the calibre of members at the set is fantastic, and they provide robust and accurate advice
Chambers UK (2015)
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 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.
Crown could not discharge the burden of Doli Incapax
Denis Barry, instructed by Stefan Baard at Lovell Cohan, successfully argued that a man charged with 7 sexual offences over 25 years old (when he was 12) could not be tried because the Crown could not discharge the burden...
14 November 2018
Reform of Gender Recognition Act 2004 | chambers' statement
The government is currently holding a period of public consultation on the gender registration process under the...
19 October 2018