Birmingham barristers’ set No5 Chambers has won the coveted Regional Chambers of the Year title in this year’s Legal 500.
Six QCs were described as ‘leading silks’, while ten junior counsel were included in the ‘leading juniors’ lists.
Key silks in the personal injury and clinical negligence group included Paul Bleasdale and Satinder Hunjan. Other members highlighted were QCs Chris Bright and Jonathan Jones.
Also commended were Henry Pitchers, Simon Michael, David Tyack, John Coughlan, Emma Brown and Robert Smallwood.
The Legal 500 also singled out David Lock QC, head of No5’s public and administrative law group and group members Abid Mahmood and Nageena Khalique.
No5 also displayed “real strength in depth” in crime with Michael Duck QC and Rex Tedd QC praised. Juniors recognised included Brian Dean, Phil Bradley and Alexander Stein.
Other barristers praised included employment group head Richard Hignett and group members Helen Barney, Andrew McGrath, Kevin O’Donovan and Charles Crow.
Family group members Lorna Meyer QC, Michele Friel and Stefano Nuvoloni stood out, as did Stephanie Brown and Robin Rowland. Also Christopher James and Helen Arthur.
No5’s planning group fared well, with QCs Ian Dove, Martin Kingston and Jeremy Cahill recommended for their expertise. Jenny Wigley and Satnam Choongh also won praise.
Other No5 barristers mentioned were QCs Richard Jones and Mark Anderson and David Mitchell, Omar Ensaff, Olivia Chaffin-Laird and Paul Joseph.
Tony McDaid, No5 practice director, said: “No5’s commitment to focusing on attracting barristers on merit and potential has proven to be a road map for success if one looks at the accolades heaped upon our tenants.”