own life experience to reflect on modern Britain, social mobility and the challenges that still face children from deprived areas....

Date: Mon, 10 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
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Gurprit Mattu to the Business and Property Group....

Date: Fri, 10 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
In a decision handed down on 31 July 2019, the Court of Appeal in FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1361 have clarified the test for contractual rectification on the basis of common mistake....

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Camilla Draycott accepts tenancy after successfully completing her pupillage....

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Neil Chawla has been selected as the first Master of the Midland Circuit of Lincoln’s Inn....

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019
How interim injunctive relief can assist both individuals and businesses when locked in a dispute with their energy provider...

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019
Emma Williams examines the usefulness of the little known global substitution order...

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019
No5 Barristers' Chambers ranked in leading Chambers UK 2020 Guide...

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Rosemary Lodge Developments Ltd (“RLD”) sought to resist enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision...

Date: Mon, 07 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
In 365 Business Finance Ltd -v- Bellagio Hospitality WB ltd (1) Mr Tanveer Singh Handa (2) [2019] EWHC...

Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019
Richard Adkinson will take up the role of a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales)...

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 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
Louise Corfield reviews the recent Court of Appeal Decision Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA Civ 1336...

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019
In a recent reported decision from the English High Court, the court re-examined the principles on which a Defendant can be cross-examined...

Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019
The ability for any person to make an application to a Commons Registration Authority to register land...

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019
Jason Perrin has been involved in a presumption of death hearing after a man disappeared...

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019
What happens to property owned by joint tenancy if you don’t know who died first?!...

Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
Shakir Ali, Shahida Aslam -v- Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 677...

Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019
The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd...

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019
The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in BV Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt Entreprises Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 596 provides welcome clarification...

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Alexander Heylin to No5...

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019
A No5 barrister will travel to Nigeria this month to attend the 13th Annual Business Law Conference....

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
Adam Porte analyses the Loophole that threatens to undermine Government efforts to crack down...

Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019
New service for claims up to £25,000 through fixed fee Private Neutral Evaluation....

Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Habberfield v Habberfield [2019] EWCA Civ 890 provides...

Date: Tue, 28 May 2019
Section 4 of the 1975 Act provides that an application for an award under the Act “shall not, except with the permission of the court......

Date: Mon, 20 May 2019
Section 284 of the Insolvency Act 1986 acts to make void any disposition of property made by a bankrupt...

Date: Mon, 13 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
Jonathan Shaw joins the Commercial and Chancery Group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers...

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Richard Jones QC and Philip Mantle of No5 Barristers’ Chambers have appeared for the successful creditor in the first case before the Court of Appeal ...

Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Birmingham barrister criticises the Government’s move to introduce an extra ‘death tax’...

Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Mark Anderson QC and Steven Reed successful in $3bn jurisdiction challenge...

Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018
New Senior Practice Manager James Wackett joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers...

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Administrators and directors of ailing companies should be aware of the recent prosecutions being br...

Date: Wed, 11 May 2016
Construction Contracts – Performance...

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012