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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
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Fax 020 7583 0118
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430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜One of the elite civil sets in England’, One Essex Court β€˜is shaping up as the most dynamic and highest performing chambers’ around with β€˜a number of stars’ in commercial, banking and fraud areas. Members β€˜combine outstanding academic and intellectual rigour with practical aptitude and a robust gutsy approach’. The clerks’ room, led by the β€˜outstanding’ and β€˜one of the very best’ senior clerks around, Darren Burrows, β€˜sets the standard for clerking’ and is β€˜in a different league to most chambers’. The β€˜flawless’ team β€˜out performs other top sets in its service delivery’; it provides β€˜responsive and intelligent clerking’, gives β€˜clear and salient information’, offers β€˜cost-effective solutions for the lay client’ and β€˜adds significant value’ to solicitor relationships. Offering β€˜a consummate professional service’, β€˜on the ball’ deputy senior clerk Jackie Ginty is β€˜simply a class above the rest, never fails to find a solution’ and provides β€˜an excellent service, responding quickly to queries and addressing any issues which may arise’. Among the junior clerks Adam Wheeler β€˜always impresses with his attention to good service and willingness to go the extra mile’; Rob Smith is β€˜approachable, easy to deal with, gives his honest opinion’, β€˜takes the time to build relationships with solicitors’ and β€˜develops innovative fee structures’; Ben O'Hanlon is β€˜first rate’; Kirsty Hough β€˜provides an excellent service’; Jack Miller β€˜finds practical solutions when sourcing counsel and through the lifetime of the case’; β€˜nothing is too much trouble’ for β€˜effective operator’ David Amdor; and Jessica Barnes is β€˜incredibly helpful in overcoming challenges with court listings’. Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

One Essex Court is known as a heavyweight commercial set in London, and also has an office in Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers. Senior clerk Darren Burrows and deputy senior clerk Jackie Ginty are key clerking contacts in London, with Kelly Lim the key contact in Singapore.

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London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

One Essex Court

One Essex Court has β€˜fantastic strength in depth when it comes to banking litigation’ with a strong offering of silks and juniors at every stage. Members have been picked in some of the leading banking disputes that the market has to offer, including PCP Capital Partners v Barclays Bank, and have also had roles on the RBS rights issue litigation, FDIC-R v Barclays, Lloyds, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank and others, Herald Fund PLC v Prime Fund, and Compucredit v Barclays Bank.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

David Wolfson QC - One Essex Court β€˜Fantastic – quick to get on top of the detail and offers clear and concise strategic guidance at short notice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex Court β€˜Assured and reassuring, good at cutting through detail, accessible and a good team player.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜Excellent at assimilating complex facts and adding significant value.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex Court β€˜She has impeccable judgement, works hard, and takes the right points before the judge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Auld QC - One Essex Court β€˜One of the top stars in the field, particularly for difficult cases against the banks.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex Court β€˜An outstanding advocate; incredibly intelligent, extremely hardworking and has fantastic judgement.’

Ranked: tier 2

Craig Orr QC - One Essex Court β€˜Methodical, precise and meticulous in his preparation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜A very good, hardworking advocate who has an easy manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Strong QC - One Essex Court β€˜Brilliant advocacy, both in writing and on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex Court β€˜A go-to silk on difficult issues and a pleasure to work with every time.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex Court β€˜An unrivalled courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 4
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜Very thorough, very tenacious and has a great advocacy style.’

Ranked: tier 1
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2018 silks

Hannah Brown QC - One Essex Court β€˜A very personable and tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Conall Patton - One Essex Court β€˜Fantastic – a go-to barrister on complex finance disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

James MacDonald - One Essex Court β€˜A rising star senior junior; excellent at getting across a huge amount of detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court β€˜Prodigiously clever and a star – has impeccable judgement that extends well beyond his call date.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jamie Goldsmith - One Essex Court β€˜Has terrific energy and dynamism, he throws himself into a case and is extremely responsive.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael D’Arcy - One Essex Court β€˜Has the kind of brain that can navigate complex financial instruments with ease.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sebastian Isaac - One Essex Court β€˜A great choice for banking litigation disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex Court β€˜A brilliant draftsman and excellent at running with difficult arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3

Laurence Emmett - One Essex Court β€˜A very strong up-and-coming junior.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sandy Phipps - One Essex Court β€˜Very user friendly, commercial, and has an excellent memory for facts and law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Emma Jones - One Essex Court β€˜Responsive and thoughtful, her advice is always practical.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nehali Shah - One Essex Court β€˜Came to every call with all the points and ready to make a real contribution.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

One Essex Court

One Essex Court is β€˜the pre-eminent commercial set’ where β€˜you know you will get people that are good’ as β€˜the strength in depth is exceptional’. Clients also note that the clerks are β€˜very approachable, with a can-do attitude’. Members were involved in a wide variety of major cases including crucial roles on either side of the RBS rights issue litigation. Other key mandates included Libyan Investment Authority v Societe Generale, and Fortress and others v BNP Paribas, and Golden Belt v BNP Paribas.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

David Wolfson QC - One Essex Court β€˜Very personable and approachable when on your side, but a dogged and determined opponent when not.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜The cleverest advocate in court, judges adore his cerebral but to-the-point style.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜His legal analysis is brilliant and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex Court β€˜Excellent, one of the leading silks in the market, he has a great courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 2

John McCaughran QC - One Essex Court β€˜A brilliant mind and an excellent advocate – calm, assured and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex Court β€˜Still one of the few that have the gravitas to command the court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex Court β€˜A top-level trial lawyer who is great at cutting to the chase.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex Court β€˜Always excellent – approachable, practical, with a really clear view as to the best approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Auld QC - One Essex Court β€˜Combines calm and masterful advocacy with excellent client bedside manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Craig Orr QC - One Essex Court β€˜Usually five steps ahead of everyone else; fills those around him with complete confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Graham QC - One Essex Court β€˜A first-rate silk for big, complex and delicate cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex Court β€˜A class act on his feet, very good on the detail and a super cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kenneth MacLean QC - One Essex Court β€˜A superb cross-examiner, tears into the witness without hesitation.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Cavender QC - One Essex Court β€˜Particularly strong in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Boulton QC - One Essex Court β€˜A practical barrister who provides both technical and legal advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Rhodri Davies QC - One Essex Court β€˜Technically brilliant and a very calm and persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Andrew Lenon QC - One Essex Court β€˜Just so dang clever, gets to the relevant points very quickly.’

Ranked: tier 6

Camilla Bingham QC - One Essex Court β€˜Her combination of great intellect, strategic insight and interpersonal skills make her a class act.’

Ranked: tier 6

Sa’ad Hossain QC - One Essex Court β€˜Ego-free, razor-sharp intellect, with an advocacy style that is absolutely destructive.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜Shows a fierce commitment to the job in hand and is excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Colton QC - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent junior silk who represents the next generation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – 2018 silks

Steven Elliott QC - One Essex Court β€˜Deploys his fearsome intellect in a measured and thoughtful way.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – 2019 silks

Anna Boase QC - One Essex Court β€˜Hugely clever and a real asset one any piece of litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Conall Patton - One Essex Court β€˜Certainly destined for greatness.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jamie Goldsmith - One Essex Court β€˜Has an unbelievable amount of energy and no perceivable weaknesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court β€˜Exceptionally bright and gets straight to the nub of complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Clare Reffin - One Essex Court β€˜Strong intellectually, robust, authoritative, and good value for money.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sebastian Isaac - One Essex Court β€˜Very bright, grapples with Russian law and detailed facts capably and efficiently.’

Ranked: tier 3

Derek Spitz - One Essex Court β€˜Meticulous in his preparation and a careful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

James MacDonald - One Essex Court β€˜Produces first-class written work within very tight time constraints.’

Ranked: tier 4

Laurence Emmett - One Essex Court β€˜Highly intelligent, thorough and diligent – always looking for a winning argument.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Watkins - One Essex Court β€˜Incredibly responsive and a pleasure to deal with, his drafting is excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael D’Arcy - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent academic lawyer and a very clear communicator with unusually good client skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex Court β€˜Super smart, quick, and delightful to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nehali Shah - One Essex Court β€˜Thorough, hardworking and completely dependable; an excellent junior and first-rate lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sandy Phipps - One Essex Court β€˜Great to work with, very able, and an impressive all round contributor to the team effort.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call

Sophie Weber - One Essex Court β€˜Conscientious, courteous and intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading silks

Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex Court β€˜Excellent for company law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Edmund Nourse QC - One Essex Court β€˜He works across the spectrum of company law.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Competition
Competition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

One Essex Court

β€˜Excellent commercial set’ One Essex Court is particularly strong in matters in the telecoms sector, with Thomas Sharpe QC acting in both Soni Ltd v The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation and CityFibre v Ofcom. Juniors have both been involved in a number of pieces of litigation surrounding the setting of interchange fees and card transactions, with Matthew Cook defending Mastercard against claims by a number of large retailers and Derek Spitz acting for Sainsbury’s in its claim against Visa.

Competition – Leading silks

Thomas Sharpe QC - One Essex Court β€˜Extremely commercial, with great insights into policy and economic aspects of the case.’

Ranked: tier 3
Competition – Leading juniors

Conall Patton - One Essex Court β€˜Undoubtedly one of the top juniors at the commercial Bar and has also gained substantial experience in competition litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Derek Spitz - One Essex Court β€˜While very good at pure competition law work, he is extremely knowledgeable with crossover competition and commercial law issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Cook - One Essex Court β€˜An amazing breadth of knowledge, particularly in relation to finance/payment cards in the context of competition litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Owain Draper - One Essex Court β€˜Cool, conscientious and clever. He is capable of charming clients and courts alike.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading juniors

Clare Reffin - One Essex Court β€˜Recognised expert in costs and costs budgeting.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Energy
Energy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

One Essex Court

One Essex Court is β€˜an amazing set, with a fantastic range of practitioners’ that provide β€˜efficient service’. It is best known for its strength in commercial dispute resolution: Lord Grabiner QC acted for Northern Gulf Petroleum in international arbitration proceedings against MP G1 (Thailand) concerning a joint operating agreement to develop and operate an oilfield in the Gulf of Thailand. Laurence Emmett represented Scottish Power in several disputes arising from the extended shutdown of the Andrew oilfield in the North Sea.

Energy – Leading silks

John McCaughran QC - One Essex Court β€˜A legend.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜Outstanding; has a vast amount of experience.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex Court β€˜Has unrivalled courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex Court β€˜A charming advocate who really has the ear of the court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex Court β€˜Responsive, user friendly and is attentive to the detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Glick QC - One Essex Court β€˜A superb silk; has great control of hearings.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜Extremely bright and user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Graham QC - One Essex Court β€˜Technologically savvy and a skilful cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeffery Onions QC - One Essex Court β€˜Extremely client friendly and quick-minded.’

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Sharpe QC - One Essex Court β€˜Extremely commercial, with great insight into the policy-related and economic aspects of cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Wolfson QC - One Essex Court β€˜Charming and creative – a joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Fealy QC - One Essex Court β€˜Calm and unflappable; his submissions are measured, realistic and persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sa’ad Hossain QC - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4
Energy – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜He has always had an excellent energy practice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Energy – Leading juniors

Conall Patton - One Essex Court β€˜Regularly instructed on complex, large-scale commercial arbitrations.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Emmett - One Essex Court β€˜Demonstrates a keen sense of detail and a good understanding of difficult technical issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Cook - One Essex Court β€˜His synthesis of complex financial documentation is fast, insightful and reliable. Good advocacy skills to boot.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Sloboda - One Essex Court β€˜A strong, plain-speaking analyst, and good with solicitors.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nehali Shah - One Essex Court β€˜A first-rate junior.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Watkins - One Essex Court β€˜Highly focused and very capable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Owain Draper - One Essex Court β€˜A very bright lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading silks

Ben Strong QC - One Essex Court β€˜An intellectual heavyweight, focuses on getting to the right outcome.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

One Essex Court

One Essex Court is β€˜one of the A-grade sets for this kind of work, with a great selection of junior and senior counsel’. The quality of the cases passing through the chambers’ doors demonstrates the high regard in which its silks and juniors are held. Major highlights include Autonomy v Michael Lynch & others, which is keeping several members busy, as is Red Kite Management v Barclays Bank, which has barristers acting on either side of the courtroom.

Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜He is outstanding; has an ability to explain difficult points effortlessly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex Court β€˜A lightning rod of enthusiasm and fresh ideas, and a very measured advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex Court β€˜Can turn her hand to anything and is also such fun to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anthony de Garr Robinson QC - One Essex Court β€˜A great all-rounder, he has fabulous amounts of energy and a willingness to get immersed in the detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex Court β€˜He’s great, gets to the point and is sympathetic to what the client wants.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lord Grabiner QC - One Essex Court β€˜Has outstanding ability to focus both clients and the court on the essentials of the case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Gillis QC - One Essex Court β€˜Highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Auld QC - One Essex Court β€˜Provides real leadership and is the most commercial and decisive of barristers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜Knocking on the door of being one of the top silks in London.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: civil – 2018 silks

Steven Elliott QC - One Essex Court β€˜Plainly one of the stars of the Bar in the next few years; a firm favourite who we will use again and again.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court β€˜Always shows great tenacity and attention to detail, which often turns the case in his client’s favour.’

Ranked: tier 2

Henry Forbes Smith - One Essex Court β€˜Has profound experience in Russia-related litigations and civil fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jamie Goldsmith - One Essex Court β€˜Always available and is proactive in all steps he takes.’

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – 2018 silks

Philip Roberts QC - One Essex Court β€˜He has a fantastic understanding of the digital world, is extremely bright, and comes up with good strategic and commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading silks

David Wolfson QC - One Essex Court β€˜A fabulous all-rounder.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

One Essex Court

The β€˜quality heavyweight IP and technology set’, One Essex Court boasts a β€˜good range of IP and commercial barristers’. Members have acted in complex patent litigation, such as Geoffrey Hobbs QC’s instructions in Warner-Lambert v Sandoz & others and Biogen & others v AbbVie, both before the Court of Appeal. Hobbs was also instructed alongside Philip Roberts QC in an appeal challenging the judicial review to plain packaging regulations for tobacco products; the appeal by two tobacco companies involved arguments concerning the regulation’s incompatibility with European legislation and international treaties governing trade marks and designs.

Intellectual property – Leading silks

Geoffrey Hobbs QC - One Essex Court β€˜He is a master advocate on points of black letter law and EU interpretation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emma Himsworth QC - One Essex Court β€˜A ferociously hardworking barrister and trade mark law guru.’

Ranked: tier 4
Intellectual property – 2018 silks

Philip Roberts QC - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent advocate and one of the top trade mark silks, with experience in advising on online infringement issues.’

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Guy Hollingworth - One Essex Court β€˜He is very approachable, bright and pragmatic with a calm and forensic court room approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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International arbitration: arbitrators
International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

One Essex Court

One Essex Court has a wide range of highly rated barristers and full-time arbitrators on its books. Members are experienced across a range of disciplines, including investment treaty disputes.

International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Alan Redfern - One Essex Court β€˜A truly outstanding international arbitrator – he is thorough, diligent and seems to enjoy his cases.’

Andrew Foyle - One Essex Court β€˜A diligent and courteous arbitrator; extremely attentive to the details and very prompt.’

Ian Glick QC - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent and learned legal thinker and top-notch author of awards.’

Christopher Style QC - One Essex Court β€˜An outstanding presiding arbitrator who demonstrates a close mastery of the file.’

Peter Leaver QC - One Essex Court β€˜Very commercial in his approach and is fair but sympathetic with the witness.’

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

One Essex Court

One Essex Court is β€˜a go-to commercial set’ and its popularity extends to major international arbitrations, where it has several leading silks and juniors with market-leading expertise. Members are highly experienced in ICC and LCIA arbitrations, as well as the enforcement of claims in the UK courts.

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Daniel Toledano QC - One Essex Court β€˜A super silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜The consummate barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Wolfson QC - One Essex Court β€˜A street fighter who can almost always think of an angle in seemingly hopeless situations.’

Ranked: tier 2

John McCaughran QC - One Essex Court β€˜Extremely calm and great to be with in a crisis, and also exceptionally good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex Court β€˜An impressive QC, incredibly hardworking and smart.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Graham QC - One Essex Court β€˜Has a particular aptitude for long-running, complex disputes and skilled cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜An excellent all-round advocate and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Neil Kitchener QC - One Essex Court β€˜Sensationally clever but also a very humble and supportive team member.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Boulton QC - One Essex Court β€˜A real star across a wide range of commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sa’ad Hossain QC - One Essex Court β€˜Has a fantastic depth of knowledge in the oil and gas sector, which really distinguishes him.’

Ranked: tier 4
International arbitration: counsel – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜A fantastic oral and written advocate, if I could use him on every case I would.’

Ranked: tier 1
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Conall Patton - One Essex Court β€˜One of the absolute top-notch juniors, so incisive and calm.’

Ranked: tier 2

Eleanor Campbell - One Essex Court β€˜Impressive knowledge of the law with strong advocacy and cross-examination skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michelle Menashy - One Essex Court β€˜Has impeccable attention to detail, coupled with a deep strategic and tactical thinking.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading silks

Susanna Fitzgerald QC - One Essex Court β€˜Has exceptional knowledge, and gives practical commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

One Essex Court

One Essex Court is experienced across a range of professional negligence cases, with experience in cases involving solicitors, accountants, actuaries, auditors and financial professionals.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Sonia Tolaney QC - One Essex Court β€˜Very experienced.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Lenon QC - One Essex Court β€˜A very able silk.’

Ranked: tier 4

Alain Choo Choy QC - One Essex Court β€˜Thorough and able.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Orr QC - One Essex Court β€˜Strong on professional negligence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex Court β€˜A brilliant advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Alexander Polley - One Essex Court β€˜He has a first-rate legal brain and has an ability to digest complex material and draft crisp and persuasive documents.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜One of the elite civil sets in England’, One Essex Court β€˜is shaping up as the most dynamic and highest performing chambers’ around with β€˜a number of stars’ in commercial, banking and fraud areas. Members β€˜combine outstanding academic and intellectual rigour with practical aptitude and a robust gutsy approach’. The clerks’ room, led by the β€˜outstanding’ and β€˜one of the very best’ senior clerks around, Darren Burrows, β€˜sets the standard for clerking’ and is β€˜in a different league to most chambers’. The β€˜flawless’ team β€˜out performs other top sets in its service delivery’; it provides β€˜responsive and intelligent clerking’, gives β€˜clear and salient information’, offers β€˜cost-effective solutions for the lay client’ and β€˜adds significant value’ to solicitor relationships. Offering β€˜a consummate professional service’, β€˜on the ball’ deputy senior clerk Jackie Ginty is β€˜simply a class above the rest, never fails to find a solution’ and provides β€˜an excellent service, responding quickly to queries and addressing any issues which may arise’. Among the junior clerks Adam Wheeler β€˜always impresses with his attention to good service and willingness to go the extra mile’; Rob Smith is β€˜approachable, easy to deal with, gives his honest opinion’, β€˜takes the time to build relationships with solicitors’ and β€˜develops innovative fee structures’; Ben O'Hanlon is β€˜first rate’; Kirsty Hough β€˜provides an excellent service’; Jack Miller β€˜finds practical solutions when sourcing counsel and through the lifetime of the case’; β€˜nothing is too much trouble’ for β€˜effective operator’ David Amdor; and Jessica Barnes is β€˜incredibly helpful in overcoming challenges with court listings’. Offices in: London

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Shipping
Shipping – Leading silks

Alexander Gunning QC - One Essex Court β€˜You can always be confident that he will go that extra mile as and when needed.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Sport
Sport – Leading juniors

Owain Draper - One Essex Court β€˜A very bright young lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: corporate – Leading silks

Malcolm Gammie QC - One Essex Court β€˜An immensely hardworking genius.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial
Commercial – Leading silks

Alexander Gunning QC One Essex Court β€˜A great pleasure to work with – solicitors and lay clients find him a go-to advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Energy
Energy – Leading silks

Alexander Gunning QC One Essex Court β€˜He is extremely capable of cross-examining technical experts.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

One Essex Court is known as a heavyweight commercial set in London, and also has an office in Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers. Senior clerk Darren Burrows and deputy senior clerk Jackie Ginty are key clerking contacts in London, with Kelly Lim the key contact in Singapore.

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Shipping
Shipping – Leading silks

Alexander Gunning QC One Essex Court β€˜A superb advocate – very sharp, but in a graceful manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

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