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Acquittal for Solicitor Accused of Mortgage Fraud
Kevin McCartney and Andrew Johnson have secured the acquittal of a former solicitor charged with conspiring to defraud mortgage lenders of in excess of £3million. The...
31 December 2013

Dominic Lewis secures fraudulent trading convictions
Dominic Lewis was recently instructed by the London Borough of Enfield to prosecute a number of defendants in connection with the mis-selling of HGV licence training courses. ...
19 December 2013

Guilty Verdicts in Fraudulent Trading Case
Emma Deacon, leading Robert Dalling, secured guilty verdicts on a 15 count indictment against three defendants following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court lasting three and a half months. ...
10 December 2013

Edward Jenkins QC and Ben Douglas-Jones in the Supreme Court
Edward Jenkins QC and Ben Douglas-Jones appeared before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 5th December, 2013, to represent the Director of the Serious...
05 December 2013

Further Operation Valgus Convictions
Ben Douglas-Jones, led by Patrick Harrington QC of Farrar’s Building, instructed by Elspeth Pringle MBE of the Central Fraud Group, were recently due to prosecute 7 defendants in the second of three trials...
30 November 2013

Fugitive Fraudster Sentenced
A 72 year old fugitive who had been on the run since 2009 has been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court, following his extradition from Germany. Amanda Pinto QC and Denis...
13 November 2013

Chambers and Partners 2014 Rankings
5 Paper Buildings has again been ranked in three practice areas in Chambers and Partners: Crime, Criminal Fraud and Consumer Law.  ...
03 November 2013

Ben Douglas-Jones in First Tier Tribunal Success
Ben Douglas-Jones, instructed by John Kenneally of Miller Rosenfalck LLP, secured a recent victory in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in Logistika Peklaj AS v Director of Border Revenue (No. 2)...
29 October 2013

Dominic Lewis Successfuly Represents Defendant in Historic Sexual Offences Trial
Dominic Lewis recently represented a woman charged with serious historical sexual offences, who faced trial together with her brother at Maidstone Crown Court. The allegations dated back to the...
24 October 2013

Kevin McCartney Represents Ian McLoughlin
Kevin McCartney represented Ian McLoughlin at the Central Criminal Court. Mr McLoughlin pleaded guilty to murder and robbery, committed whilst on temporary release from a custodial sentence imposed for a previous...
21 October 2013

5PB Welcomes New Tenants
Chambers are delighted to welcome Carolina Bracken and Joshua Normanton, who joined chambers following successful completion of pupillage. ...
10 October 2013

Jonathan Rees helps head teacher avoid jail
Jonathan Rees led by William Clegg QC and instructed by Matthew Frankland from Byrne and Partners helped a head teacher who was knighted for his services to education avoid jail over fraud.   ...
03 October 2013

Edward Jenkins QC and Amanda Pinto QC to Deliver International Seminars
Edward Jenkins QC and Amanda Pinto QC will both be speaking to international audiences in the coming weeks. ...
01 October 2013

Miranda Moore QC and Teresa Hay to prosecute Dave Lee Travis
Miranda Moore QC and Teresa Hay have been instructed to prosecute David Griffin, the high profile DJ known professionally as Dave Lee Travis. He faces numerous charges...
01 October 2013

VHCC Advocate List
Due to the recent circulation of a list of advocates believed to be willing to undertake VHCC work at the new reduced rates, 5PB would like to clarify that no member of these Chambers is in fact willing to undertake such work.  Any assertion to the contrary...
01 October 2013

Legal 500 Recommendations 2013
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...
25 September 2013

Nicholas Griffin QC on Public Inquiries and Investigations
Nicholas Griffin QC will be speaking at the LexisNexis conference 'Public Inquiries and Investigations' on 10th September, 2013. ...
01 September 2013

Emma Deacon and Catherine Rabaiotti successfully prosecute multi-handed human trafficking case - Operation Veerde
Emma Deacon and Catherine Rabaiotti successfully prosecuted eight defendants, four of whom were extradited from the Czech Republic, following a joint investigation...
01 August 2013

Nicholas Griffin QC appointed to the DEAC
Nicholas Griffin QC has been appointed as an Assistant Commissioner for the District Electoral Areas Commission in Northern Ireland. ...
03 July 2013

Court of Appeal issues guidance on representation of refugees
Ben Douglas-Jones (led by John McGuinness QC) appeared for the Crown before a specially constituted Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) (Lords Justices Leveson and Fulford and Mr Justice Spencer) hearing five...
30 July 2013

Ben Douglas-Jones in Fresh Human Trafficking Appeal
Ben Douglas-Jones, led by Tim Owen QC, has appeared for the Crown in a further series of conjoined appeals regarding how victims of human trafficking who commit criminal offences should be treated by the courts...
21 June 2013

Mortgage Fraudsters Convicted
Ben Douglas-Jones, led by Patrick Harrington QC (Farrar’s Building), leading Simon Rogers (Linenhall Street Chambers), and instructed by Elspeth Pringle MBE of the CPS Central Fraud Group,  has secured...
07 June 2013

Jealous Husband Jailed for Life
A jealous husband who stabbed his wife to death following a family court hearing has been jailed for life for murder. Sajid Mahmood, who had admitted manslaughter, was prosecuted at trial by Ian Wade QC. Imposing a minimum...
30 May 2013

5PB team in London Legal Walk 2013
Deanna HeerDenis Barry (fresh from the London Marathon), Rory Keene, Joshua Normanton...
21 May 2013

Denis Barry Secures Conviction of Junk Mail Fraudster
Denis Barry, instructed by Bedford Borough Council, has secured the conviction of a "fraudster at the hub of a worldwide trade in junk mail". The defendant, Hendrick Meniru, was part of a scheme that duped elderly...
03 April 2013

Important Divisional Court Judgment on Reporting Restrictions
Ben Douglas-Jones recently appeared in the Divisional Court, instructed by the CPS Appeals Unit, in an important case on the interplay between Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and section...
26 March 2013

Ian Wade QC wins important costs appeal
Ian Wade QC appeared for the Appellant in the recent Court of Appeal case R v Applied Language Solutions Ltd [2013] EWCA Crim 326 which...
25 March 2013

CPS Advocate Panel: Specialist Panels
The following members of Chambers have recently been appointed to these specialist panels within the CPS Advocate Panel scheme: ...
01 March 2013

Members Appointed to SFO Lists of Counsel
5PB is delighted by the appointment of the following members to the Serious Fraud Office's Lists of Prosecuting Counsel. ...
01 March 2013

Guilty verdicts in MTIC trial
The final trial at Kingston Crown Court arising from HMRC’s investigation of an £80m MTIC fraud has ended with the conviction of all three defendants for conspiracy to cheat the Revenue. Two others had pleaded guilty. ...
01 March 2013

Mark Wyeth QC Secures Acquittal on 'Europe’s Biggest Cannabis Production Case'
Mark Wyeth QC recently secured the acquittal of a 42-year-old Company Secretary accused of conspiracy relating to the industrial production of cannabis at 56 'farms' across the UK. ...
01 March 2014

Mark Wyeth QC Secures Acquittal in a 'highly unusual' HIV transmission case
Mark Wyeth QC leading Robert Ellison of 5 Kings Bench Walk (a recognised specialist in HIV transmission cases) on the 20th of February 2013 before Southwark Crown Court secured the acquittal of a 38-year-old man...
20 February 2013

Ben Douglas-Jones in Three High Court Successes
Ben Douglas-Jones has had three recent successes in the Administrative Court, on each occasion representing the Director of Public Prosecutions. ...
24 January 2013