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.
Successful prosecution in evasion of duty case
Following an extensive investigation, HMRC brought a successful prosecution against three defendants for evasion of duty on more than two million cigarettes. David Osborne, prosecuting, described to the court how each...
22 May 2019
Two men sentenced following murder trial
Deanna Heer, led by Crispin Aylett QC, secured the conviction of two men accused of murdering a student who was shot while sitting in a car in west London. Phillip Fashakin and Juskiran Sidhu...
14 May 2019