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.
Armed Robbers Convicted Following 4 Week Trial
Robin Shellard leading Charlene Sumnall secured convictions against a gang of armed robbers following guilty verdicts at the end of a 4 week trial. The gang targeted...
02 April 2020
Leading case of R v DS  EWCA Crim 285
Ben Douglas-Jones QC (leading Daniel Bunting) appeared for the Crown before the Lord Chief Justice, Edis and Johnson JJ in the leading case of R v DS  EWCA Crim 285 in which (1) abuse of process was...
02 April 2020
Robin Shellard was junior counsel for the prosecution in the trial of Andy Anokye also known as the Grime Artist ‘Solo 45’, part of the collective ‘Boy Better Known’....
27 March 2020