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 11 QCs and 34 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.
Annual Bar Conference 2016
Elaine Freer sat on the panel at this years Annual Bar Conference discussing the results of her research in the context of the challenges facing those from underrepresented groups to secure mini-pupillages. Further...
25 November 2016
Successful defence in historic sexual offence trial
Jennifer Dannhauser, instructed by John Downes of Slater & Gordon, secured not guilty verdicts for her client charged with...
09 November 2016
Refugees who enter the Channel Tunnel
Ben Douglas-Jones persuaded the Court of Appeal that it is not an abuse of process to charge putative refugees who enter the Channel Tunnel with obstructing an engine even though a refugee defence is not available...
07 November 2016