The team of business crime barristers at 5 St. Andrew's Hill are instructed in high value and complex white-collar criminal investigations and associated hearings and trials.

The barristers in the business crime team have the necessary expertise to guide their clients through the complex legal and financial scope of each case.


The barristers of 5SAH are regularly instructed to act in complex and serious fraud litigation on behalf of both the prosecution and the defence. The team's areas of expertise include Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations, Excise duty fraud, VAT fraud, missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud, tax credit fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, charities fraud, corruption, bribery and other high-level financial crime. Our barristers also receive instructions in relation to VAT tribunal work.

One of our silks and two junior barristers are ranked within Chambers and Partners in the field of Financial Crime. One silk and one junior barrister are also also ranked within the Legal 500 in the field of Business and Regulatory Crime. Collectively and individually we are experts in the field of business crime.

Members of our team receive instructions from leading Defence and City firms to represent and advise clients, both corporates and individuals, at all stages of an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and white-collar crime.  We are also regularly instructed by the Serious Fraud Division and Complex Casework Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service, the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Attorney General’s Office in Jersey.

5SAH is known for providing barristers with in-depth financial as well as legal expertise. Our barristers are frequently consulted at the investigatory and pre-charge stages of fraud enquiries. In addition, members are highly experienced in related proceeds of crime proceedings.

Private Prosecutions

5SAH has been a market leader in private prosecution work for a number of years. Our specialist barristers have been instructed in some of the recent leading cases in this area. 

We offer a team of expert barristers who undertake work in this area and have significant knowledge of all aspects of pursuing a private prosecution from the advisory stage and throughout the case.  

Business Crime and Financial Regulation: Corporate Advisory Service

The team provides corporate clients and their advisers with financial crime prevention, compliance, enhanced governance best practice and assists in the conduct of internal investigations. They are specialists in anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and other financial crime prevention measures with a significant commercial background and financial acumen, our team works across a range of sectors and industries.

Through an innovative breach risk assessment toolkit, our team covers all aspects of business crime and financial regulation, providing clients with best practice ethos, policies and procedures.

Our Business Crime team is client focused and results driven. If you would like to discuss a business crime matter with our expert clerking team, you can contact them here.