Legal 500 Recommendations 2017

5PB are very pleased to announce that Chambers is once again ranked band 2 in both Crime and Fraud and band 3 for Consumer Law in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

The latest edition of the Legal 500 was published on 11th October 2017. Chambers and ts members are recommended in six areas: Crime, Fraud, Business and regulatory Crime, Consumer Law, Health and Safety, and Professional Discipline/Regulatory. Members and Chambers received the following recommendations:

5 Paper Buildings is a ‘very reliable’ set, handling all manner of cases with a nexus of criminal law, including high-level fraud and regulatory work. There is ‘true strength in depth' and chambers also contains some ‘real rising stars’. The barristers are ‘all very personable and effective’, and ‘the focus on client communication, accessibility and flexibility is shared/standardised across the practice’. The clerks’ room is ‘second to none’, comprising individuals who are ‘extremely on the ball and provide a first-rate service’. At the helm, Dale Jones is ‘one of the best clerks’, who continues to go ‘from strength to strength’; ‘he has the knack of being able to suggest counsel who are right for the job’ and ‘goes the extra mile to help’. First junior Graham Briggs is also identified as ‘superb’; he and Jones run ‘a very well-managed operation'.

Crime: Miranda Moore QC, Jonathan Caplan QC, Graham Trembath QCJonathan Mann QCDeanna HeerDenis Barry and Teresa Hay.

Criminal Fraud: Miranda Moore QC, Julian Christopher QC, Jonathan Caplan QC, Michael Brompton QC, Robert O’Sullivan QC, Jonathan Mann QC, Emma Deacon QC, Michael HickBen Douglas-Jones and Stephen Hopper, Catherine Rabaiotti.

Consumer: Miles Bennett, Denis Barry, Ben Douglas-Jones, Charlene Sumnall and Andrew Johnson.

Health and Safety: Jonathan Caplan QC and Deanna Heer.

Business and Regulatory Crime: Janet Weeks.

Professional Discipline/Regulatory: Kevin McCartney.