News and Publications

No5 Barristers' Chambers is delighted to announce that Sapandeep Singh Maini-Thompson has joined chambers...

Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022
Kawsar Zaman has defended a Registrant of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in proceedings before the National Safeguarding Panel of Sports Resolutions brought pursuant to its 2021 Procedural Rules...

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022
The Building Safety Act (BSA) has now been given Royal Assent, which requires all those involved in planning and phased construction to adhere to more stringent safety standards....

Date: Fri, 06 May 2022
Colin Banham and Christopher Hopkins recently succeeded in securing acquittals for two SIA licensed court security officers following an incident at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in July 2021...

Date: Tue, 03 May 2022
A police officer was found not guilty after being accused of ‘assault by beating’ on a drunken man at the scene of a domestic violence dispute....

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022
Ian Bridge has recently concluded a trio of high profile "regulatory" cases...

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021
Ian Bridge and Adam Porte represented Omya UK Limited in their successful claim against Andrews Excavations Limited (‘AEL’)...

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021
Kawsar Zaman has successfully defended an Osteopath, on all allegations, before the General Osteopathic Council’s (GOsC) Professional Conduct Committee....

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
Kawsar Zaman has successfully defended an Osteopath, on all allegations, before the General Osteopathic Council’s (GOsC) Professional Conduct Committee...

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021
It has been widely reported in the media that hundreds of drivers who have been convicted of drug driving offences could see their convictions being overturned...

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021
The Defendant was convicted of seven offences and was ordered to pay a fine of £35,000 as well as a victim surcharge and costs...

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 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
Ian Bridge successfully defends a commercial driver facing trial on indictment for the offence of causing death by careless driving at Sheffield Crown Court....

Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
On the 8th of August 2020, the Local Government Association (“LGA”) called for a new temporary public health or COVID-19 licensing objective to be inserted into the Licensing Act (“LA”) 2003...

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020
The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as 'DSS', was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions....

Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020
It is vital that landlords, tenants and local authorities all understand when a property should properly be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”)....

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020
Ecky Tiwana was successful in quashing client’s convictions at an Appeal Hearing...

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
This was the legal question posed to the High Court by a large national retailer in March 2020...

Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Police officers being investigated for gross misconduct have every right to expect...

Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Update 9 April 15:48: Phone lines now functioning...

Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Law can save lives. This can be true of religious laws (relating to food and personal hygiene), Roman law (water and waste), Victorian law (Public Health Act 1848 and the spread of cholera and typus) and now the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(England) Regulations 2020 (‘the Restrictions Regulations)...

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 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
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully represented an officer who was alleged to have conducted an unauthorised pursuit before lying about his actions....

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020
Could menopause be impacting on the poor rates of retention of women at senior levels?...

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020
A motorist defended by counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been cleared of charges relating to the deaths of two people in a road traffic accident....

Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully defended two male Metropolitan Police officers...

Date: Mon, 03 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
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully represented a Custody Sergeant and a Police Constable who were alleged to have mistreated a vulnerable woman during her detention in a custody suite on the 15th of December 2017....

Date: Wed, 18 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
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
Barrister Bernard Thorogood led the prosecution as a company was fined £1.33 million...

Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is pleased to announce the strengthening of its list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates...

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Barrister Tim Pole, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, has represented Sandwell Roofing Ltd...

Date: Thu, 20 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
Teacher who made admissions of maladministration of SATs at a primary school in Rochdale represented by Philip Dayle...

Date: Fri, 24 May 2019
Colin Banham represents police officer in misconduct hearing....

Date: Wed, 15 May 2019
Colin Banham successfully appealed against dismissal after a hearing before the PAT...

Date: Fri, 10 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
The property management firm responsible for Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre at the time of a fatal accident in 2017 has admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act....

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019
New government regulations came into force in England on 1st October requiring all new and existing landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation ("HMO’s”) to obtain licences for their properties....

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Tim Pole prosecutes waste firm over operating breaches...

Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2018
Tim Pole acts for Health and Safety Executive as packaging manufacturer fined...

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018
No5 Expert Prosecutes Timber Firm for Health and Safety Breach...

Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Tim Pole Prosecutes Prolific Fly-tipper...

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Bernard Thorogood, representing the Health and Safety Executive, conducted the prosecution of Southern Health NHS Trust, concluding in March 2018....

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018
No5 barristers prosecute in Red Arrows ejection seat case...

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The new year has begun with three important appeal decisions that will be of particular interest t...

Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018
Bernard Thorogood is lawyer of the week...

Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018