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 37 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.
Acquittal secured in controlling or coercive behaviour trial
Thomas Quinton secures acquittal for a husband charged with controlling or coercive behaviour of his wife after a seven day trial at Ipswich Crown court, instructed by Graham Boutel at ...
15 March 2019
Successful prosecution for the murder of David Gaut
Ben Douglas-Jones QC leading Tim Evans, of Apex Chambers, successfully prosecuted Ieuan Harley for the vigilante murder of David Gaut. Mr Gaut had been convicted of murdering a 15-month old baby in 1985....
26 February 2019
Conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread
The thought of a conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread. A moment of naughtiness, or a course of conduct which is so easy to justify in one’s mind as equivalent to a white lie can lead to the most devastating...
01 February 2019