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, business crime, crime, family, extradition, civil and regulatory law.

Due to the demand for our services and ever-increasing workloads, as part of our programme for further expansion, the Family Team at 5SAH 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 Dean Farlam on 0207 332 5400 or alternatively email deanfarlam@5sah.co.uk

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


5 St Andrew's Hill is currently recruiting for our 2019 Pupillage vacancies. The deadline for our 2019 pupillages is the 7 February 2018 at 11 am.  Please apply via the pupillage gateway.

5 St Andrew’s Hill offers two 12 month pupillages each year. We recruit through the Pupillage Portal which is now open. 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.

Chambers is a specialist multi-practice set. Although the bulk of our work is criminal, we also undertake extradition, asset recovery, family and civil law. Whilst this is a criminal pupillage, there will be opportunities for pupils to undertake part of their pupillage with pupil supervisors who practice in these other practice areas. 

The majority of the work undertaken by chambers is in the London and South East Area. 

Pupillage is usually divided into 3 periods of 4 months with 3 different pupil supervisors. 

Pupils will be paid £20,000 for the first six months with guaranteed earnings of £15,000 in the second 6 months. Pupils also receive travel costs for any travel outside of the M25 during their first 6 months. Pupils also receive travel costs for any travel outside of the M25 during their first 6 months. 

We offer a friendly, sociable and diverse working environment within a historic building with modern facilities near the Old Bailey.

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.

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


Please note we have had such a high demand for mini-pupillage spaces that we are currently fully booked until the end of the year.

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 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).