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Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC
One Essex Court
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Competition

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtHe has a phenomenal mind and is wonderful to deal with.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Cook - One Essex CourtAn extremely intelligent and quick-thinking barrister. He has an incredible knowledge of payments and the application of competition law to them.He is equally able on written and oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtCool and collected, he is a clear head in a storm. In-depth knowledge of EU/competition law combined with excellent command of the legal issues that typically arise in commercial litigation more generally. This is not a combination that is always present at the competition bar.
Ranked: Tier 3

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 1

One Essex Court has 'strength in depth that is among the very best at the bar'. Clients commend 'a high level of client service' and 'brilliant technical advice', along with a willingness 'to use new technology tools', and 'they understand the need to be accessible and modern in their approach'. Highlight cases include Red Kite Management Limited & Ors v Barclays Bank PLC in which Orlando Gledhill QC and Laurence Rabinowitz QC are facing Alain Choo Choy QC. Six members are involved in FDIC v Barclays, Lloyds, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank & Other banks, with Sonia Tolaney QC, David Wolfson QC, Conall Patton QC and Nehali Shah among those representing the defendants.

Rising stars

Niranjan Venkatesan - One Essex Court ‘He is extremely intelligent, user-friendly and responsive, and his written work is always first rate.

Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtA very smooth and persuasive advocate - good at cutting through knotty issues to get to the heart of things.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is one of a handful of absolute superstars but combines it with being incredibly nice and thoughtful.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtOutstanding - she can win an unwinnable case, and is responsive, creative but utterly determined to bottom out the difficult issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtOne of the finest banking advocates at the Bar, he is one of a rare breed who can really make the different to the outcome of closely fought financial disputes.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Wolfson QC - One Essex CourtHe is super clever and fast thinking but also fun and practical - he is absolutely top notch.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtVery hard working, collegiate and engaging and kind with clients - he is a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex CourtA leader in complex banking litigation work - he distils complex points down to their essence and presents them clearly and cogently.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtWonderful brain and great judgement.
Ranked: Tier 2
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtExtremely rigorous in his approach to analysing the law and the evidence, and a persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Strong QC - One Essex CourtA real team player and very responsive - extremely attentive to the detail of a case whilst also keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtWhen he speaks, he has absolute command of the room - if you need to make an impression in Court, there is no-one better.
Ranked: Tier 4
Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex CourtFearless, always on top of the detail, determined to get the answer right, and not afraid to take on a judge.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtA top new silk.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtOne of the finest barristers that I have ever instructed at any level, Conall made silk this year and is destined to be a Star at the Bar.

Leading Juniors

Michael D'Arcy - One Essex CourtTechnically brilliant with fantastic attention to detail, he is also an extremely pleasant person to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
James MacDonald - One Essex CourtHard working, responsive and insightful, he is also an absolute pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sandy Phipps - One Essex CourtHe is a superb junior, with an ability quickly to master the most complex brief and focus in on the key issues on which the case will turn.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtIncredibly hard working and responsive - a first rate junior counsel.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sebastian Isaac - One Essex CourtVery quick to get to the heart of a matter, gives clear, incisive advice, without doubt, one of my top choices for senior junior on banking and finance cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtA strong banking and finance junior, and a pleasure to work with - on top of the detail and quick to respond.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Butler - One Essex CourtSuperb legal analysis and delivery of written submissions - excellent judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laurence Emmett - One Essex CourtHis advocacy is clear and persuasive, he prepares well and works collegiately with the solicitor team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Jones - One Essex CourtVery clever and gets points quickly, she is very able to deal with complex legal and regulatory issues - a superb junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtA go-to person for any jurisdictional or cross-border issues - he's incredibly inventive and not afraid to put together, and run, difficult arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Mott - One Essex CourtAn extremely smart, hard-working junior, having him on board is a real asset.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation Tier 1

One Essex Court is 'obviously an absolutely stand-out commercial set' with 'a string of leading names – from the most junior to the most senior member, you know you will have your best case presented by members of this set'. The set is praised for 'its reputation in complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation' of all kinds. Notable highlights include Autonomy and others v Michael Lynch, in which Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Conall Patton QC and Emma Jones are representing the claimant. Michael Fealy QC is also representing the Danish Customs and Tax Administration, SKAT, alongside Jamie Goldsmith QC and several juniors, in its massive fraud claim against over 60 defendants.

Rising stars

Maximilian Schlote - One Essex CourtMax is super bright; super committed and super easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joyce Arnold - One Essex CourtJoyce has a brain the size of a planet. She has an incisive mind and is a tenacious courtroom operator. She is always on top of her subject matter, no matter how complex.
Ranked: Tier 1
Niranjan Venkatesan - One Essex CourtOne of the standout junior juniors of the commercial bar - a huge brain and an asset to every team.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is superhumanly responsive and yet manages to do the hard thinking necessary in the really complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtContinues to be one of the stars of the bar, and clients remain very keen to work with Sonia - her strategic advice on the matters we have worked on is absolutely first rate.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Wolfson QC - One Essex CourtAn outstanding silk with a unique ability to cut through extremely complex issues with ease - he is instantly likeable, a real team player and fantastic with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtHe is absolutely the Counsel you want on your side on a tricky case - unflappable, totally focussed on getting the right end result for the client and not afraid of a fight.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kenneth MacLean QC - One Essex CourtAt the top of the class when it comes to dealing with complex cases of magnitude.
Ranked: Tier 2
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtHas a great skill for presenting very complex contractual arrangements clearly and coherently.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtWill always be someone at the top of my list for any commercial and complex disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtA very impressive advocate and someone you want on your side for any difficult Court battle, he really earns his money in Court and he is a go to Silk for big, complex commercial litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtA great and tenacious advocate who can distil incredibly complex issues down to their bare essence and is very commercial and strategically astute.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtGravitas, gravitas, gravitas - simply a superb trial advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtHas my utmost confidence as a skilled trial advocate - with a very easy style in terms of his submissions, and deft handling of judicial questions and the cross examination of witnesses/experts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtAlain is, for the heaviest of cases, a truly unique combination of outstanding intellectual and forensic power and excellent team skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtHe has a fantastic eye for detail and a near-photographic memory, and an extremely down-to-earth approach to his work, despite his obvious intelligence. 
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtHe is very responsive and gives direct advice on difficult issues, never afraid to take a view where others may sit on the fence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Bingham QC - One Essex CourtIncredibly approachable and is a highly-skilled advocate - her knowledge of her field is awesome; her insights into strategy invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Cavender QC - One Essex CourtExcellent at cross-examination, very personable, and fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex CourtVery experienced and unflappable, sound judgment and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sa'ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtIncredibly clever and highly commercial, a great legal mind to have on your side.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Fealy QC - One Essex CourtA responsive, can-do, user-friendly modern day QC - as comfortable on his feet leading the case as he is crafting documents.
Ranked: Tier 5

2019 Silks

Anna Boase QC - One Essex CourtA particularly strong counsel.

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtWithout doubt, a fantastic barrister.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtAn absolute star - one of the very best at One Essex Court.

Leading Juniors

Sebastian Isaac - One Essex CourtA star of the Bar for the years to come, Seb manages to combine that quality with a easy going and very approachable style which makes him a fabulous asset on any case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtVery intelligent and incredibly quick.
Ranked: Tier 2
Clare Reffin - One Essex CourtVery thorough and analytical, always very well prepared and writes extremely well, very clear in court and an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtAn excellent lawyer - very clever and formidable powers of legal analysis.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael D'Arcy - One Essex CourtAn excellent junior - very hard working and well prepared, also very personable and friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
James MacDonald - One Essex CourtConfident and articulate and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sandy Phipps - One Essex CourtOne of the stars of his generation and a future leader of the Commercial Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtJust a class act from start to finish, incredibly hard working and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Watkins - One Essex CourtFantastic on the law, has great judgement, deeply commercial and easy to work with. He is a star.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laurence Emmett - One Essex CourtA brilliant advocate - his mind is razor sharp and his legal analysis (particularly his written work) and advice is first class.
Ranked: Tier 4
Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtHighly knowledgeable, very user friendly, great drafting, and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Jones - One Essex CourtAbsolute star - incredibly clever and very thorough.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rachel Oakeshott - One Essex CourtShe is bright, responsive and able to quickly absorb huge amounts of detail.
Ranked: Tier 5
Adam Rushworth - One Essex CourtHe has a straight alpha legal brain and is first rate senior junior for any financially or legally technical case.
Ranked: Tier 5

Energy Tier 1

One Essex Court has 'a strong reputation in the energy field and has a number of impressive performers, especially at the silk level', with one client remarking that 'its best are the best in the industry'. Members handle work arising from a broad range of industries, including water, oil and gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar, bio-fuel and geothermal energy. Led by 'game-changing barristerLord Grabiner QC, the set has leading practitioners including Laurence Rabinowitz QC and John McCaughran QC who together advised defendants in British Gas Trading Limited v Shell UK Ltd and Esso Exploration and Production UK Ltd, a £61m claim for alleged breaches of a long-term gas sales agreement. Among its talented juniors is Laurence Emmett who defended Tradition Financial Services against claims it brokered trades in EU carbon credits. Jack Leppington and the clerking team are 'always efficient and friendly and provide a smooth service'.

Leading Silks

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtA real star who has the ability to make difficult points look very easy and winnable.
Ranked: Tier 1
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtUnderstated but compelling, he has a great skill for presenting very complex contractual arrangements clearly and coherently.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtA top-tier silk, simply one of the best, he has massive gravitas but is also a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtHe is a force of nature in the construction sphere and the most hands-on QC you'll meet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex CourtAn impressive and very experienced barrister who is never afraid to take a view where others may sit on the fence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtHe focuses on achieving a practical resolution rather than on technical legal arguments and clients like his clear ,“no nonsense” approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Wolfson QC - One Essex CourtHe provides excellent advocacy and has an ability to make persuasive arguments on complex legal points.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtHe is strong in cross-examination and is adept in cases relating to oil and gas contracts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sa'ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtOne of the best in the market for contractual interpretation, he is very methodical and a great judge of how things play out in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Sharpe QC - One Essex CourtVery astute and switched on from the moment of instruction, he is a standout silk in this field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtVery hardworking, collegiate, engaging and kind with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Fealy QC - One Essex CourtA responsive and user-friendly QC with an unassuming manner and a sharp intellect.
Ranked: Tier 4
Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex CourtOne of the best silks in this sector, he is analytically brilliant and a very effective cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ian Glick QC - One Essex CourtHe shows diligence and careful attention to the cases in which he acts as counsel or arbitrator.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtA new silk who will be a star, he is always well-prepared and has a direct, “no-nonsense” style.

Leading Juniors

Laurence Emmett - One Essex CourtA good and measured advocate who is a serious opponent with good legal instincts.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtClever, hardworking and ever so sensible and practical, he is a real star and a joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nehali Shah - One Essex CourtShe has an incredible brain, provides fantastic, clear and concise drafting, and is always ready and willing to get stuck into a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Cook - One Essex CourtBright and approachable, his advice is concise and practical.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Watkins - One Essex CourtCareful, competent and reliable, he is a deep thinker who is strong on technical legal arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Owain Draper - One Essex CourtHe has confidence in court and he calmly and systematically makes his points.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Hubbard - One Essex CourtAble to handle complex and high-value arbitration and litigation in the energy sector, including multibillion-dollar oil and gas disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Douglas Paine - One Essex CourtAn uber-reliable and hardworking junior with real brainpower and a willingness to be a team player.
Ranked: Tier 4

Fraud: civil Tier 1

One Essex Court is 'excellent, with a good selection of very able QCs and juniors covering fraud, injunctions and general commercial work'. The set stands out for its'first-class silks and excellent juniors at all ends of the experience spectrum'. Lead cases include Omers Administration Corporation v Tesco in which Laurence Rabinowitz QC and Conall Patton QC are advising Tesco while Neil Kitchener QC and Richard Mott are representing Omers. Sonia Tolaney QC has also been representing defendants three to eight in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov and others, which went to the Court of Appeal. In a boost to chambers, March 2020 saw Jamie Goldsmith QC and Conall Patton QC elevated to silk.

Leading Silks

Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtA very punchy, switched on counsel who fights his client's position with great skill and passion.
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is astonishingly clever yet remains responsive and a pleasure to deal with - clients adore him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Auld QC - One Essex CourtA tenacious advocate. Excellent on complex civil fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtA very well respected QC who provides excellent advice and shows good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtExcellent judgement, great manner with the client, and a team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtHe has brilliant people skills, even when under tremendous pressure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Gillis QC - One Essex CourtMeticulous in his preparation; technically very strong with a keen eye for a winning argument; a real team player and thoroughly nice person.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex CourtA real star - he is a game changing barrister who has the ability to make difficult points look very easy and winnable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtWhen you go into court, you know that he will have thought through every angle and will be as prepared as one can possibly be - phenomenally clever, but down to earth and a great a team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHis exceptionally quick mind brings an unrivalled courtroom presence to bear and he has an outstanding ability to focus both clients and the court on the essentials of a complex case.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Jamie Goldsmith QC - One Essex CourtA highly rated new silk who has no discernible weaknesses.
Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtAs an advocate, his cross-examination is devastating and of a quality way beyond his call.

Leading Juniors

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 2
Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex CourtHe is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful lawyer, and expresses his views with clarity and confidence - although he is also open-minded and happy to debate and discuss.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Brown - One Essex CourtHe is an excellent team player and has a great eye for detail, his oral advocacy is superb and he can pick open an argument with ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Mott - One Essex CourtA confident junior who is undaunted by handling complex and lengthy hearings in fraud matters against silks.
Ranked: Tier 4

International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 1

One Essex Court is 'one of the best in international arbitration' and is 'highly regarded in China and Asia'. Clients are 'impressed by both the breadth of their service and the expertise in specialised areas'. The set's arbitrators come from a broad range of backgrounds, including former solicitors such as Andrew Foyle, Christopher Style QC and Alan Redfern, and barristers such as Ian Glick QC and Peter Leaver QC. The set also offers several leading former judges, among which former president of the Supreme Court, Lord David Neuberger, has fast developed an excellent reputation as an arbitrator.

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Malcolm Gammie QC - One Essex CourtHe is measured and well respected by the Tribunal and HMRC. Incredibly hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Ghosh QC - One Essex CourtHe is a superb litigator - very good at weighing up the essence of a case and knowing what is the main point to push.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Bremner QC - One Essex CourtArguably the leading tax lawyer of his generation. Excellent strategic sense, fearsomely bright, and both a forceful and a polished performer in court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Julian Ghosh QC - One Essex CourtHe is a superb litigator - very good at weighing up the essence of a case and knowing what is the main point to push.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company and partnership

Company - Leading Silks

Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex CourtHe is a true expert in company law disputes. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and great judgement.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edmund Nourse QC - One Essex CourtImpressive visionary who remains clear and focused throughout.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company - Leading juniors

Sam O’Leary - One Essex CourtHe is a great lawyer, very much on top of shareholder disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4

International arbitration: counsel Tier 2

One Essex Court 'has excellent strength in depth' and always 'gives good service and the work is of a high standard'. Clients add that 'you can pick horses for courses and almost always feel like you've backed a winner'. As well as commercial claims, members such as Alex Gunning QC are experienced in natural resources and infrastructure disputes, a recent example being his advice to the respondent in Xstrata Coal v Benxi Iron & Steel. Several members, including David Wolfson QC, Daniel Toledano QC, Neil Kitchener QC and Alain Choo Choy QC were involved in Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Ltd & Ors and its enforcement. In recent news, Conall Patton QC took silk in early 2020.

Leading Silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtFerocious legal mind, combined with a steely persuasiveness - one of the superstars of the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex CourtExcellent judgement, strategically astute, and very client-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtUnderstated but compelling on his feet and a good team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtCraig possesses a rare combination of piercing intellect, studious attention to detail, and user-friendliness.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Wolfson QC - One Essex CourtHe is very bright, clear and concise when communicating to the team/clients particularly when trying to explain complex legal concepts.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtUnique in that he acts as both a forensic quantum expert and a leading QC, that insight results in him having a unique perspective and his ability to conduct razor-sharp cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex CourtHis empathy with clients is very much appreciated by them and helps drive cases, and he is exceptionally responsive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham QC - One Essex CourtHis style is very much collaborative, with all comments and challenges welcomed from the wider legal team, and there is no ego involved.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtA superb advocate, very sharp but with graceful manners, and he is extremely capable of cross-examining technical experts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sa'ad Hossain QC - One Essex CourtRazor-sharp mind with the ability to distil even the most complex issues in a methodical and clear manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex CourtAn outstanding trial lawyer who fights the client's corner hard and carries real gravitas in an arbitration hearing room.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Conall Patton QC - One Essex CourtHas a deep knowledge of all things to do with international arbitration - he seems to have an appreciation of how arbitrators are likely to consider issues which arise and what is important and what is not.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex CourtOne of the best and most popular juniors around - exceptionally clever, wonderful tactically, and an asset to any team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleanor Campbell - One Essex CourtA high-quality senior junior who possesses all the requisite skills - her legal research is excellent as is her oral advocacy and written submissions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marcos Dracos - One Essex CourtHis thinking and consequently his submissions on issues are very clear and persuasive, his written submissions are excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Hubbard - One Essex CourtExtremely responsive and user friendly, he is very bright and has a fresh approach to problem-solving. He is quick on his feet and his written advocacy is also excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michelle Menashy - One Essex CourtA star junior barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3

Private client: personal tax

Leading Silks

Julian Ghosh QC - One Essex CourtFiercely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Bremner QC - One Essex CourtHe has an enviable knowledge of the law but remains accessible and client friendly, which is not easy with tax law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Offshore

Leading Silks

Richard Boulton QC - One Essex CourtHis cross-examination of experts is superb, masterful and a genuine pleasure to watch.
Ranked: Tier 2

Intellectual property Tier 3

One Essex Court's 'barristers excel in IP expertise and have great strength in depth'. The chambers' members have particular experience in IP disputes involving trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, patents, comparative advertising, database rights, trade secrets and privacy. In one recent matter of note, Geoffrey Hobbs QC and Guy Hollingworth acted for the defendants in a trade mark infringement claim, which arose from the use of the name 'Merck' by both parties. Philip Roberts QC regularly advises on the IP aspects of IT disputes. He acted for the claimants in a trade mark infringement action, which arose out of the misleading use of the mark 'CARPHONE WAREHOUSE'. An up-and-coming junior of note, Alaina Newnes is described as 'more than able to stand her ground against more senior counsel in court proceedings'.

Leading Silks

Geoffrey Hobbs QC - One Essex CourtA standout silk and a titan of trade mark work and every European nuance of it.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Himsworth QC - One Essex CourtShe is fantastically diligent, collaborative, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of trade mark cases. She also has good tactical nous in addition to her technical detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philip Roberts QC - One Essex CourtLogical, clear thinking, quick to grasp a client's macro objectives, and an excellent advocate in the courtroom who always give 100% in his preparation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Guy Hollingworth - One Essex CourtMy go-to junior counsel, operating well-above many of his peers. His eye for detail is second to none, but what I really appreciate is his commercial nous and candour.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alaina Newnes - One Essex CourtA great, experienced junior, with a strong presence in court and a user-friendly manner. She is very clear and proactive, provides clear options that take into account the client's overall objective, and feels like a member of your team.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional negligence

Leading Silks

Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex CourtShe is excellent. Incredibly bright.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex CourtAlex is an extremely able barrister: he is enormously rigorous, writes succinctly and attractively, and has a depth of knowledge of the law as to professional negligence (in particular in regard to auditing) and the practical experience necessary to apply it.
Ranked: Tier 4

Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Ben Strong QC - One Essex CourtStrong writing, strategy, dedication, good humour, and judgement - he is a joy to work with and the consummate professional.
Ranked: Tier 3

IT and telecoms

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Philip Roberts QC - One Essex CourtA logical thinker with excellent ability to quickly grasp a client's macro objectives. He is an excellent advocate and cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Insolvency

Leading Silks

David Wolfson QC - One Essex CourtIncredibly creative mind and a commercial sensibility which is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 4

Mediators Tier 4

Ian Terry - One Essex Court A highly regarded dispute resolution partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for 30 years, Ian Terry joined One Essex Court in 2016. He specialises in the mediation of commercial disputes.

Shipping

Leading Silks

Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex CourtHe has great insight and tactical awareness.
Ranked: Tier 5

Set overviews: England and Wales

Elite commercial set One Essex Court covers a range of commercial and financial disputes in both the courts and arbitration. The set is in particular notable for its Asian connections, where it has an office in Singapore. The set has grown its Silk offering of late, with Jamie Goldsmith and Conall Patton made up in the 2020 round and tax specialists Julian Ghosh QC  and Jonathan Bremner QC recruited  in November 2019 from Pump Court Tax Chambers.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Adam Wheeler is a great clerk – efficient and approachable. They are honest and realistic regarding availability and expectations.

Adam Wheeler provides excellent support to Derek Spitz and a very easy and dependable working relationship with instructing solicitors.

Best clerks in London. Responsive, straightforward, and open-minded. A thoroughly modern Chambers with a commercially focused approach.

Clerking at OEC is very good – all extremely helpful (and I have mainly dealt with Jackie Ginty, who is very capable).

Clerks are excellent – sensible but don’t over commit their barristers. You can have a proper discussion with them.

Clerks are good and easy to deal with. No issues. Darren Burrows stands out as a key individual.

Clerks are very good. Jackie Ginty is always very professional, efficient, is a good manager, and communicates well. David Amdor is insightful about the barristers and what they are particularly good at. He also and makes you feel that you have the inside track on the up and coming talent.

Clerks do a stellar job of anticipating client needs and ensuring engagements run smoothly and without any issue

Darren Burrows and Ben O’Hanlon consistently find the right counsel. Even when we haven’t worked with someone, Darren and Ben always come up with an option that works very well. We appreciate how the efforts that the clerks are making to provide diverse barrister options.

Excellent – in my view One Essex Court has the best clerking of the Commercial Bar. The clerks are very responsive, helpful, and don’t overbook. Jackie Ginty, Kirsty Hough, and Jade Cassell all stand out.

Excellent clerks room. Very responsive, friendly, and international approach.

Excellent, they always go the extra mile to make someone available and on fees – much more pragmatic than other similarly placed sets.

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

Good clerks that communicate well between themselves – a smooth service.

Great clerks! The junior clerks were tremendous as we proceeded through the arbitration, and the overall support was exactly what I needed always.

Great. Very well led by Darren Burrows. Responsive and always transparent as to what can/can’t sensibly be done.

I am constantly impressed by the clerks at One Essex Court, particularly their head clerk, Darren Burrows who is friendly, engaging, and extremely effective at what he does. The clerks more generally are responsive, open, and clear on matters such as fees and availability and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jackie Ginty and Darren Burrows are superb. Enough said! Jessica Barnes is a rising star.

Jackie Ginty is excellent. I’m a big fan of Jessica Barnes

One of the best in the business. Jackie Ginty in particular is superb and guides the chambers brilliantly.

One of the very best clerking rooms in the City with Adam Wheeler, David Amdor and Ben O’Hanlon being particular standout performers. Great client service, hard-working and common-sense in spades.

Probably the best-clerked set.

Rob is very pragmatic and is willing to go the extra mile and understands client demands for accuracy and certainty around fees.

Rob Smith – always available, flexible on timings and fees, values the relationship and makes solicitors’ lives extremely easy. Even for Counsel who may be managed day-to-day by other clerks (such as the IP Counsel), Rob is a person who Chambers should never let go.

Rob Smith was exceedingly helpful in liaising with the Privy Council clerks and clearly has an excellent relationship with them given Laurence Rabinowitz QC’s frequent appearances in the Supreme Court and Privy Council.

The best in the business – Rob and Dave Amdor, in particular, are excellent.

The clerking is excellent and they always meet all deadlines or indicate before they take on the work the timeframe within which they can do it.

The clerking of the IP team is exceptionally good. Jackie Ginty provides first-rate service.

The Clerking team is excellent. They are responsive, approachable, and very commercially savvy, and client-friendly. Jackie Ginty is deserving of particular praise!

The clerks are always happy to help and have a good awareness of what capacity their barristers have and their whereabouts on a daily basis. Ross Magee, David Amdor, and Jack Miller in particular always respond promptly and deal with any queries efficiently.

The clerks are first class. Darren Burrows runs an excellent team.

The clerks are truly excellent. Jackie Ginty that leads the clerks to IP members is extraordinary – truly professional and accomplished.

The clerks are truly excellent. Jackie Ginty, the deputy head clerk, with whom I have had most dealings is highly professional and accomplished. They are the very best clerks that I have dealt with in my 30-year career as a litigator.

The clerks are very good at the logistical as well as relationship management side of their roles. They are responsive and efficient.

The clerks’ room is aware of appropriate language and etiquette with overall excellent telephone manners. They are focused and service orientated. Ben O’Hanlon is extremely approachable and commercial in his outlook.

The clerks’ team is extremely responsive and is very effectively led by Darren Burrows demonstrating a professional approach to their day to day work. I value their input and approach.

The clerks, particularly David Amdor, Ben O’Hanlon, and Ross Magee are responsive and great to speak with.

The One Essex clerks are outstanding. Jackie Ginty is particularly superb; she is wonderful to deal with and always absolutely on top of everything.

The only set that always answers the phone and returns emails swiftly, every time, without fail. Rob Smith is exceptionally responsive and pleasant to deal with.

The service of the clerks is first-rate. Jackie Ginty and Daniele Thripp are sensible, knowledgeable, and always helpful.

They have a clerks team and respond quickly to any inquiry. We recently had to ask for a quote on an urgent basis on weekend but the clerks got back very quickly.

Very good. Quick turnaround and very professional. Rob Smith and Jessica Barnes have been a pleasure to work with.

Set:

A fantastic chambers spoilt for talent, senior and junior, and the best for trade mark-related disputes

A first-class set. Excellent strength in depth. Clerking is also high level.

A leading set for heavy commercial litigation.

A set that is full of supremely talented barristers – a go-to chambers for the very toughest cases

A true elite among barristers. Excellent experience with Ian Glick QC, Christopher Style QC, Peter Leaver QC.

A very strong clerks’ room, that understands the pressures upon modern law firms and their clients.

A wealth of talent and experience – and charming for clients to deal with.

Always dependable and high quality.

This set is the go-to set in my view. Sonia Tolaney QC and Sandy Phipps are also excellent to work with.

Chambers as a whole seem to have approachable, human barristers.

Consistently high-quality counsel. Unlike some competitors, their counsel are willing to use new technology tools and they understand the need to be accessible and modern in their approach.

Great set, with a wealth of commercial experience.

I have always found OEC to be an impressive set, with a good depth of field at the various levels. I have found the OEC counsel to have good availability to fully commit to matters once they are instructed, but no doubt in demand generally.

I have worked with One Essex Court for many years. They are an excellent set, the clerks are very responsive, and communication with solicitors is very efficient.

I have worked with several other members of One Essex Court in this and other areas of law. They are a great set, very user friendly, and with great depth.

I have worked with various members of One Essex Court for four years, and have appeared against them whilst at the bar. The set has earned its reputation as a bastion of stellar juniors and prominent silks.

I never use any other set!

I rate the IP team at One Essex Court very highly. All of them are technically excellent, insightful, team players, approachable and so easy to work with. They have recently brought some juniors on board which is really helpful.

In my view the best set in the London market.

It is an excellent chambers – the strength and depth of quality amongst their juniors is remarkable. I have worked with many of them, and none has been short of excellent.

It is an excellent set, with good access to decent juniors who know what they are doing.

It is one of the top sets and it is always a powerful statement to have one of them on your side. They have been very willing to provide training on a whole variety of issues – perhaps one of the more modern sets.

Its strength in depth in banking and finance litigation (for both silks and juniors) is among the very top chambers, if not the very top chambers.

OEC has excellent strength in depth. We have used quite a few QCs and Juniors over the years. They always give good service and the work is of a high standard. You can pick horses for courses and almost always feel like you’ve backed a winner (or at least your choice has been validated).

OEC is my go-to set for many commercial and contractual matters. I am currently working with six different OEC barristers on different cases. The quality is consistently excellent.

OEC is outstanding – one of the top 4 sets we would go to for the really complex stuff. Outstanding at the QC level but also throughout with really energetic juniors who really roll their sleeves up. They are immensely hard-working but also very user friendly.

One Essex Court is obviously a ‘magic circle’ commercial set with quality in strength and depth.

One Essex Court is one of the go-to sets for commercial litigation in England & Wales. We use them a lot for our more valuable and complex work.

One Essex Court has a hugely talented set of barristers and can always be relied on when building a Counsel team for a new matter. We often turn to this set in the first instance as we know that they will deliver. Their barristers have also provided effective and interesting training programmes to our firm over the years.

One Essex Court has a strong reputation in the energy field. It has a number of impressive performers, especially at the silk level.

One Essex Court is a (if not the) premier general commercial set.

They have several QC’s who are excellent, and the clerks rarely put a foot wrong in recommending the right person for the right role.

The juniors are frighteningly talented. Joyce Arnold has a brain the size of a planet, is a delight to work with, and her judgement is very astute. Tamara Kagan is also thought of extremely highly by our whole team.

One Essex Court is an excellent set and I have worked with several of the barristers there. They have first-class silks and excellent juniors (at all ends of the experience spectrum).

One Essex Court is an excellent set that I have used many times over the years before becoming a full-time arbitrator.

One Essex Court is highly-regarded in China and Asia. I’m impressed by both the breadth of their service and the expertise in specialized areas (such as public international law) they offer.

One Essex Court remains my go-to set. They never fail to deliver and are also part of our legal update programme and members regularly provide training to our associates.

One Essex is our go-to set for commercial matters. Their strength and consistency at every level of seniority is extraordinary.

One of the best commercial chambers. In a small premier league group (of about 4).

One of the best sets at the commercial bar. Their juniors, in particular, are incredible for the depth and breadth of their quality, and also for being so easy to work with.

One of the few truly top sets. Certainly none better.

Outstanding. Our absolute go-to set for commercial matters at every level of seniority.

Quality commercial litigation set through and through with a string of leading names. From the most junior to the most senior member, you know you will have your best case presented by members of this set.

Some excellent practitioners, including a number of very good arbitrators. Their best are the best in the industry.

Superb. Quality from the top all the way through. Pre-eminent counsel at the London bar at the top end, very strong at the junior end too. I could happily cover all of my commercial work with this set alone.

They are brilliant. The clerking team is probably the best in London and they always manage to find the right person for the right job.

They are self-evidently one of the very top sets in the country and this barrister fits very well into a set of that sort.

They meet and often exceed the standard I expect from a top London commercial set. I view them as one of the top London commercial sets, at least on a par with the other commercial sets I have used over recent years

This is a down to earth very talented outfit. We have used young counsel along with most senior silks.

Unbelievable strength in depth across the entire set. They exude quality at every level. Coupled with this, the barristers are (in my experience) all easy to deal with and charming, and have none of the old-school formality associated with the Bar of years gone by.

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; banking and financial services; commercial litigation; civil fraud and investigations; company and insolvency; competition and EU law; energy and natural resources; 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 116 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, 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.

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 members also regularly undertake 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 NEUBERGER, The Rt. Hon. Lord
Members of Chambers GLICK QC, Ian (1987 QC)
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)
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 REDFERN, Alan (1995)
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 COOK, Matthew (1999)
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 EMMETT, Laurence (2004)
Members of Chambers FORBES SMITH, Henry (2004)
Members of Chambers POLLEY, Alexander (2005)
Members of Chambers ISAAC, Sebastian (2005)
Members of Chambers DRACOS, Marcos (2005)
Members of Chambers MacDONALD, James (2005)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Eleanor (2005)
Members of Chambers CLARK, Michael (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 SHAH, Nehali (2008)
Members of Chambers DRAPER, Owain (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 KAGAN, Tamara (2011)
Members of Chambers LODDER, Andrew (2012)
Members of Chambers BURNS, Patricia (2011)
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)
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)
Members of Chambers FLETCHER, Daniel (2017)
Member of Chambers SRIRANGAM, Veena (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)
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