The Chambers of 5RB were founded by the distinguished jury advocate, Sir Valentine Holmes KC, whose forensic successes in a number of famous libel trials laid the foundations for what is now one of our main areas of practice. Since the time of Sir Valentine Holmes KC, many celebrated and notable lawyers have been members of Chambers and have moved on to high judicial office. Lord Justice Warby, Mr Justice Nicklin, Sir Charles Gray and Sir Michael Tugendhat are the most recent examples.

We moved from The Temple to 10 South Square, Gray’s Inn in 1972. Membership of 5RB significantly increased, reflecting the growing demand in our fields of practice which precipitated the move in early 1994 to accommodation within the Inn at 5 Raymond Buildings.

In January 2014 5RB moved, again within the Inn, to 5 Gray’s Inn Square. This relocation offers 5RB more space and room to grow.