5 St Andrew’s Hill offers a responsive service and results-orientated representation. The barristers of 5 St Andrew's Hill have extensive experience in their respective practice areas and can also draw upon the knowledge and experience of other barristers in cases involving complex or esoteric aspects of law.
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5 St Andrew's Hill Chambers is fully equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you receive the highest level of service. We run a fully computerised Meridian diary and fees system and are equipped with high capacity scanners and the latest in networking solutions enabling us to transfer large quantities of information with ease.
Five Floors of Working Space
Chambers boasts video conferencing facilities, allowing us to have conferences with courts, prisons and solicitors offices up and down the UK.
The Chambers of 5 St Andrew's Hill consists of 5 floors. 3 floors have been divided into air-conditioned rooms offering a light and spacious working environment. The top floor is an innovative hot-desking space and library to ensure that our barristers always have somewhere to work and keep in contact with those instructing at all times.
The ground floor contains the reception area, waiting room and the clerks’ room.
The lower ground floor is dedicated to conference and seminar facilities. We have 3 fully air-conditioned rooms that allow for conferences of up to 20 people. When using our seminar facilities, the capacity grows to more than 50 and these services are available for private hire by the legal community for seminars, meetings and mediation. For details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 St Andrew's Hill is conveniently located in the heart of the City, just a few minutes’ walk away from the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice.
Chambers was first established in 1949 by Anthony Cripps QC and was located in 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple. Anthony Cripps QC continued as the head of chambers for over 35 years, handing over the reins to Seddon Cripps in the 1980s. In over six decades, there have only been six heads of chambers and three senior clerks.
After just short of 60 years in the Temple, Chambers moved to new and fully modernised premises at 5 St Andrews Hill. At 5 St Andrews Hill the tradition of service that has characterised this set of barrister's chambers is being brought into the 21st Century.
Chambers occupies an historic site on Ireland Yard, where William Shakespeare bought his London home. It is a 2 minute walk from both St Paul’s and Blackfriars. Shakespeare paid £140 for the gatehouse which a deed of conveyance for the property states was “…now or late being in the tenure or occupancy of one William Ireland… abutting upon a street leading down to Puddle
Wharf on the east part, right against the Kings Majesties Wardrobe“.
The King’s Wardrobe was a department of the royal household and is still remembered in nearby Wardrobe Place and in the name of the church of St. Andrew’s by the Wardrobe. In the Victorian era, a furrier’s warehouse was built on the site. Chambers purchased this building and invested rather more than £140 in order to fully refurbish the interior to a high standard which is specifically designed to cater for the requirements of 21st century litigation.