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A specialist multi-practice set of barristers with a national and international reputation for excellence in advocacy and representation at all levels. Barristers provide cutting-edge legal advice, innovative and pragmatic solutions to organisations and individuals.
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Head of Chambers: David Josse QC
Chambers Director: Dave Scothern
Clerks: Gary Norton (1st Junior), Dean Cook (Senior Criminal/Extradition Clerk), Dean Farlam (Senior Family/Civil Clerk)
Tenants: 72 (Including 5 QCs)

The Chambers: 5SAH is a specialist multi-practice set of barristers with a national and international reputation for excellence in advocacy and representation at all levels. Chambers barristers provide cutting-edge legal advice and innovative and pragmatic solutions to a client base of professionals, organisations, and members of the public. The practice areas are complementary, enabling the set to provide advice and representation in overlapping jurisdictions and proceedings. "This is an excellent set of chambers. They have an excellent team and provide a superb service. The barristers are all approachable and experts in their field." The Legal 500 - 2021.

Work Undertaken: 

  • Crime: Both defence and prosecution in serious and complex criminal litigation.
  • Private Prosecutions: Market leaders & experts at bringing and defending private prosecution cases.
  • Business Crime : A demonstrable track record in representing the interests of individual and corporate clients in pre and post-charge financial and regulatory offences.
  • Extradition  & International: Ranked as one of the leading sets, Chambers work with teams of UK solicitors, foreign extradition lawyers and government authorities.
  • Interpol: Extensive experience of removing INTERPOL red notices, advising on best tactics when faced with an INTERPOL red notice or diffusion notice and dealing with subsequent asylum and extradition proceedings.
  • Family, Children & International Family : All areas of family law with a strong emphasis on practical advice, effective court advocacy and a focus at all times, on the outcome for the client.
  • POCA & Asset Recovery : A market-leading team. They are instructed by the leading government authorities and private clients in overlapping criminal/civil litigation as well as multi-jurisdictional asset tracing.
  • Professional Discipline & Regulatory : Instructed by leading defence firms and regulators with specialisms in the health, legal and transport sectors.
  • Public Law & Immigration : The set is involved in major public inquiries and Judicial Review cases. In immigration, we conduct high-profile cases for the Home Office and High Net Worth individuals.
  • Insurance: Settlement Counsel : 5SAH is dedicated exclusively to protecting the interests of policyholders. It provides the highest quality insurance advice and represent policyholders with complex, high-value coverage disputes with its insurers.
  • Inquests & Inquiries : The set has considerable experience and expertise across the team acting in high profile and sensitive public inquiries and inquests.
  • Civil Litigation : The set advises and appears for clients both in the UK and overseas in a variety of business, trade and finance-related disputes.

5SAH is a friendly and approachable set, committed to diversity at all levels and promoting equality, supporting the work of key organisations in this area, including Bridging the Bar and 10000 Black Interns Scheme. Alexandra Wilson is nominated by Chambers & Partners as a ‘future leader’ for the Diversity & Inclusion Award 2021. The well-being of members and staff are a priority in these times of changing working environment and pressure, access to professional support and policies are in place, particularly for those with parental and caring responsibilities.

Members

David Josse QC (1985) (QC-2009)

Mark Cotter QC (1994) (QC-2017)

Kevin Dent QC (1991) (QC 2019)

Edmund Burge QC (1997) (QC 2019)

Andrew Bird QC (1987) (QC 2021)

Charles Bennett (1972)

James Harris (1975)

James Vine (1977)

Roger Birch (1979)

Bernard Devlin (1980)

Christopher May (1983)

Jonathan Ingram (1984)

Caroline Knight (1985)

Andrew Evans (1985)

Jaqueline Julyan SC (1986)

Ian Foinette (1986)

Dominic Connolly (1989)

David Stern (1989)

Allister Walker (1990)

David (Harry) Hewitt (1991)

Vivian Walters (1991)

Philip Galway-Cooper (1993)

Paul Valder (1994)

Maria Scotland (1995)

Gary Pons (1995)

Mark Mullins (1995)

Bridget Todd (1996)

Sarah Wood (1996)

Eve George (1997)

Francesca Levett (1997)

Richard Scott (1997)

Don Ramble (1998)

Wendy Hewitt (1999)

John Warrington (2000)

Jose Olivares-Chandler (2000)

James Fletcher (2000)

Abigail White (2000)

Alex Rooke (2001)

Sharmistha Michaels (2002)

Gemma Lindfield (2002)

Claire Cooper (2002)

Ini Udom (2002)

David McNeill (Door Tenant) (2003)

Nicholas Jones (Sol 1996) (2016)

Rebecca Hill (2004)

Guy Micklewright (2004)

John Keal (2004)

Benjamin Keith (2004)

Louisa Collins (2004)

Natasha Draycott (2005)

Barnaby Hone (2006)

John Oliver (2008)

David Williams (2009)

Oliver Kirk (Sol 1996) (2019)

Eleanor Scott-Davies (2010)

Benjamin Burge (2011)

Mark Smith (2012)

Alexandra Davey (2013)

Daniel Jones (2013)

John McNamara (2014)

Danielle Barden (2014)

Gemma Rose (2015)

Alecsandra Manning-Rees (Sol 2016) (2018)

John Crawford (Door Tenant) (2016)

Sophia Kerridge (2016)

Dennis Hamill (Door Tenant) (NI 2016) (Ireland 2020) (England & Wales 2020)

Amy Woolfson (2017)

Sarah Fairbairn (2017)

Georgia Beatty (2017)

Alexandra Wilson (2018)

Alexa Le Moine (2018)

Joe O'Leary (2019)

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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
Band 2
London (Bar)

Crime
Band 3
Extradition
Band 2

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Band 3

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Andrew Bird QC
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Edmund Burge QC
Band 4

Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions


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Top Ranked Barristers

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Ben KeithExtradition
James FletcherPOCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
Band 2
Louisa CollinsExtradition
Natasha DraycottExtradition
Rebecca HillExtradition
Band 3
David Josse QCExtradition
David WilliamsExtradition
Barnaby HonePOCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
Sarah WoodPOCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
Band 4
Edmund Burge QCFinancial Crime
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New Silks
Andrew Bird QCFinancial Crime
Andrew Bird QCPOCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
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Andrew Bird QCFinancial Crime: Private Prosecutions
Sarah WoodFinancial Crime: Private Prosecutions

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