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 34 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, trading standards, 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.
Suitcase murderer found guilty
Tomasz Kocik has today been convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Marta Ligman, whose body was found in a suitcase, floating in the Grand Union canal at Little Venice earlier this year. The case was successfully prosecuted by Timothy Cray, leading ...
24 November 2015
Richard Padley defends in terrorism case
Richard Padley represented Malcolm Hodges at his sentencing hearing in relation to offences of encouraging terrorism and possession of material likely to assist in the commission of acts of terrorism. Mr Hodges...
20 November 2015
Fitness to plead trial begins in alleged sexual assault case
Teresa Hay opens case for prosecution involving former celebrity photographer, Barry Lategan, at Isleworth Crown Court. Mr Lategan is in his 80's and is not well enough to be tried, so the jury have been asked to...
17 November 2015