A top criminal set for over a hundred years, 5 Paper Buildings has at all times had some of the most prominent advocates and best minds at the criminal bar.
With 12 QCs and 35 juniors, our expertise extends well beyond general crime and includes, with increasing emphasis, regulatory and corporate crime in which field Chambers and Partners stated us to be "renowned for excellence". Important sub-specialities include health and safety, consumer and trading standards law, tribunals and financial services.
According to Chambers and Partners 2014, we are an "excellent all-round criminal chambers" and have "considerable white-collar experience". We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and the quality of our client care; Chambers and Partners noted "high praise for the approachability and reliability" of our members, and singled out our "magnificient" senior clerk.
Case stated brought by Lord (Michael) Howard
Ben Douglas-Jones appeared for the DPP in an appeal by way of case stated brought by Lord (Michael) Howard for failing to provide the details of a driver/keeper of a vehicle. The District Judge in the Magistrates’ Court had erred in her approach to...
07 February 2018
Circuit Judge Appointment: Jonathan Mann QC
The Queen has appointed Jonathan Mann QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable...
22 January 2018
Ben Douglas-Jones QC
Chambers are delighted that is has been announced that Ben Douglas-Jones has been appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel. Ben will take silk at a ceremony in Westminster Hall on 26th February 2018....
21 December 2017