If you are interested in tenancy opportunities at 5 St. Andrew’s Hill, please contact the Chambers Director for a confidential discussion.

5SAH Family Team: Recruiting family practitioners

5 St Andrew’s Hill is a specialist multi-practice set of barristers with a national and international reputation for excellence at providing high-quality advocacy and advice in asset forfeiture, criminal, family, extradition, civil and regulatory law.

Due to demand for our services and ever-increasing workloads, as part of our programme for further expansion the Family Team at 5SAH, we are inviting applications from barristers with established practices, as well as juniors.

5SAH offers a highly competitive charging structure.

For an informal discussion please contact Wayne King or Dean Farlam on 0207 332 5400 or alternatively email wayne@5sah.co.uk or deanfarlam@5sah.co.uk

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


5 St Andrew’s Hill offer two 12 month pupillages each year. We recruit through the Pupillage Portal which opens in January . We run a fair selection process that aims to recruit bright candidates who also demonstrate flair and personality. The process comprises two interviews: the first includes both a general interview and a legal problem; the second takes the form of an advocacy exercise.

Both pupillages are funded to a total of £35,000, comprising of £20,000 for the first six months and £15,000 guaranteed earnings during the second six months. Additionally, pupils receive travel expenses for the first six months. Second six pupils can expect to regularly be in court.

Each pupil will have three supervisors over the course of the year and although primarily a criminal pupillage, there are opportunities for pupils to also experience civil work.

5SAH has added its name to the Bar Council’s Signatories to Best Practice Guideline in relation to Third Six Pupils.

Chambers looks to recruit tenants from its pupils and has a strong record of doing so.

The deadline for our 2017 and 2018 pupillages are the 7 February 2017 at 11 am.  Please apply via the pupillage gateway.

Any queries about pupillage can be directed to the Head of the Pupillage Committee, Edward Connell.


Chambers welcomes applications for mini-pupillage — a period of up to a week when those interested in pursuing a career at the Bar can spend time shadowing members of chambers. This offers the chance to see the Bar at work, the different kinds of law Chambers practises and ultimately helps mini-pupils decide if they want to apply to us for pupillage.

Applicants who must be aged 18 or over should send a letter and CV to the Mini-Pupillage Secretary, John McNamara, preferably by email (minipupillage@5sah.co.uk).