We are pleased to see that the new editions of the Chambers UK and Legal 500 Client Guides reflect the continued development and expansion of 5 St Andrew’s Hill.

From Chambers UK Bar Guide:

“Renowned for its asset recovery and confiscation work, this set shows strong international capabilities.”

“The set offers good barristers who value teamwork. They are proactive, highly intelligent and people who like to muck in and resolve problems."

"The clerks are organised and helpful." "They are very commercial and responsive." 

And from the Legal 500:

“With ‘a vast array of talent in the field’, the ‘well-respected’ 5 St Andrews Hill is ‘one of the go-to extradition sets’. The chambers’ education programme is praised for being ‘very up to date and on point’ and clients are always ‘greeted with a smile by friendly staff’… goes the extra mile to accommodate the requests of solicitors’.”

Our Extradition team features heavily in both directories with David Josse QC elevated to a tier 1 ranking by the Legal 500; Ben Keith remains a tier 1 junior; Gemma Lindfield and Louisa Collins are ranked for the first time in this guide at tier 3 and Natasha Draycott is promoted to join Rebecca Hill in tier 2. 

The team has similar prominence in the Chambers UK Bar guide with David Josse QC ranked in the Silks’ Band 2; Ben Keith is a leading junior in Band 1; Rebecca Hill and Natasha Draycott in Band 2 and Gemma Linfield, Louisa Collins and David Williams all in Band 3.

The Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture team is also ranked in both directories – for the first time in the Legal 500 in tier 3 and continuing in Band 2 in the Chambers UK guide. Andrew Bird is listed as a Star Individual by Chambers UK and ranked in tier 1 in the Legal 500; James Fletcher is a Band 1 leading junior in Chambers UK and ranked in tier 2 by the Legal 500, Gary Pons is ranked for the first time by the Legal 500 at tier 3 and continues at a similar level at Band 3 in Chambers UK; James Dennison is ranked as a Band 2 leading junior in Legal 500 and at Band 3 in Chambers UK.

David Stern is a tier 3 leading junior in the field of Business and Regulatory Crime in the Legal 500 and Financial Crime in Chambers UK.  Also ranked in Chambers UK within this discipline are Edmund Burge, who is promoted to Band 3 and, for the first time, David McNeill who is ranked (at Band 4).

In Crime (General), Mark Cotter QC is ranked as 2017 Silk in the Legal 500, and in QC Band 6 by Chambers UK.  Also in Chambers UK as leading juniors are Dominic Connolly (Band 4); John Warrington and Jose Olivares-Chandler who are both in Band 5 and Gary Pons in Band 6.

In the Legal 500 Dominic Connolly and Jose Olivares-Chandler are ranked in tier 3, Dominic for the first time.

Congratulations to all our ranked Members!

To view 5SAH’s Directory Profiles:

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CLICK HERE for Chambers UK