The latest edition of the Legal 500 was published on the 25th September 2013. 5PB has been ranked as a leading set in the areas of Consumer Law, General Crime and Criminal Fraud as well as receiving the following individual recommendations:
"5 Paper Buildings is 'highly regarded by the Trading Standards community'". The 'exceptionally charming' Miles Bennett is 'an expert in consumer and trading standards cases', and 'earns the respect of judges and opponents alike'. Also recommended are the 'extremely bright and jury-friendly' Denis Barry; Ben Douglas-Jones, who has 'great intellectual strength'; and the 'bold and assertive' Charlene Sumnall, who 'leads from the front'".
"Jonathan Caplan QC is 'one of the absolute top performers, with an unparalleled reach'; and Michael Brompton QC demonstrates 'excellent legal and tactical ability, and is always very well prepared'. Tom Allen is 'a highly persuasive advocate, with brilliant judgement and a keen intellect'. Ben Douglas-Jones is also recommended".
Kevin McCartney has once again been ranked as a leading junior.