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Chambers of David Josse QC

LONDON, EC4V 5BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7332 5400
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 4170
DX:
417 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.5sah.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

With expertise across all levels of call, 5 St Andrews Hill is a ‘go-to’ chambers for international crime and extradition matters, as well as regulatory, general crime, and POCA cases. In recent news, Edmund Burge and Kevin Dent have taken silk and chambers has been further strengthened following the arrival of Alecsandra Manning-Rees from Kingsley Napley LLP, Eve George from Maidstone Chambers, and former solicitor and High Court advocate Oliver Kirk; leaving chambers, Edward Connell has been appointed a circuit judge. The clerks’ room is ‘client-focused, efficient, friendly, accommodating’, and ‘work with solicitors to ensure clients are satisfied’. Senior clerk Gary Norton ‘takes the time to understand the organisation you are working for so he can recommend barristers for particular jobs depending upon the requirements of the instructing client department’. Norton is assisted by Dean Cook who is ‘an extremely able and responsive clerk who ensures everything runs smoothly and feels like an extension of the legal team’. Dave Scothern, formerly business development director at Outer Temple Chambers, is the new chambers director. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Leading Juniors

David Stern - 5 St Andrews HillA sure hand with complex legal arguments.

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Leading Silks

Mark Cotter QC - 5 St Andrews HillA commanding presence in the courtroom.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Dominic Connolly - 5 St Andrews HillWhen he prosecutes he presents his cases fairly and efficiently.

Ranked: tier 3

John Warrington - 5 St Andrews HillSurgical in his approach to cases, he can ingest large volumes of evidence.

Ranked: tier 3

Jose Olivares-Chandler - 5 St Andrews HillHe has two brains – he really knows his stuff.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
2019 Silks

Edmund Burge QC - 5 St Andrews HillUnshakeable under pressure.

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Dent QC - 5 St Andrews HillNoted for his expertise in complex financial crime cases.

Ranked: tier 1

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 St Andrews Hill

5 St Andrews Hill is well respected for its strength in extradition cases. Known for bringing 'a powerful armoury to international cases of the highest profile', Ben Keith is acting for the Azerbaijan government in a request for the extradition of Zamira Hajiyeva, who is the recipient of the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO) following allegations of a multimillion-pound fraud against the International Bank of Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, Louisa Collins, who 'brings tranquillity to high-pressure cases', represents the Armenian government in its first extradition request to the UK concerning an allegation of drugs importation.

Leading Silks

David Josse QC - 5 St Andrews HillAn expert in international human rights concerns, he is fearless in even the highest courts when advocating for his clients.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Ben Keith - 5 St Andrews HillWins cases on preparation alone, excellent advocacy and witness handling. Goes out of his way to advise and assist solicitors.

Ranked: tier 1

Louisa Collins - 5 St Andrews HillA formidable advocate who presents complex points in a compelling manner.

Ranked: tier 2

Natasha Draycott - 5 St Andrews HillVery diligent and a great court performer.

Ranked: tier 2

Rebecca Hill - 5 St Andrews HillA robust advocate who brings a high level of technical expertise to any case.

Ranked: tier 2

David Williams - 5 St Andrews HillExtraordinarily bright, committed to his clients, and fearless in court.

Ranked: tier 3

Gemma Lindfield - 5 St Andrews HillShe is very persuasive on her feet.

Ranked: tier 3

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 St Andrews Hill

5 St Andrews Hill's team counts confiscation cases as a backbone of its POCA practice. Gary Pons appeared in the Court of Appeal in R v Moss, a case that considered whether a domestic confiscation order could be enforced in an EU member state. The key issues of the case were whether a certificate could be applied to a confiscation order issued before the Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations came into force in 2014, and secondly, whether the asset in question would need to be traceable proceeds of crime. Recommended for confiscation orders in relation to fraud and matrimonial work, Sarah Wood represented the wife of Tom Hayes, the UBS trader convicted of manipulating Libor in 2015, in her section 10A application before Cooke J, while James Fletcher represented Mr Hayes in the appeal against the confiscation of their home by seeking to argue that the joint purchase of the marital home had not been a tainted gift.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Bird - 5 St Andrews HillExtremely intelligent, with extensive expertise in POCA matters.

Ranked: tier 1

James Fletcher - 5 St Andrews HillA very persuasive advocate in court.

Ranked: tier 2

Gary Pons - 5 St Andrews HillHe is very conscientious and provides clear, concise advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Wood - 5 St Andrews HillShe has a forensic eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With expertise across all levels of call, 5 St Andrews Hill is a ‘go-to’ chambers for international crime and extradition matters, as well as regulatory, general crime, and POCA cases. In recent news, Edmund Burge and Kevin Dent have taken silk and chambers has been further strengthened following the arrival of Alecsandra Manning-Rees from Kingsley Napley LLP, Eve George from Maidstone Chambers, and former solicitor and High Court advocate Oliver Kirk; leaving chambers, Edward Connell has been appointed a circuit judge. The clerks’ room is ‘client-focused, efficient, friendly, accommodating’, and ‘work with solicitors to ensure clients are satisfied’. Senior clerk Gary Norton ‘takes the time to understand the organisation you are working for so he can recommend barristers for particular jobs depending upon the requirements of the instructing client department’. Norton is assisted by Dean Cook who is ‘an extremely able and responsive clerk who ensures everything runs smoothly and feels like an extension of the legal team’. Dave Scothern, formerly business development director at Outer Temple Chambers, is the new chambers director. Offices in: London

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