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Heads of Chambers: Miranda Moore QC, Julian Christopher QC
Senior Clerk: Dale Jones
First Junior: Graham Briggs
Chambers Business Manager: Andrew Ross
Tenants: 50

pb has long been considered one of the leading criminal sets where it continues to excel; however its members have recognised the ever evolving nature of the bar and have expanded in the areas of financial crime, health and safety, regulatory and disciplinary and are recognised as one of the leading chambers in consumer and trading standards law. Members take a results-focused approach to advocacy working alongside clients to find practical solutions. Clients can also benefit from the outstanding clerking and casemanagement that chambers offer resulting in cost effective use of court time and resources.


Crime: Members prosecute and defend across the full range of criminal practice at every level, including murder and manslaughter, large-scale drug importations, serious and historical sexual offences, human trafficking, corruption of public servants, firearms offences and serious violence. With particular experience in cases involving PII, sensitive disclosure issues and vulnerable witnesses. Recent cases include R v Harlow & Beadman (Facebook grooming murder), R v Clarke (the oldest defendant ever to be prosecuted at 101 years old) and R v Adams & others (found guilty of a series of money laundering offences).

Financial Crime: Members of chambers are regularly in the largest and most complex financial crime cases. Experience includes all forms of fraud, MTIC/VAT/Revenue frauds, market abuse, asset recovery and confiscation proceedings. Instructions include the Libor and Euribor fraud cases, the Celtic Energy fraud, the Hatton Garden confiscation proceedings, Operation Greenyards (R v Urumov & others) and Operation Evenbox (R v Blakey & others) and the successful prosecution of Skansen Interiors Ltd for failing to prevent bribery.

Consumer Law: 5pb is one of the countries leading sets in consumer law and trading standards. 5pb’s expertise includes trade descriptions, pricing offences, property misdescriptions, trade mark and copyright theft, product safety, environmental law, health and safety, food and food safety, ticket touting and underage sales. Cases include the first ever prosecution of a pyramid scheme in the UK (£21m) by the OFT/CMA. A £60m money laundering case involving 30 different consumer scams in nine countries in which the elderly were targeted. R v M in relation to ‘Grey Market Goods’.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory: 5pb is regularly instructed in healthcare regulation and professional discipline matters. Acting for individuals and corporate clients chambers frequently appear in parallel proceedings involving criminal investigations, inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Members are also instructed in MHRA and FRC work. Members regularly appear before the GMC, GPhC, HCPTS, NMC and GOsC and when necessary, on appeal. Members frequently represent doctors, pharmacists and NHS trusts at inquests. In addition 5pb appears in matters involving accountants, architects, police officers, solicitors and barristers.

Health & Safety: Members have extensive expertise dealing with HSE prosecutions both on behalf of the defence and the prosecution and have represented companies and individuals following workplace accidents. 5pb appeared on behalf of a company in the first ever acquittal of a company charged with corporate manslaughter and secured the conviction of one of the UK’s largest engineering companies following the death of a contraction worker.

Inquests & Public Inquiries: Complimenting Chambers experience in medical inquests members are regularly instructed in inquests where a death in the work place has occurred. Chambers has considerable experience in public inquiries having been instructed in inquiries including Leveson, and The Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

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


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

Emma Deacon QC (1993) (QC-2016) +

Ben Douglas-Jones QC (1998) (QC-2018) + A

Jonathan Rees QC (2000) (QC-2019)

Laura Brickman (1976) A

Nicholas Fooks (1978) A

Charles Judge (1981)

Miles Bennett (1986) A

Kevin McCartney (1991)

David Osborne (2015) +

Robin Shellard (1992) A

Jenny Goldring (1993)

Janet Weeks (1993)

Deanna Heer (1994) + A

Michael Hick (1995) + A

Denis Barry (1996) A

Thomas Quinton (1997)

Catherine Purnell (1999)

James Norman (2000)

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) A

Anthony Hucklesby (2008)

Jennifer Dannhauser (2010)

Elaine Freer (2011)

Richard Radley (2011) A

Carolina Bracken (2012) A

Joshua Normanton (2012) A

Aparna Rao (2013) A

Kate Parker (2014)

Miriam Smith (2016)

Natalya Segrove (2016)

Christopher Jenkins (2016)

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