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23 Essex Street

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7413 0353
Fax:
Fax 020 7413 0374
DX:
148 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.23es.com
Manchester, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

23 Essex Street is ‘an excellent set with vision’, and has ‘a good range of barristers’. Its history is rooted in criminal law, but in 2015 it launched a commercial practice in Manchester following the arrival of ten barristers from the now-defunct St James’s Chambers. The set’s presence in Manchester has been growing since it opened an office there in 2013 under the leadership of Sean Hulston, who is ‘the best criminal clerk in the business – hardworking, helpful and switched on’. In London, chambers director Richard Fowler is ‘very astute, and ensures a great all-round service’. The ‘professional’ clerking team also includes the ‘friendly and helpful’ Sarah Reynolds. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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London Bar

Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street is now ‘knocking at the door of the first-tier sets in the field’. Its members both prosecute and defend. John Price QC successfully prosecuted disgraced pop singer Gary Glitter for further child sex offences.

Crime – Leading silks

Dafydd Enoch QC - 23 Essex StreetAn extremely able trial advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Price QC - 23 Essex StreetExtremely capable and a very skilled cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Fenhalls QC - 23 Essex StreetHe always manages to put clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Russell Flint QC - 23 Essex StreetAn excellent jury advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – New silks

Mark Trafford QC - 23 Essex StreetAn experienced Grade 4 prosecutor.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Allison Hunter - 23 Essex StreetShe has every quality you could wish for in a barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Lumsdon - 23 Essex StreetParticular expertise in sex offence cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Bentwood - 23 Essex StreetCarving out a niche for himself in cell site analysis.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Godfrey - 23 Essex StreetHardworking and committed to the case.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street has ‘a good range of barristers’. Its members typically defend but also prosecute a range of different fraud and corruption charges.

Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks

Cairns Nelson QC - 23 Essex StreetHe knows how to get what he wants from witnesses in the box.’

Ranked: tier 4

Charles Miskin QC - 23 Essex StreetPersuasive, tenacious and highly intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dafydd Enoch QC - 23 Essex StreetA great tactical brain.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Fenhalls QC - 23 Essex StreetHe goes the extra mile when it comes to looking after clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Russell Flint QC - 23 Essex StreetVery good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street has a ‘well-established and long-running reputation for high-quality advocacy’. Its members primarily act for the key medical regulators, but some also defend dentists and police officers.

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Christopher Hamlet - 23 Essex StreetHe is confident and relates well to clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Ozin - 23 Essex StreetA tenacious barrister who will analyse every detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rupert Pardoe - 23 Essex StreetRecommended for defending police officers in disciplinary hearings.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Campbell - 23 Essex StreetAn experienced presenter at the General Chiropractic Council.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tim Grey - 23 Essex StreetAn excellent tribunal advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

23 Essex Street is ‘an excellent set with vision’, and has ‘a good range of barristers’. Its history is rooted in criminal law, but in 2015 it launched a commercial practice in Manchester following the arrival of ten barristers from the now-defunct St James’s Chambers. The set’s presence in Manchester has been growing since it opened an office there in 2013 under the leadership of Sean Hulston, who is ‘the best criminal clerk in the business – hardworking, helpful and switched on’. In London, chambers director Richard Fowler is ‘very astute, and ensures a great all-round service’. The ‘professional’ clerking team also includes the ‘friendly and helpful’ Sarah Reynolds. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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