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 11 QCs and 38 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.
Victims of human trafficking (VOTs) and slavery charged with criminal offences
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared in R v HHD (Court of Appeal: Gross LJ; Cutts J and His Honour Judge Lucraft QC (sitting as a Judge of the CACD) in which the court endorsed 4 issues to be highlighted in cases...
16 January 2019
Defendant sentenced in one of the most serious cases of stalking
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, successfully secured the conviction of Sabine McNeil. The defendant was sentenced to 9 years for harassment and for breaching a restraining...
11 January 2019
Jonathan Rees QC
5PB is delighted to congratulate Jonathan Rees on his appointment as Queen’s Counsel. He will formally take silk on 11th March 2019, in a ceremony at Westminster Hall....
10 January 2019