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Head of Chambers: Rachel Sleeman
Commercial Division Leader: Simon Mills
Property Division Leader: Stephen Evans
Senior Clerk: David Portch
Tenants: 42

THE CHAMBERS Five Paper is a modern, specialist set of barristers’ chambers in Temple, the heart of legal London. Our barristers specialise in the fields of commercial and property law.

Chambers works with clients from many sectors and believes accessibility, communication and strong relationships are key to delivering excellent results. Senior members are among the most experienced and innovative within their areas of expertise and the chambers’ juniors deal with practical legal matters on a daily basis. This range of experience enables Five Paper to provide clients with a service that is both expert and cost-effective. 

Five Paper is accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council for continuing professional development. The set also runs seminars and bespoke training for professional clients. Please contact clerks for details.

WORK UNDERTAKEN Five Paper has two thriving divisions, the Commercial Division and the Property Division, which encompassed the sub-groups listed further below.

Five Paper’s Commercial Division is a sector-focused group of leading barristers providing expert advice and litigation services to clients involved in disputes in the below areas of expertise.

Five Paper’s Property Division is a market leader for legal services in local government and Public Law to social landlords. The Property Division consists of 30 barristers ranked as a leading set for Social Housing with members equally ranked as a Leading Silk/Junior. The Division regularly appears in First tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Commercial Division:
-Banking & Finance
-Civil Fraud
-Insolvency & Company
-Employment
-Business Immigration & Regulatory

Property Division:
-Social Housing
-Public Law
-Landlord & Tenant
-Real Property
-Family, Inheritance & Trusts

PUBLICATIONS Five Paper’s senior members edit some of the leading specialist law publications. These include: Sir Roy Goode’s ‘Proprietary Rights and Insolvency in Sales Transactions’, 3rd edition by Simon Mills; ‘Salinger on Factoring’, 6th edition by Simon Mills and others; and Atkin’s Court Forms Vol. 35 ‘Sale and Supply of Goods and Services’by Simon Mills and others.

RECRUITMENT Pupils spend time with different practice teams to experience a wide variety of work. Pupils receive an award of £30,000 each plus guaranteed earnings in the second six of £20,000. Five Paper also encourages applications from barristers with ten or more years’ experience within one of their specialist areas. Please contact the clerks for details. Five Paper is committed to equal opportunities for all and values diversity.

Members
  • Rachel Sleeman (1996)
  • Nicholas Grundy KC (1993) (KC-2016)
  • Donald Broatch (1971) A
  • Terry Gallivan (1981) A
  • Ian Wright (1983) A
  • Jonathan Rich (1989)
  • Peter John OBE (1989)
  • Josephine Henderson (1990) A
  • Simon Robinson (1991) A ++
  • Satinder Gill (1991) A
  • Stephen Evans (1992) J
  • Simon Mills (1994) A
  • Shane Crawford (1996)
  • Sean Pettit (1997) A
  • Jake Davies (1997) A
  • Ben Maltz (1998) A
  • Sonia Rai (1998) A
  • Angela Hall (2000) J
  • Simon Strelitz (2000)
  • Julie Leivesley (2000)
  • Jane Hodgson (2000) A
  • Mary Glass (2001)
  • Victoria Osler (2001)
  • Morwenna Macro (2002) A
  • Tina Conlan (2002)
  • Gillian Christopher – Chambers JP (2003)
  • Jennifer Moate (2006)
  • Millie Polimac (2007) A
  • Michael Mullin (2010) J
  • David Mold (2010)
  • Gita Chakravarty (2010) A
  • Sam Phillips (2011)A
  • Tristan Salter (2013) A
  • Elizabeth England (2014) (admitted as a solicitor 2008)
  • Daniel Crehan (2014)
  • Roger Laville (2015) admitted as a solicitor (2002)
  • Zachary Kell (2015)
  • Ololade Saromi (2015)
  • Alexander Kingston-Splatt (2017) (admitted as a solicitor 2012)
  • Laura Williamson (2011) ++
  • Gavin Dingley (2015)
  • Joe McBrien (2017)
  • Tiernan Fitzgibbon (2018)
  • Matthew Tonnard (2015)
  • ++ Door Tenant, A Public/Direct Access, J Judge

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Five Paper rankings

UK Bar Guide 2024
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London (Bar)
Employment
1 Ranked Barrister
Juniors
5
Shane Crawford
5
Band 5
Health & Safety
1 Ranked Barrister
Juniors
3
Ian Wright
3
Band 3
Social Housing
1 Set
14 Ranked Barristers
Set
Social Housing
2
Social Housing
2
Band 2
Silks (KC)
2
Nicholas Grundy KC
2
Band 2
Juniors
1
Terence Gallivan
1
Band 1
1
Victoria Osler
1
Band 1
2
Jane Hodgson
2
Band 2
2
Sam Phillips
2
Band 2
2
Stephen Evans
2
Band 2
2
Tina Conlan
2
Band 2
3
Josephine Henderson
3
Band 3
4
Angela Hall
4
Band 4
4
Elizabeth England
4
Band 4
4
Jennifer Moate
4
Band 4
4
Michael Mullin
4
Band 4
4
Millie Polimac
4
Band 4
4
Tristan Salter
4
Band 4