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Essex Court Chambers

24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
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Fax 020 7813 8080
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320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Essex Court Chambers is ‘the first port of call for commercial litigation and arbitration’, and has further strength in employment, shipping, tax, public international law and insurance matters. Chambers also has a substantial international practice and an office in Singapore. Clients receive ‘a great service from this top set’, and the clerks are rated as ‘the best around’; ‘they are reliable, and adopt an honest and straightforward style, which fosters mutual trust and makes things like fee negotiations infinitely easier’. Following his recent promotion, Joe Ferrigno is now joint senior clerk alongside David Grief. Ferrigno is ‘top notch and understands the commercial complexities solicitors face when instructing counsel’, and Grief is ‘an expert clerk, who knows internal mechanism of each barrister’. Also of note are team leaders Ben Perry, who ‘acts in the best interest of the client and treats instructions as if they were his own’, and Jack Wood, who ‘appreciates what law firms are trying to achieve and tailors the service accordingly’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Hugh Mercer QC - Essex Court ChambersApproachable and meticulous.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers has a ‘very strong spread of barristers across the board’; ‘the intake is always of high quality and the silks are very user-friendly’. Members have been involved in several key cases – notably Barclays Bank v Unicredit and Lehman Waterfall part C – as well as several significant banking arbitrations.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersHe combines formidable intellectual ability with a terrific work ethic and great charm.

Ranked: tier 2

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersA very strong lawyer, who is great to work with.

Ranked: tier 3

Paul McGrath QC - Essex Court ChambersA persuasive advocate with very impressive gravitas on matters of civil fraud.

Ranked: tier 3

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersVery user-friendly, intelligent and experienced.

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Millett QC - Essex Court ChambersAlways on top form – one of the first choices for heavy commercial matters.

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Houseman QC - Essex Court ChambersVery bright but also very user-friendly, he will go from strength to strength.

Ranked: tier 5

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersThat great breed of 21st century barrister, who is a real team player.

Ranked: tier 5
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Edmund King - Essex Court ChambersA very good banking junior.

Ranked: tier 2

Ciaran Keller - Essex Court ChambersOutstanding – his ability to grasp technically difficult issues sets him apart.

Ranked: tier 3

David Davies - Essex Court ChambersHe shows excellent judgement and legal analysis, and is tremendous in his presentation.

Ranked: tier 3

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersVery good at undertaking a forensic analysis and getting to grips with complex issues.

Ranked: tier 3

Emily Wood - Essex Court ChambersAn outstanding junior – she is unbelievable.

Ranked: tier 4

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersExtremely bright, practical, clear and a great team player.

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers is ‘a heavy-hitting set across the commercial litigation space’ with ‘an excellent and well-deserved reputation’. ‘No matter who you instruct, you will get a very good counsel.’ The versatile group of barristers span a range of disciplines and provide a good offering in cases that overlap other areas, such as civil fraud. Recent highlights involving multiple members include BAT v Sequana and Barclays Bank v Unicredit.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersA phenomenal advocate, widely recognised as one of the super-silks of the English Bar.

Ranked: tier 1

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersTough, tactical, practical – a real fighter, who knows how he wants to win.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Hochhauser QC - Essex Court ChambersA fierce courtroom advocate, who will fight tooth and nail for his clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersCombines deep knowledge and love of the law with user-friendliness and commerciality.

Ranked: tier 3

Paul McGrath QC - Essex Court ChambersTop of the class as far as injunctions are concerned.

Ranked: tier 3

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersA great team player, who is dynamically enthusiastic.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Millett QC - Essex Court ChambersAn exceptionally bright lateral thinker and forceful advocate.

Ranked: tier 4

David Joseph QC - Essex Court ChambersA great team player, who has the ear of the court.

Ranked: tier 5

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersHe retains his charm and sense of humour even in high-octane situations.

Ranked: tier 5

Martin Griffiths QC - Essex Court ChambersA fantastic barrister and a great tactician, always thinking three moves ahead.

Ranked: tier 5

David Mildon QC - Essex Court ChambersTechnically unrivalled, delivering potent advice in a succinct yet precise manner.

Ranked: tier 6

Gordon Pollock QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the best-known advocates of his generation.

Ranked: tier 6

Paul Stanley QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate and strategist.

Ranked: tier 6

Stephen Houseman QC - Essex Court ChambersA terrific advocate and cross-examiner, and also a first-rate strategist.

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Ciaran Keller - Essex Court ChambersA sublime junior; he deserves silk soon.

Ranked: tier 2

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersSimply astonishing in full flow, definitely a future super-silk.

Ranked: tier 2

Anna Dilnot - Essex Court ChambersAbsolutely first class; she combines razor-sharp insight with impressive attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 3

David Peters - Essex Court ChambersA rising star.

Ranked: tier 4

Edmund King - Essex Court ChambersA superb and robust advocate, who will go above and beyond to serve his clients.

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Brown - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate, whose submission drafting is impressive.

Ranked: tier 5

James Sheehan - Essex Court Chambers‘A very able lawyer and a junior with a stellar career ahead of him.

Ranked: tier 5

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Commodities
Commodities – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Essex Court Chambers

Members of Essex Court Chambers are known for their ‘sharp analysis and deep understanding of the market’. Simon Bryan QC acted in a high-value soya bean arbitration and Nigel Eaton QC represented Morgan Stanley in an oil contract dispute with Vitol.

Commodities – Leading silks

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersAlways in demand, he cuts to the heart of the matter.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Bryan QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the best advocates, he works hard and exhibits formidable advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nigel Eaton QC - Essex Court ChambersHe brings an intellectual rigour to cases and is able to identify arguments others might not.’

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Blanchard QC - Essex Court ChambersA fearsome opponent, who delivers thoroughly considered advice in clear terms.’

Ranked: tier 4
Commodities – Leading juniors

Brian Dye - Essex Court ChambersVery bright but also pragmatic, always willing to go the extra mile.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edmund King - Essex Court ChambersA very clear advocate in banking and commodities cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersA real talent of the junior Bar.’

Ranked: tier 3

Philippa Hopkins - Essex Court ChambersA very cerebral and forthright advocate, who takes no prisoners.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading juniors

James Sheehan - Essex Court ChambersA rising star; he is delightful to work with and charming with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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EU and competition
EU and competition – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersA pleasure to work with even when things are not going entirely to plan.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Clients receive ‘a great service’ from the ‘top-classEssex Court Chambers, which is ‘the go-to set for High Court employment work and complex disputes’. Three members were involved in the high-profile Arthur J Gallagher v Ross & Ors case, which arose from a team move in the insurance industry and ultimately resulted in one of the highest-value settlements in the sector.

Employment – Leading silks

Andrew Hochhauser QC - Essex Court ChambersA fearsome cross-examiner.

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Oudkerk QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the best; he really gets stuck in, and has a fantastic tactical and technical brain.

Ranked: tier 1

Martin Griffiths QC - Essex Court ChambersA great strategist and tactician; he is always thinking three steps ahead.

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Ciumei QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the cleverest and most intellectually rigorous members of the Bar, with an unrivalled work ethic.

Ranked: tier 4

David Craig QC - Essex Court ChambersA first-choice silk for high-value employment disputes, particularly in High Court litigation.

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – Leading juniors

Amy Sander - Essex Court ChambersA real star in the making; she is incredibly hardworking and has brilliant attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Brown - Essex Court ChambersHe combines ultra-responsiveness with great legal acumen.

Ranked: tier 3

Jane Russell - Essex Court ChambersShe is incredibly tenacious and has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to go the extra mile for clients.

Ranked: tier 3

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Energy
Energy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Essex Court Chambers

Members of Essex Court Chambers have been involved in a number of international disputes, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Paul Key QC has been representing Karkey in $500m ICSID arbitration proceedings against the State of Pakistan.

Energy – Leading silks

David Mildon QC - Essex Court ChambersHis incisive brain pin-points the real issues in a case.’

Ranked: tier 2

Claire Blanchard QC - Essex Court ChambersAn outstanding cross-examiner with a stellar intellect.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Key QC - Essex Court ChambersOutstanding in oral arguments and cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 3

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersHighly attuned to the client’s key concerns.

Ranked: tier 3

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersOne of the leading silks in the commercial Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Jacobs QC - Essex Court ChambersOrganised, focused and precise in his preparation.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Bryan QC - Essex Court ChambersHe combines detailed analysis with good judgement.’

Ranked: tier 4
Energy – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersAn exceptional advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ciaran Keller - Essex Court ChambersRecommended for cases with an international or state sovereignty aspect.’

Ranked: tier 2

Siddharth Dhar - Essex Court ChambersHe has a great command of highly technical issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

At Essex Court Chambers, the silks and juniors ‘work incredibly well as a team and are almost invariably of the highest quality’. ‘You can be sure to get not only the best legal brains and advocates, but commercially minded barristers who muck in.’ Highlight cases included Kazakhstan Kagazy v Arip, and Aeroflot v Estate of Boris Berezovsky.

Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersForward-thinking, strategic, creative, quick and on top of matters; he has no weaknesses.

Ranked: tier 1

Paul McGrath QC - Essex Court ChambersA phenomenal barrister – most silks will dabble in civil fraud but he lives and breathes it.

Ranked: tier 1

Huw Davies QC - Essex Court ChambersHis relaxed approach belies his eye for detail and creativity.

Ranked: tier 3

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent counsel.

Ranked: tier 3

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersAny legal question, no matter how complex or thorny, can be answered by him.

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHe is very hardworking and manages clients very well.

Ranked: tier 2

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersAn exceptional talent, who shows a level of knowledge and judgement well beyond his years.

Ranked: tier 2

Anna Dilnot - Essex Court ChambersA tenacious and determined operator with a user-friendly style.

Ranked: tier 3

Ciaran Keller - Essex Court ChambersHe is very responsive, approachable and succinct, and has the ability to think laterally.

Ranked: tier 3

David Peters - Essex Court ChambersHe is very bright and produces excellent written submissions and pleadings.

Ranked: tier 3

David Davies - Essex Court ChambersAn outstanding all-round junior for civil fraud cases, who shows superb judgement.

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (including data protection)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersHe is thorough, meticulous and bright.

Ranked: tier 3

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Essex Court Chambers

The ‘excellentEssex Court Chambers is ‘full of highly competent counsel at all levels’ with ‘vast experience and a commercial approach’. Apart from building their experience in Bermuda form claims, members have appeared in other high-value matters such as John Lockey QC’s involvement in the $1.3bn claim made by Single Buoy Moorings.

Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

John Lockey QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has a marvellous ability to make complex concepts appear simple.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersParticularly noted for arbitration proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Jacobs QC - Essex Court ChambersWilling to roll up sleeves and get stuck into the detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersExcellent on his feet, particularly in international arbitration.

Ranked: tier 2

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has substantial experience in property and liability insurance.

Ranked: tier 4

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersPersuasive and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Claire Blanchard QC - Essex Court ChambersEnormously talented.’

Ranked: tier 5

Simon Bryan QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate.

Ranked: tier 5
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Philippa Hopkins - Essex Court ChambersIncisive and determined.’

Ranked: tier 1

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International arbitration: arbitrators
International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers has a separate wing for arbitrators at 24 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Its members have a superb reputation for international arbitrations and investment treaty disputes.

International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Toby Landau QC - Essex Court ChambersIn a class of his own.

V V Veeder QC - Essex Court ChambersHe enjoys a fantastic reputation as a global arbitrator.’

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers is a ‘fantastic set overall and a preferred choice in many arbitration and commercial litigation cases’. The ‘top-notch’ practice is particularly appreciated for its ‘very strong niche practice in enforcing arbitration awards’, especially given chambers’ expertise in fraud and asset tracing. Recent highlights include Botas v National Iranian Gas Company, and being involved in the enforcement of Yukos v Russian Federation.

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

David Joseph QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent and persuasive advocate, who is very enjoyable to work with.

Ranked: tier 1

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersA formidable and highly effective advocate and an excellent strategist.

Ranked: tier 1

Joe Smouha QC - Essex Court ChambersA great cross-examiner, who provides extremely sharp analysis and is easy to deal with.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Millett QC - Essex Court ChambersKnows his stuff backwards and is really good on his feet.

Ranked: tier 1

Toby Landau QC - Essex Court ChambersIncredibly user-friendly, unusually good with clients and a top-notch advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has a pre-eminent reputation in arbitration and is a pleasure to work with.

Ranked: tier 1

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersVery good on the law and surrounding technical issues.

Ranked: tier 2

Huw Davies QC - Essex Court ChambersExceptionally knowledgeable on all arbitration matters and great with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersA compassionate and insightful silk, who is intelligent, experienced and easy to deal with,.

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Stanley QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate and strategist.

Ranked: tier 2

David Mildon QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent choice for international arbitration, who pinpoints the real issues in a case.

Ranked: tier 3

James Collins QC - Essex Court ChambersA bright and resourceful arbitration silk.

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Key QC - Essex Court ChambersThe go-to silk for complicated legal issues in international arbitration.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Jacobs QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is incisive, effective, calm and has a relaxed manner with the tribunal.

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Wordsworth QC - Essex Court ChambersIn investment treaty arbitration, he is one of the standouts.

Ranked: tier 4
International arbitration: counsel – New silks

Salim Moollan QC - Essex Court ChambersSmooth, confident and stylish advocacy used to deploy his encyclopaedic knowledge.

Ranked: tier 1
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

David Davies - Essex Court ChambersHe works extremely hard and has a good overlap of knowledge between fraud and arbitration.

Ranked: tier 1

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersOutstanding – a joy to work with and his work never falters in its sheer excellence.

Ranked: tier 1

Siddharth Dhar - Essex Court ChambersA go-to junior for international arbitration – very committed and knowledgeable.

Ranked: tier 1

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersAn outstanding advocate, who is very meticulous in his preparation and extremely hardworking.

Ranked: tier 2

Dan Sarooshi - Essex Court ChambersHe has a great command of public international law fused with practical advice.

Ranked: tier 3

David Peters - Essex Court ChambersAn up-and-coming star – bright, commercial and understands where clients are coming from.

Ranked: tier 3

Damien Walker - Essex Court ChambersHighly experienced across a wide range of international arbitration matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersClear and concise, and a good strategist with an extensive knowledge of arbitration law.

Ranked: tier 3

Lucas Bastin - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent communicator with a deep understanding of investment protection issues.

Ranked: tier 3

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent technical lawyer and advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Edward Brown - Essex Court ChambersHe has expertise in contractual disputes and his practice encompasses the film and television industries.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers handles claims against lawyers, valuers and surveyors, as well as marine and non-marine insurance brokers.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Christopher Smith QC - Essex Court ChambersVery experienced.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersVery impressive.’

Ranked: tier 4

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersA very safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers is ‘pre-eminent’ in PIL, and is particularly noted for its strong expertise in state v state and investment treaty disputes. Significant cases include Nicaragua v Colombia in the ICJ.

Public international law – Leading silks

Vaughan Lowe QC - Essex Court ChambersA brilliant public international law barrister.

Ranked: tier 1

Malcolm Shaw QC - Essex Court ChambersHe handles even the hardest questions with ease – that only comes from being a master of international law.

Ranked: tier 2

Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC - Essex Court ChambersA very seasoned practitioner in the broadest sense, he really is top notch.

Ranked: tier 2

Toby Landau QC - Essex Court ChambersA star in the investment arbitration and a public international law galaxy.

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Key QC - Essex Court ChambersA very talented and impressive barrister.

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Wordsworth QC - Essex Court ChambersStates and corporations entrust him with their most important international law cases and he always delivers.

Ranked: tier 3
Public international law – Leading juniors

Dan Sarooshi - Essex Court ChambersClearly one of the leaders at the Bar for public international law.

Ranked: tier 1

Alan Boyle - Essex Court ChambersA great academic in environmental matters and the law of the sea.

Ranked: tier 2

Amy Sander - Essex Court ChambersFlawlessly tackles, analyses and handles extremely difficult and complex issues.

Ranked: tier 2

Lucas Bastin - Essex Court ChambersOne of the rising stars of the junior public international law Bar.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Essex Court Chambers is ‘the first port of call for commercial litigation and arbitration’, and has further strength in employment, shipping, tax, public international law and insurance matters. Chambers also has a substantial international practice and an office in Singapore. Clients receive ‘a great service from this top set’, and the clerks are rated as ‘the best around’; ‘they are reliable, and adopt an honest and straightforward style, which fosters mutual trust and makes things like fee negotiations infinitely easier’. Following his recent promotion, Joe Ferrigno is now joint senior clerk alongside David Grief. Ferrigno is ‘top notch and understands the commercial complexities solicitors face when instructing counsel’, and Grief is ‘an expert clerk, who knows internal mechanism of each barrister’. Also of note are team leaders Ben Perry, who ‘acts in the best interest of the client and treats instructions as if they were his own’, and Jack Wood, who ‘appreciates what law firms are trying to achieve and tailors the service accordingly’. Offices in: London

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Shipping
Shipping – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Essex Court Chambers

Fantastic setEssex Court Chambers is ‘very responsive’ and members are ‘extremely strong in shipping disputes’. Gard Marine & Energy v China National Chartering Co. (“Ocean Victory”) was a notable case.

Shipping – Leading silks

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersContinues to perform at the highest level.’

Ranked: tier 1

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersExtremely knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Smith QC - Essex Court ChambersBrilliant.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersExcellent.’

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Blanchard QC - Essex Court ChambersAn approachable silk with a refreshingly straightforward and no-nonsense manner.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Foxton QC - Essex Court ChambersFirst rate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Siberry QC - Essex Court ChambersHe provides in-depth expertise.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nigel Eaton QC - Essex Court ChambersVery strong.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Jacobs QC - Essex Court ChambersUser-friendly and calm under fire.’

Ranked: tier 5

Simon Bryan QC - Essex Court ChambersVery able.’

Ranked: tier 5

Vernon Flynn QC - Essex Court ChambersHe combines an outstanding legal brain with excellent client-handling skills.’

Ranked: tier 5
Shipping – Leading juniors

Philippa Hopkins - Essex Court ChambersA very able senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 1

Edmund King - Essex Court ChambersHardworking.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Davies - Essex Court ChambersA brilliant practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersVery approachable, commercially minded and technically superb.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Brier - Essex Court ChambersExtremely bright.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Robb - Essex Court ChambersFantastic.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Snider - Essex Court ChambersExtremely focused.’

Ranked: tier 3

Neil Hart - Essex Court ChambersHe is very forensic and thinks outside of the box.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: VAT – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers has ‘collected a group of the most professional barristers in the VAT space’. Roderick Cordara QC represented Nestlé before the First Tier Tribunal in a case regarding the VAT rating of Nesquik flavoured milk powder.

Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Roderick Cordara QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has a compelling courtroom presence and is easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1
Tax: VAT – Leading juniors

Andrew Legg - Essex Court ChambersHis principal strength is his intellectual rigour.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Brown - Essex Court ChambersHe combines technical brilliance with an easy charm with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHis work includes civil MTIC matters and classification disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial
Commercial – Leading silks

David Joseph QC - Essex Court ChambersInstructed in complex cases in Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersVery active in Singapore-related arbitrations.

Ranked: tier 1

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Energy
Energy – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersSkilled and highly effective on his feet and in writing.

Ranked: tier 1

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Shipping
Shipping – Leading silks

Roderick Cordara QC - Essex Court ChambersCounsel and arbitrator in shipbuilding matters.

Ranked: tier 1
Shipping – Leading juniors

Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court ChambersHe has built up a formidable reputation in Asia Pacific as an arbitrator and counsel.

Ranked: tier 1

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