5 St Andrew's Hill

London Office

Current View:

This content is provided by 5 St Andrew's Hill.

Head of Chambers: David Josse QC
Chambers Director: Dave Scothern
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), Tessa Nejranowski (Marketing and Business Development)
Tenants: 66

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. Its barristers provide cutting edge legal advice and innovative and pragmatic solutions to a client base of professionals, organisations and members of the public..


Asset Recovery, Civil Fraud & Confiscation: An expert team of barristers who act for both applicants and respondents and have appeared in many of the leading cases in this fast-developing and niche area of law. The barristers in the team are at the forefront of new legislation such as unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s), account freezing/ forfeiture orders (AFO’s) and also specialise in challenges to investigation orders and warrants under POCA, PACE and other legislation.

Business Crime: 5SAH are recognised as a leading set in financial and business crime advising and appearing for clients in the UK and overseas. Regularly instructed to act in complex and serious financial cases on behalf of both prosecution and defence. Areas of expertise include FCA investigations, LIBOR and other market manipulation offences, money laundering, DPA’s, all types of fraud work including excise duty, VAT, MTIC, tax credit, insurance, mortgage, charities, land banking and construction industry frauds as well as, corruption, bribery and other high-level financial crime. 5SAH has been a market leader in private prosecution work for a number of years, appearing in many of the recent leading cases in this area.

Civil Litigation: 5SAH cover all the principal areas of chancery litigation and property law (commercial and residential), wills and probate, Inheritance Act claims, trusts, co-ownership, boundary/ neighbour disputes, easements and restrictive covenants. The team specialise in areas of modern commercial chancery, company law with particular emphasis on insolvency, restructuring, banking law and civil fraud.
Crime: Barristers 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 four QCs and 50 juniors. 

Extradition: Barristers at 5SAH are leading experts in defending and prosecuting extradition cases and are a leading set for extradition work in proceedings under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system and Part 2 jurisdictions and special ad hoc requests. The team appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, appeals to the Divisional and Administrative Courts, Supreme Court and the ECHR. Barristers represent clients both in the UK and overseas as well as advising in Mutual Legal Assistance and the removal of Interpol Red Notices.

Family: Barristers at 5SAH are routinely instructed in all work relating to the breakdown of families and relationships relating to children and finances, representing spouses/parents, members of the wider extended family and third parties. Work undertaken includes: divorce, financial orders, cohabitation disputes, TOLATA, injunctions, child arrangements, international child abduction, forced marriage protection orders, care work and wardship matters. The team is instructed in both domestic and international family law cases and also has niche expertise in forced marriage and FGM protection orders.

Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory: Experts acting for professionals and regulators in fitness to practise proceedings. They have specialist knowledge in the field of medical law and have appeared before most regulators. They also have experience in proceedings involving financial regulation (FCA/ ACCA). The regulatory team are highly experienced in acting for companies, individuals and prosecutors in: environmental, housing, planning, street works, health and safety, food hygiene, public utility, trademarks, copyright, trading standards, licensing matters and Traffic Commissioner cases. 


David Josse QC (1985) (QC-2009)

Mark Cotter QC (1994) (QC-2017)

Kevin Dent QC (1991) (QC 2019)

Edmund Burge QC (1997) (QC 2019)

Edward Munir (1956)

Charles Bennett (1972)

James Harris (1975)

James Vine (1977)

Roger Birch (1979)

Bernard Devlin (1980)

Christopher May (1983)

Jonathan Ingram (1984)

Andrew Evans (1985)

Anthony Prosser (1985)

Jaqueline Julyan SC (1986)

Ian Foinette (1986)

Andrew Bird (1987)

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)

Claire Cooper (2002)

Ini Udom (2002)

Gemma Lindfield (2002)

David McNeill (2003)

Nicholas Jones (Sol 1996) (2016)

Rebecca Hill (2004)

John Keal (2004)

Benjamin Keith (2004)

Louisa Collins (2004)

Natasha Draycott (2005)

John Oliver (2008)

Hillary Lennox (2008)

David Williams (2009)

Oliver Kirk (Sol 1996) (2019)

Eleanor Scott-Davies (2010)

Ben Burge (2011)

Mark Smith (2012)

Alexandra Davey (2013)

Daniel Jones (2013)

Natasha Shotunde (2013)

John McNamara (2014)

Danielle Barden (2014)

Gemma Rose (2015)

Alecsandra Manning-Rees (Sol 2016) (2018)

John Crawford (2016)

Sarah Fairbairn (2017)