News & Publications

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence barrister Oliver May has been appointed to the Bar Council...

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Join barristers Jamie Gamble, Henry Pitchers QC, Matthew Brunning and Lois Norris in the latest vlog from the personal injury and clinical negligence groups at No5 as they discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Swift v Carpenter and what it means for the future of accommodation claim....

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Stephen Campbell | 1960 - 2020...

Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020
The Ogden Tables have been the first port of call for all legal practitioners, but are they to be relied on?...

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020
No5 Barristers Richard Moat, Karl Hirst, John Coughlan and Gemma Roberts discuss the changes brought in by the latest version of the Ogden Tables and explanatory notes and give practical advice on the likely effects....

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020
Jamie Gamble and Matthew Brunning discuss the tension in care claims in serious personal injury cases between the need for continuing risks to claimants to be minimised and their need for independence and autonomy, and how those issues (and care claims generally) are likely to be impacted by the COVID pandemic...

Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020
Stand by your schedules and counter-schedules, dig out those old Part 36 offers and get ready to apply to increase your costs budgets; the 8th edition of the Ogden Tables (“Ogden 8”) may impact on all three....

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Teresa Hargreaves and Gareth Compton discuss two recent conflicting decisions as to whether a Claimant ought to be permitted covertly or overtly, to record their examinations by the Defendant's medical experts....

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
After nearly 10 years since Ogden 7 was released, the Government’s Actuary Department has published a new edition of the Ogden Tables....

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020
Opportunities and challenges presented in undertaking virtual mediations and joint settlement meetings during the COVID pandemic....

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020
The article below attempts to explain the background, simplify some of the new proposals and look at how accommodation claims may look in the near future...

Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2020
Toby Chaplin (by his mother and litigation friend, Diane Chaplin) v Ben Pistol, Allianz Insurance Plc...

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020
Update from Tony McDaid on No5's latest position during Covid-19...

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020
Barlow v Wigan MBC – an important Highways case. McGeown and Gulliksen under attack?...

Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2020
Presenting the first vlog from the personal injury and clinical negligence groups at No5....

Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020
On 1 June 2020, the Court Funds Office varied the rate of interest for the first time since 2009, in direct response to Covid-19 and the Bank of England’s reduction to the base rate in March 2020....

Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020
Courts across the jurisdiction have struggled for years to run small claim and fast track lists efficiently...

Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020
We are delighted to announce that Richard Grimshaw has been appointed as a Deputy Queen’s Bench Master, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice in London....

Date: Wed, 27 May 2020
Personal injury and clinical negligence practices, as with much of life, are undergoing sudden and profound changes...

Date: Tue, 26 May 2020
Mat Brunning and Lois Norris were joined by Daniel Herman to discuss and explore the main changes, and to look at how these may continue to shape the way we run our cases during, and after, lockdown....

Date: Thu, 21 May 2020
One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a paradigm shift in the way we work...

Date: Wed, 20 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
CPR 45.29C sets out the amount of fixed costs payable in Fast Track claims...

Date: Mon, 18 May 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
We just wanted to communicate to you all what our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Groups are doing and to assure you as best as we can it is business as usual....

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
Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020 will raise the bereavement award...

Date: Fri, 20 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
The 113th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules is bringing about a number of amendments to various CPR Practice Directions...

Date: Wed, 26 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
Neil Chawla has been selected as the first Master of the Midland Circuit of Lincoln’s Inn....

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019
A leading road accident expert told a legal seminar of serious injury lawyers that 70 per cent of cases he now sees have CCTV or dash cam footage...

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 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 are delighted to welcome dual-qualified Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst to Chambers....

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019
Teresa Hargreaves, Costs lawyer from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, considers the apparent turn of the tide following the recent decision in AB v Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1889 (QB)....

Date: Tue, 03 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
Accidents on two wheels will come under the spotlight when leading experts speak at a legal seminar...

Date: Wed, 17 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
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Steven Fisher to the Personal Injury Group....

Date: Tue, 21 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
No5 Barristers’ Chambers is sponsoring a solicitors’ training day organised by Spinal Injuries Association, a national charity that supports anyone affected by spinal cord injury....

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019
The Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Groups at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have sponsored a major award at an annual ceremony staged by a leading national charity....

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018
In County Courts around the country over the past year, it has become ‘fashionable’ to a...

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Chris Bright QC secures damages of 22.75 million in a single week...

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Seminar to focus on the use of CTG traces in obstetric casework ...

Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The Court of Appeal has allowed the Claimant’s appeal in Clive Bellman (A Protected Party By H...

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Personal Injury and costs law specialist Stephen Goodfellow of No5 Barristers’ Chamb...

Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018
#Wheelchairawareness...

Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Brexit vote was about taking back control that had been given up at UK level by the succinct ter...

Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017