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Firm Profile

5 Paper Buildings

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 5 Paper Buildings
  • Temple
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 7HB

Firm profile submitted by 5 Paper Buildings

THE CHAMBERS 5pb has long been recognised as one of the leading criminal sets. Chambers draws on some of the best talent at the criminal bar and at present has 44 members, 12 of whom are QCs. Deanna Heer was appointed Junior Treaury Counsel in 2015. Members take a results-focused approach to criminal advocacy, working closely alongside clients to find practical solutions. Clients also benefit from the outstanding quality of chambers’ case management and clerking, resulting in cost effective use of court time and resources. Members bring an exceptional quality of representation and case management to all cases, regardless of level, size or scale of complexity.

  • Godfrey Carey QC (1969) (QC-1991)
  • Jonathan Caplan QC (1973) (QC-1991) + A
  • Oliver Sells QC (1972) (QC-1995)
  • Edward Jenkins QC (1977) (QC-2000) + A
  • Michael Brompton QC (1973) (QC-2003) +
  • Graham Trembath QC (1978) (QC-2003)
  • Miranda Moore QC (1983) (QC-2003)
  • Mark Wyeth QC (1983) (QC-2009)
  • Julian Christopher QC (1988) (QC-2010) A
  • Robert O’Sullivan QC (1988) (QC-2012) A
  • Tom Allen (1994) (QC-2015) A
  • Emma Deacon QC (1993) (QC-2016)
  • Laura Brickman (1976) A
  • Nicholas Fooks (1978) A
  • Charles Judge (1981)
  • Miles Bennett (1986) A
  • Kevin McCartney (1991)
  • Janet Weeks (1993)
  • Deanna Heer (1994) + A
  • Michael Hick (1995) A
  • Denis Barry (1996) A
  • Ben Douglas-Jones (1998) A
  • Catherine Purnell (1999)
  • James Norman (2000)
  • Jonathan Rees (2000) A
  • Dominic Lewis (2000) A
  • Teresa Hay (2001) A
  • Stephen Hopper (2001)
  • Rory Keene (2001) A
  • Catherine Rabaiotti (2002)
  • Charlene Sumnall (2003) A
  • Archie Mackay (2003)
  • Alan Richards (2004)
  • Georgina Coade (2005)
  • Michael Attenborough (2008) A
  • Andrew Johnson (2008) A
  • James Marsland (2008)
  • Anthony Hucklesby (2008)
  • Jennifer Dannhauser (2010)
  • Olivia Potts (2011) A
  • Richard Radley (2011)
  • Carolina Bracken (2012) A
  • Joshua Normanton (2012) A
  • Aparma Rao (2013) A
  • + Recorder
  • A Public/Direct Access

Crime: Members prosecute and defend across the full range of criminal practice at every level, including large-scale drug importation, serious sexual offences, human trafficking, corruption of public servants, firearms offences and serious violence. With particular experience in cases involving PII and sensitive disclosure issues and vulnerable witnesses. Recent cases include defending in News of the World phone hacking trial. Prosecutions in Op Yewtree and Op Elveden. Defending in a football corrpution trial - the first trial under the Bribery Act 2010.
Financial Crime: Members of chambers are regularly instructed in the largest and most complex financial crime cases. Its experience includes all forms of fraud, MTIC/VAT frauds, market abuse, asset recovery and confiscation proceedings. Recent cases include the Libor and the Celtic Energy fraud cases. Factoring fraud with £111million confiscation proceedings. A mortgage fraud involving over 1,000 mortgages.
Consumer Law: 5PB is one of the leading sets in consumer law and trading standards. Its expertise includes trade descriptions, pricing offences, consumer credit, property misdescriptions, trade mark and copyright theft, product safety, environmental law, health and safety, food and food safety, ticket touting and underage sales. Recent cases include the first ever prosecution of a pyramid schemes in the UK (£21 million) by the OFT/CMA. The prosecution of a major retailer over multi million pound allegations of misleading commercial practices in the promotion and sale of strawberries. £60 million money laundering case involving 30 different consumer scams, 9 countries, targeting the elderly.
Professional Discipline & Regulatory: 5PB are regularly instructed in healthcare regulation and professional discipline. Acting for the regulators, individuals and corporate clients and frequently appear in parallel proceedings involving criminal prosecutions, inquests and disciplinary inquiries. Members are also instructed in MHRA and FRC work. Regularly appear before the GMC, GPC and GOC and when necessary, on appeal. Members frequently represent doctors, pharmacists and NHS trusts at inquests. In addition matters involving accountants, architects, barristers, police officers among others.
Health & Safety: Members have extensive expertise dealing with HSE prosecutions and defending companies and individuals following workplace accidents. Recent cases include defending in the first ever acquittal at trial of a company charged with corporate manslaughter. Securing the conviction of one of the UK’s largest engineering companies following the death of a construction worker.
Public Law & Inquiries: Chambers has considerable experience having been instructed in some of the most important recent inquiries including Leveson, The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, The Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Guantánamo Bay litigation.

INTERNATIONAL Members have experience of work in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Caribbean.