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Dave Scothern Chambers Director

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Dave Scothern joined 5SAH as our Chambers Director in 2019. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership, business development and the overall management of the set, practice areas and individual members.

The Chambers Director role is client-facing with a focus on client care and developing collaborative relationships.

Dave works very closely with both the 5SAH clerking and marketing teams, leading on internal practice management and external marketing.  

‘Dave Scothern is exceptionally helpful and efficient.‘

'The Clerks have always provided a good quality service under the able leadership of Dave Scothern.'

'Dave Scothern, [chambers director] is superb.'

The Legal 500 2023 & 2021. 

With his long-standing background in chambers, most recently as a Business Development Director at Outer Temple Chambers from 2013-2019 and prior to that as Senior Clerk at Dyers Chambers (now Drystone) he has a wealth of experience and contacts within the profession.

Dave is committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion at 5SAH with a keen interest in social mobility and supporting programs that provide wider access to both the Bar and the supporting professions.

He is a Management Committee member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks’ and a qualified member of the Institute of Leadership & Management.  

In his spare time Dave enjoys all things outdoors, his declining fitness took a brief reprieve for the 2018 ​London marathon.



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Gary began his career as a clerk in 1983, when chambers was situated in the Temple before moving to our current premises at 5 St Andrew's Hill. Gary has played a substantial role in helping build the set to what it is today. Gary has a vast knowledge of individual members and the client base at 5SAH, allowing Gary to ensure that the most suitable barrister is instructed in each case.

‘Gary Norton is my favourite clerk.’

The Legal 500 2024.

“Gary Norton is fantastic.”

Chambers and Partners 2023.

Gary clerks the Criminal defence and prosecution teams, Business Crime, Asset forfeiture and Proceeds of Crime work, Extradition and International law, and Professional discipline and Regulatory. Gary oversees the smooth running of the clerk's room.

Gary Norton is excellent and the clerking team are always straightforward to deal with and provide quick turn around times.

The Legal 500 2021.

'Gary Norton and Dean Cook are extremely efficient and will always go the extra mile to assist in any way that they can.'

Chambers and Partners 2020.

'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’

The Legal 500 2020.



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Dean has been a clerk since 2001 and has been at 5SAH since 2006. He is an experienced and well-regarded clerk by solicitors and members alike.  Dean works with our members instructed in Criminal Defence and Prosecution, Extradition & International law, Business Crime, Asset Forfeiture & Proceeds of Crime work, and Professional Discipline & Regulatory.

‘Dean Cook and his colleagues are the best barrister’s clerks in the business, always willing and able to help, and overall offer an excellent service.’

‘Dean Cook – quick, helpful and knows more about extradition law than many solicitors!’

‘I was always greatly assisted by the clerking team, who are very responsive and always helpful. Dean Cook is particularly impressive.’

The Legal 500 2024.

'Dean Cook is an asset to chambers, always helpful, never needs chasing and a safe pair of hands.'

The Legal 500 2021.

'Dean Cook who is ‘an extremely able and responsive clerk who ensures everything runs smoothly and feels like an extension of the legal team.’

Legal 500 2020.


Dean Farlam Senior Civil & Family Clerk

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Dean joined 5SAH in 2016 as the Senior Civil and Family Clerk. He commenced his clerking career in 2000.
Dean is responsible for the development and management of Chambers’ Family and Civil practice areas.

'First-class clerks room – always willing to go the extra mile!'

The Legal 500 2021.



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Kyle joined 5SAH in 2014. He supports Dean Farlam with running the civil and family team, assisting with new case enquiries and handling the civil legal aid billing on a day-to-day basis.

He has a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law and a BA honours degree in Literature & Film studies from the University of Essex.

“The clerking team is excellent.”

Chambers and Partners 2023.


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Jamie is a Crime, Extradition and Regulatory clerk at 5SAH. He joined Chambers in January 2022.

Jamie’s role is busy and diverse and involves diary management with the regulatory, criminal and extradition teams. He has day to day oversight of the court list and diary management. 

Jamie liaises with clients in relation to enquiries and instructions, new solicitor enquiries and potential direct access matters to assist with matching the best barrister for each client’s needs. Jamie also assists with billing on the regulatory and prosecution work. Jamie is a hardworking and diligent member of the clerking team.

Jamie has successfully completed the Institute of Barrister's Clerks (IBC) Introduction to Business Management Course. 


Daisy Bullman Crime, Extradition & Regulatory Clerk

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Daisy is a valued member of the clerking team. She joined chambers in August 2022.

Daisy works with the criminal, extradition, and regulatory teams. She assists with the diary management of chambers, handling new case enquiries, liaising with parties to fix listings, and monitoring daily court lists. Daisy also assists with billing Prosecution cases under the Graduated Fee Scheme.

Daisy is a member of the Institute of Barrister's Clerks (IBC). She successfully completed the Introduction to Business Management Course and achieved the highest grade in her course intake. 


Robyn Hodgson Junior Clerk

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Robyn joined the clerking team at 5SAH in February 2023. She graduated from the University of Reading in 2021, where she studied English Language & Linguistics.  

Prior to joining 5SAH, Robyn worked as a learning support assistant in a Primary School, following the completion of her degree. 

Since 2014, Robyn has worked as a swimming Instructor, alongside her studies and her work. 

Robyn has successfully completed the Institute of Barrister's Clerks (IBC) Introduction to Business Management Course. 


Theresa Kavanagh SENIOR FEES CLERK

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Theresa is the senior fees clerk at 5SAH. Theresa looks after all aspects of billing and fee collection. She regularly assists the chambers director, clerks, accountant and members of chambers at 5SAH in relation to fees and billing information.

Clerks are helpful and efficient and are prepared to go ‘extra mile’ to ensure that client and barrister are supported.

The Legal 500 2021.


Serena Mignott Chambers Finance & Administration Manager

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Serena has a wide-reaching role as Chambers Finance and Administration Manager.  She is responsible for our compliance, regulation, policies, pupillage, HR, finance, and facilities. Serena works alongside the Chambers Director, Head of Chambers, Management Committee and Pupillage Committee.  She also sits on our E&D Committee.

Before joining, Serena worked at a leading immigration firm.  Prior to that she worked for global law firm Ashurst LLP, and prior to that a leading top tier commercial set of Chambers.

Serena is a Barrister (non-practising), and an Accredited Civil / Commercial Mediator.  She is also a member of the Legal Practice Management Association and sits on two external Boards as Director.

Tessa Nejranowski Marketing & Business Development Manager

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Tessa has worked for 5SAH since July 2015, on a consultant basis in order to provide professional support, business development and marketing services for 5SAH.
Tessa works directly with the Chambers Director in relation to marketing and business development opportunities. Tessa's role at 5SAH is varied and rewarding. It is often project-based adhering to tight deadlines and juggling multiple projects and liaising and working with the barristers and teams at 5SAH.
Tessa qualified as a barrister in 2005, joining 5SAH as a member from pupillage in 2007 and practised at 5SAH until 2011. Tessa has worked with Regulators and has also practised at Capsticks in their inquests team and within Kingsley Napley’s regulatory team.

The set as a whole is praised for its provision of "really good seminars and training courses." 

The Legal 500 2021.

“The set regularly puts on webinars looking at topical legal topics such as EncroChat, modern slavery and the new sentencing provisions.”

Chambers and Partners 2023.

Working within a law firm structure Tessa developed an interest and flair for marketing, project management and business development. She is now uniquely placed to combine this experience and her time in practice within her role to the benefit of our members and clients alike.

Katie Wilson Fees Assistant - Consultant

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Katie has many years experience as a fees clerk and has worked in a number of London Chambers since she began her career in 1993.

Having recently moved to the South West for a quieter pace of life, Katie decided to return to a part-time role as a fees consultant, working remotely from her home in Somerset, and joins Chambers to assist Theresa with all aspects of billing and collection of fees. 

How to Find Us

5 St Andrew’s Hill, London, EC4V 5BZ
DX 417 London

By Train

5 St Andrew’s Hill is a short two minute walk from either Blackfriars Station, (Circle Line, District Line & Thameslink) or St Paul’s Underground Station (Central Line).

By Car

Parking is available three minutes’ walk away, either inside the multi-storey car park on Queen Victoria Street (above Blackfriars Underground Station) or at the meters immediately outside.

St Andrew’s Hill is a no-through road and hard to turn in. It is better to aim throughout office hours for the car park.