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5 St Andrews Hill > The Legal 500 Rankings5 St Andrews Hill is referred to as ‘extremely strong, especially in extradition‘. Natasha Draycott recently acted for a requested person whose extradition was sought by Australia regarding historic sexual offences. In another extradition case in 2021, Louisa Collins appeared unled in the Administrative Court and successfully overturned an extradition order on behalf of the appellant in the case of Estevez v Court of Mantua, which concerned issues of trials in absentia. Similarly on the defense side, Collins and Ben Keith recently represented the appellants in another extradition case, Tabuncic and Coev v Government of Moldova, the first case in which extradition has been ordered to Moldova under the 2003 Act.
‘Very efficient and helpful chambers, housing experts in extradition law.’
‘An extremely strong set, especially in extradition.’
‘A strong team, dedicated to achieving the best results for the clients.’
‘Dean Cook is a professional clerk who is experienced and capable. He is quick to respond to queries.’
‘The clerks are very friendly, accommodating and easy to deal with. They will go out of their way to help you.’
‘The clerks are fantastic, they really go over and above of what is expected of them. Dean Cook is my go to person, he is always willing to help.’
‘5 SAH are an exceptional set. They have been successful in carving out other successful practice areas and a number of members of chambers are seen as experts in their field of specialism.‘
‘A good set all round with some stand out individuals.‘
‘5SAH is increasingly a go-to set for POCA work: they’ve got several really excellent members in this area, and are very easy to get along with as well as fearsomely knowledgeable and intelligent.‘
‘An increasingly formidable POCA set. Highly professional and organised Chambers.‘
‘SAH chambers is really good at POCA and asset forfeiture. They have a number of excellent practitioners in this field.‘
‘Dave Scothern is exceptionally helpful and efficient.‘
5 St Andrews Hill > Set Profile
5SAH Chambers 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. Our practice areas are complementary, enabling us 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.
5SAH barristers specialise in the following areas of law:
- Crime: Both defence and prosecution in serious and complex criminal litigation.
- Private prosecutions: Market leaders and 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 and international: ranked as one of the leading sets, we 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 and 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 and asset recovery: a market-leading team. We are instructed by the leading government authorities and private clients in overlapping criminal/civil litigation as well as multi-jurisdictional asset tracing.
- Professional discipline and regulatory: instructed by leading defence firms and regulators with specialisms in the health, legal and transport sectors.
- Public law and immigration: we are 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. We provide the highest quality insurance advice and represent policyholders with complex, high-value coverage disputes with their insurers.
- Inquests and Inquiries: We have considerable experience and expertise across the team acting in high profile and sensitive public inquiries and inquests.
- Civil litigation: we advise and appear for clients both in the UK and overseas in a variety of business, trade and finance-related disputes.
We are 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.
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.
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|Danielle Barden||Danielle Barden is a specialist barrister instructed in business crime, general crime and…||View Profile|
|Georgia Beatty||Georgia specialises in Extradition Law. Her extradition practice includes both Part 1…||View Profile|
|Charles Bennett||Charles Bennett practises in all main areas of chancery, commercial and company law, landlord…||View Profile|
|Roger Birch||Roger Birch has a multi-disciplinary practice which combines chancery and commercial, family…||View Profile|
|Andrew Bird||Andrew Bird KC is a specialist in white-collar crime, civil and criminal…||View Profile|
|Benjamin Burge||Ben is a criminal practitioner. In recent years, he has developed a…||View Profile|
|Edmund Burge||Edmund is a specialist criminal advocate, ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal…||View Profile|
|Louisa Collins||Louisa is a barrister specialising in extradition, international crime and human rights…||View Profile|
|Dominic Connolly||An experienced criminal practitioner whose practice principally concerns serious and large-scale organised…||View Profile|
|Claire Cooper||Claire practices in all areas of crime, with a particular focus on…||View Profile|
|Mark Cotter||Mark’s principal specialisms are in business and financial crime (including asset recovery…||View Profile|
|John Crawford (Door Tenant)||John is a door tenant at 5SAH and accepts instructions in relation…||View Profile|
|Alexandra Davey||Alexandra has developed a busy practice specialising in all aspects of criminal and…||View Profile|
|Kevin Dent||Kevin Dent has built up a wealth of experience over 20 years…||View Profile|
|Bernard Devlin||Bernard has practised continuously at the Bar since 1980 in the fields…||View Profile|
|Natasha Draycott||Natasha is a leading extradition barrister who acts for both foreign governments…||View Profile|
|Andrew Evans||Andrew Evans is an experienced criminal practitioner, specialising in the prosecution of…||View Profile|
|Sarah Fairbairn||Sarah is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal law, with…||View Profile|
|James Fletcher||James practises in both civil and criminal law. He is a specialist…||View Profile|
|Ian Foinette||Ian Foinette has been a member of chambers since 1987, having been…||View Profile|
|Philip Galway-Cooper||Philip Galway-Cooper is a property barrister appearing before all tribunals including the…||View Profile|
|Eve George||Eve was called to the Bar in 1997.||View Profile|
|Dennis Hamill (Door Tenant)||Dennis is a door tenant at 5SAH and a member of our…||View Profile|
|James Harris||James Harris is a barrister with very wide experience at the Bar,…||View Profile|
|David (Harry) Hewitt||Harry specialises in prosecuting and defending heavyweight financial crime cases. Harry has…||View Profile|
|Wendy Hewitt||Wendy practices exclusively in professional discipline and regulatory work. Wendy is Head of…||View Profile|
|Rebecca Hill||Rebecca Hill is a leading practitioner in extradition and international crime who…||View Profile|
|Barnaby Hone||Barnaby’s international asset recovery and financial crime practice includes experience of dealing…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Ingram||Jonathan Ingram is a specialist criminal barrister who prosecutes and defends serious…||View Profile|
|Daniel Jones||Dan is a specialist criminal lawyer. He prosecutes and defends a wide…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Jones||Nick is an experienced criminal advocate who also provides advice and representation…||View Profile|
|David Josse||Since taking silk he has specialised in extradition work encompassing the full…||View Profile|
|Jaqueline Julyan S.C.||A graduate of Stellenbosch and Cambridge Universities, Jaqueline was called to the…||View Profile|
|John Keal||John Keal is an experienced criminal barrister who both prosecutes and defends…||View Profile|
|Ben Keith||Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition and International Crime, as…||View Profile|
|Sophia Kerridge||Sophia prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases and…||View Profile|
|Caroline Knight||Caroline has been instructed in all criminal matters ranging from fraud and…||View Profile|
|Alexa Le Moine||Alexa prosecutes and defends regularly in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and is…||View Profile|
|Anna Leathem||Anna practises in criminal, extradition, and family law. She regularly appears in…||View Profile|
|Francesca Levett||Francesca is a criminal practitioner who has developed a significant practice in…||View Profile|
|Gemma Lindfield||Gemma is an experienced extradition barrister and has been involved in some…||View Profile|
|Alecsandra Manning-Rees||Alecsandra is ranked within the Legal 500 as a rising star in…||View Profile|
|Christopher May||Chris is the head of the Criminal Prosecutions Team at 5SAH and…||View Profile|
|John McNamara||John specialises in defending individuals facing serious criminal allegations. He undertakes cases…||View Profile|
|David McNeill||David is currently a door tenant at 5SAH. He is currently practising in…||View Profile|
|Sharmistha Michaels||Sharmistha’s extensive experience and inclusive approach ensure she gains the confidence of…||View Profile|
|Guy Micklewright||Guy is a specialist fitness to practise, disciplinary and regulatory barrister, having…||View Profile|
|Mark Mullins||Mark’s practice is now wholly criminal related. He is a grade 4…||View Profile|
|Joe O'Leary||Joe was called to the Bar in 2019.||View Profile|
|Jose Olivares-Chandler||Jose Olivares-Chandler has been ranked in the Legal 500 for Crime (London…||View Profile|
|Charlotte Oliver||Charlotte is a criminal barrister who accepts instructions to prosecute and defend.…||View Profile|
|John Oliver||John specialises in crime and extradition. John has particular experience in cases…||View Profile|
|Gary Pons||Gary is a talented and dedicated barrister. His approach to cases is…||View Profile|
|Don Ramble||The majority of Don’s practice has involved prosecuting serious and organised crime…||View Profile|
|Alex Rooke||Alex maintains a busy 50/50 defence and prosecution practice, and believes this…||View Profile|
|Gemma Rose||Gemma is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal, family and…||View Profile|
|Maria Scotland||Maria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big…||View Profile|
|Richard Scott||Richard Scott is a courteous, conscientious and confident advocate. He returned to 5…||View Profile|
|Eleanor Scott-Davies||Eleanor’s practice covers serious criminal work. Eleanor regularly appears in the Crown…||View Profile|
|Mark Smith||Mark is a barrister specialising in extradition and international family matters. He…||View Profile|
|David Stern||David has a wealth of experience in business crime, commercial insurance and financial…||View Profile|
|Rebecca Thomas||Rebecca prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases. She…||View Profile|
|Bridget Todd||Bridget is an experienced criminal barrister who practises in all areas of…||View Profile|
|Ini Udom||Ini is a barrister specialising in regulatory work and complex criminal cases.…||View Profile|
|Paul Valder||Paul Valder is an experienced barrister who prosecutes and defends crime at…||View Profile|
|Allister Walker||Allister Walker has twenty five years’ experience as a barrister in independent…||View Profile|
|Vivian Walters||Vivian has over twenty-five years experience in prosecuting and defending serious crime.…||View Profile|
|John Warrington||John is a barrister specialising in professional disciplinary proceedings, regulatory and criminal…||View Profile|
|Abigail White||Abigail White has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range…||View Profile|
|David Williams||David practices in Extradition, Human Rights, Public Law, Sports Law / Regulation…||View Profile|
|Sarah Wood||She is an experienced and highly accomplished practitioner who specialises in criminal…||View Profile|
|Amy Woolfson||Amy prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases. She has…||View Profile|
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