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5 St Andrew's Hill

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Head of Chambers: David Josse QC
Chambers Director: Alastair Rhodes
Clerks: Gary Norton (1st Junior), Dean Cook (Criminal/Extradition Clerk), Dean Farlam (Family and Civil Clerk), Theresa Kavanagh (Fees clerk), Adam Murray (Family and Civil Clerk)
Tenants: 64

THE CHAMBERS Chambers is a leading specialist multi-practice set, with specific expertise in asset recovery and confiscation, business crime, civil fraud, crime, extradition, family, regulatory and professional disciplinary work.


Asset Recovery, Civil Fraud & Confiscation: 5 St Andrew’s Hill is a set of leading London asset forfeiture and confiscation barristers. Barristers act for both applicants and respondents, and have appeared in many of the leading cases in this fast developing and increasingly important area.

Business Crime: Barristers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill regularly accepts instructions to act in complex and serious fraud litigation on behalf of the prosecution and defence. The team has a number of individuals on the SFO Panel.
The team’s expertise includes defending in the Libor trials two (ICAP) and three (Barclays), FCA investigations, Excise duty fraud, VAT fraud, Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud, tax credit fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, charities fraud, corruption, bribery and other high level financial crime. Members of the team also frequently appear at the VAT tribunal. Barristers advise and appear for clients both in the UK and overseas.

Civil Litigation: Barristers of 5 St Andrew’s Hill cover all the principal areas of chancery litigation. The team act in cases involving wills and probate, Inheritance Act claims, trusts, co-ownership, boundary and neighbour disputes, easements and restrictive covenants. The team also deal with and specialise in areas of modern commercial Chancery and company law with a particular emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, banking law and civil fraud.

Crime: Barristers of 5 St Andrew’s Hill have expertise in defending and prosecuting in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal offences, including the most serious and complex cases. The team are supported by two Queens Counsel and 50 juniors.

Disciplinary & Regulatory: Barristers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill are known for their breadth of experience in the field of regulatory law. The regulatory team are highly experienced in environmental, housing, planning, street works, health and safety, food hygiene, public utility, infringement of trademarks and copyright, trading standards and licensing matters.
The healthcare team regularly appear on behalf of the medical professions/professionals before the General Dentist Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Care Professions Council and the General Medical Council amongst others.

Extradition: Barristers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill are experts in defending and prosecuting extradition cases. Chambers is a leading set for extradition work and represents requested persons in proceedings both inside and outside the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system including Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and appeals to the Divisional and Administrative Courts, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. The barristers represent clients both in the UK and overseas.

Family: Barristers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill have specialist expertise in financial remedies, international child abduction, protection orders and care and wardship matters. The team is instructed in both domestic and international family law cases.


David Josse QC (1985) (QC-2009) A

Mark Cotter QC (1994) (QC-2017) A

Edward Munir (1956) A

Charles Bennett (1972) **

James Harris (1975) A

James Vine (1977) A

Roger A Birch (1979) A

Bernard Devlin (1980) A

Christopher May (1983) A

Jonathan Ingram (1984) A

Andrew Evans (1985)

Anthony Prosser (1985)

Jaqueline Julyan SC (1986) A

Ian Foinette (1986) A

James Dennison (1986)

Andrew Bird (1987) A *

Dominic Connolly (1989) A

David Stern (1989)

Allister Walker (1990)

David Hewitt (1991) *** A

Vivian Walters (1991) A

Kevin Dent (1991)

Philip Galway-Cooper (1993) A

Paul Valder (1994) A

Maria Scotland (1995) A

Mark Mullins (1995) A

Gary Pons (1995) A

Sarah Wood (1996) A

Edward Connell (1996) + A

Bridget Todd (1996)

Edmund Burge (1997) + ***

Richard Scott (1997)

Francesca Levett (1997) A

Don Ramble (1998) A

Wendy Hewitt (1999)

John Warrington (2000) A

Jose Olivares-Chandler (2000)

James Fletcher (2000) A *

Abigail White (2000)

Alex Rooke (2001)

Serena Gates (2001) A

Claire Cooper (2002)

Ini Udom (2002) A

Gemma Lindfield (2002)

David McNeill (2003) A

John Keal (2004)

Benjamin Keith (2004) A *

Rebecca Hill (2004)

Louisa Collins (2004)

Natasha Draycott (2005) A

John Oliver (2008)

Hillary Lennox (2008) A

David Williams (2009)

Eleanor Scott-Davies (2010)

Ben Burge (2011)

Karl Masi (2011) *

Mark Smith (2012) A

Alexandra Davey (2013)

Natasha Shotunde (2013) A

Daniel Jones (2013)

John McNamara (2014) A

Danielle Barden (2014) A

Nicholas Jones (2016)

John Crawford (2016) A

A Public/Direct Access

+ Recorder

++ Deputy Chancery Master

* Attorney General

** Immigration Appeals Adjudicator

*** Special Advocate