**In response to the current advice on reducing the risk of infection chambers is operating remotely.

Service will not be interrupted, clerks and support staff can be contacted via our main number 020 7332 5400, DDI, mobile and email, with full access to our digital and video facilities.  For a list of full contact details click here. **

Our highly effective team of Clerks are available to provide professional and lay clients with the Counsel of their choice.



+44 (0) 207 332 5400

Out of Hours

+44 (0) 7715 526 542

Secure Documents


Office hours: 8.30am and 6pm, Monday – Friday
(Excluding Bank Holidays)


Dave Scothern Chambers Director - DDI: 02073325401 Mobile: 07931776630

Read profile

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.  

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.


Gary Norton FIRST JUNIOR - DDI: 02073325403 Mobile: 07740683039

Read profile

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 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 clerks room.

"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’

Legal 500 2020.


Dean Cook CLERK - DDI: 02073325402 Mobile: 07915614173

Read profile

Dean has been a clerk at 5SAH for 13 years. He is an experienced and well regarded clerk by solicitors and members alike.  Dean works with our members instructed in Criminal Defence and Prosecution, Business Crime, Asset forfeiture and Proceeds of Crime work, Extradition and International law and Professional discipline and Regulatory.

'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.

"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.


Dean Farlam Senior Civil & Family Clerk - DDI: 02073325405 Mobile: 07595598889

Read profile

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.

Adam Murray CIVIL AND FAMILY CLERK - DDI: 02073325406 Mobile: 07515555407

Read profile

Adam has been a clerk at 5SAH for 18 years. He works closely with Dean Farlam in the development and management of Chambers' family and civil practice areas. His extensive experience enables him to advise on the suitability of a barrister/s for an instruction, particularly when assisting a Public Access enquiry.

He has excellent knowledge of civil and family court procedure, regularly attending the High Court for fixing appointments.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, watching Arsenal FC and reading autobiographies of sporting greats.

Adam is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks, and a representative for the Bar Council Public Access Panel. 


Sam Cook CLERK - DDI: 02073325404 Mobile: 07701318080


Theresa Kavanagh SENIOR FEES CLERK - DDI: 02073325444 Mobile: 07861710010

Read profile

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.


Tessa Nejranowski Marketing & Business Development Manager - Mobile: 07753765866

Read profile

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.
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

Kyle Morris JUNIOR CLERK - DDI: 02073325407 Mobile: 07984436595

Luke Prudence Junior Clerk - Direct Dial: 02073325408 Mobile: 07581486497


Additional Staff

Nilam Shah (Chambers Accounts)



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.