excellent all-round criminal chambers

Chambers UK (2014)

Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC

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.

News & Updates

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07 July 2017

Joshua Normanton secures suspended sentence for juror who admitted contempt of court
Joshua Normanton secured a suspended sentence for a juror who admitted contempt of court by researching a defendant’s criminal history in the course of a trial and disclosing it to the jury. In this rare...
04 May 2017