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Chambers of Jason Beer QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7410 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7410 2010
DX:
1048 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5essexcourt.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Essex Court is β€˜the go-to police chambers covering all aspects of police law at every level’. Noted also for their experience in inquests, public inquiries and employment law, β€˜counsel will always make themselves available and try to respond to the urgency of a client’s situation’. β€˜They are also willing to travel to see clients, rather than insist on the client attending a meeting in London, which, for regional police forces or matters involving security issues, can be of great assistance.’ Not only is the set β€˜stocked with very talented barristers’ but the clerks’ room also provides β€˜an excellent service’. β€˜No problem is too big’ and the team is β€˜extremely attentive and accommodating’. Senior clerk Mark Waller is β€˜exemplary’ and clerking team leaders Paul Read and James Cole are β€˜outstanding’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Essex Court

5 Essex Court maintains a solid reputation in the inquests and inquires space, thanks to its market-leading expertise in police defence work. Multiple members are involved in Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse and the Undercover Policing Inquiry, among other matters.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Fiona Barton QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜An expert in inquests and inquiries involving operational policing matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jason Beer QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜A consummate performer and a terrific advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Samantha Leek QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜A go-to counsel for inquests and inquiries.’

Ranked: tier 2
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Alison Hewitt - 5 Essex Court β€˜A coronial and police law specialist.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Police law (defendant)
Police law (defendant) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Essex Court

5 Essex Court is β€˜a fabulous set you will find in nearly every groundbreaking reported case, inquiry or inquest’. Expertise spans the range of police-side work, covering everything from inquest representation through public law matters to tort cases. Fiona Barton QC acted for Northumbria Police in a claim by the family of Michael Atherton, who shot members of his family and then himself on New Year’s Day 2012; the force seized a number of shotguns due to concerns about his mental health, and then returned them.

Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

Fiona Barton QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜She commands complete confidence and is always willing to work as a team with solicitors and clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Beer QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜A pre-eminent sector expert with a commanding court presence.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anne Studd QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜She is very experienced, bright and decisive: clients feel well supported when instructing her.’

Ranked: tier 3

Dijen Basu QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜Extremely bright and well prepared, but also approachable too.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Johnson QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜An outstanding analyst, who is accessible and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Samantha Leek QC - 5 Essex Court β€˜Always willing to listen, but also extremely tough and robust when necessary.’

Ranked: tier 3
Police law (defendant) – Leading juniors

Charlotte Ventham - 5 Essex Court β€˜She combines a keen analytical mind with a persuasive advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 1

Beatrice Collier - 5 Essex Court β€˜She has an exceptional level of experience beyond her level of call.’

Ranked: tier 2

Georgina Wolfe - 5 Essex Court β€˜She has acknowledged sector expertise, and an accessible and approachable manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Dixey - 5 Essex Court β€˜Extremely thorough and willing to work as part of a team’

Ranked: tier 2

Cicely Hayward - 5 Essex Court β€˜She remains calm and professional in intense litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Essex Court is β€˜the go-to police chambers covering all aspects of police law at every level’. Noted also for their experience in inquests, public inquiries and employment law, β€˜counsel will always make themselves available and try to respond to the urgency of a client’s situation’. β€˜They are also willing to travel to see clients, rather than insist on the client attending a meeting in London, which, for regional police forces or matters involving security issues, can be of great assistance.’ Not only is the set β€˜stocked with very talented barristers’ but the clerks’ room also provides β€˜an excellent service’. β€˜No problem is too big’ and the team is β€˜extremely attentive and accommodating’. Senior clerk Mark Waller is β€˜exemplary’ and clerking team leaders Paul Read and James Cole are β€˜outstanding’. Offices in: London

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