News

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