No5's Rapid Expansion Continues

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No5's Rapid Expansion Continues


The No5 barristers chambers has brought in three new members to its Birmingham office - the latest in a year of rapid expansion at the firm.

David Howker, Peter Tyers-Smith and Kristina Brown, the third mass recruitment in the last two months alone, were joined by another new appointment at the chambers' London branch.

Ralph Lewis, head of chambers in Birmingham, said: "We are delighted to have been able to attract four new barristers to the set, each of whom is greatly respected in their specific fields of law.

"All four appointments will strengthen the offer from No5 Chambers across the UK and will help us to continue to provide the highest quality counsel to our clients."

as an associate tenant to work with criminal fraud and mainstream crime. He was called to the Bar in 1982 and appointed a QC in 2002. His career highlights have included a notable victory in the largest Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud to be prosecuted, involving a VAT evasion of over pounds 30 million. Other previous cases include the representation of the main defendant in a large-scale illegal immigration case and the successful prosecution of a company involved in the fraudulent export of dairy products to eastern Europe.

Joining the commercial and chancery team is Peter Tyers-Smith, who has specialist knowledge in the fields of commercial litigation, banking and finance and insolvency. He has acted across a broad spectrum of commercial litigation matters, from fast-track proceedings to multi-million pound disputes, including an appearance against leading counsel in a pounds 4 million commercial fraud case at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The third new member to be brought in at Birmingham is Kristina Brown whose longstanding expertise in family law, particularly the Children Act and matrimonial cases, has seen her instructed in numerous cases within both the public and private sectors.

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