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Brendan Cole confirmed as host of No5 charity event

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As the Strictly Come Dancing celebrities prepare for their nationwide tour, No5 Barristers’ Chambers has unveiled details of its flagship charity dance event, now in its third consecutive year.

Popular BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole has been confirmed as the host of this prestigious event which is being held on Friday, June 16th at Birmingham’s ICC. It promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment, with the aim of raising a record amount of money for two chosen charities – the Child Brain Injury Trust and Whizz-Kidz.

Strictly 9 to 5, sees representatives of the Bar, solicitors, clerks and other legal professionals compete to lift the Glitter Ball Trophy and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Ten novice dancers are already undergoing group training sessions, before meeting their professional partners next month. Each couple will perform on the night before a panel including celebrity judges. Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote on the night for their favourite dancer.

The confirmed competitors are:

  • Will Theaker, Practice Group Clerk at No5 Barristers’ Chambers
  • James Osborne, Solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys
  • Laura Ralfe, Associate at Irwin Mitchell
  • Jodie Kembery, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers
  • Joanne Walker, Associate at Higgs & Sons
  • Lauren Crow, Solicitor at Cartwright King
  • Steven Reed, Commercial Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers
  • Richard Horvath, Lloyds Banking Group
  • James Walbeoff, Litigation Executive at Slater and Gordon Lawyers

The Child Brain Injury Trust was established in 1991 and is the leading charity providing support, information and guidance to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK. It receives no Government funding and relies solely on donations. The Trust has a national network of child and family support co-ordinators who deliver support to families and professional in hospital, home and in school.

Whizz-Kidz has changed the lives of over 20,000 disabled children since 1990. There are thousands of children in the UK who need the right equipment to fit their young lives. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a brighter future.

For more information about Strictly 9 to 5, to book a table or donate a raffle prize, contact the marketing team at No5 Barristers’ Chambers on 0845 210 5555 or email