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 35 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.
Senior medical consultant cleared of all allegations of serious sexual abuse.
Josh Normanton, led by Angela Rafferty QC, acted for a senior medical consultant who stood accused of committing multiple serious sexual assaults. Following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, the consultant was unanimously...
02 August 2018
What constitutes a change in law case for the purposes of granting leave to appeal
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared for the Crown in GS  EWCA Crim in which the Court analysed what constitutes a change in law case for the purposes of granting leave to appeal against conviction out of...
27 July 2018