Following the success of 5SAH within the Legal 500 2020 guide, we are pleased to announce our continued recognition within Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2020.
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 Lindfield, Louisa Collins and David Williams all continue their rankings.
'A set offering significant expertise in serious extradition cases with strength at both the junior and silk levels. It regularly handles a wide range of extradition matters relating to prison conditions, political corruption and fraud proceedings. Interviewees appreciate the set's barristers, noting: "All the barristers know the law better than the judges. I feel the cases are in safe hands when their barristers are instructed as counsel."'
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. Andrew Bird is again ranked as a Star Individual. James Fletcher remains a band 1 leading junior and Gary Pons also continues his ranking within the field. Many congratulations to Sarah Wood who is ranked in the guide for the first time.
'A highly respected set, well known for its work in domestic and international asset recovery and confiscation work. Its members are a popular choice for prosecuting authorities, enforcement receivers and defendants, and are frequently instructed in high-profile cases with international elements. The set is further noted for having combined expertise in family/matrimonial law and confiscation proceedings.'
In Crime, the team continues to be recognised and ranked as a band 3 team. Mark Cotter QC is ranked as a leading silk and has been consistently ranked for many years in the guide. Dominic Connolly and John Warrington continue to be recognised. Jose Olivares-Chandler has moved up and his ranking and is now a band 4. Chris May is also now recognised again and is ranked within crime.
'A respected set, well known for its deep bench and long-standing focus on criminal matters. Members are renowned for their handling of complex and specialised cases, and act in both a prosecution and a defence capacity. They regularly undertake substantial matters including murder, human trafficking and corporate fraud cases.'
"It has now become my number-one, go-to set. This is in no small part thanks to the excellent and committed clerking service." Dave Scothern is the chambers director.'
Our expertise is also recognised within Financial Crime. Edmund Burge QC continues his ranking and features within the new silks section. David Stern and David McNeill continue to be ranked. Congratulations to Andrew Bird, who is ranked in financial crime for the first time.
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 and beyond.