We are delighted to announce that the Legal 500 UK Bar 2021 Guide reflects the continued success and development of 5SAH.

We would like to congratulate our newly ranked members on their success this year:

  • Ini Udom ranked in Fraud: Crime (London Bar).

‘She is extremely clever, hardworking, a good team player, excellent on difficult legal issues, a fabulous, fearless advocate, dedicated and passionate about her work. She really cares about her cases and fights hard for her clients. She is adept at dealing with voluminous material, quickly identifying the core issues, simplifying difficult concepts and scenarios and explaining them with clarity and precision.’

  • Danielle Barden ranked in International Crime and Extradition Rising Star.

‘An up-and-coming and very capable Barrister. She has an impressive grip on issues at hand and is very thorough in her preparation, regularly achieving fantastic outcomes for her clients.’

 ‘An outstanding advocate with well-honed interpersonal skills. Tribunals admire her attention to detail and her approach is always borne of complete preparation, focussed and concise: when Wendy speaks, tribunals listen.’

‘She is a fantastic member of the team, and is great with clients and tribunals alike, who value her open, engaging and practical style.’

Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture

The Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture team consolidates their position as one of only five sets to be recognised for their expertise as leaders within this specialist field in the Legal 500.

The 'excellent' 5 St Andrews Hill houses 'highly regarded barristers for POCA work', according to instructing solicitors.

Many congratulations to James Fletcher who moves up to a Tier 1 Ranking, alongside Andrew Bird.  Congratulations to Sarah Wood who moves up to Tier 2. Gary Pons maintains his ranking at Tier 3 within POCA and Asset Forfeiture.

Extradition and International Crime

Our Extradition team continues to feature heavily within the Legal 500 guide and the team continues to be recognised at Tier 2.  

5 St Andrews Hill is 'well known for extradition work', with 'a strong cadre' of 'talented and experienced extradition lawyers'. 

David Josse QC continues to be ranked as a tier 1 silk. 

Ben Keith as the incoming chair of DELF is ranked as a tier 1 junior. Rebecca Hill, Louisa Collins, Natasha Draycott are listed in Tier 2 with Gemma Lindfield and David Williams in Tier 3, and with Danielle Barden recognised as a Rising Star all demonstrating the depth of our talent in this area.

Business, Regulatory Crime and Fraud

David Stern continues to be recognised for expertise as a leading junior in the field of Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations).

Edmund Burge QC and Kevin Dent QC are recognised as specialist silks within the Fraud category. Now Ini Udom also joins the already strong team ranked in the Legal 500.


Many congratulations to Mark Cotter QC who has leaped to a tier 2 Silk in Crime.

Dominic Connolly, Jose Olivares-Chandler and John Warrington continue to be recognised within the directory.

Many Congratulations to all of our teams, members and staff who have contributed to 5SAH in their continued successes and recognition with the Legal 500 and a huge thank you to all our clients, you are central to all our achievements.