Ranked in Chambers and Partners for their expertise, the criminal team has a strong and robust set of criminal barristers able to handle any case.

Our barristers are often instructed in 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 has 4 junior barristers and 1 silk ranked in Chambers and Partners.  We also have 1 junior barrister and 1 silk ranked within the Legal 500. 

The team of criminal barristers at 5SAH have expertise in prosecuting and defending in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal offences, including the most serious and complex cases. 5SAH has 2 silks and 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.
  • Modern slavery offences.
  • Harassment and intimidation.
  • Kidnap and false imprisonment.
  • Drug trafficking.
  • People trafficking and other immigration offences.
  • Fraud.
  • Money laundering.
  • Theft and robbery.

The criminal team pride themselves in providing the highest quality of advice and advocacy for their clients. Our barristers have an in-depth knowledge of criminal procedure and are often instructed in cases involving voluminous and complex evidence. 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.