Proud of our Public Law rankings in the Legal 500

Thu, 03 Oct 2019

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Philip Rule and Ian Brownhill reflect on the new Legal 500 rankings for members of the Public Law group who are renowned for their work in London, the Midlands, and the South East and West, including representation at Inquests, in the Court of Protection, community care, and in human rights and judicial review cases, amongst other areas such as education, civil liberties and prison law:

“We are immensely proud of the achievements of our colleagues in the Public Law group in Chambers. Our teams are specialist and provide expert advice and representation of a high quality recognised each year by the Legal 500, which is a well-researched and authoritative analysis of the work done and service provided by barristers in the UK. We are grateful to our clients who have attested to the great work we are doing”

This year the rankings include:

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Leading Silks

Manjit Gill QC - "A very experienced and tenacious advocate."
Ranked: tier 4

Court of Protection and community care

No5 Barristers' Chambers is home to Ian Brownhill, who specialises in health and welfare cases, particularly those involving safeguarding concerns.

Leading Juniors

Ian Brownhill"Incredibly bright, articulate, approachable, and responsive."
Ranked: tier 1

Adreeja Chatterjee -  "She represents all stakeholders in Court of Protection cases."
Ranked: tier 1

Mark Bradshaw - "His written orders and statements are exceptional."
Ranked: tier 1

Abid Mahmood - "He is a very competent advocate, whose attention to detail is second-to-none."
Ranked: tier 1

Inquests and inquiries 

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers represents all manner of stakeholders in inquests and inquiries Particular areas of specialism include inquests following fatal workplace accidents, clinical deaths, deaths in custody, as well as the representation of coroners themselves in judicial reviews of their decisions.

Leading Silks

Adrian Keeling QC - "A great tactician."
Ranked: tier 1

Leading Juniors

Adam Farrer - "Unflappable under pressure, calm and measured."
Ranked: tier 1

Bernard Thorogood - "Clear and passionate with gravitas and presence in court."
Ranked: tier 1

Public Law

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers are instructed in a wide range of public and administrative law cases. Key areas of work include judicial reviews, unlawful detention claims, and human rights.

Abid Mahmood is particularly notable for his experience in national security cases. Vinesh Mandalia now sits as a judge in the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Leading Juniors

Abid Mahmood - "Highly experienced in judicial review proceedings"
Ranked: tier 1

Nabila Mallick - "Highly skilled and efficient, particularly with difficult clients."
Ranked: tier 1

Shakil Najib - "Regularly instructed on behalf of government departments in Upper Tribunal and appeal cases."
Ranked: tier 1

Philip Rule is the key name to note in public law matters at No5 Barristers Chambers. "Always goes the extra mile for clients."
Ranked: tier 1

 

See more details of chambers’ expertise recognised in the Legal 500 across our offices here:

https://www.legal500.com/firms/9355-chambers-of-mark-anderson-qc/9355-birmingham-england

https://www.legal500.com/firms/9355-chambers-of-mark-anderson-qc/9363-london-england

 

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