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Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England

London Bar > International crime and extradition Tier 2

5 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.

Rising stars

Georgia Beatty 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Georgia is an excellent lawyer, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to cut through even the most complex of cases. In court her aptitude for cross-examining expert witnesses is second to none.’    
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

David Josse KC5 St Andrews HillA silk who is very good with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ben Keith5 St Andrews Hill ‘A very erudite junior in the extradition field.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Louisa Collins5 St Andrews Hill ‘Louisa is a stalwart of the extradition Bar. A knowledgeable practitioner and a forceful advocate who is well liked by both solicitors and clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Natasha Draycott5 St Andrews Hill ‘She has excellent advocacy skills. Her arguments are articulate and precise. Her legal advice in this field is of a high standard and her written arguments are always well drafted.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Hill5 St Andrews Hill ‘She is consistently conscientious and driven to get the best results for her clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
David Williams5 St Andrews HillDavid is a very committed extradition practitioner.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Danielle Barden5 St Andrews Hill ‘She is a tenacious and skilled advocate, and her highly intelligent approach to cases inspires confidence in clients.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘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.’

Clerking

‘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.’

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture Tier 3

With ‘a number of excellent practitioners in this field‘, the set at 5 St Andrews Hill often deals with account freezing and forfeiture orders, investigation orders and warrants, and unexplained wealth orders, acting on behalf of applicants and respondents alike. Andrew Bird KC – who took silk in 2021 and leads the POCA team – acted for the SFO in R v Petrofac Limited, confiscation proceedings surrounding property obtained as a result of an international bribery scheme surmounting £22 million. Representing the NCA, James Fletcher was successful in enforcement proceedings by achieving final charging orders over land connected to income from criminal conduct. In addition, Gary Pons was instructed by the SFO in relation to a £40 million confiscation order in the Gerald Smith case.  

Rising stars

Gemma Rose5 St Andrews HillGemma is a barrister who attends court thoroughly prepared, and knowing all the details of the case. She is calm, reassuring, and thoughtful to the client’s needs.
Ranked: Tier 0

2021 Silks

Andrew Bird KC5 St Andrews Hill 'Andrew is very experienced.'

Leading Juniors

James Fletcher5 St Andrews HillHe is excellent. He is very thorough in his preparation, a great eye for detail and presents well in court.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Wood5 St Andrews HillHer written submissions are clear, concise and persuasive. She has a calm and authoritative manner in Court and with clients. She is a powerhouse of POCA knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
John McNamara5 St Andrews HillHe has an in-depth knowledge of the statutory provisions and the relevant case law, and is able to apply to that to the factual circumstances of his own cases. He is calm under pressure and extremely good with both clients and judges alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gary Pons5 St Andrews HillGary is clear and concise in his drafting and his advocacy. He is also very approachable and easy to get on with. He is quick to respond to instructions and very easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barnaby Hone 5 St Andrews HillBarnaby has a depth of knowledge which rivals any silk, and an ability to master the facts, advise the client and deliver the advice with clarity and precision. An excellent presence in court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

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.

Clerking

Dave Scothern is exceptionally helpful and efficient.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Rising stars

Alecsandra Manning-Rees5 St Andrews HillClear and concise. She wastes no time and is highly focussed. She is appropriate, balanced and knows and understands her brief very well indeed. She is a highly effective and able advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Wendy Hewitt5 St Andrews HillHer collegiate approach and friendly, reassuring manner with clients. Her advocacy skills before the regulators, both in cross examination of witnesses and in making persuasive submissions to the panel are second to none.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Crime

Leading Silks

Mark Cotter KC – 5 St Andrews Hill 'Mark is unflappable, precise in advocacy and hard-edged in pursuing what matters in a case.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jose Olivares-Chandler – 5 St Andrews HillJose is very astute, diligent - an eye for details - good advocacy, he  follows instructions to defend rigorously.'
Ranked: Tier 2
John McNamara – 5 St Andrews Hill 'John combines hard work and strong personal skills to prosecute complex cases effectively and fairly.'
Ranked: Tier 3
John Warrington – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘John brings attention to detail and thoroughness. A persuasive advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Jones – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Dan is eloquent and has excellent rapport with clients. His manner immediately puts everyone at ease. He is hardworking, dedicated and tenacious.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Francesca Levett - 5 St Andrews Hill 'Francesca is an impressive defence advocate. She is hardworking, utterly dedicated to her work and her clients, intelligent and counsel of choice for sensitive cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominic Connolly – 5 St Andrews Hill 'Dominic is a robust and effective advocate. He knows his papers back-to-front and deploys the facts to devastating effect to dismantle a defendant's case in cross-examination.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Edmund Burge KC – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Edmund is very calm and incisive. Inclusive in his decision-making but at the same always prepared to take control and, ultimately, responsibility for those decisions.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Cotter KC – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Mark has a forensic attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge in particular in relation to matters concerning disclosure and Public Interest Immunity applications.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Kevin Dent KC – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Incredibly hard-working and well-prepared.’
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Leading Juniors

Ini Udom – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Ini is an excellent lawyer, in both civil and criminal disciplines. She is meticulous in her preparation and is able to assimilate complex facts and detail with apparent ease.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

Leading Silks

Jaqueline Julyan SC 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Jaqueline’s strengths include a detailed knowledge of the law in this jurisdiction and in South Africa. She has a commanding presence in court and able to manage difficult and emotional clients with care and sensitivity.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Leading Juniors

David Stern5 St Andrews HillA first class lawyer and highly persuasive advocate. David has a meticulous approach that is well respected by those he works with. I would highly recommend David for business and regulatory cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Leading Juniors

Maria Scotland5 St Andrews Hill ‘Maria has excellent knowledge and thorough preparation. She prepares excellent documents and deals well with clients in a firm and friendly manner.’
Ranked: Tier 4

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 photo Danielle BardenDanielle Barden is a specialist barrister instructed in business crime, general crime and…
Georgia Beatty photo Georgia BeattyGeorgia specialises in Extradition Law. Her extradition practice includes both Part 1…
Charles Bennett photo Charles BennettCharles Bennett practises in all main areas of chancery, commercial and company law, landlord…
Roger Birch photo Roger BirchRoger Birch has a multi-disciplinary practice which combines chancery and commercial, family…
Andrew Bird photo Andrew BirdAndrew Bird KC is a specialist in white-collar crime, civil and criminal…
Andrew Bird photo Andrew BirdAndrew Bird KC is a specialist in white-collar crime, civil and criminal…
Benjamin Burge photo Benjamin BurgeBen is a criminal practitioner. In recent years, he has developed a…
Edmund Burge photo Edmund BurgeEdmund is a specialist criminal advocate, ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal…
Louisa Collins photo Louisa CollinsLouisa is a barrister specialising in extradition, international crime and human rights…
Dominic Connolly photo Dominic ConnollyAn experienced criminal practitioner whose practice principally concerns serious and large-scale organised…
Claire Cooper photo Claire CooperClaire practices in all areas of crime, with a particular focus on…
Mark Cotter photo Mark CotterMark’s principal specialisms are in business and financial crime (including asset recovery…
Mark Cotter photo Mark CotterMark’s principal specialisms are in business and financial crime (including asset recovery…
John Crawford (Door Tenant) photo John Crawford (Door Tenant)John is a door tenant at 5SAH and accepts instructions in relation…
John Crawford (Door Tenant) photo John Crawford (Door Tenant)John is a door tenant at 5SAH and accepts instructions in relation…
Alexandra Davey photo Alexandra DaveyAlexandra has developed a busy practice specialising in all aspects of criminal and…
Kevin Dent photo Kevin DentKevin Dent has built up a wealth of experience over 20 years…
Bernard Devlin photo Bernard DevlinBernard has practised continuously at the Bar since 1980 in the fields…
Natasha Draycott photo Natasha DraycottNatasha is a leading extradition barrister who acts for both foreign governments…
Andrew Evans photo Andrew EvansAndrew Evans is an experienced criminal practitioner, specialising in the prosecution of…
Sarah Fairbairn photo Sarah FairbairnSarah is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal law, with…
James Fletcher photo James FletcherJames practises in both civil and criminal law. He is a specialist…
Ian Foinette photo Ian FoinetteIan Foinette has been a member of chambers since 1987, having been…
Philip Galway-Cooper photo Philip Galway-CooperPhilip Galway-Cooper is a property barrister appearing before all tribunals including the…
Eve George photo Eve GeorgeEve was called to the Bar in 1997.
Dennis Hamill (Door Tenant) photo Dennis Hamill (Door Tenant)Dennis is a door tenant at 5SAH and a member of our…
James Harris photo James HarrisJames Harris is a barrister with very wide experience at the Bar,…
Wendy Hewitt photo Wendy HewittWendy practices exclusively in professional discipline and regulatory work. Wendy is Head of…
David (Harry) Hewitt photo David (Harry) HewittHarry specialises in prosecuting and defending heavyweight financial crime cases.  Harry has…
Rebecca Hill photo Rebecca HillRebecca Hill is a leading practitioner in extradition and international crime who…
Barnaby Hone photo Barnaby HoneBarnaby’s international asset recovery and financial crime practice includes experience of dealing…
Jonathan Ingram photo Jonathan IngramJonathan Ingram is a specialist criminal barrister who prosecutes and defends serious…
Daniel Jones photo Daniel JonesDan is a specialist criminal lawyer. He prosecutes and defends a wide…
Nicholas Jones photo Nicholas JonesNick is an experienced criminal advocate who also provides advice and representation…
David Josse photo David JosseSince taking silk he has specialised in extradition work encompassing the full…
David Josse photo David JosseSince taking silk he has specialised in extradition work encompassing the full…
Jaqueline Julyan S.C. photo Jaqueline Julyan S.C.A graduate of Stellenbosch and Cambridge Universities, Jaqueline was called to the…
John Keal photo John KealJohn Keal is an experienced criminal barrister who both prosecutes and defends…
Ben Keith photo Ben KeithBen Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition and International Crime, as…
Sophia Kerridge photo Sophia KerridgeSophia prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases and…
Caroline Knight photo Caroline KnightCaroline has been instructed in all criminal matters ranging from fraud and…
Alexa Le Moine  photo Alexa Le Moine Alexa prosecutes and defends regularly in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and is…
Alexa Le Moine  photo Alexa Le Moine Alexa prosecutes and defends regularly in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and is…
Anna  Leathem photo Anna LeathemAnna practises in criminal, extradition, and family law. She regularly appears in…
Francesca Levett photo Francesca LevettFrancesca is a criminal practitioner who has developed a significant practice in…
Gemma Lindfield photo Gemma LindfieldGemma is an experienced extradition barrister and has been involved in some…
Alecsandra Manning-Rees photo Alecsandra Manning-ReesAlecsandra is ranked within the Legal 500 as a rising star in…
Christopher May photo Christopher MayChris is the head of the Criminal Prosecutions Team at 5SAH and…
John McNamara photo John McNamaraJohn specialises in defending individuals facing serious criminal allegations. He undertakes cases…
David McNeill photo David McNeillDavid is currently a door tenant at 5SAH. He is currently practising in…
Sharmistha Michaels photo Sharmistha MichaelsSharmistha’s extensive experience and inclusive approach ensure she gains the confidence of…
Guy Micklewright photo Guy MicklewrightGuy is a specialist fitness to practise, disciplinary and regulatory barrister, having…
Mark Mullins photo Mark MullinsMark’s practice is now wholly criminal related. He is a grade 4…
Joe O'Leary photo Joe O'LearyJoe was called to the Bar in 2019.
Joe O'Leary photo Joe O'LearyJoe was called to the Bar in 2019.
Jose Olivares-Chandler photo Jose Olivares-ChandlerJose Olivares-Chandler has been ranked in the Legal 500 for Crime (London…
Charlotte  Oliver photo Charlotte OliverCharlotte is a criminal barrister who accepts instructions to prosecute and defend.…
John Oliver photo John OliverJohn specialises in crime and extradition. John has particular experience in cases…
Gary Pons photo Gary PonsGary is a talented and dedicated barrister. His approach to cases is…
Don Ramble photo Don RambleThe majority of Don’s practice has involved prosecuting serious and organised crime…
Alex Rooke photo Alex RookeAlex maintains a busy 50/50 defence and prosecution practice, and believes this…
Alex Rooke photo Alex RookeAlex maintains a busy 50/50 defence and prosecution practice, and believes this…
Gemma Rose photo Gemma RoseGemma is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal, family and…
Maria Scotland photo Maria ScotlandMaria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big…
Richard Scott photo Richard ScottRichard Scott is a courteous, conscientious and confident advocate. He returned to 5…
Eleanor Scott-Davies photo Eleanor Scott-DaviesEleanor’s practice covers serious criminal work. Eleanor regularly appears in the Crown…
Mark Smith photo Mark SmithMark is a barrister specialising in extradition and international family matters. He…
David Stern photo David SternDavid has a wealth of experience in business crime, commercial insurance and financial…
Rebecca Thomas photo Rebecca ThomasRebecca prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases. She…
Bridget Todd photo Bridget ToddBridget is an experienced criminal barrister who practises in all areas of…
Bridget Todd photo Bridget ToddBridget is an experienced criminal barrister who practises in all areas of…
Ini Udom photo Ini UdomIni is a barrister specialising in regulatory work and complex criminal cases.…
Paul Valder photo Paul ValderPaul Valder is an experienced barrister who prosecutes and defends crime at…
Allister Walker photo Allister WalkerAllister Walker has twenty five years’ experience as a barrister in independent…
Vivian Walters photo Vivian WaltersVivian has over twenty-five years experience in prosecuting and defending serious crime.…
John Warrington photo John WarringtonJohn is a barrister specialising in professional disciplinary proceedings, regulatory and criminal…
Abigail White photo Abigail WhiteAbigail White has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range…
David Williams photo David WilliamsDavid practices in Extradition, Human Rights, Public Law, Sports Law / Regulation…
Sarah Wood photo Sarah WoodShe is an experienced and highly accomplished practitioner who specialises in criminal…
Amy Woolfson photo Amy WoolfsonAmy prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases. She has…
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