News & Publications

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
This article part of the Prison law during the coronavirus pandemic series....

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
This article part of the Prison law during the coronavirus pandemic series....

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
On 24 March 2020, prisons in England and Wales closed to visitors in order to ensure safe and secure functioning and the enforcement of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic....

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
With all prison visits being cancelled it is highly unlikely that adjudications before Independent Adjudicators will be taking place....

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
In the run up to the nationwide lockdown prison lawyers have either been appearing via telephone or......

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Across the world urgent steps are being taken to reduce the death toll that Covid-19 (coronavirus) is going to take in the context of penal institutions...

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Witnessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the world and in the UK we are, now more than ever, concerned about how prisons will operate...

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
As countries start closing their borders under the escalating threat of Covid-19 what rights does the UK have and what about UK citizens in Europe?...

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020
Barrister Philip Rule examines the relationship between false imprisonment & Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

Date: Mon, 16 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
Two counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been shortlisted in the Barrister of the Year category for the Modern Law Awards 2020....

Date: Thu, 02 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
Counsel from No5 represented parents who have been fighting for the right to protest...

Date: Tue, 03 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
Adreeja Chatterjee released book "A Practical Guide to the Law of Foreced and Incapacitous Marriages"...

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019
The UK Administrative Justice Institute has published a blog post by Dr Sarah Nason and David Gardner that summarises their presentation...

Date: Tue, 15 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
No5 Barristers' Chambers is delighted to announce that Ian Brownhill has been appointed Her Majesty's Assistant Coroner for Kent...

Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Proud of our Public Law rankings in the Legal 500...

Date: Thu, 03 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
Ramby de Mello was instructed to make written submissions on behalf of two groups of clients as the Supreme Court hears a Brexit-related judicial review...

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019
No5’s Philip Rule is to speak at the event organised by the Bar Council and the Law Society of England & Wales in Colombia this Thursday 5 September....

Date: Mon, 02 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
On Thursday 5 September the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, welcomes the Bar Council...

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019
An inquest saw No5 barrister Ian Brownhill represent the mother of a prisoner who died...

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019
The Queen has appointed No5’s Vinesh Mandalia to be a Judge of the Upper Tribunal...

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019
Counsel is forming part of the team representing protesters at Anderton Park School....

Date: Wed, 12 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
Philip Rule addresses Masters students at the University of Oxford seminar series...

Date: Thu, 30 May 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced its list of preferred counsel, instructed to...

Date: Fri, 17 May 2019
Appointments to the Attorney General's civil panel counsel for 2019....

Date: Wed, 08 May 2019
The case involved an elderly lady who had executed two Lasting Powers of Attorney instruments (LPAs)...

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Age dispute cases have been notoriously difficult to deal with, both for the Courts, but also for the...

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019
Barrister elected to the Court of Protection Bar Association...

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes damning review into the Grenfell Tower Fire...

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 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
Divisional Court upholds Art. 5 claim, and awards damages to Philip Rule’s client who was wrongly denied prioritisation for his hearing...

Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Barristers welcome appointment of minister for suicide prevention...

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018
Philip Dayle acts for four patients in the UK Infected Blood Inquiry...

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018
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
Divisional Court quashes decision not to prosecute – Philip Rule acts for successful claimant...

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018
S Chelvan has been awarded an Attitude Pride Award for his work defending cases involving LGBT+ asylum seekers facing deportation. The awards are only in their third year and are given by Attitude magazine – the UK’s best-selling gay magazine....

Date: Mon, 09 Jul 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
James Dixon to Speak on Law and Theory at a Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice Conference...

Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Philip Dayle is part of a team led by Michael Mansfield QC that is representing many of the bereaved and survivors from Grenfell Tower in the Inquiry....

Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2018
No5 Barristers’ Chambers hosts delegation of Latin American Lawyers for Rule of Law seminar ...

Date: Mon, 14 May 2018
What does the "Worboys” case mean for those involved with the parole system?...

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Court of Appeal grants Philip Rule permission to challenge Parole Board prioritisation policy and systemic delays...

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018
On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February 2018 the University of Manchester hosts the 2018 National Training Conference for students involved in pro bono innocence projects; Miscarriages of Justice Review Centres; and independent case investigators. ...

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018
Philip Rule appears on BBC Breakfast TV to discuss appeal...

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018
No5’s Philip Rule returns to UK practice having spent the summer on Grand Cayman working as an attorney with Samson Law Associates. The firm provides a small dedicated team of advocates handling predominantly criminal cases. Philip says:...

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Three of Philip Rule’s cases in the legal news ...

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017
BBC 1 interviews Philip Rule concerning IPP sentences: aired 12th September...

Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016
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