In these uncertain times, we are certain of the opportunities ahead of us.


Structured into dedicated practice teams, our strategy is based upon expertise, advocacy, service, cohesion and ambition. Supported by an outstanding clerking, marketing and fees team. 


Members are widely ranked across the legal directories. We have a successful recent track record for appointments to: QC, Judicial (full & part-time) and the GLD Panel as well as other specialist panels.


Applications are invited from established and emerging practitioners with drive and ambition. We welcome those with mixed practices in our specialist practice areas.


Family: Finance, International Family Law, Children (Public & Private) we work with leading international and national law firms. We have significant opportunities for growth and are interested in discussing opportunities with outstanding individuals and small groups of practitioners.


Extradition: ranked as one of the leading sets, we work with teams of UK solicitors, foreign extradition lawyers and government authorities.


Crime: our criminal team has seen exponential growth in defence instructions, enhancing our long-established prosecution practice in serious and complex criminal litigation.


Business Crime: a demonstrable track record in representing the interests of individual and corporate clients in pre and post-charge financial and regulatory offences.


POCA & Asset Recovery: a market-leading team. We are instructed by the leading government authorities and private clients in overlapping criminal/civil litigation as well as multi-jurisdictional asset tracing. 


Professional Discipline & Regulatory: instructed by leading defence firms and regulators with specialisms in the health, legal and transport sectors.


Public Law & Immigration: we are involved in major public enquiries and have significant experience in Judicial Review. In immigration we conduct high profile cases for the Home Office and High Net worth individuals. 


5SAH ethos is one of inclusivity we celebrate diversity and encourage applications from barristers from all backgrounds.


For a confidential discussion, please contact our Chambers Director, Dave Scothern ( or 0207 332 5401).


The deadline for applications is 21st September 2020 (however we understand that in these uncertain times that potential applicants may require more time, in these circumstances we encourage you to contact our Chambers Director and hold a preliminary confidential discussion).


Applications by CV with covering letter providing an overview of your current practice and aspirations for your future practice to