Ranked in Chambers and Partners for their expertise, the criminal team has a strong and robust set of criminal barristers, 5 of which are individually ranked in Chambers and Partners. Our barristers are well used to handling the most sensitive cases and the most serious. 

The criminal team at 5SAH are ranked in Chambers and Partners as a Band 4 team of leading barristers.  The criminal team also has 5 individual barristers listed in Chambers and Partners in their own right.  

The team of criminal barristers at 5 St. Andrew’s Hill’s have expertise in prosecuting and defending in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal offences, including the most serious and complex cases. 5SAH has more than 45 barristers specialising in criminal work, with particular experience of the courts in London and the South East. Members act for clients in all types of serious criminal cases, including:

  • Murder and manslaughter.
  • Offences against the person.
  • Offences of serious violence and public order’ offences.
  • Sexual offences.
  • Kidnap and false imprisonment.
  • Drug trafficking.
  • People trafficking and other immigration offences.
  • Fraud.
  • Money laundering.
  • Theft and robbery.

The criminal team take pride in providing the highest quality of advice and advocacy for their clients. Our barristers have an in-depth knowledge of criminal procedure and are adept in analysing and assessing voluminous and complex evidence swiftly. The criminal team advise and consult with their instructing solicitors at the earliest stage possible, to allow them to cure any deficiencies and enhance the likelihood of a successful outcome for the client. They provide frequent communications throughout the case in the preferred mode demanded by their clients, be it by telephone, e-mail, data transfers or face-to-face conferences.