Five Paper delighted to welcome Simon Strelitz

1st July 2021

We are delighted to welcome Simon Strelitz to Five Paper. Simon is an experienced housing and property practitioner with 20 years’ experience in the work undertaken by the Property Division.

After working in employed practice at two well-known and highly regarded law firms within the Social Housing and Property sector, Simon returns to the self-employed Bar.

Simon joins and further strengthens our Property Division – Social Housing, Real Property, L&T and Public Law practice groups.

Rachel Sleeman, Head of Chambers, comments:
“Simon’s recruitment to Five Paper provides even greater strength and depth to our leading group of specialist property practitioners at Five Paper. I fully expect that someone with his knowledge and experience to be in high demand from our clients very quickly.”

David Portch, Senior Clerk, “It is great to have Simon join Five Paper and further compliments our established Property Division. This is a busy time for the sector, so to be able to recruit such talent which allows us to continue to service our clients’ needs is essential.”

Simon said, “I am delighted to be joining Five Paper today. When I took the decision to return to the self-employed bar, seeking to join Five Paper was the natural choice for me: our values align and I have known and worked with many of members of the Property Division for more than a decade – both during my time at my former specialist housing and property Chambers, and whilst working as in ‘in-house barrister’ in the Housing and Asset Management teams at two Top 100 law firms.

Seeing things from ‘the other side of the fence’ has afforded me the opportunity to see first-hand not only the top quality and responsive service provided by members of Chambers across the board but also how important the efficiency, attentiveness and unwaveringly helpful attitude of the clerking and admin team led by David Portch is in enabling members to provide that high quality service and client care. In no small part, my desire to join Five Paper is rooted in the solid foundation the clerks at Five Paper create and it really is a privilege to be working with them, and colleagues new and old in contributing to the continued success of Chambers”.

For more information, whether that be in regards to applying to join Five Paper, or to know more about Chambers and Simon, please contact our Senior Clerk, David Portch, 020 7815 3208, or