Set Profile > One Essex Court > London, England

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC
One Essex Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9AR
England

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 1

One Essex Court is ‘one of the top three commercial sets‘ for high-end banking and finance disputes, with an almost unmatched roster of top tier silks and juniors. Coupled with this is the set’s highly praised flow of junior juniors, all providing market-leading support.  Top cases include Federal Deposit Insurance Company  v. Barclays, Lloyds, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank & Other banks, with Sonia Tolaney QC and Nehali Shah defending Deutsche Bank, and Conall Patton QC representing Rabobank in this matter brought by the reciever of collapsed US banks which hand entered in to transactions based on LIBOR, which the claimants allege was manipulated by the defendant banks.  Adam Rushworth has also been representing the firm of solicitors in Raiffeisen Bank International AG v Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd and Ashurst LLP, originally led by David Lord David Wolfson QC, who is now a government minister in the Ministry of Justice.

Rising stars

Niranjan Venkatesan - One Essex CourtBrilliant and a top-notch strategic thinker. Niranjan has an absolutely mastery of procedural law and digests case law effortlessly.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtOne of the rare individuals whose reality matches his reputation. He is razor-sharp, practical, tactical and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtVery clever, she understands banks and their businesses, leads a counsel team well and is an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtA top barrister with a great grasp of the market. He is practical and is a provides reassuring advice. One feels in safe hands with him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtOne of the best of the best. Excellent courtcraft and equally good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Courtombines truly brilliant legal ability with unparalleled empathy for clients and an exceptional capacity as a team player. He thinks round every conceivable corner and comes up with fresh, insightful ideas about causes of action and defences.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex CourtA formidable intellect and a top-end commercial silk. He inspires complete confidence, is fantastic to work with, and has a great bedside manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtWithout doubt, Craig is exceptional. He has encyclopedic knowledge and is a razor-sharp lawyer at the top of his game.
Ranked: Tier 2
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtAn exceptional advocate in court, does not get flustered, always able to find a good analogy to support an argument when dealing with a judge's questions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Strong QC - One Essex CourtAn excellent team player. He gets thoroughly to grips with the details, is extremely responsive, and provides very commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex CourtA master tactician. He understands the commercial dynamics and drivers of a case instinctively, which is seamlessly integrated into his strategic advice. He stands out in particular for his advocacy, which is concise and punchy and highly effective.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtStill one of the best at the Bar for the biggest and most high-profile cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtLeaves no stone unturned in getting the client the best outcome.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtA very strong strategist and advocate - and a superlative drafter.

2021 Silks

Laurence Emmett QC - One Essex CourtHe gets to the heart of the issue very quickly and can foresee potential challenges and strengths of the parties positions very quickly and often more so than the other side.

Leading Juniors

Michael D'Arcy - One Essex CourtHas a labyrinthine brain and an astonishingly comprehensive grasp of the law, his written submissions are flawless and always turned around at lightning speed.
Ranked: Tier 1
James MacDonald - One Essex CourtLovely to work with and an excellent advocate. He is intelligent and pragmatic when giving advice, and persuasive, calm and collected when in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sandy Phipps - One Essex CourtVery strong in banking litigation - patient and easy to work with and very strong in drafting.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtRemarkable appetite for work, attention to detail and confidence, and all wrapped up in a super-bright personality, a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtDoes a great job.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sebastian Isaac - One Essex CourtHe has it all. A fabulous strategist, very clever lawyer, very user-friendly, wide-ranging knowledge and ability to understand and explain esoteric concepts, brilliant draftsman and strikes the right tone in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Emma Jones - One Essex CourtA technically very gifted counsel with a superb eye for detail. She can master the arguments and she is spot on when it comes to case strategy. Very responsive and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Butler - One Essex CourtHe has outstanding drafting ability, with perfectly judged tone. Excellent judgement and impressively all over the detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtOne of the most hard working barristers I have ever met. Combining extensive practical experience (in particular, Russia and CIS cases) and profound academical knowledge of law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Rushworth - One Essex CourtIn a field of great brains, he is the greatest. Always adds superb value to the analysis.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Mott - One Essex CourtAs well as being a great tactician, he is all over the detail of a case. Always makes himself available and is ready to roll his sleeves up.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Top tier set, full of talented individuals.’

‘One Essex Court has excellent strength in depth, offering outstanding advocates at the top of their game.’

‘A fantastic set of chambers to work with.’

‘One Essex is first rate from top to bottom. Everyone assembled on the team was impressive, bright and responsive.’

‘One Essex Court is unquestionably the leading set for high value and complex disputes.’

Clerking

‘Excellent. The clerks are a pleasure to deal with. I have had dealings with each of David Amdor, Jade Cassell, Kirsty Hough, Jack Miller, Daniele Thripp and Ross Magee who are extremely responsive and take ownership of questions and issues that arise.’

‘We have had a very positive experience of the clerks at One Essex Court. Darren Burrows, Rob Smith and Jade Cassell deserve particular praise for managing all the barristers we instruct and generally being extremely responsive and competitive.’

‘The clerks are engaging, responsive, and practical when it comes to fee negotiations.’

‘The clerks, Rob Smith in particular, are excellent.’

‘Very responsive. David Amdor is very good.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 1

One Essex Court is 'the chambers to beat on general commercial matters' and a 'stand-out in terms of bench strength and leading counsel'. The set's size ensures high quality options at every level of call, with some of the market's best known silks at the most senior end. One of the set's most notable recent cases was Travelport Ltd and others v WEX Inc, one of the first M&A disputes to emerge as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Sa’ad Hossain QC and Sebastian Isaac represented the claimant, with Sonia Tolaney QC , Conall Patton QC, James MacDonald and Emma Jones on the opposing side. Another highlight was PCP Capital Partners v Barclays Bank, in which Jeffery Onions QC led Alexander Polley for Barclays.

Rising stars

Joyce Arnold - One Essex CourtShe has a brain the size of a planet but worn extremely lightly - A real team player, solicitors would be lost without her.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtBrilliance combined with approachability, which makes a compelling combination.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtShe is quite simply the gold standard. A brilliant advocate who always gets her tone spot-on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtA formidable advocate, but thoroughly charming and a real pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtThe best courtroom lawyer of his generation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtAn outstanding advocate with a sharp-wit and is capable of ingenious tactical maneuvering. He is the best type of silk - one that is not afraid to tell the client when they are pushing a bad point, but will fight their case tooth and nail regardless.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kenneth MacLean QC - One Essex CourtExcellent, with a well-earned reputation for his intellect and tenacity in his advocacy. Kenneth is willing to take on challenging instructions where his skills make the difference between victory and defeat.
Ranked: Tier 2
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtHe has an excellent legal mind and great knowledge of the energy sector, combined with a commercial approach. His advocacy is highly effective, and he is easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtWhen solicitors need a real heavyweight, Jeffery is one of their top choices. He will never shy away from a fight if it needs to be had, and his forensic legal analysis is uncompromising.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHe is tremendously hard working, clever, and a top guy. He is just so talented and will just roll up his sleeves and get stuck in.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtA great lawyer and gentleman - he has inner steel, great intellect and has matured wonderfully into the QC role.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtHe brings together his leading legal and accounting experience in a formidable manner to be the go to silk for disputes involving complex issues of quantum and/or accounting evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtExtremely smart and hands-on.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtCharles is a rare combination of affable and supremely bright. He is a joy to work alongside, with a positive approach and a very user-friendly style that belies his intellect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Bingham QC - One Essex CourtOne of the most effective advocates and cross-examiners of her generation. She is also a delight to work with, and a team player.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex CourtA formidable intellect and a top-end commercial silk. He inspires complete confidence, is fantastic to work with, and has a great bedside manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sa'ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtA go-to silk at the commercial Bar, particularly for shareholder and M&A disputes. He is easy to work with, a great team player and a terrific advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Fealy QC - One Essex CourtAmongst the most hands-on and tactically astute members of the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon Colton QC - One Essex CourtAn instructing solicitors' dream. He is highly responsive, a master of civil procedure and process, a great tactician and a simply brilliant advocate.
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtOne of the hardest working individuals at the Bar.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtOne of the standout young silks at the Commercial Bar. Conall's written and oral advocacy is concise and to the point - he has the ability (that judges love) to skewer the point in the fewest possible words. He is one of the opponents who, when you see his name, your heart sinks a little.

2021 Silks

Laurence Emmett QC - One Essex CourtA very astute operator and a brilliant advocate. He gets to the heart of the issue very quickly and can foresee potential challenges and strengths of the parties positions very quickly and often more so than the other side.

Leading Juniors

Sebastian Isaac - One Essex CourtHe has it all. A fabulous strategist, very clever lawyer, very user-friendly, wide-ranging knowledge and ability to understand and explain esoteric concepts, brilliant draftsman and strikes the right tone in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtQuite simply the outstanding junior barrister of this generation. He is clever, drafts well and is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
James MacDonald - One Essex CourtCalm, collected and supremely talented. Wonderful to work with, and charming with clients. Intellectually excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtHe has a remarkable appetite for work, attention to detail and confidence, and all wrapped up in a super-bright personality. A pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Clare ReffinOne Essex CourtA pleasure to work with. She grasps complex facts with ease and understands the economics behind the transaction that lead to the dispute.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtVery user-friendly, with quick turn-around times and a nice drafting style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sandy Phipps - One Essex CourtExtremely approachable and flexible. He is sharp-minded and very responsive and always adds value. Solicitors really like working with him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Watkins - One Essex CourtOne of the best juniors. Incredibly bright, very thorough, but also really astute tactically and commercially. He is the complete package: there are not many like him at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael D'Arcy - One Essex CourtA first-class brain, coupled with an extremely personable manner. He is capable of both performing creative in-depth legal analysis on novel points and providing a highly commercial perspective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Patrick Harty   - One Essex CourtAn absolutely excellent junior: very diligent, analytical, mature beyond his years.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Jones - One Essex CourtEmma is thoughtful and easy to work with. She has exceptional analytical ability and drafts beautifully. A real star.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Rushworth - One Essex CourtHe has an excellent, clear written style coupled with top-quality legal analysis. A real star junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtDerek has a strong reputation in high-profile and complex litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tamara Kagan - One Essex CourtIntelligent, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with. Solicitors would instruct her on all of my matters if I could.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rachel Oakeshott - One Essex CourtShe always delivers to the highest standards and is carving out an excellent practice and portfolio of cases.
Ranked: Tier 5
Niranjan Venkatesan - One Essex CourtExceptionally talented and has the skills and manner that totally belie his relatively junior level. His knowledge of the law is encyclopaedic - solicitors have never known any lawyer with such knowledge and recall of authorities.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘One Essex Court is my top choice for commercial cases. They have an abundance of excellent and easy to work with barristers across all levels.’

‘One Essex Court is a go-to set for the most complex and demanding cross-border litigation in the Commercial Court. The members of Chambers work effectively together, and are willing to get involved in the detail with their instructing solicitors, which produces a formidable team.’

‘First class in every respect. Huge depth of quality across all levels – from most junior to most senior barristers.’

‘One Essex Court are, to me, the pre-eminent commercial set in London. I have used them for over 20 years and have never been let down.’

‘One Essex Court has exceptional strength in depth, offering some of the best commercial barristers around. It remains our go-to set for commercial disputes.’

Clerking

‘The clerks at One Essex are a factor that sets them apart from other sets. They are responsive, helpful and just all round a pleasure to deal with. I have never had to chase them or been let down when I’ve made requests even out of hours.’

‘The clerks are responsive, courteous and proactive. Ben O’Hanlon and David Amdor are particular stars.’

‘The clerks are tremendous. They provided essential service and support with a positive attitude and very high degree of professionalism.’

‘The clerks at One Essex Court are exceptional. Nothing is ever too much, nor too late in the day. Rob Smith in particular is a delight to work with and a highly accomplished clerk whose professional standards are second to none. He clearly has an extensive knowledge of the barristers at the chambers and is a shining star within the set.’

‘The clerks are the most responsive I deal with. They are easy to use, no nonsense and are therefore efficient to deal with as you know you will not be messed around. Rob Smith is particularly good.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 1

One Essex Court ‘has enormous strength in this area and is a top-rated and well-respected set in Asia’. The set has a substantial energy practice in oil and gas, electricity supply and generation, and related utilities regulation. Members frequently advise on disputes concerning joint operating agreements, exploration and production sharing agreements, production and exploration licenses, gas processing and transportation contracts, hydrocarbon allocations, drilling rig hire and operation, emission allowances and CHP plants. Among its members are some of the leading lights in energy-related litigation and arbitration, including John McCaughran QC, who was recently instructed by Shell International UK Limited in a dispute arising out of a gas sale agreement with British Gas Trading Limited. Lord Grabiner QC is another prominent name and he recently acted for Albion Energy Limited against a company beneficially owned by Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, the former Prime Minister of Qatar. Nicholas Sloboda exemplifies the stellar quality of the set’s juniors, having assisted Aker BP in one of the first gas price review cases to be heard in court.

Leading Silks

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtExcellent at getting through to the judge, he can get away with things that other less experienced silks cannot.
Ranked: Tier 1
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtJohn has an excellent legal brain and a great knowledge of the oil and gas sector, and is both commercial in approach and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtAn outstanding intellect, he is thoughtful and a great leader whilst always taking time to understand the client's perspective.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtWell familiar with the issues that arise in energy cases, he masters the detail and is a superb advocate with a measured, incisive approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtBrilliant, fully deserving of his reputation, he is one of the best cross-examiners at the commercial Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtA fantastically clever and user-friendly silk, he has top-notch analytical skills and is able to present complex issues in a clear and practical way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtVery dynamic, very effective and full of ideas, he combines truly brilliant legal ability with unparalleled empathy for clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtSuper-sharp and yet thoroughly likeable, he is a great team leader and is able to placate even the most cantankerous judge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sa’ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtA meticulous advocate and quietly devastating cross-examiner who is all over the details.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Sharpe QC - One Essex CourtExtremely clever and switched on, it is abundantly obvious that his wealth of experience allows him to provide succinct and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex CourtVery bright and creative but also user-friendly, he has excellent analytical skills and is a tactical adviser on litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtAn absolute star, he is fantastically able and very sharp.

2021 Silks

Laurence Emmett QC - One Essex CourtLaurence is intelligent, knowledgeable and thorough, and he understands clients’ commercial needs.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtQuite simply the outstanding junior of this generation - clever, good at drafting and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtClever, practical, careful and diligent, a delight to work with and completely committed to her clients and cases, she also has an excellent ability to commands the room.
Ranked: Tier 2
Owain Draper - One Essex CourtA first-rate senior junior who will soon be a silk to watch out for, he has the great virtues of a razor-sharp intellect and a capacity for hard work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Watkins - One Essex CourtA highly-rated junior who considers his position and is strong on technical details.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Hubbard - One Essex CourtVery bright and user-friendly, he is a strong advocate who produces clear and incisive submissions.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Jones - One Essex CourtA rising star, very astute and hardworking, she has a deep understanding of energy issues and very sound commercial judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4
Douglas Paine - One Essex CourtA fantastic team player, he is technically good on the law and is personable and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘One Essex Court has enormous strength in this area.’

‘One Essex Court has a strong arbitration practice and international coverage. They are a top-rated and well-respected set in Asia.’

‘A leading set for international arbitration and energy work.’

‘Great quality advocates with very efficient clerking service.’

‘Excellent energy experience in this set.’

Clerks

‘Darren Burrows is a highly efficient and considerate clerk. He reacts quickly and am able to provide suitable candidates to suit our client’s needs. He adopts flexible and commercial approach to fee arrangements, which set him apart from his peers at other leading chambers.’

‘Very good – Rob Smith is always helpful.’

‘A good clerking team and quick to respond. Also, easy to deal with.’

‘All the clerks have been excellent and their service goes way beyond what I have seen from most chambers.’

‘First-class – especially Darren Burrows.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

One Essex Court is a regular top choice for the largest civil fraud claims and ‘has a large number of talented barristers at every level of seniority and seems to have a particularly strong pipeline of talent in its junior ranks‘. The quality of the barristers is reflected in the calibre of the cases they are instructed on, often working together in large teams. The most high profile matter of recent years has been ACL Netherlands BV (as successor to Autonomy Corporation Limited) & Ors v Lynch & Another, concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation prior to Autonomy’s takeover by Hewlett Packard, in which Laurence Rabinowitz QC and Conall Patton QC represented the claimants. Neil Kitchener QC and Richard Mott also represented 58 institutional investors in OMERS Administration Corporation and others v Tesco Plc, concerning Tesco’s profit overstatement. The case, which had Rabinowitz QC and Patton QC on the other side, settled in in 2020.

Rising stars

Oscar Schonfeld - One Essex CourtGives nuanced, intelligent advice on civil fraud cases and can navigate complex jurisdictional issues with great skill. He is also a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtHis intellect and commercial judgement shines through and he is great fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is barrister royalty. One of the top so intellects to whom one turns in a crisis. He couples that with approachability, responsiveness and commercial nous. He is amazing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtOne of the leading barristers of her generation. Her advocacy is excellent and she is always a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtDaniel contributes laser-like analysis, assuredness in delivery and compelling advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtHe is one of the best around. His trial skills are legendary and he is brilliant and working with solicitors to deliver difficult and complex advice for clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtBright and readily available for ongoing issues which arise in complex multi-jurisdictional matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Gillis QC - One Essex CourtMeticulous in his preparation, leaving no stone unturned and nothing to chance. His command of the law and the facts in the case is always impressive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtAn exceptionally strategic and intelligent advocate who provides clear, commercial and analytical advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtExtremely conscientious, a first-rate technical legal mind and a strong advocate. He is an excellent leader of junior barristers and works well with the solicitor team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtAn outstanding advocate. Huge intellect, ferocious work ethic and great charm combine to make Tony one of the leading advocates at the commercial bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Bingham QC - One Essex CourtA delight to work with, and a team player. She can also be utterly relied upon to be more prepared and on top of her brief than the opposition.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtAn excellent civil fraud practitioner. He is one of the hardest working individuals at the bar, and leaves no stone unturned in getting the client the best outcome.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtA complete superstar: fiercely intelligent, user-friendly, a team-player and extremely nimble when on his feet.

Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtFerociously bright, a quick reader and absorber of detail and a good draftsman.
Ranked: Tier 2
Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtHenry is an excellent oral advocate: clear, powerful and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Brown - One Essex CourtA very diligent and hard working barrister who has a growing reputation in civil fraud.
Ranked: Tier 3
James MacDonald - One Essex CourtAn excellent advocate, and his knowledge of jurisdiction and fraud disputes is first-rate. He works collaboratively with solicitors and is impressive with commercial clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Mott - One Essex CourtA brilliant strategic thinker. Always makes himself available and is ready to roll his sleeves up.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Top draw set for big ticket commercial litigation and civil fraud. They have real strength in depth at every level. Wonderful ability to develop their juniors into top quality QCs.’

‘An excellent set for civil fraud with excellent practitioner at all levels.’

‘First class in every respect. The depth of talent across the range of barristers – from most junior to most senior – is impressive.’

‘One Essex Court is a go-to set for the most complex and demanding cross-border litigation in the Commercial Court. The members of Chambers work effectively together, and are willing to get involved in the detail with their instructing solicitors, which produces a formidable team.’

‘One Essex Court has a strong civil fraud practice with a number of excellent practitioners at all levels.’

Clerking

‘High quality clerking team. Very responsive and clear.’

‘Probably the best in the city. First rate service, very polite and professional – particular standouts are Ben O’Hanlon, David Amdor and Rob Smith.’

‘The clerking team is superb. Darren Burrows is extremely responsive and always willing to go the extra mile to help. Rob Smith is also excellent.’

‘The clerks are responsive, courteous and proactive. Ben O’Hanlon and David Amdor are particular stars.’

‘A great clerks room. Darren Burrows and Jackie Ginty are superb. Adam Wheeler is a pleasure to deal with and very much up and coming.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 1

One Essex Court is 'at the very top of the premier league of chambers active in international commercial and investment arbitration'. The set is home to a selection of top-notch full time arbitrators with the depth and capacity to withstand the retirement of former members such as Alan Redfern. In Lord David Neuberger and Dame Elizabeth Gloster QC it has two of the most respected former judges operating in the arbitration sphere. Moving away from former judges, arbitrators such as Christopher Style QC, Andrew Foyle and Ian Glick QC bring further quality to the offering.

Testimonials

Set

‘Probably the best arbitration set currently with various other members, such as Dame Gloster and Andrew Foyle who are extremely good.’

‘One Essex Court is at the very top of the premier league of chambers active in international commercial and investment arbitration. Efficient, on top of matters and outstanding quality.’

 

 

London Bar > Offshore

Rising stars

Andrew McLeod  - One Essex Court  ‘Operates like a senior junior and has superb knowledge of BVI work.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtHe knows the material better than the testifying experts; even when those experts are tenured Harvard professors.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Malcolm Gammie QC - One Essex CourtHe is always exceptionally well-prepared and has always thought through his advice well. He has a very deep knowledge of UK tax matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Bremner QCOne Essex CourtJonathan provides carefully thought through advice. He does not pull his punches and he is open to a vigorous discussion. He is aware of the commercial angle to every argument and provides great insight into how the law might practically apply.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Company and partnership

Company - Leading Silks

Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtA class act - he gets into the detail, considers all the angles and gets the right result.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edmund Nourse QC - One Essex CourtHe is extremely hardworking and brilliantly clever.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company - Leading Juniors

Patrick Harty   - One Essex CourtA real star of the future.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam O’Leary - One Essex CourtClever, quick, responsive, commercial, practical and a team player.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 2

One Essex Court is praised for its ‘good strength in depth for international arbitration‘, with the ability to provide ‘the right team for any case‘. Several members have a heavy focus on this area, notably Michael Sullivan QC who was awarded Kenya’s Order of the Grand Warrior in 2020 for his work defending the state in several ICSID arbitrations, such as the recent Cortec Mining Kenya Limited, Cortec (Pty) Limited and Stirling Capital Limited v. Republic of Kenya. In addition to investment treaty claims, members regularly appear in LCIA, ICC, and SIAC disputes, as well as in the courts for arbitral enforcement proceedings.  Alexander Gunning QC, Alain Choo Choy QC and Michelle Menashy have built up especially strong reputations in this area.

Leading Silks

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtClever, of course, but combines it with great judgement, and a charming manner with clients and tribunals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is thoughtful and a great leader whilst always taking time to understand the client's perspective and work with the client to get to a pragmatic result.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtA genius with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, brilliant on paper and a very smooth advocate. He's incredibly responsive and hard working. Clients love him and arbitrators respect him. He's the full package and one of the best international arbitration silks at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtAlexander has a superb analytical mind and can devour detail more quickly than one would think possible. He has reliable judgement and a measured incisive and adaptable style of advocacy that lends itself well to arbitration.
Ranked: Tier 2
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtHe has an excellent legal mind and great knowledge of the energy sector, combined with a commercial approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHe is an excellent leader of junior barristers and works well with the solicitor team. His sense of humour comes through when things are at their toughest.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtEthical, hard-working, profoundly smart and experienced in all commercial valuation and quantum matters. Also a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtHe is personally delightful, with forensic attention to detail, strong work ethic and outstanding client handling skills. Our clients adore him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sa'ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtAn excellent strategist and strong team player. Meticulous advocate and quietly devastating cross-examiner who is all over the details.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtAn analytical mind and good on paper.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Sullivan QC - One Essex CourtMichael stands out for his unique set of experience in commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, both as counsel and arbitrator. He provides thorough, extremely thoughtful and convincing analysis in strategic matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtHe has a huge amount of knowledge about international arbitration and excellent technically. Always is prepared, works hard and gives you the right answer particularly where there are judgement calls to be made as to how to proceed and which arguments to run.

Leading Juniors

Michelle Menashy - One Essex CourtShe has strong tactical skills. Her cross-examination skills are like a submarine - the other side's witnesses don't see her coming until it's too late.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtAn excellent junior, very thorough and well-prepared. Produces high quality written analysis and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleanor Campbell - One Essex CourtA pleasure to work with, she provides sound and excellent advice and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marcos Dracos - One Essex CourtVery clever barrister with great intellect. He won’t stop fighting for the client and very nimble in cross examination. Great tactical brain and very client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Hubbard - One Essex CourtA tremendous advocate. Analytically astute and tenacious in his advocacy. Incredibly hard working and user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtVery user friendly with quick turn-around times and a nice drafting style.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘I regularly instruct One Essex Court – they’re definitely one on the top commercial sets, including for international arbitration.’

‘One Essex Court has a fantastic selection of senior/junior counsel so you can always count on being offered someone who is very good.’

‘OEC is on top of its game; genuine strength in depth.’

‘One of my favoured sets. It has one of the strongest teams around for arbitration, commercial and banking. It’s where you go when you want the best of the best.’

‘An excellent set, with a wide range of talent at all levels.’

Clerking

‘Very good clerks, particularly David Amdor.’

‘Darren Burrows is a highly efficient and considerate clerk. He reacts quickly and am able to provide suitable candidates to suit our client’s needs. He adopts flexible and commercial approach to fee arrangements, which set him apart from his peers at other leading chambers.’

‘Clerks are very good and efficient. David Amdor, Jackie Ginty and Kirsty Hough, Jade Cassell are all very good. David is excellent for keeping in touch and providing helpful insights into strengths of individual counsel.’

‘A very strong clerking team. Very responsive and always willing to go the extra mile for you.’

‘The clerks are great, they will always bend over backwards to find someone to help, even at short notice.’

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

Leading Silks

Julian Ghosh QC - One Essex CourtJulian is absolutely at the top of his game. He is obviously incredibly intelligent but he manages to give opinions which lay people (clients) can understand.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Bremner QCOne Essex CourtHe is technically excellent and very quick to respond.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Competition Tier 3

One Essex Court has been increasingly visible in competition matters in recent years, with a number members best known for commercial litigation accepting more instructions in the area. Conall Patton QC has been representing Rabobank in competition claims relating to the alleged manipulation of USD LIBOR, while juniors Derek Spitz and Owain Draper have both been acting in cases relating to interchange fees. Matthew Cook QC is a 2021 silk appointment.

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtHe is one of the top new silks at the commercial Bar. A barrister with a very clear mind and a wonderfully calm manner.

2021 Silks

Matthew Cook QC - One Essex CourtI enjoy working with Matthew. I find him very approachable and responsive. His advice is always clear and to the point.

Leading Juniors

Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtHe provides very detailed and considered analysis of the law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Owain Draper - One Essex CourtVery bright senior junior who gets completely on top of the detail in an astonishingly quick amount of time.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

One Essex Court is increasing its reputation in competition litigation. It has had a number of enthusiastic and high quality juniors for several years. Now that a number of its juniors are taking silk, it is now able to offer a full competition team from silk, junior and baby junior on cases.’

Great quality advocates with very efficient clerking service.

Clerking

Adam Wheeler is an excellent communicator who ensures that clients and solicitors are able to get ample time in counsel’s diaries and deadlines are met. Jessica Barnes is well respected and very helpful.

The clerks were extremely friendly and helpful in assisting with our choice of counsel.’

Good clerking service and quick at responding.

The clerks were generally very helpful and flexible.’

London Bar > Intellectual property Tier 3

'Excellent IP chambers' One Essex Court is home to a team with solid expertise in IP disputes involving trade marks, copyright, passing off, designs, trade secrets and comparative advertising. Patent disputes matters are a growing area of instruction for the set. In a recent case highlight, Geoffrey Hobbs QC and Philip Roberts QC successfully represented Sky before the Court of Appeal concerning the longrunning trade mark infringement case brought against cloud management software company SkyKick. At the junior end, Guy Hollingworth, Alaina Newnes and rising star Andrew Lomas are the names to note.

Rising stars

Andrew Lomas - One Essex CourtA no-nonsense junior barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Geoffrey Hobbs QC - One Essex CourtGeoffrey is superbly bright and clear and crisp in his delivery. A legend.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Himsworth QC - One Essex CourtEmma is one of the top silks for trade mark matters, particularly on claims involving unusual trade marks. Her advice is clear and commercial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Roberts QC - One Essex CourtPhilip is particularly good at handling IT-related cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Guy Hollingworth - One Essex CourtGuy is incredibly smooth, both in delivery and in cross-examination. A very good strategist and tactician.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alaina Newnes - One Essex CourtA very hard-working and able junior barrister. She has excellent, in depth knowledge of passing off and trade mark infringement matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Its IP specialists are excellent, and the chambers provides a very well-managed and responsive service‘.

The set has a number of the top silks in the field.

Clerking

The clerks at One Essex Court are great, very user friendly and helpful.

The clerking is top rate – I am very happy with the service.

First Deputy Senior Clerk Jackie Ginty provides excellent support to the IP counsel.

Jackie Ginty is very responsive and approachable.’

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Ben Strong QC - One Essex CourtAn excellent team player, who gets thoroughly to grips with the details and is extremely responsive.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Professional negligence

Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtA remarkable appetite for work, attention to detail and confidence, all wrapped up in a super-bright personality.
Ranked: Tier 4

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 4

Ian Terry – One Essex Court CEDR-accredited mediator Ian Terry joined One Essex Court in 2016 after 30 years as a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he enjoyed stints as managing partner and head of disputes. Terry is regularly instructed in the mediation of high-value and high-stakes commercial disputes; and recently mediated a a professional negligence case, which was brought against a law firm in relation to tax advice and estate planning.

London Bar > Insolvency

Leading Juniors

Patrick Harty   - One Essex CourtTechnically superb, commercially astute and tactically switched on.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Shipping

Leading Silks

Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtA polished court performer who really does go the extra mile when needed and is excellent at getting a handle on the issues.
Ranked: Tier 5

One Essex Court is a pre-eminent commercial set of barristers’ chambers in London. Members provide specialist legal advice, support and advocacy services worldwide, and the barristers’ expertise covers all areas of arbitration, litigation, regulation and dispute resolution.

The work here embraces all aspects of domestic and international trade, business, commerce and finance. Barristers at One Essex Court are recognised specialist counsel in the many diverse fields of commercial law, also regularly accepting nominations as arbitrators, mediators and experts.

The principal areas of practice are arbitration and investment treaty claims; banking and financial services; commercial litigation; civil fraud and investigations; company; insolvency and restructuring disputes; competition and EU law; energy and natural resources; infrastructure projects; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; media, entertainment and broadcasting; professional liability; public law; sports, gaming and licensing; and tax and revenue law.

Chambers is comprised of 122 practitioners, who regularly appear before the domestic courts and tribunals, dealing with short County Court applications to major trials in the High Court and appeals before the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and the Supreme Court, as well as the European Courts. They also appear in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean (including Cayman, BVI, Bermuda and Bahamas) and the Far East, principally Hong Kong and Singapore, and those who act as international arbitrators are regularly appointed to panels with both domestic and overseas arbitral seats. Through the Singapore office at Maxwell Chambers, One Essex Court is able to handle enquiries from clients in real-time and provide local support and assistance to visiting barristers and arbitrators from chambers.

In addition to English law, some of the barristers here are also able to offer advice on the laws of Russia, Ukraine, Kenya, Zambia, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Barristers at One Essex Court aim to offer practical and innovative advice, whilst balancing all the commercial considerations. They appreciate the value of both prompt action and thoroughness, and are able to provide some of the most experienced, skilled and forceful advocacy available anywhere at the Bar.

Members understand the pressures under which solicitors and their clients operate and appreciate that their own performance reflects on the lawyers who instruct them. Barristers here recognise that they are instructed to be part of a team and have occasionally undertaken secondments to clients.

Professional clients instructing barristers at One Essex Court are principally solicitors and in-house legal departments, but members of the public, and commercial and non-commercial organisations are now able to instruct barristers directly on most civil matters.  Where lay-clients or in-house legal functions work directly with Chambers, and a need arises, our strong referral network provides access to the most talented disputes solicitors.

Barristers at One Essex Court are drawn from the very best candidates coming to the Commercial Bar each year. Indeed, the ability of the set to continually attract the most talented pupils year-on-year, is a fundamental reason for chambers’ enduring position at the very top of the market. The selection process is naturally focused on intellectual excellence, but prospective pupils and tenants must also exhibit other valuable characteristics which, through a constant process of feedback from clients, we understand are equally valued.

One Essex Court operates a strict ‘no double booking’ policy. The availability of counsel is not ‘hedged’, risking calamitous booking clashes and depriving clients of their chosen counsel. Appropriate preparation time is reserved prior to all hearings and time is set aside at the end of a booking to allow for any overrun. This cornerstone of Chambers approach to the booking of work has long provided clients with unrivalled levels of service, reassurance and certainty.

The Clerks’ Room at One Essex Court is universally regarded as one of the elite operations at the Bar. Divided into teams to provide a dedicated service to distinct groups, clients can be assured of receiving appropriate recommendations, and where counsel for opposing parties are based in Chambers, the structure ensures that confidentiality is respected and maintained through suitable information barriers.

The clerks at One Essex Court have an unrivalled reputation for flexibility, honesty and transparency, particularly in relation to charging. Where estimated charges have been provided, barristers and their clerks will endeavour to keep within those parameters, assuming that no difficulties or unexpected delays are encountered. Both the clerks and the barristers are responsive where a client might be facing financial hardship, and are willing, where appropriate, to consider alternative funding structures.

Barristers at One Essex Court regularly provide presentations and seminars to clients on a wide range of subjects, often supporting in-house training programmes, which can be tailored to meet a particular client need.

Department Name Email Telephone
Clerk Darren Burrows
Members of Chambers GRABINER QC, Lord (1981 QC)
Members of Chambers BURNTON, The Rt. Hon. Sir Stanley
Member of Chambers STRAUSS QC, Nicholas (1984 QC)
Members of Chambers SPIGELMAN AC QC, Hon. James (1986 QC)
Members of Chambers LEAVER QC, Peter (1987 QC)
Members of Chambers GLICK QC, Ian (1987 QC)
Members of Chambers NEUBERGER, The Rt. Hon. Lord
Members of Chambers FIELD, The Hon. Sir Richard
Members of Chambers GLOSTER, The Rt. Hon. Dame Elizabeth
Members of Chambers HOBBS QC, Geoffrey (1991 QC)
Members of Chambers SHARPE QC, Thomas (1994 QC)
Members of Chambers ONIONS QC, Jeffery (1998 QC)
Members of Chambers DAVIES QC, Rhodri (1999 QC)
Members of Chambers AULD QC, Stephen (1999 QC)
Members of Chambers MacLEAN QC, Kenneth (2002 QC)
Members of Chambers RABINOWITZ QC, Laurence (2002 QC)
Members of Chambers GAMMIE QC, Malcolm (2002 QC)
Members of Chambers McCAUGHRAN QC, John (2003 QC)
Members of Chambers GRAHAM QC, Charles (2003 QC)
Member of Chambers KHAMBATA SC, Darius (2005 SC)
Members of Chambers STYLE QC, Christopher (2006 QC)
Members of Chambers GILLIS QC, Richard (2006 QC)
Members of Chambers LENON QC, Andrew (2006 QC)
Members of Chambers ORR QC, Craig (2006 QC)
Members of Chambers de GARR ROBINSON QC, Anthony (2006 QC)
Member of Chambers GHOSH QC, Julian (2006 QC)
Members of Chambers SULLIVAN QC, Michael (2008 QC)
Members of Chambers KITCHENER QC, Neil (2008 QC)
Members of Chambers CHOO CHOY QC, Alain (2009 QC)
Members of Chambers WOLFSON QC, David (2009 QC) (non-practising)
Members of Chambers TOLEDANO QC, Daniel (2009 QC)
Members of Chambers CAVENDER QC, David (2010 QC)
Members of Chambers TOLANEY QC, Sonia (2011 QC)
Members of Chambers BOULTON QC, Richard (2011 QC)
Members of Chambers HIMSWORTH QC, Emma (2012 QC)
Members of Chambers GUNNING QC, Alexander (2012 QC)
Members of Chambers HOSSAIN QC, Sa'ad (2013 QC)
Members of Chambers BINGHAM QC, Camilla (2013 QC)
Members of Chambers STRONG QC, Ben (2014 QC)
Members of Chambers FEALY QC, Michael (2014 QC)
Members of Chambers NOURSE QC, Edmund (2015 QC)
Members of Chambers BROWN QC, Hannah (2017 QC)
Members of Chambers GLEDHILL QC, Orlando (2017 QC)
Members of Chambers COLTON QC, Simon (2017 QC)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS QC, Philip (2018 QC)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT QC, Steven (2018 QC)
Member of Chambers BREMNER QC, Jonathan (2018 QC)
Members of Chambers BOASE QC, Anna (2019 QC)
Member of Chambers GOLDSMITH QC, Jamie (2020 QC)
Member of Chambers PATTON QC, Conall (2020 QC)
Members of Chambers COOK QC, Matthew (2021 QC)
Members of Chambers EMMETT QC, Laurence (2021 QC)
Members of Chambers FOYLE, Andrew (2006)
Members of Chambers MALONE, Michael (1975)
Members of Chambers TERRY, Ian (1980)
Members of Chambers REFFIN, Clare (1981)
Members of Chambers HOLLINGWORTH, Guy (2001)
Members of Chambers SPITZ, Derek (2001)
Members of Chambers NADIN, James (2002)
Members of Chambers HUBBARD, Daniel (2003)
Members of Chambers MENASHY, Michelle (2003)
Members of Chambers FORBES SMITH, Henry (2004)
Members of Chambers CLARK, Michael (2005)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Eleanor (2005)
Members of Chambers POLLEY, Alexander (2005)
Members of Chambers ISAAC, Sebastian (2005)
Members of Chambers MacDONALD, James (2005)
Members of Chambers DRACOS, Marcos (2005)
Members of Chambers MOTT, Richard (2006)
Members of Chambers CAPLAN, David (2006)
Members of Chambers OAKESHOTT, Rachel (2006)
Members of Chambers LEMER, Saul (2007)
Members of Chambers SLOBODA, Nicholas (2007)
Members of Chambers O'LEARY, Sam (2007)
Members of Chambers BOMPAS, Abra (2008)
Members of Chambers d'ARCY, Michael (2008)
Members of Chambers DRAPER, Owain (2008)
Members of Chambers HARTY, Patrick (2008)
Members of Chambers SHAH, Nehali (2008)
Members of Chambers PHIPPS, Sandy (2008)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Alexander (2009)
Members of Chambers BAIOU, Mehdi (2009)
Members of Chambers PAINE, Douglas (2009)
Members of Chambers WATKINS, Michael (2009)
Members of Chambers PETKOVIC, James (2009)
Members of Chambers JONES, Emma (2010)
Members of Chambers BUTLER, Oliver (2010)
Members of Chambers RUSHWORTH, Adam (2010)
Members of Chambers COHEN, Gideon (2010)
Members of Chambers WEBER, Sophie (2011)
Members of Chambers BURNS, Patricia (2011)
Members of Chambers KAGAN, Tamara (2011)
Members of Chambers LODDER, Andrew (2012)
Members of Chambers NEWNES, Alaina (2012)
Members of Chambers SCHLOTE, Maximilian (2013)
Members of Chambers GILSON, Simon (2013)
Members of Chambers HOSKINS, Henry (2013)
Members of Chambers PEEL, Edwin (2014)
Members of Chambers LOMAS, Andrew (2014)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Stephanie (2014)
Members of Chambers SCHONFELD, Oscar (2014)
Members of Chambers ARNOLD, Joyce (2014)
Members of Chambers RUDDELL, James (2015)
Members of Chambers FOX, James (2015)
Members of Chambers VENKATESAN, Niranjan (2015)
Members of Chambers GOLDFARB, Tim (2015)
Member of Chambers BENEDYK, Daniel (2016)
Members of Chambers CROW, Joshua (2016)
Members of Chambers ZELENKA MARTIN, Ben (2016)
Members of Chambers STANSBURY, Alyssa (2017)
Members of Chambers KRISHNAPRASAD, KV (2017)
Member of Chambers SRIRANGAM, Veena (2017)
Member of Chambers McLEOD, Andrew (2017)
Members of Chambers FLETCHER, Daniel (2017)
Member of Chambers LEWY, Ben (2018)
Member of Chambers FOWLER, Jade (2019)
Member of Chambers KOTRLY, Michael (2019)
Member of Chambers HOYLE, Matthew (2019)
Member of Chambers ADEY, Greg (2019)
Member of Chambers NANCHAHAL, Sabrina (2019)
Member of Chambers HARRIS, Robert (2020)
Member of Chambers PAUSEY, Thomas (2020)
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 Andrew McLeod  photo Andrew McLeod Barrister specialising in commercial and commercial chancery litigation, arbitration and advisory work.
 Michelle Menashy  photo Michelle Menashy Specialising in international arbitration and jurisdiction disputes, having acted in a number…
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