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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
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298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Areas of specialisation include: planning, environmental and compulsory purchase; commercial law, in particular financial services and fraud; employment law; public and administrative law. Recent cases include: Heaton v Axa Equity & Law [2002] 2 AC 329, Burkett v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham [2002] 1 WLR 1593, Adlard v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions [2002] 1 WLR 2515, Earthline v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions [2002] 46 EGCS 198, Papmichael v National Westminster Bank [2003] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 341, Constantine v Total Oil [2003] EWHC 428, Singer & Friedlander v Thomas [2003] EWHC 861, Friend v Civil Aviation Authority (no 2) [2001] 4 All ER 385, Desquenne et Giral (UK) Ltd v Richardson [2001] FSR 1.

Career

Called 1991; Inner Temple; admitted to the Bar of New York State 1994; District of Columbia 1999; associate attorney Wiley Rein & Fielding, Washington DC (commercial litigation in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States; filed amicus brief before Supreme Court in City of Boerne, Texas v Flores [1997] 521 US 507) 1996-98.

Languages

Literate in French and Hebrew.

Education

King’s College School, Wimbledon; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1990 BA Hons Law; 1994 MA; Pembroke College Foundation Scholar; Ziegler Prize for Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1991); Columbia University School of Law, New York (1993 LLM; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).


London Bar

Planning

Within: Planning – 2017 silks

Andrew Tabachnik QC - 39 Essex ChambersRecommended for regeneration and residential development.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2017 silks

Andrew Tabachnik QC - 39 Essex ChambersInstructed by the SRA in some of its most high-profile cases.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

39 Essex Chambers is ‘a go-to set for complex regulatory issues, for both advisory work and litigation’, with members covering both professional services and medical regulation. In the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Andrew Tabachnik QC prosecuted and Gregory Treverton-Jones QC defended in a case brought against two solicitors from the now-closed firm Tandem Law; the pair borrowed money from the now collapsed Axiom Legal Financing Fund, with the funds spent by the solicitors on, among other things, a Porsche Cayenne. David Bradly successfully defended a mental health nurse, who ordered the strip searches of two patients he believed to be in possession of cannabis.

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