The Regulatory Group at No5 is a national leader. We pride ourselves on not only providing the highest standard of advocacy but also the depth of support that lies behind that.

Members are well equipped to provide advice and assistance in any form needed, from detailed formal advice, to conferences with expert witnesses, to urgent and short oral assistance.


We recognise that Regulatory work covers a broad spectrum, and we can offer real expertise in the following areas, whether defending, prosecuting or advising short of enforcement action;

  • Health and Safety work at all levels, including the most complex cases, plus inquests and inquiries
  • Misconduct and Compliance
  • Insurance-related corporate and individual criminal work
  • Licensing, both personal and for premises
  • Environmental enforcement
  • Local authority work covering health and safety, food safety, licensing, fly-tipping, benefits, tax, housing, and anti-social behaviour
  • Healthcare, covering Trusts, Care Environments, individual practitioners, and all CQC related matters
  • Sports Law, both individual and corporate


No5 Barristers Chambers’ regulatory practice has ‘excellent strength in depth’; health and safety law is a core speciality.
Legal 500 2019

No5 Barristers’ Chambers has ‘strength at all levels’ in its regulatory practice, and particular expertise in health and safety law, where Bernard Thorogood recently acted for the prosecution in R (HSE) v Merlin Attractions Operations, regarding the highly publicised rollercoaster collision at Alton Towers. Adrian Keeling QC is noted for representing the police in serious misconduct cases.
Legal 500 2017

No5 Chambers is well known for regulatory work and health and safety prosecutions. Adrian Keeling QC regularly acts for the police in inquests and inquiries into police misconduct and fatalities of citizens. Keeling and other members also defend police officers in regulatory proceedings. On the health and safety side, Alexander Stein is well versed in prosecuting companies for health and safety and environmental breaches, many of which centre around corporate manslaughter.
Legal 500 2016


Year of call: 1972
Richard Jones QC
Year of call: 1982
Manjit S Gill QC
Year of call: 1986
Mark Heywood QC
Year of call: 1988
Position: Leader of the Midland Circuit
Michael Duck QC
Year of call: 1990
Position: Deputy Head of Chambers
Adrian Keeling QC
Year of call: 2001
Michelle Heeley QC


Year of call: 1985
Mark Kelly
Year of call: 1988
Ekwall Singh Tiwana
Year of call: 1988
Ian Bridge
Year of call: 1989
Martin Liddiard
Year of call: 1990
Andrew Baker
Year of call: 1990
Richard Alomo
Year of call: 1992
Adam Farrer
Year of call: 1992
Hugh Richards
Year of call: 1994
Brian Dean
Year of call: 1995
Susan Monaghan
Year of call: 1999
Colin Banham
Year of call: 2001
Philip Rule
Year of call: 2001
Simon Worlock
Year of call: 2001
Tim Pole
Year of call: 2001
Tom Schofield
Year of call: 2003
Christopher Hopkins
Year of call: 2003
Daniel Oscroft
Year of call: 2005
Harpreet Singh Sandhu
Year of call: 2007
Jack Smyth
Year of call: 2007
Rowena Meager
Year of call: 2007
Simon Hunka
Year of call: 2012
Philip Dayle

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