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 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.
Denis Barry represented a mother accused of causing the death of her 23 month old daughter from a head injury.
She was found not guilty...
03 February 2016
Ben Douglas-Jones is speaking at the "Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking" conference on the 28th January.
Ben Co-wrote the CPS guidance on charging and prosecuting...
12 January 2016
Emma Deacon Appointed as Queen's Counsel
Chambers is delighted to be able to congratulate Emma Deacon on her appointment as Queen's Counsel, which has been announced today. She will formally take silk after her swearing in ceremony due to take place...
11 January 2016