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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 β€˜a vast array of talent in the field’, the β€˜well-respected’ 5 St Andrews Hill is β€˜one of the go-to extradition sets’. The chambers’ education programme is praised for being β€˜very up to date and on point’ and clients are always β€˜greeted with a smile by friendly staff’. Following Wayne King’s departure to 23 Essex Street, first junior Gary Norton has β€˜brilliantly stepped into the role’ left by the former chambers’ director to β€˜offer a great service; nothing is too much trouble’. He is assisted by Dean Cook who is β€˜very knowledgeable about the suitability of his counsel and goes the extra mile to accommodate the requests of solicitors’. Overall, solicitors say the β€˜exceptional’ clerks β€˜bend over backwards to accommodate’ them. Alastair Rhodes is the new chambers director. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

David Stern - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜He has a first-class brain and is very innovative in developing legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Mark Cotter QC - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Exceptionally thorough at preparing cases and is a master of detail. He is an engaging, direct advocate who has an excellent manner with the judiciary’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Dominic Connolly - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜He prosecutes in serious cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jose Olivares-Chandler - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜An exceptional advocate who achieves fantastic results.’

Ranked: tier 3

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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 β€˜a very well-respected and known extradition set that can be relied upon for counsel at short notice’. Ben Keith represented a Russian businessman who was accused of a fraud against his own company; the request was discharged on the basis that the allegations were politically motivated.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

David Josse QC - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Knowlegable, caring for clients and determined to get the right result.’

Ranked: tier 1
International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Ben Keith - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜He is regularly instructed to defend in extradition cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Natasha Draycott - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Very approachable and personal, and able to think outside the box.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rebecca Hill - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Instructed by the CPS and defendants in varous extradititon cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Gemma Lindfield - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜She appears in cases with human rights elements.’

Ranked: tier 3

Louisa Collins - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Extremely experienced and a pleasure to work with.’

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 includes a number of juniors involved in significant confiscation cases. Andrew Bird represented the City of London Police in R (Meridia Oil & Others) v City of London Police, an Administrative Court case concerning whether it was permissible for the police to force the conversion of money on trading accounts into cheques as a precursor to the use of cash forefeiture powers. Meanwhile, James Fletcher is instructed to represent former UBS trader Tom Hayes, who was convicted of manipulating Libor in 2015 and whose case is before the Criminal Cases Review Commission, in an appeal against a decision to consider a joint purchase of a matrimonial home as a tainted gift from him to his wife.

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Andrew Bird - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Excellent at proceeds of crime because of his knowledge of the area.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Dennison - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Instructed by the police and CPS in significant cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Fletcher - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Another amazingly bright practitioner in the field, and always very prepared.’

Ranked: tier 2

Gary Pons - 5 St Andrews Hill β€˜Very direct, which helps focus clients’ minds in multi-handed cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜a vast array of talent in the field’, the β€˜well-respected’ 5 St Andrews Hill is β€˜one of the go-to extradition sets’. The chambers’ education programme is praised for being β€˜very up to date and on point’ and clients are always β€˜greeted with a smile by friendly staff’. Following Wayne King’s departure to 23 Essex Street, first junior Gary Norton has β€˜brilliantly stepped into the role’ left by the former chambers’ director to β€˜offer a great service; nothing is too much trouble’. He is assisted by Dean Cook who is β€˜very knowledgeable about the suitability of his counsel and goes the extra mile to accommodate the requests of solicitors’. Overall, solicitors say the β€˜exceptional’ clerks β€˜bend over backwards to accommodate’ them. Alastair Rhodes is the new chambers director. Offices in: London

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