No5 Shortlisted For National Award – The Lawyer Magazine Chambers of the Year

Wed, 06 May 2015

No5 Chambers has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year in the prestigious annual awards run by The Lawyer magazine.

The set, which boasts more than 240 barristers and 28 silks, is the current holder of the Chambers of the Year title and this year is up against seven other firms in The Lawyer’s 2015 awards.

The shortlist of finalists for all 26 categories was unveiled on Tuesday and the winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony on June 23 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

No5 is a national Chambers covering all areas of law, and currently offers eight core Practice Groups: Clinical Negligence, Criminal, Commercial, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Planning and Environment and Public Law.

Recent notable successes enjoyed by No5 include S. Chelvan being made Legal Aid Barrister of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards in London, Nassera Butt winning Barrister of the Year at The Leicester Law Society Awards, Ian Dove QC being appointed to the High Court Bench, Jeremy Wright being appointed Attorney General and No5 winning the Legal 500 Regional Set of the Year Award.

Practice director Tony McDaid said of the nomination:  “We are absolutely thrilled to once again be nominated for this prestigious award.

“We are incredibly proud to again have our work recognised, as well as being encouraged that our credentials are really starting to position us as a leading national set.”

In September 2013 No5 launched its own pioneering not-for-profit referral company NoVate Direct Legal Solutions. Despite only being in existence for 18 months, NoVate has accepted more than 300 cases.

No5 endeavours to engage with the communities it serves, recently raising more than £85,000 for Marie Curie, and this year looking to raise money for the Child Brain Injury Trust with its glittering Strictly Come Dancing style event, 'Strictly 9 to 5', to be held next month.

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