Following the success of 5SAH within the Legal 500 2021 guide, we are pleased to announce our continued recognition within Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2021.

Private Prosecutions

We are delighted that Andrew Bird has been newly ranked and recognised for his expertise within Private Prosecutions - Financial Crime at the UK Bar.  


Congratulations to our Extradition team, they continue to be ranked within Band 2 as an expert team of barristers. Read our introduction to the Chambers & Partners Extradition Chapter introduction here, authored by Rebecca Hill, Louisa Collins and Natasha Draycott.

The members of the team have similar prominence individually, with David Josse QC continuing his Silks’ band 2 ranking. Our juniors in the team also continue their rankings with Ben Keith ranked at band 1. Rebecca Hill and Natasha Draycott remain at band 2 and Gemma LindfieldLouisa Collins and David Williams all continue their rankings.

"A chambers with a significant reputation for handling extradition cases that is known for having members who are fully committed to this area of the law."

"The extradition barristers at 5 St Andrew's Hill are hugely experienced and have a massive knowledge base."

POCA & Asset Forfeiture

The Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture team is one of the go-to sets for POCA work and continues to be ranked at band 2. 

Congratulations to Gary Pons for moving up to Band 2 this year for his POCA work:

"A pragmatic hard worker." "He's good at stripping fairly complex issues down to the nuts and bolts of the problem."

Andrew Bird is again ranked as a Star Individual. James Fletcher remains a band 1 leading junior and Sarah Wood continues her ranking within the guide. 

"A set well versed in all POCA issues which garners particular praise for representing clients facing confiscation orders and AFOs. Its barristers often act in multi-jurisdictional matters, and are instructed by a broad range of enforcement receivers, defendants and prosecuting authorities. They have an additional specialism in matters with combined family/matrimonial proceedings."


In Crime, the team continues to be recognised and ranked as a band 3 team. View our Criminal Defence page here and our Criminal Prosecution team page here.

Congratulations to Mark Cotter QC who moves to a Band 4 silk ranking.

Many congratulations to John Warrington who moves up to a Band 4 and to Chris May who moves up to Band 5.  

Dominic Connolly and Jose Olivares-Chandler continue to be ranked within the guide at Band 4.

"A well-regarded set equipped to handle all criminal cases including those relating to homicide, drugs and human trafficking. The set takes on matters involving serious sexual offences, including those pertaining to historic child abuse, gang-related assaults and rape.

Illustrative of its work in this field, one of its members recently secured a not guilty verdict for a high-profile popular musician accused of rape after a performance at a nightclub."

Financial Crime

Our expertise is also recognised within Financial Crime.  Congratulations to Edmund Burge QC who moves to a Band 4 silk. 

David Stern and David McNeill and Andrew Bird, all continue their ranking as experts within Financial Crime at the London Bar.

Many Congratulations to all of our teams, members and staff for their continued hard work who have helped 5SAH in their continued successes with Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 in a challenging year for all.