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Convictions in Large Money Laundering Case
At Southwark Crown Court, four persons have been convicted of money laundering offences relating to the exchange of more than £100 million into euros at three central London bureaux de change controlled by Moothathamby Sriskantharajah, who was sentenced...
22 December 2014

JJB Sports boss Christopher Ronnie jailed over £1m fraud
Miranda Moore QC, instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, has secured the conviction of Christopher Ronnie, the former chief executive of sports goods company JJB Sports. Mr Ronnie, who was chief executive...
15 December 2014

King's College London/5PB Criminal Law Moot
The final round of the 2014 King's College London/5PB Criminal Law Moot took place on 11th December. The panel of judges for the final was chaired by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the former President of the Supreme...
11 December 2014

Site Manager Convicted of Manslaughter
Conrad Sidebottom, a site manager has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following a three week trial at Southwark Crown Court. He was tried with Richard Golding, a Health and Safety advisor, who was charged and convicted with an offence contrary...
04 December 2014

£40 million Fraud Trial Collapses
Tom Allen represented one of seven defendants who have been discharged after a £40 million fraud trial collapsed after 4 weeks. ...
02 December 2014

Chambers and Partners 2015 Rankings
5 Paper Buildings has again been ranked in three practice areas in Chambers and Partners: ...
03 November 2014

DPP Intervenes to Stop Transport for London Prosecution
The Director of Public Prosecutions has intervened to end a prosecution for fare evasion brought by Transport for London, following representations drafted by Carolina Bracken. ...
01 November 2014

Legal 500 Recommendations 2014
The latest edition of the Legal 500 was published on 1st October 2014, with chambers receiving the following overall review: ...
13 October 2014

Vulnerable witnesses
Ben Douglas-Jones on 9th October 2014 appeared for the Crown in R v P and R v L a conjoined appeal in which the Vice President set out definitive guidelines for the handling...
09 October 2014

£1m Fraud trial against Ex-JJB chief begins
Miranda Moore QC, instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, has started opening for the prosecution in the trial against the former chief executive of sports goods company JJB Sports. ...
01 October 2014

5PB Welcomes Richard Padley
5PB are delighted to welcome Richard Padley, who has accepted an invitation to join chambers following his successful completion of pupillage....
01 October 2014

5PB extends deadline for applications for 3rd six pupils
The closing date for applications is now Friday 17th October 2014.  ...
01 October 2014

Coroner Accepts Trading Standards Recommendations in Fridge Fire Inquest
A Coroner has accepted in full recommendations drafted by Miles Bennett, following the conclusion of an inquest into the death of Benjamin Mutthiah, who died as a result of a dwelling house fire that was caused by a...
26 September 2014

5PB helps secure convictions in massive pyramid promotional scheme
Following the decision at Bristol Crown Court to lift reporting restrictions in the case of R v Fox and Others, it can now be revealed that 9 people have been convicted in the first ever prosecution of a pyramid promotional scheme under the...
18 September 2014

5PB invites applications for 3rd six pupils to work in Chambers from Nov 2014
5PB invites applications for 3rd six pupils to work in Chambers from Nov 2014. ...
01 September 2014

£2.9m fraudster sentenced at the Old Bailey
James Norman appeared for the Crown in the case of Dennis Harold, who pleaded guilty to the offence of fraud to the approximate value of £2.9m. ...
29 August 2014

Ian Wade QC has been appointed as an Assistant Coroner
Ian Wade QC has been appointed as an Assistant Coroner for Mid-Kent and Medway coronial jurisdiction. ...
11 July 2014

5 Paper Buildings joins programme promoting gay equality for chambers
5 Paper Buildings has become the first criminal chambers to join Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. The programme, run by the gay equality charity, helps Chambers...
01 July 2014

Convictions in NHS Cancer Fraud Trial
After a four-week trial, Stephen Hopper and Anthony Hucklesby have secured the convictions of two defendants for conspiring to defraud an NHS cancer hospital trust...
28 June 2014

Stuart Kuttner Acquitted
Stuart Kuttner, the former Managing Editor of the News of the World, has been acquitted at the Central Criminal Court of conspiring to hack telephones. He was represented by Jonathan Caplan QC and Nicholas...
24 June 2014

Deanna Heer Appointed Treasury Counsel
Congratulations to Deanna Heer, who has been appointed by the Attorney-General as Junior Treasury Counsel to the Crown at the Central Criminal Court with...
01 June 2014

Michael Hick successfully prosecutes 'King of Betfair' fraudster
Michael Hick has secured the conviction of Elliot Short, who lived a lavish lifestyle based on his promotion of a bogus betting scam. The self-proclaimed 'King of Betfair' was jailed by His Honour Judge Peter Testar...
28 May 2014

5PB Elects New Heads of Chambers
Congratulations to Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC who have today been elected as our new joint Heads of Chambers. ...
30 April 2014

Denis Barry secures £3 million Confiscation Order
Denis Barry has secured what is thought to be the largest confiscation order ever obtained by a local authority. Hendrick Meniru, who was found guilty of offences of fraud and various consumer law offences, was at...
26 April 2014

The Times Lawyer of the Week: Edward Jenkins QC
Congratulations to Edward Jenkins QC who is The Times Lawyer of the Week following the landmark legal victory in the Supreme Court for the Serious Fraud Office in R...
24 April 2014

Solicitor Convicted of Immigration Offences
Emma Deacon, leading Catherine Rabaiotti, secured convictions in the prosecution of Nazakat Ali, practising solicitor and principal of the firm Ali Sinclair, for offences...
22 April 2014

Fraud trial against executive chairman of JJB Sports begins
Miranda Moore QC, instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, has started opening for the prosecution in the trial of the former executive chairman of JJB Sports, Sir David Jones, at Leeds Crown Court.  He stands...
15 April 2014

Corporate Manslaughter Acquittal
Graham Trembath QC and Miles Bennett, instructed by DWF LLP, have secured the acquittal of a company charged with corporate manslaughter....
15 April 2014

Ponzi fraudster sentenced
Michael Brompton QC and Michael Hick (instructed by the Financial Conduct Authority) appeared for the Crown in the case of Benjamin Wilson, who pleaded guilty...
14 April 2014

Mobile phone hijacking case
Michael Brompton QC led for the prosecution in the case of Hussain & Ors. at Blackfriars Crown Court, in which four men were convicted of conspiracy to defraud in respect of the hijacking...
04 April 2014

Landmark Supreme Court Victory for the SFO
Serious Fraud Office v. O’Brien gives a landmark legal victory for the Serious Fraud Office. The Supreme Court has today found that the SFO is right that disobedience...
02 April 2014

Deanna Heer Secures Health and Safety Conviction
Deanna Heer, instructed by Lester Aldridge LLP, has secured the conviction of Costain Ltd, one of the UK's largest engineering companies, for offences of failing to ensure safety, contrary to sections 2 and 3 of the Health...
01 April 2014

Justin Cole Appointed as a Circuit Judge
Chambers are delighted to congratulate Justin Cole on his appointment as a Circuit Judge. ...
01 April 2014

Ben Douglas-Jones secures Proceeds of Crime Act order for £7.4 million
Ben Douglas-Jones, led by Mark Cotter, has secured the second largest ever London RART (Regional Asset Recovery Team) Proceeds of Crime Act order - £7.4 million.  Ben was instructed by Lance Kearney of...
01 April 2014

Dominic Lewis Prosecutes Operator of Unlicensed Casino
Dominic Lewis recently prosecuted, on behalf of the London Borough of Enfield, the owner of an unlicensed casino in North London. 'Big Bluff' - the premises in question - was ostensibly established as a private...
01 April 2014

5PB Members Act in Match Fixing Case
Four members of chambers recently appeared at Birmingham Crown Court, to represent two footballers who were accused of participating in what the Daily Telegraph called English Football's Biggest Match Fixing Scandal. ...
01 April 2014

5pb Statement in response to the CBA announcement
The members of 5PB remain extremely concerned about the possibility of access to justice for all and proper representation in the light of the structural and financial changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice. ...
01 March 2014

SFO Blockbuster Case Dismissed
After seven days of legal submissions, Lord Justice Fulford has dismissed an application by the Serious Fraud Office for leave to prefer a voluntary bill of indictment against six defendants in respect of a commercial transaction worth £170 million. This...
18 February 2014

DPP v Gautam Chajed
Ben Douglas-Jones and Dominic Lewis advised and represented the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case of DPP v Gautam Chajed [2013] EWHC 188 (Admin). Their...
17 January 2014

DPP v Gautam Chajed
Ben Douglas-Jones and Dominic Lewis advised and represented the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case of DPP v Gautam Chajed [2013] EWHC 188 (Admin). Their...
17 January 2014