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23 Essex Street

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

CENTURY BUILDINGS, 14 ST MARY'S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER, M3 2DF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 870 9969
Email:
Web:
www.23es.com
London, Manchester

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

23 Essex Street is best known for criminal law and it maintains a strong presence in that space nationwide. It is also increasing its offering in Chancery and commercial law, particularly on the Northern Circuit, where it is ‘a relative newcomer in Manchester but is fast becoming an established name’. In 2018 Wayne King took over as chambers director from Richard Fowler, while Colin Griffin, formerly a chief clerk at Kings Chambers, became the set’s clerking director. Senior clerk to Manchester and Nottingham Sean Hulston and his deputy Kevin Ambridge are ‘excellent clerks’, while lead clerk of the commercial team Colin Perrin is ‘highly approachable and very commercial’. Adam Chapman is first junior clerk; second juniors Liam Kitcher and David Cox are ‘affable, helpful and a pleasure to deal with’. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

23 Essex Street is best known for criminal law and it maintains a strong presence in that space nationwide. It is also increasing its offering in Chancery and commercial law, particularly on the Northern Circuit, where it is ‘a relative newcomer in Manchester but is fast becoming an established name’. In 2018 Wayne King took over as chambers director from Richard Fowler, while Colin Griffin, formerly a chief clerk at Kings Chambers, became the set’s clerking director. Senior clerk to Manchester and Nottingham Sean Hulston and his deputy Kevin Ambridge are ‘excellent clerks’, while lead clerk of the commercial team Colin Perrin is ‘highly approachable and very commercial’. Adam Chapman is first junior clerk; second juniors Liam Kitcher and David Cox are ‘affable, helpful and a pleasure to deal with’. Offices in: London, Manchester, Nottingham

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

23 Essex Street has seen an increase in contested probate instructions, with other recent work including insolvency cases, professional negligence matters and company, partnership and shareholder disputes.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Brad Pomfret - 23 Essex Street ‘Excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Bunbury - 23 Essex Street ‘She provides clear and concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Smith - 23 Essex Street ‘Recommended for wills and trusts matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nathan Banks - 23 Essex Street ‘His confident and affable demeanour puts clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Gosling - 23 Essex Street ‘He has experience in shareholder disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

23 Essex Street’s crime team is well versed in high-profile cases of multi-defendant large-scale drugs conspiracies, complex fraud and serious historic and recent sexual offences.

Crime – Leading juniors

Barry White - 23 Essex Street ‘He builds great rapport with lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Bob Sastry - 23 Essex Street ‘A devastating cross-examiner who commands respect in the court room.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh McKee - 23 Essex Street ‘He provides insightful legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Northern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

23 Essex Street (Manchester)

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Property

23 Essex Street houses Brad Pomfret, who is well known for representing mortgagees and other lenders in property-related instructions.

Property – Leading juniors

Brad Pomfret - 23 Essex Street ‘He has great tactical nous.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Crime

23 Essex Street has offices in London and Manchester, but James Bloomer, Alan Gardner and Stephen Shay handle a broad spread of work on the South Eastern Circuit. In a recent work highlight, Shay appeared in R v Shamim Miah and others, a multi-defendant people trafficking case involving the use of undercover newspaper reporters posing as migrants.

Crime – Leading juniors

Alan Gardner - 23 Essex Street ‘A silk in the making.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Bloomer - 23 Essex Street ‘Very experienced in acting for clients with mental health issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Shay - 23 Essex Street ‘Very experienced across a range of serious criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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