Five Paper’s barristers have been ranked across our main practice areas including social housing, commercial litigation/dispute resolution, employment, business immigration and Health & Safety in The Legal 500 (2017).
Five Paper is said to be ‘a very strong set with extremely knowledgeable barristers able to assist at short notice’. ‘There is a very good range of counsel, particularly at the junior end, and so there is almost always someone of good quality available for instruction.’ The fees are also ‘reasonable’ and in that respect, ‘chambers has positioned itself ideally in the market’. It is often best known for social housing work, where members demonstrate significant ‘understanding of client needs’, but it is also experienced in commercial, property, employment and family law. The ‘particularly helpful’ David Portch leads the clerking team, which is ‘very friendly and always very willing to assist’. Everyone in the support team is ‘great, from the telephone handler to the clerks’; ‘they always put themselves out to assist you and to get the right person for your matter’. First junior Gemma Lewis ‘makes solicitors’ jobs a lot easier – her work ethic and client service are exceptional’, and joint first junior Rachel Dewing is ‘interested, polite and “switched-on”, and she does what she says she will do’.
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