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

One Essex Court is known for its ‘consistently high performing barristers‘ who have cemented their position as a preeminent set in banking and finance, with regular instructions received from all the major bank panel law firms. Some of the set’s recent highlights includes Philipp v Barclays, which dealt with the possible extension of Quincecare duties owed by banks to corporate clients to retail customers, which saw members such as Sonia Tolaney KC and James Ruddell acting for UK Finance in a Supreme Court appeal. Laurence Rabinowitz KC is regularly instructed in relation to commercial litigation and high profile disputes in overseas courts, while Lord David Wolfson KC has acted for a number of high profile banks like PrivatBank over the past year. Henry Forbes Smith KC and Marcos Dracos KC were both appointed as silk in 2023. Nathaniel Bird joined the team in October 2023.

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Alyssa Stansbury  – One Essex CourtAlyssa is an absolute star. She’s on top of everything and has nous beyond her years.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Daniel Toledano KCOne Essex Court ‘Daniel is an excellent advocate combining the key attributes: he listens to colleagues and the other side, meaning he presents the best case for his client and is responsive to the case presented by the counter-party, he prepares and he argues calmly, clearly and persuasively.  He is polite, persistent and principled in cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz KCOne Essex Court ‘Laurence is at the top of his profession.  Very bright, very forensic, with huge expertise and first rate judgement.  He's not afraid to give a view - and he can win over the room with ease.  Exceptional with clients, including in difficult circumstances.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Lord Wolfson KC – One Essex Court 'David is formidably clever and has enormous energy but is always user friendly and easy to work with. He can hold down a huge case load but be on top of every detail. He is sensible and thoughtful of his team and the commercial goals of his client.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sonia Tolaney KCOne Essex Court ‘Sonia is stupendously bright and works stunningly hard, but she manages to combine it with a sense of fun which brightens the team dynamic. Unlike some silks she is never aloof and if she thinks a junior’s draft needs reworking she will get it into a state which will convince the judge without ever undermining the junior. She has fabulous judgement.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Anthony de Garr Robinson KCOne Essex Court ‘Tony enjoys a mental challenge and furthermore debating points - this is invaluable in a modern Silk. His preparation is thorough and his command of detail is impressive. His advocacy is clear and compelling.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Rhodri Davies KCOne Essex Court ‘His advice is clear, he gets to grips with the issues quickly and he builds a good rapport with the client.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Auld KCOne Essex Court ‘He is practical, thorough, attentive and commercial.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr KCOne Essex Court ‘Craig is superb. He is unbelievably intelligent and very commercially aware. Clients love working with Craig and feel that he is a safe and reassuring pair of hands.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy KCOne Essex Court ‘Alain is a superb advocate, both on his feet and on paper. He is articulate and highly intelligent but very accessible to clients. He works immensely hard and is always available. A real team player.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Camilla Bingham KC – One Essex Court ‘Very hard-working and focused on the detail - really rolls up her sleeves and spends time on the matter. Reads judges well and takes instructions as appropriate in court. Very client-friendly and an absolute delight to work with - she makes every case good fun, no matter the challenges.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Orlando Gledhill KCOne Essex Court ‘Orlando is superb and always delivers.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Lord Grabiner KCOne Essex CourtSuper authoritative but also charming and pleasant to deal with as instructing solicitor. A compelling advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Strong KCOne Essex Court ‘Ben stands out in his strategic insight and approach to litigation. He combines that approach with a deep knowledge of financial law and the financial industry. The way he manages to present the case in his submissions and is able to expose weaknesses in witness evidence and expert evidence in cross-examinations is impressive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Goldsmith KC – One Essex Court ‘A great thinker and technically brilliant. He has a brilliant manner within the court room and has thought of every argument.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Conall Patton KCOne Essex CourtHe’s the complete package. One of the stars at the Bar. Always on top of the detail and a first-rate advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 5

2022 Silks

James MacDonald KCOne Essex Court ‘James is extremely easy to work with as well as having a shrewd legal brain. His calm personality inspires confidence with clients as does his advocacy. His advice is always clear even on the most complex points.'
Sebastian Isaac KCOne Essex Court ‘A stellar junior silk; fantastically clever and responsive; he is all over the detail but delivers big-picture strategic thinking.  His advocacy is robust and engaging - he always grips the most difficult issues in a case.  A go-to for anything really complicated!'

2023 Silks

Henry Forbes Smith KCOne Essex Court ‘One of the most hardworking and academically intelligent lawyers solicitors know.’

Leading Juniors

Sandy PhippsOne Essex Court ‘Sandy is incredibly easy to work with, always approachable and responsive, and respectful of others’ boundaries and working patterns. His advocacy is calm, measured and persuasive.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Nehali ShahOne Essex Court ‘Nehali remains at the top of anyone's wish-list of junior counsel. She is a rare combination of being extremely clever but also intensely practical and responsive. Phenomenally hard-working.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael D’ArcyOne Essex Court ‘Hard-working, intelligent with a good balance of commercial and strategic awareness.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Emma JonesOne Essex CourtEmma is an incredibly talented barrister, with a superb legal mind. She is exceptionally hard-working, writes beautifully, and thoroughly deserves her stellar reputation. She is definitely one of the future stars of the Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Lodder  – One Essex Court 'Andrew is excellent.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam RushworthOne Essex Court ‘Adam is a real talent – he is very quick to pick things up, excellent on the law and also has really good common sense judgement - solicitors trust him on everything they delegate to him. He is going to have a stellar career.’
Ranked: Tier 3
James RuddellOne Essex CourtJames is London’s best kept secret. He is just excellent – extremely bright, commercial and responsive – an absolute pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard MottOne Essex Court ‘Excellent intellect, great judgement, great at keeping solicitors informed and proactively updating on timing, great with clients, very adept at going through voluminous materials.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Oliver ButlerOne Essex CourtOliver is an excellent junior - he has a clear and incisive sense of the law and how it applies practically, his drafting style is concise, clear and persuasive and he is extremely quick on the uptake and efficient.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Niranjan VenkatesanOne Essex Court ‘Niranjan is an intellectual powerhouse and an extremely user-friendly barrister. His written advocacy is particularly persuasive and noteworthy.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Nathaniel Bird – One Essex Court ‘Excellent and solid commercial advice.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy GoldfarbOne Essex CourtAcademically excellent, focused and user friendly. No obvious weaknesses. He is reliable and absolute star.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘One Essex Court have an excellent senior clerking team in Darren Burrows and Rob Smith. Both are excellent.’

‘Darren Burrows is a legend.’

‘Jackie Ginty is No.1 in any set of Chambers I have worked with for responsiveness and sheer devotion to the role.’

‘Brilliant; in particular Rob Smith. Great with clients and gets client demands.’

‘The clerks are responsive and helpful. We have had good experiences with Rob Smith and Jade Cassell.’

‘Consistently high performing barristers and extremely responsive clerks.’

‘It is a brilliant set. The set breads a type of barrister that is technically extremely good.’

‘Top set for banking and commercial work, real strength in depth.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 1

A fantastic commercial set with superstars at all levels, One Essex Court is ‘a first port of call for any difficult dispute‘. In Virgin Aviation TM Limited & Anr v. Alaska Airlines Inc, Daniel Toledano KC acted for Virgin Enterprises (Virgin) in post-merger, declaratory proceedings over $160m royalty payments pursuant to a trade mark licensing agreement, with Virgin arguing that it is entitled to royalties even if the Virgin brand at issue is no longer in use. In Allianz Global Investors GmbH & others v G4S Limited, Laurence Rabinowitz KC, leading Simon Colton KC and Emma Jones, defended security services company G4S against shareholder claims for over £100m, which arose out of alleged untrue and misleading statements in G4S’s published information. Within the set’s enviable senior junior pool, Nehali Shah, led by Sonia Tolaney KC, is representing Deutsche Bank in a large claim, brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (on behalf failed US banks), against several banks and the British Bankers’ Association for alleged manipulation of the USD LIBOR interest rate.

Rising stars

Alyssa Stansbury – One Essex CourtA brilliant junior who is intelligent, proactive, sensible and commercial – one of the best around for her call.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Fletcher - One Essex Court 'Daniel is commercially astute, incredibly smart, extremely rigorous in his analysis, and very hardworking. He is able to quickly and easily get on top of complex legal matters, and deals well with pressure.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Veena Srirangam – One Essex CourtVeena has excellent judgement and is a key junior barrister to whom firms regularly turn to instruct. She writes clearly and concisely, and is very quick to grasp key issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Sonia Tolaney KCOne Essex Court ‘Sonia is simply the best. She is pitch perfect with her written and oral advocacy, ruthlessly efficient, and puts clients at ease. If a case is complicated and has significant reputational repercussions, she's who clients want.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano KCOne Essex Court ‘He brings a formidable legal brain, aligned with combative advocacy, to the court. Great ability to read the mood of the court and to adapt accordingly. Brilliant and careful written advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz KCOne Essex Court ‘He is extremely good at building a rapport with the client. Laurence  listens well to the client and responds very well. He also has the ear of judges when addressing the court – all this making him one of the top commercial silks at the English Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Kenneth MacLean KCOne Essex Court ‘Superb judgement - incredibly hardworking in trial preparation and extremely strong during cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Lord Wolfson KCOne Essex CourtDavid has a tremendous court room presence. Distills the most complex points to their essence and establishes great rapport with the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Auld KCOne Essex Court ‘Stephen is the real deal. He brings gravitas to the top table on complex matters, and is consistently able to deliver legal points on his feet to blinding effect;’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy KCOne Essex Court ‘Alain is a superb advocate, both on his feet and on paper. He is articulate and highly intelligent but very accessible to clients. Judges find him compelling and persuasive, and he works immensely hard and is always available. A real star and team player.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Grabiner KCOne Essex CourtTony’s advocacy in persuading other disputes teams involved to come across to his client’s preferred course of action is very beneficial.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Orr KCOne Essex Court ‘Craig is known for his ability to resolve litigation successfully, and trusted for both his deep knowledge and commercial acumen.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil Kitchener KCOne Essex Court ‘Neil is outstanding - a brilliant leader in the true sense. Neil's ability to work with and within a team structure, and get on top of the detail, allow him to see and set the appropriate macro strategy and then implement it. Neil's written work is wonderfully pithy and to the point, allowing the court to see and digest the real issues from his client's perspective.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Sa’ad Hossain KCOne Essex Court ‘Sa’ad is top notch - he has a great talent for dissecting complex agreements and helping clients achieve a commercial outcome.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Bingham KCOne Essex Court ‘Very hardworking and focused on the detail - really rolls up her sleeves and spends time on matters. Reads judges well and takes instructions as appropriate in court.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Boulton KCOne Essex Court ‘Richard has a calm and collected manner, which lends a lot of credibility with the judge. He knows when to push a point, and when not to. Very in demand and a top-drawer silk.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham KCOne Essex Court ‘His ability to pick up even the most complex issue at a moment's notice is wonderful. He is also an advocate to be feared. He will take all the points necessary and no more, and this keeps him razor-like. He is a wonderful strategist but at the same time, he has the ability to be humble and ask the necessary questions. ’
Ranked: Tier 3
Rhodri Davies KCOne Essex Court ‘Rhodri is an absolutely excellent advocate - clear, calm and determined, he has the command of any courtroom he steps into. He is fiercely bright, has excellent judgement, and is a great pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Fealy KCOne Essex Court ‘Michael is a great litigator and really knows his ways around a court room. He has worked on one of the biggest matters in the English court.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon Colton KCOne Essex Court ‘Simon is a phenomenal KC and a wonderful person to work with on the toughest matters. He is a brilliant advocate, a master of law and court practice, and a supreme tactician.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6
Anna Boase KCOne Essex Court ‘Anna is a fearsome advocate in court and a perfectionist, who leaves no stone unturned in preparing documents and in her submissions. She is also not afraid to take a difficult point and is always open minded to creative litigation strategies - she is a superb tactician.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Edmund Nourse KC – One Essex Court 'At ease with complex commercial litigation and high-value arbitrations. First choice for tricky matters.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Hannah Brown KC – One Essex CourtVery well-prepared and very clear in court. Extremely measured and has the attention of the judge. Her skeleton arguments are very thorough and effective.
Ranked: Tier 6

2022 Silks

James MacDonald KCOne Essex Court ‘Excellent drafting, very hardworking, and focused on the detail.’
Alexander Polley KCOne Essex Court ‘Alexander is outstanding. His intellect is second to none, and never ceases to amaze - and yet he is somehow incredibly user-friendly. Finally, he works very hard and is always responsive. He is top class.’
Sebastian Isaac KCOne Essex Court ‘Phenomenally clever but wears it lightly, all over the detail, pitch-perfect advocacy, and an engaging manner. And, with all that, a great leader and team player.’

2024 Silks

Nicholas Sloboda KCOne Essex CourtInspires confidence with his attention to detail and retention of the facts and progress of the case. He is very responsive, engaging, and practically minded.'

Leading Juniors

Clare ReffinOne Essex Court ‘Always provides excellent value and her analysis is meticulous. She keeps instructing solicitors on their toes at all times, and is much better than many KCs.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sandy PhippsOne Essex Court ‘Brilliant analysis, writes beautifully, incredibly hardworking, and a pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael D’ArcyOne Essex Court ‘Michael is highly intelligent and quickly gets to grips with complex legal and factual points. He is thorough and thoughtful in the advice he provides, and his written work is to a high standard.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael WatkinsOne Essex Court 'A fantastic junior - thoughtful, engaging, and great written work. One to watch.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma JonesOne Essex Court ‘Exceptional advice and judgement. Emma is head and shoulders above other juniors.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam RushworthOne Essex Court ‘Adam is an intellectual powerhouse and tactically very astute. He is also a pleasure to deal with, and his written advocacy is first rate.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Patrick Harty  – One Essex CourtPatrick is measured, well prepared, and gets to the heart of the case almost immediately, managing to simplify the most complex cases.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Derek SpitzOne Essex Court ‘Derek is very strategic and delivers his advice in a way that is easy for a client to understand.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Tamara KaganOne Essex Court ‘A real team player, who pays great attention to detail. She asks very effective questions to make sure clients get the best evidence possible, and her drafting is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Niranjan VenkatesanOne Essex Court 'Niranjan is an exceptional lawyer. He is phenomenally bright and despite his tremendous ability, he is always humble and ready to help any member of the team.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Eleanor CampbellOne Essex CourtEleanor’s written work is of the highest quality, and her judgement is sensible and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Butler – One Essex Court 'Oliver is an excellent junior - he has a clear and incisive sense of the law and how it applies practically. His drafting style is concise, clear and persuasive, and he is extremely quick on the uptake and efficient.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
KV Krishnaprasad – One Essex CourtKrishna is fiercely intelligent, incredibly hardworking, and calm under pressure. He is a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rachel OakeshottOne Essex Court ‘Rachel is bright, hardworking and full of good ideas.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Maximilian Schlote  – One Essex Court ‘A go-to junior and he is exceptional. He quickly gets to grip with complex matters, and is extremely hardworking, practical and incredibly intelligent. His input is always well thought through and his drafting is very good indeed.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

‘Adam Wheeler is superb! He is always happy to help solve a problem, no matter how small!’

‘Jackie Ginty is an excellent clerk.’

‘One Essex Court has an excellent senior clerking team in Darren Burrows and Rob Smith. Both are excellent.’

OEC barristers are brilliant at offering practical and comprehensive advice.’

‘Excellent at communications, which enable instructing solicitors to manage client expectations more easily.

One Essex Court is right at the top of the market – its barristers appear in all the biggest cases.

One Essex Court is a fantastic commercial set with superstars at all levels.

A first port of call for any difficult dispute.

Work highlights

London Bar > Energy Tier 1

One Essex Court is ‘one of the super-sets with many barristers at many levels providing a great service’. Clients remark on its ‘good strength in depth, with an excellent choice of strong academic lawyers, energy specialists and brilliant advocates’. Regarded as the most prominent set for matters concerning oil and gas, coal, nuclear and electricity including hydropower, as well as renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biofuel and geothermal, the set is adept in pricing, regulatory and construction matters. Standout silk John McCaughran KC was recently instructed by Shell in relation to a dispute arising out of a gas sale agreement with British Gas. Sa’ad Hossain KC, who frequently appears in high-value High Court applications, trials and appeals concerning the energy sector, acted for Scottish Power Retail Holdings as defendant in a contractual claim material to the future development of power stations on a site owned by Drax. Notable juniors include Michael Watkins, who was recently instructed by BP, Shell and Esso in relation to a claim arising out of an agreement to provide security for decommissioning liabilities associated with the largest oil field in the North Sea.

Leading Silks

Lord Grabiner KCOne Essex Court ‘Super-authoritative, but also charming and pleasant to deal with, his advocacy is compelling.’
Ranked: Tier 1
John McCaughran KCOne Essex Court ‘One of the biggest hitters for big-ticket energy litigation, his name has often been on the biggest energy cases over the last decade.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz KCOne Essex Court ‘A heavyweight commercial silk for big-ticket energy litigation, Laurence is clear in his advice and has an extremely strong following among clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano KCOne Essex Court ‘Daniel is superb, always on top of the detail, and provides well considered advice. He is a very polished operator.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Gunning KC – One Essex Court ‘A terrific advocate who is very highly rated.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeffery Onions KCOne Essex Court ‘Jeffrey has the ability to command and process enormous an amount of factual information and distil from that clear and focused advice.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy KCOne Essex Court ‘Alain is a superb advocate, both on his feet and on paper. He is articulate and highly intelligent but very accessible, and judges find him compelling and persuasive.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sa’ad Hossain KCOne Essex Court ‘Sa’ad is an assured advocate, as calm as cat on his feet, and able to present technical points with a lot of lucidity and authority.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Graham KCOne Essex Court ‘Charles' standout strengths are his attention to detail and piercing yet unfailingly respectful cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Sharpe KCOne Essex Court ‘A towering intellect with fabulous client-handling skills, he is a calm and determined advocate with the ability to connect to a judge and not be diverted from the argument.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Orlando Gledhill KCOne Essex Court ‘Orlando shows a lightening quick intellect, a refusal to settle for anything other than excellent, and is always approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Conall Patton KCOne Essex Court ‘Conall is one of the best: bright, very user-friendly and a superb advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Laurence Emmett KCOne Essex Court Laurence is a very strong and super-smart black-letter lawyer, who provides sound advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2024 Silks

Nicholas Sloboda KCOne Essex Court ‘An extremely clever junior, who is good on his feet, very practical, and astute without being too pushy.’

Leading Juniors

Nehali ShahOne Essex Court ‘Nehali is extremely clever, intensely practical and responsive, and phenomenally hardworking.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael WatkinsOne Essex Court ‘A junior in command of the details. He has a pragmatic approach to strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Owain DraperOne Essex Court ‘Owain is measured, flexible and very responsive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma JonesOne Essex Court ‘A brilliant mind with an unmatched work ethic, Emma is also modest. Undoubtedly one of the top juniors in this area.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Niranjan Venkatesan – One Essex Court ‘Niranjan is an extremely bright barrister who comes up with innovative solutions to legal problems, and is very hardworking and responsive.’

Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Clark One Essex Court ‘Michael is a tenacious litigator who has fabulous industry knowledge. He is one to watch.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel HubbardOne Essex Court ‘Daniel is always very flexible and accommodating, and on his feet he is very assured.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Douglas PaineOne Essex Court ‘Douglas is extremely diligent and bright, and he is able to turn things around really quickly.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘The best clerked chambers in the UK.’

‘Professional and responsive.’

‘Excellent. Jackie Ginty is a star.’

‘One Essex Court have an excellent senior clerking team in Darren Burrows and Rob Smith. Both are excellent.’

‘The clerking is good. Indeed, one of the strongest clerking teams around. They are user-friendly with strong service standards. They are great to deal with and you feel like they are part of the team.’

‘One Essex Court is an excellent set. I routinely use a number of KCs, including senior and mid-level juniors. They have real strength in depth at all levels.’

‘One of the super-sets. Many barristers at many levels providing a great service.’

‘Very strong in relation to energy and oil & gas industry disputes expertise.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

One of the standout London commercial sets‘, One Essex Court fields ‘a great collection of top-end silks‘. The set’s members handle a sizeable number of cases that involve civil fraud elements, as well as allegations of bribery, conspiracy, deceit, misrepresentation, unlawful means, corruption or dishonesty. In one of the largest and most complex cases to come before the Commercial Court, Laurence Rabinowitz KC and Jamie Goldsmith KC represent SKAT, the Danish tax authority, in a high-profile £1.5bn claim against over 100 defendants, which concerns an alleged international conspiracy to deceive the Danish tax authority through “cum-ex” strategies. Sonia Tolaney KC‘s recent highlights include acting for Vale, a Brazilian multinational mining conglomerate, in a $2bn mining rights-related claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy to defraud. Henry Forbes Smith KC, who is routinely instructed in major fraud disputes, is at silk level since March 2023; and rising star Alyssa Stansbury is currently part of the counsel team for a high-profile Ukrainian businessman, in PrivatBank v Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov & Ors, which concerns the allegation that approximately $2bn was misappropriated from Ukrainian bank PrivatBank. Nathaniel Bird joined the team in October 2023.

Rising stars

Alyssa Stansbury One Essex Court ‘Alyssa is going to be one of the outstanding lawyers of her generation. She is highly intelligent, incredibly hardworking, and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Benedyk – One Essex Court ‘A star of his generation. An extraordinarily hardworking, legally-gifted, self-starter, whose work is of the highest quality.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joshua Crow – One Essex CourtWorks incredibly hard and is incredibly bright. He is also pragmatic and strategically aware, far more than is ordinarily the case for someone of his call.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sam O’Leary – One Essex Court ‘An intellectual barrister who thinks a lot about legal problems and comes up with very interesting ideas.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Neil Kitchener KCOne Essex Court ‘Gets to the heart of the real issues in a case and is relentless at advancing them in a highly effective way. He is tireless, and will fight and push his client's case until the end, which solicitor and lay clients appreciate a lot.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Laurence Rabinowitz KCOne Essex Court ‘At the top of his game and, as such, commands the respect of judges. He has a very good court manner and can be aggressive where needed, but never unnecessarily so.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Alain Choo Choy KCOne Essex Court ‘A favourite silk. He is clever, all over the detail, and has a very commercial approach.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Toledano KCOne Essex Court ‘Smart, practical and incisive. His oral advocacy is excellent.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Auld KCOne Essex Court ‘Stephen has an easy and inclusive manner that is rare in top leading counsel, and it is a pleasure to plan and execute case strategy with him. He also has the goods on his feet – calm, methodical, and able to deliver the killer point.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Bingham KCOne Essex Court ‘Camilla is a fantastic advocate who is thorough in her preparation and command of all legal issues and facts.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

James MacDonald KCOne Essex Court ‘Hardworking, intelligent and persuasive as an advocate.’

2023 Silks

Henry Forbes Smith KCOne Essex Court ‘A brilliant academic lawyer. An intellectual heavyweight with deep knowledge of law and procedure.’

2024 Silks

Nicholas Sloboda KC – One Essex Court ‘An excellent senior junior, and no doubt future commercial silk. He is extremely analytical but combines that with a real command of the bigger, wider picture.’ 

Leading Juniors

Alexander BrownOne Essex Court ‘Extremely responsive, and is seemingly always on hand to offer advice, and support. His advice is clear and user-friendly, together with being thorough and authoritative.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Nathaniel Bird – One Essex Court ‘Incredibly smart, responsive and excellent drafting. A real star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
KV Krishnaprasad  – One Essex Court ‘Absolutely great. His written word is brilliant and his thought process is very clear.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew McLeod  – One Essex Court ‘Andrew is fiercely intelligent but down to earth and approachable. He is particularly skilled at distilling complicated multi-jurisdictional issues into the simple and understandable in both oral and written form.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Rob Smith is particularly helpful and always a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Rob Smith is worthy of particular praise – always transparent and his court relationships can be invaluable.’

‘Genuine strength in depth, led by the charming Darren Burrows.’

‘The clerks at One Essex Court work seamlessly with barristers and solicitors, and are responsive, enthusiastic and extremely professional. Darren Burrows and Rob Smith deserve particular praise.’

‘Very strong set, with a great collection of top-end silks.’

‘The best in the business.’

‘Overall probably the Bar’s strongest set of barristers.’

‘One Essex Court is a first-class chambers.’

Work highlights

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 1

One Essex Court ‘has an outstanding cohort of arbitrators, including senior retired judges and respected commercial litigators’, popular for heavyweight commercial disputes worldwide. Members regularly receive appointments as independent arbitrators in a wide range of domestic and international disputes, sitting as sole arbitrators or as part of a tribunal. Leading full time arbitrators include Dame Elizabeth Gloster, Christopher Style KC, Ian Glick KC, Peter Leaver KC, Lord Neuberger and Andrew Foyle.

Leading arbitrators

Lord NeubergerOne Essex Court ‘David is outstandingly able, extremely hard working, has an excellent manner in conducting hearings, is a highly convivial colleague, and is an unmitigated pleasure to work with and appear before. As a former judge his legal knowledge and his experience of conducting hearings is almost unrivalled, and he brings to his work as arbitrator all the qualities which led to him having such an outstanding career as a judge, not least a capacity for grasping complex issues with alacrity, treating all who appear before him engagingly and with courtesy, and producing awards of the highest quality in terms of reasoning, clarity, and thoroughness.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Glick KCOne Essex Court ‘ Ian has been a fixture on many people’s list of go-to arbitrators for years – and deservedly so. He is forensic in cutting through to the nub of a case and if one is sitting with him, there is every incentive to be as well-prepared as he is. He is a fine presiding arbitrator and hugely supportive and collegiate when sitting on a wing.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Style KCOne Essex Court ‘He is extremely efficient and is excellent at driving matters forward while ensuring the parties buy in to the process. He is always very well-prepared and a delight to sit with.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Dame Elizabeth GlosterOne Essex Court ‘Dame Elizabeth is one of the top international arbitrators. Brilliant at handling a difficult case. Superb intellect. Top rate.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew FoyleOne Essex Court ‘A most impressive chair of a tribunal; deals with issues speedily and thoroughly and is fully on top of the issues in the arbitration throughout. Very experienced in the arbitral process. Highly recommended - one of the very best arbitrators in London.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Leaver KCOne Essex CourtPeter is very incisive. He gets to the key questions quickly and analszes the documents thoroughly.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

‘Excellent. Angela Hodgson is always friendly, extremely efficient, and a joy to work with.’

‘Undoubtedly one of the leading commercial sets.’

‘Chambers is very strong in international arbitration.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Intellectual property Tier 2

One Essex Court has significant expertise across a wide range of IP disputes, including those involving trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, comparative advertising, database rights, trade secrets, and privacy. It also handles contractual and licensing disputes involving IP rights, and the set has been increasingly active in patent-related mandates. Geoffrey Hobbs KC is the senior appointed person that hears appeals from the UK Registrar of Trade Marks under s76 Trade Marks Act 1994, and both he and Philip Roberts KC are instructed by the claimants on the landmark Supreme Court case Sky Plc v Skykick UK regarding trade mark infringements and the test for determining bad faith in the Trade Marks Act 1994. Emma Himsworth KC also sits as an appointed person, and is particularly skilled in matters involving trade marks and passing off, and senior junior Guy Hollingworth represents the claimant in TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited v Stitch Editing Ltd, a case concerning Stitch Editing’s application to register the trademark STITCH.

Leading Silks

Geoffrey Hobbs KCOne Essex Court ‘Geoffrey is a doyen of the IP Bar with particular strength in trade marks and copyright. He is a gifted advocate who holds the attention of the court, in particular at the appellate level, where much of his work is done.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Roberts KCOne Essex Court ‘Philip is an outstanding advocate and certainly one of the top trade mark silks. He is deeply knowledgeable of the law and brilliant in court.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Guy HollingworthOne Essex CourtGuy is an excellent communicator, very pragmatic, and strategic. He thinks about the client and the ultimate objective and provides effective and timely advice, he is excellent on his feet in court, including in relation to obscure issues and points of procedure which are raised without prior warning, and he has adapted to be excellent both in person and in hearings that occur online.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘One Essex Court is well managed. The team of clerks are organised, easy to deal with, and quick to respond. Jackie Ginty and Jack Leppington are fantastic to work with and offer excellent support on every matter.’

‘Jackie Ginty and Jack Leppington are both great clerks and very responsive.’

‘The clerks are incredibly helpful and very responsive.’

‘Good, responsive, and timely.’

‘One Essex Court works together seamlessly. If one particular counsel is not available, an alternative is offered, and the alternative works collaboratively with former counsel to ensure continued representation for the client. Clients really value the consistency that comes with this approach, as well as getting effectively two views on their case!’

‘They are all excellent lawyers who are a pleasure to work with.’

‘One Essex Court has a set of outstanding advocates.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 2

‘A class outfit and a really strong chambers for all things energy and broader commercial work’, One Essex Court ‘has extraordinary strength in depth.’ Members regularly appear in many of the main arbitral centres, representing clients in arbitration proceedings across a broad spectrum of industries, including aviation, construction and infrastructure, energy and mining, finance and banking as well as transport and telecoms. Recent examples include Hulley Enterprises Limited, Yukos Universal Limited and Veteran Petroleum Limited v The Russian Federation in which Laurence Rabinowitz KC, leading Henry Hoskins, acted for the Russian Federation in proceedings brought by the claimants in the Commercial Court for the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards made in an international arbitration pursuant to the Energy Charter Treaty. Notable practitioners include Sa’ad Hossain KC on the senior end – Henry Forbes Smith KC and Marcos Dracos KC joined the silk ranks in March 2023.  Nehali Shah, Michelle Menashy and Rachel Oakeshott are strong and sought-after juniors.

Leading Silks

Daniel Toledano KCOne Essex Court ‘He has great judgement and is efficient and effective.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Boulton KCOne Essex Court 'Very bright, responsive and user friendly. The top choice for complex financial and valuation cases.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Wolfson KC – One Essex Court ‘David is undoubtedly one of the best barristers practising at the commercial Bar right now. Calm and collected, with a wonderful manner, he always has the ear of the court. He is the ultimate team player, and is very effective at running large teams in very high stakes cases. Clients trust and appreciate his impeccable judgement and the ability to always see the woods from the trees and his oral advocacy is amongst the very best.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alain Choo Choy KCOne Essex Court ‘Alain is extremely clever and easy to work with. He has the ability to analyse complex issues in a clear and efficient way.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Graham KCOne Essex Court ‘Charles has outstanding team and client skills and a photographic memory, and provides a sensible and careful approach to tactical recommendations. He is clear in reasoning and logic.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Kitchener KCOne Essex Court ‘He is highly strategic and a brilliant advocate. Diligent and bright, he writes very impressively.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Marcos Dracos KCOne Essex Court ‘Marcos has a formidable intellect which he combines with shrewd strategic acumen. His knowledge of arbitration is unrivalled and leaders benefit enormously from his assistance.’
Henry Forbes Smith KCOne Essex Court ‘Henry has a first rate and astonishingly innovative legal mind, particularly on all issues concerning the conflict of laws.’
Marcos Dracos KCOne Essex CourtHis strength and qualities are an encyclopedic knowledge of arbitration rules and related case law, and a sharp commercial mind. He is exceptionally pragmatic but also wonderfully intelligent and clients always comment on his comprehensive written work.’

2024 Silks

Nicholas Sloboda KCOne Essex Court ‘Nick is very in demand: a robust and assured advocate. His mastery of detail is most impressive and he takes on advocacy roles even in teams where he is led.'

Leading Juniors

Michelle MenashyOne Essex Court ‘Michelle is a superb advocate. Her strengths are attention to detail, a client-friendly style working incredibly well with associates of all levels and outstanding cross-examination skills.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Emma Jones  – One Essex Court ‘A brilliant mind who is hard working could not be either better or nicer. Absolutely top-class - an excellent choice for any arbitration that requires a top quality team.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleanor CampbellOne Essex Court ‘Eleanor is thorough, responsive and with an excellent knowledge of the relevant legal principles and how best to use them. Her drafting is precise, and her advocacy is measured and persuasive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel HubbardOne Essex Court ‘A highly experienced senior-junior with calm and measured judgement, clear and concise drafting skills, and persuasive advocacy - he knows arbitration inside out.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nehali ShahOne Essex Court ‘Nehali is very bright, highly responsive, and a joy to work with. She provides carefully considered advice. A very impressive junior.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘They set the standard for clerking that other chambers try to match.’

‘Clerking at One Essex Court is highly efficient and effective. The clerks are quick to get to grips with the needs of a case, and propose appropriate counsel. Clerks are adept at managing counsel’s availability, and are highly responsive.’

‘Very strong set, with great offering at all levels.’

‘One Essex Court are a fantastic set for commercial work. Their barristers are uniformly highly capable, hard working, and committed.’

‘Reliable and responsive juniors on complex commercial cases.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Competition Tier 3

One Essex Court has continued to develop the strength of its competition offering in-hand with the explosive growth the area has experienced in recent times, handling a steady stream of significant mandates proceeding through the CAT, as well as the High Court. Conall Patton KC successfully defeated a claim brought against Ede & Ravenscroft alleging abuse of dominant position, the case raised a novel defence which concerned “greenwashing” claims of the claimant which was held to be a fraudulent misrepresentation. Sonia Tolaney KC defended Mastercard against various UK retailers in a two-month trial before the CAT in January 2023, while Derek Spitz  is representing the class representative in collective proceedings against BT; the first ‘opt-out’ action trial due to take place in early 2024.

Leading Silks

Thomas Sharpe KC – One Essex CourtThomas offers a towering intellect and fantastic client-handling skills.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Conall Patton KCOne Essex Court ‘A calm and reassuring presence on any matter, Conall is happy to take a view and stand by it.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Derek SpitzOne Essex Court ‘Cuts to the crux of an issue quickly and skilfully, both in advocacy and in advice to clients. Derek is very strategic, understands his clients’ objectives and is enjoyable to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Owain DraperOne Essex CourtOwain is an excellent junior counsel. His written submissions are persuasive, well structured and impactful.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Lewy – One Essex Court ‘Ben is very bright. He is good at analysis and putting a case together, forming a strong link with the counsel team.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘The clerks at One Essex are very good.’

‘For competition matters, Adam Wheeler is an extremely knowledgeable clerk and good at problem solving. He is always the first clerk we call at One Essex Court.’

‘The clerks room is responsive, professional and friendly. Adam Wheeler is great to work with.’

‘Adam Wheeler is responsive and willing to be flexible.’

‘I have found the Clerks easy to deal with, attentive, and quick to respond to emails. When the particular clerk I have been contacting is away, someone else will respond quickly.’

‘One Essex are getting more and more involved in a range of competition cases. Their presence in the market is always growing.’

‘Making waves in the competition world.’

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 4

Ian Terry – One Essex Court  At One Essex Court since 2016, Ian Terry is a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP dispute resolution leader, who recently mediated a complex professional negligence matter that was brought against a global law firm.

Work highlights

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

Leading Silks

Philip Roberts KCOne Essex CourtPhil is an outstanding advocate. Excellent with clients and superb in court. He has an amazing brain and is a top choice for complex disputes.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Tax: corporate

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Bremner KCOne Essex Court 'He has become one of the best advocates of his generation and the best in corporate tax.’
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Company

Leading Silks

Anthony de Garr Robinson KCOne Essex Court ‘Anthony enjoys a mental challenge, his preparation, his advocacy is clear and compelling, he is a formidable litigator on the biggest shareholder disputes.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Edmund Nourse KCOne Essex Court ‘At ease with complex commercial litigation and high value arbitrations, he is a first choice for tricky matters.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Patrick HartyOne Essex Court ‘Patrick is really clever, strategic, and great on his feet, one of leading juniors on company law.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sam O’LearyOne Essex Court ‘Sam is extremely clever and able to focus on what is important to achieve the best possible outcome for the case.’
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Insolvency

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Sonia Tolaney KCOne Essex CourtSonia is one of the top advocates at the Commercial Bar. Brilliant but also down to earth. Her stellar advocacy and demeanour inspire confidence in clients. The best of the best.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Patrick Harty  – One Essex Court ‘Patrick is exceptionally bright, and is among the most knowledgeable juniors in the insolvency space. He is confident, robust and decisive.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Niranjan VenkatesanOne Essex Court 'Niranjan is an extremely bright barrister. He comes up with innovative solutions to legal problems, and is very hard working and responsive to requests.' 
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Tax: personal

Leading Silks

Julian Ghosh KCOne Essex Court ‘His authoritative and direct advice on tax matters and clear steer on the approach clients should adopt is impressive.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Bremner KCOne Essex Court ‘In court, Jonathan kills with kindness. His submissions are mild-mannered and when needed, sympathetic, yet incisive, clear and brutally effective. His mild manner is one of his most effective and charming tactics.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Financial services regulation

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Bremner KC – One Essex Court 'Jonathan is ferociously bright and has an astonishingly deep understanding of tax law. He is a supreme advocate of his generation.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Group litigation

London Bar > Professional negligence

2022 Silks

Alexander Polley KCOne Essex CourtAlex is incredibly responsive and almost immediately grasps key issues.  He has always added value when feeding into conversations and work products, and endears great confidence.'  
Alexander Polley KC –One Essex Court  ‘Alex is outstanding. His intellect is second to none, and never ceases to amaze – and yet he is somehow incredibly user-friendly. Finally, he works very hard, and always responsive.’

Leading Juniors

Adam Rushworth One Essex Court  ‘Adam is easy to work with, responsive, and really excellent.’
Ranked: Tier 6

India - Senior Advocates > Commercial disputes Tier 2

A commercial litigation specialist set One Essex Court includes Mumbai-based senior advocate Darius Khambata as a door tenant who regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and domestic and international commercial arbitrations in complex constitutional, corporate and commercial matters.

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore Tier 4

With a strong presence throughout the Caribbean and Channel Islands, members of One Essex Court undertake a broad spectrum of offshore work encompassing contentious and non-contentious, complex commercial litigation, international fraud and asset tracing, as well as insolvency and financial services litigation. Recent stand-out cases include Re 58.com, where Richard Boulton KC is acting as lead counsel in a multi-billion dollar s.238 merger dispute in the Cayman Grand Court. From the juniors, Andrew McLeod‘s robust offshore practice spans the full suite of high-value commercial disputes involving civil fraud, trusts, company law issues and insolvency.

Leading Juniors

Andrew McLeod  – One Essex Court 'Andrew is highly articulate and engaging and has a masterly grasp of the law.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘One Essex Court are right at the top of the tree.’

Work highlights

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

Leading Silks

Alexander Gunning KC – One Essex Court 'A very engaging advocate who plainly commands the respect of the tribunal. He has an excellent intuitive understanding of what is important to the tribunal.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitrators

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

WORK UNDERTAKEN The principal areas of practice are banking and financial services; commercial litigation; civil fraud and investigations; company, insolvency and restructuring disputes; competition and related EU law; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and construction project disputes; insurance and reinsurance claims; intellectual property; media, entertainment and broadcasting disputes, including sports law; professional liability; public law; and tax and revenue law.

Chambers is comprised of 130 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 UK Supreme Court. Barristers here 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. Those who practise as international arbitrators are regularly appointed to panels with both domestic and overseas arbitral seats. One Essex Court also maintains a Singapore office at Maxwell Chambers, which is able to provide support and assistance to clients in the surrounding regions.

In addition to English law, some barristers here are also able to advise on matters affected by the laws of Ukraine, Russia, Cyprus, 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.

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.

The recent high-profile and varied work undertaken by members here has included: Hewlett-Packard/Autonomy v. Lynch & Anr.; SKAT v Solo Capital Partners; BTI v. Sequana; Republic of Mozambique v. Credit Suisse International & Ors; Privatbank v. Kolomoisky & Ors.; Various Claimants v. G4S plc; Municipio de Mariana & ors v BHP Plc & BHP Ltd; ENRC v (1) Dechert LLP (2) David Neil Gerrard; PJSC NBT v Mints; Philipp v. Barclays Bank & Ors.; Qatar Airways Grp v. Airbus; 1MDB v. IPIC; Phones4U v EE and others; The ECU Group Plc v HSBC Bank UK Plc; Deutsche Bank AG v. Lehman Brothers (in admin); Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd; Tesco v Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

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.

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

One Essex Court operates a strict ‘no double booking’ policy. The availability of counsel is not ‘hedged’, risking diary clashes and potentially 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.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Heads of Chambers TOLEDANO KC, Daniel (2009 Silk)
Heads of Chambers TOLANEY KC, Sonia (2011 Silk)
Clerk Darren Burrows
Members of Chambers GRABINER KC, Lord (1981 Silk)
Members of Chambers BURNTON, The Rt. Hon. Sir Stanley
Member of Chambers STRAUSS KC, Nicholas (1984 Silk)
Members of Chambers SPIGELMAN AC KC, Hon. James (1986 Silk)
Members of Chambers LEAVER KC, Peter (1987 Silk)
Members of Chambers GLICK KC, Ian (1987 Silk)
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 KC, Geoffrey (1991 Silk)
Members of Chambers SHARPE KC, Thomas (1994 Silk)
Members of Chambers ONIONS KC, Jeffery (1998 Silk)
Members of Chambers DAVIES KC, Rhodri (1999 Silk)
Members of Chambers AULD KC, Stephen (1999 Silk)
Members of Chambers MacLEAN KC, Kenneth (2002 Silk)
Members of Chambers RABINOWITZ KC, Laurence (2002 Silk)
Members of Chambers GAMMIE KC, Malcolm (2002 Silk)
Members of Chambers McCAUGHRAN KC, John (2003 Silk)
Members of Chambers GRAHAM KC, Charles (2003 Silk)
Member of Chambers KHAMBATA SC, Darius (2005 SC)
Members of Chambers STYLE KC, Christopher (2006 Silk)
Members of Chambers GILLIS KC, Richard (2006 Silk)
Members of Chambers LENON KC, Andrew (2006 Silk)
Members of Chambers ORR KC, Craig (2006 Silk)
Members of Chambers de GARR ROBINSON KC, Anthony (2006 Silk)
Member of Chambers GHOSH KC, Julian (2006 Silk)
Members of Chambers SULLIVAN KC, Michael (2008 Silk)
Members of Chambers KITCHENER KC, Neil (2008 Silk)
Members of Chambers CHOO CHOY KC, Alain (2009 Silk)
Members of Chambers WOLFSON KC, Lord (2009 Silk)
Members of Chambers TOLEDANO KC, Daniel (2009 Silk)
Members of Chambers CAVENDER KC, David (2010 Silk)
Members of Chambers TOLANEY KC, Sonia (2011 Silk)
Members of Chambers BOULTON KC, Richard (2011 Silk)
Members of Chambers HIMSWORTH KC, Emma (2012 Silk)
Members of Chambers GUNNING KC, Alexander (2012 Silk)
Members of Chambers HOSSAIN KC, Sa'ad (2013 Silk)
Members of Chambers BINGHAM KC, Camilla (2013 Silk)
Members of Chambers STRONG KC, Ben (2014 Silk)
Members of Chambers FEALY KC, Michael (2014 Silk)
Members of Chambers NOURSE KC, Edmund (2015 Silk)
Members of Chambers BROWN KC, Hannah (2017 Silk)
Members of Chambers GLEDHILL KC, Orlando (2017 Silk)
Members of Chambers COLTON KC, Simon (2017 Silk)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS KC, Philip (2018 Silk)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT KC, Steven (2018 Silk)
Member of Chambers BREMNER KC, Jonathan (2018 Silk)
Members of Chambers BOASE KC, Anna (2019 Silk)
Member of Chambers GOLDSMITH KC, Jamie (2020 Silk)
Member of Chambers PATTON KC, Conall (2020 Silk)
Members of Chambers COOK KC, Matthew (2021 Silk)
Members of Chambers EMMETT KC, Laurence (2021 Silk)
Members of Chambers POLLEY KC, Alexander (2022 Silk)
Members of Chambers MacDONALD KC, James (2022 Silk)
Members of Chambers ISAAC KC, Sebastian (2022 Silk)
Members of Chambers FORBES SMITH KC, Henry (2023 Silk)
Members of Chambers DRACOS KC, Marcos (2023 Silk)
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 CLARK, Michael (2005)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Eleanor (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)
Member of Chambers BIRD, Nathaniel (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 FOXTON, Tom (2019)
Member of Chambers HARRIS, Robert (2020)
Member of Chambers HITCHMAN, Lauren (2020)
Member of Chambers PAUSEY, Thomas (2020)
Member of Chambers STRATTON, Harry (2021)
Member of Chambers BARRY, Matthew (2021)
Member of Chambers JOHNSON, Joe (2021)
Member of Chambers FRASER, Constantine (2022)
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Tamara Kagan photo Tamara Kagan Barrister practising across a broad range of commercial litigation.
Neil Kitchener photo Neil Kitchener Commercial barrister instructed in many of the heaviest and most complex cases…
Michael Kotrly  photo Michael Kotrly Michael has a broad practice including commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work.…
KV Krishnaprasad photo KV Krishnaprasad Krishna’s practice covers all areas of commercial dispute resolution. Among other matters,…
Peter Leaver photo Peter Leaver Highly experienced international commercial arbitrator. Peter Leaver has acted as sole arbitrator,…
Saul Lemer photo Saul Lemer Saul Lemer undertakes a broad range of commercial disputes including both litigation…
Andrew Lenon photo Andrew Lenon Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Andrew also acts as an…
Benjamin Lewy photo Mr Benjamin Lewy Ben’s practice covers complex and high-value commercial, competition and public law litigation.…
Andrew Lodder photo Dr Andrew Lodder Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, unjust enrichment and restitution,…
Andrew Lomas photo Dr Andrew Lomas Andrew has a broad commercial practice that spans investor-state disputes, commercial arbitrations, complex multi-jurisdictional…
James MacDonald KC photo Mr James MacDonald KC James is a leading commercial silk practising in all aspects of commercial…
Kenneth MacLean photo Kenneth MacLean Barrister specialising in commercial, company and banking litigation including a wide variety…
Michael Malone photo Michael Malone Barrister specialising in commercial work.
John McCaughran photo John McCaughran John McCaughran’s practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial litigation and arbitration,…
Andrew McLeod photo Andrew McLeod Andrew’s broad practice spans commercial and commercial chancery litigation, arbitration and advisory…
Michelle Menashy photo Michelle Menashy Specialising in international arbitration and jurisdiction disputes, having acted in a number…
Richard Mott photo Richard Mott Richard Mott has a broad practice in commercial litigation and international arbitration…
James Nadin photo James Nadin James has a broad commercial practice, with particular experience in disputes concerning…
Sabrina Nanchahal photo Sabrina Nanchahal Sabrina has a broad practice covering all areas of Chambers’ work. She…
Lord Neuberger photo Lord Neuberger Called to the Bar and practised largely in property law, taking silk…
Lord Neuberger photo Lord Neuberger Called to the Bar and practised largely in property law, taking silk…
Alaina Newnes photo Alaina Newnes Alaina specialises in intellectual property law and commercial law, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious…
Edmund Nourse photo Edmund Nourse Barrister specialising in commercial dispute resolution, including: arbitration, civil fraud, commercial law,…
Sam O'Leary photo Sam O'Leary Sam O’Leary has a broad commercial practice encompassing litigation, arbitration and advice.…
Rachel Oakeshott photo Rachel Oakeshott Rachel is ranked as a Leading Junior in Commercial Litigation by the Legal…
Jeffery Onions photo Jeffery Onions Jeffery Onions undertakes a wide range of complex commercial and company law disputes…
Craig Orr photo Craig Orr Barrister practising across the spectrum of commercial dispute resolution (both litigation and…
Douglas Paine photo Douglas Paine Barrister practising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including banking and financial services,…
Conall Patton photo Conall Patton Conall Patton KC has a broad commercial practice, including energy, competition, banking…
Edwin Peel photo Prof Edwin Peel Ed Peel is a tenant at One Essex Street and also Professor…
James Petkovic photo James Petkovic Barrister specialising in commercial law. Previous work has included a range of…
Sandy Phipps photo Sandy Phipps Sandy is an experienced commercial junior with a broad, multi-jurisdictional practice.  His…
Alexander Polley KC photo Alexander Polley KC Alex Polley practises in the field of commercial litigation and arbitration, including…
Laurence Rabinowitz photo Laurence Rabinowitz KC specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, banking and finance, company law, energy,…
Clare Reffin photo Clare Reffin Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Extensive advocacy experience, both alone…
Philip Roberts photo Philip Roberts Phil’s practice encompasses all aspects of the law of intellectual property and…
James Ruddell photo James Ruddell James Ruddell has a broad and busy practice across the full spectrum…
Adam Rushworth photo Adam Rushworth
Maximilian Schlote photo Maximilian Schlote Current highlights of Max’s practice include his work in large group litigation.…
Oscar Schonfeld photo Oscar Schonfeld Barrister called in 2014 specialising in: Arbitration Banking and Financial Services Civil…
Nehali Shah photo Nehali Shah Barrister practising across a broad range of commercial litigation.
Thomas Sharpe photo Thomas Sharpe Barrister specialising in UK and EC competition law, commercial judicial review, utility…
Nicholas Sloboda KC photo Nicholas Sloboda KC Nick’s practice is divided equally between international commercial arbitration and disputes heard…
Derek Spitz photo Derek Spitz Derek Spitz has a broad commercial litigation, competition and international arbitration practice,…
Veena Srirangam photo Ms Veena Srirangam Veena is regularly instructed in complex and high-value commercial disputes. She is…
Alyssa Stansbury photo Alyssa Stansbury Alyssa has a broad practice covering all areas of commercial dispute resolution.…
Nicholas Strauss photo Nicholas Strauss Barrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation and professional negligence; keen on…
Ben Strong photo Ben Strong Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on banking…
Christopher Style photo Christopher Style King’s Counsel and international commercial arbitrator. Has 40 years experience of international…
Michael J Sullivan photo Michael J Sullivan Michael Sullivan K.C. specialises in energy, banking and other commercial disputes.   He…
Ian Terry photo Ian Terry Ian is a CEDR accredited mediator specialising in mediating all forms of…
Sonia Tolaney photo Sonia Tolaney Specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, in particular domestic and international banking…
Daniel Toledano photo Daniel Toledano KC in the field of commercial dispute resolution with a wide range…
Niranjan Venkatesan photo Mr Niranjan Venkatesan In recent years, Niranjan has frequently been instructed to act in the…
Michael Watkins photo Michael Watkins All areas of commercial law.
Sophie Weber photo Sophie Weber Barrister practising across a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration.
David Wolfson photo Lord David Wolfson David Wolfson (Lord Wolfson of Tredegar, KC) practises across a broad range…
Ben Zelenka Martin photo Ben Zelenka Martin Barrister
Michael d'Arcy photo Mr Michael d'Arcy Michael practises across a wide range of commercial law, with a particular…
Anthony de Garr Robinson photo Anthony de Garr Robinson Practice encompasses large and complex commercial cases of every kind, ranging from…

One Essex Court is committed to promoting and advancing equality and diversity. Chambers does not discriminate against members, pupils, staff, applicants or clients on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, sex, pregnancy or maternity, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, religion, belief or age.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, Chambers ensures that all those involved in recruitment have training in fair recruitment, reviews its recruitment procedures annually and monitors the allocation of unassigned work among members and practising pupils.

Parental Leave

One Essex Court is committed to supporting members and staff taking time off following the birth or adoption of a child. Chambers’ Parental Leave Policy aims to ensure that members do not suffer financial hardship from taking time off and to encourage members to return to Chambers following parental leave. Chambers also supports flexible working for both members and staff.

Women at the Bar The Bar offers a great career for both men and women and One Essex Court is keen to ensure a strong representation of both in Chambers. Female only client/barrister events are regularly run by members and clerks, and seminars are put on by female members to provide potential applicants for pupillage with an insight into working life at the commercial Bar for women.

Recruitment – Commitment to Equality and Diversity

One Essex Court is committed to affording equality of opportunity to all applicants. Chambers encourages and welcomes applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, LGBT+ people, and other groups under-represented at the Commercial Bar. We recruit on the basis of merit alone and have a long history of offering pupillage and tenancy to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We want to ensure that we receive applications from a wide range of potential pupils, and assess those applications fairly. The steps we are taking to do that include:

  • Providing opportunities to students from groups which are underrepresented at the Commercial Bar e.g. through our Women at the Commercial Bar Programme and Open Days.
  • Ensuring our recruitment process is fair, for example by the ‘blind’ marking of written work, using RARE recruitment (a specialised recruitment company which offers a Contextualised Recruitment System (CRS), designed and built to enable employers to develop a calibrated and properly balanced approach to the process of evaluating pupillage applications) and offering unconscious bias and race training to those involved in the recruitment process.
  • Providing sponsorship to a variety of university societies and initiatives which aim to promote diversity.
  • Ensuring members of chambers have equal access to opportunities. More information (such as Chambers’ Parental Leave policy and diversity data) can be found on our website – https://www.oeclaw.co.uk/about-us/equality-diversity

More information can be found at https://www.oeclaw.co.uk/recruitment/commitment-to-equality-and-diversity

Mentoring and other opportunities

One Essex Court has a long-standing involvement in mentoring and other support schemes designed to improve equality of opportunity and diversity at the Bar. One Essex Court founded and ran a women’s mentoring scheme from 2019-2022, was one of the co-founders of what is now the COMBAR mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups, and is a partner of the Bridging the Bar mini-pupillage scheme.

Charitable support

  • Advocate – One Essex Court is a Silver Circle Pro Bono Patron of Advocate, a charity that matches members of the public who need free legal help to volunteer barristers. One Essex Court was delighted to be shortlisted for Pro Bono Chambers of the Year award at the 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards. This nomination recognised One Essex Court’s strong commitment to pro bono work, recent examples of which included 10 members of One Essex Court completing Advocate’s 25 hours as part of the 25th year anniversary challenge.
  • Free Representation Unit (FRU) – One Essex Court continues to provide financial contributions to this charity which provides free legal representation for the public.
  • Pro Bono Connect – One Essex Court continues to support this scheme set up by Jamie Goldsmith KC which matches barristers/solicitors acting pro bono in civil matters to individuals, charities and community groups who cannot afford legal advice/representation. In addition to Jamie Goldsmith KC, a significant number of other barristers from One Essex Court are currently involved with the scheme.