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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.  

'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 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 ‚ÄčLondon marathon.

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Gary Norton FIRST JUNIOR

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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 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 Cook CLERK

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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 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.

"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.

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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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Adam Murray CIVIL AND FAMILY CLERK

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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. 

'The clerks are all very dependable and can be counted on to give honest answers which is a quality not all chambers possess.'

The Legal 500 2021.

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Sam Cook CLERK

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Kyle Morris CLERK

Malisha Patel Junior Clerk

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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.

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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.

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.
 
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Additional Staff

Nilam Shah (Chambers Accounts)

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