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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
London, Manchester

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘first-rate23 Essex Street is ‘an excellent set, dealing with all aspects of criminal law’. Its key selling points include its ‘great strength in depth’, ‘consistency of quality’ and barristers whom solicitors would instruct ‘again and again’. While chambers is best known for criminal law, it has been gaining traction in the fraud and regulatory fields, and has an increasing commercial presence, particularly in Manchester, following the arrival in 2015 of numerous barristers from the now-defunct St James’s Chambers. The ‘strong’ clerking team maintains ‘an excellent service standard’. Key contacts include chambers director Richard Fowler, senior clerk of the Manchester and Nottingham offices Sean Hulston, and senior clerk to the commercial team Colin Perrin, who is ‘always very efficient and responsive’. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – New silks

Paul Ozin QC - 23 Essex StreetHe is carving himself out a niche in redundancy consultation-related offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street is ‘an excellent set dealing with all aspects of criminal law’. New silk Paul Ozin QC represented former MP Lord Greville Janner in high-profile proceedings concerning his fitness to stand trial for historic alleged sex offences.

Crime – Leading silks

John Price QC - 23 Essex StreetHe has a fiercely analytical mind, and deals handles the law with clarity and authority.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dafydd Enoch QC - 23 Essex StreetA silk with a busy murder prosecution practice.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Mulholland QC - 23 Essex StreetHe prosecutes in murder cases with mental health elements.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Fenhalls QC - 23 Essex StreetNoted for his superb client skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Russell Flint QC - 23 Essex StreetAn exceptional barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – New silks

Paul Ozin QC - 23 Essex StreetNo stranger to high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Kate Lumsdon - 23 Essex StreetA charming, hardworking and very capable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Allison Hunter - 23 Essex StreetBrilliant at dealing with multi-handed cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Lister - 23 Essex StreetHe provides clear and practical advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Eloise Marshall - 23 Essex StreetFormidable as an adversary and unwavering in her determination.’

Ranked: tier 3

Flora Page - 23 Essex StreetExcellent at dealing with lay clients and solicitors alike.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Pardoe - 23 Essex StreetBrave and determined, and a real gentleman too.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rossano Scamardella - 23 Essex StreetHis cross-examination and closing speeches are always impressive.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Bentwood - 23 Essex StreetHis advocacy is persuasive without being exaggerated or patronising.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Godfrey - 23 Essex StreetHe is very approachable and has excellent advocacy skills.’

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 is ‘a good set with consistent quality throughout’. Mark Trafford QC and Tom Godfrey represented one of the defendants in a £40m Ponzi fraud case.

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

Cairns Nelson QC - 23 Essex StreetHe has total command of the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Miskin QC - 23 Essex StreetHe defends and prosecutes in high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Russell Flint QC - 23 Essex StreetFrequently instructed in sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Dafydd Enoch QC - 23 Essex StreetHe has experience of pensions and tax fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Trafford QC - 23 Essex StreetAn excellent silk with excellent City connections.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Fenhalls QC - 23 Essex StreetVery good.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Bogan QC - 23 Essex StreetAlways on top of the facts and the law.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Tom Godfrey - 23 Essex StreetAn exceptional barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street has ‘a well-respected practice in this area’, with its members primarily but not exclusively appearing on the presenting side of medical cases. Christopher Hamlet represented the GMC in the first case regarding impairment due to lack of English language skills.

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – New silks

Paul Ozin QC - 23 Essex StreetEngaging and informative.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Rupert Pardoe - 23 Essex StreetAlways well-judged in his defence clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Hamlet - 23 Essex StreetA popular choice for the medical, pharmaceutical and chiropractic regulators.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Campbell - 23 Essex StreetShe handles tricky hearings with sensitivity and clarity.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tim Grey - 23 Essex StreetHe appears on both sides of medical and white-collar regulatory matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘first-rate23 Essex Street is ‘an excellent set, dealing with all aspects of criminal law’. Its key selling points include its ‘great strength in depth’, ‘consistency of quality’ and barristers whom solicitors would instruct ‘again and again’. While chambers is best known for criminal law, it has been gaining traction in the fraud and regulatory fields, and has an increasing commercial presence, particularly in Manchester, following the arrival in 2015 of numerous barristers from the now-defunct St James’s Chambers. The ‘strong’ clerking team maintains ‘an excellent service standard’. Key contacts include chambers director Richard Fowler, senior clerk of the Manchester and Nottingham offices Sean Hulston, and senior clerk to the commercial team Colin Perrin, who is ‘always very efficient and responsive’. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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