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Chambers of Jason Beer QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7410 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7410 2010
DX:
1048 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5essexcourt.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

A leading chambers for inquest and inquiry instructions and a ‘first choice for all police law work’, 5 Essex Court continues to go from strength to strength and is considered ‘the most knowledgeable set’ taking ‘many of the biggest cases for police forces around the country’. Its silks are ‘leaders in the field’, have ‘fearsome intellects’, and are ‘formidable opponents, yet very approachable and pleasant to work with’, which makes chambers a ‘go-to set for training’, say instructing solicitors. Clients say: ‘The quality of work members produce, and at the very sensible rates they charge, make them stand out for value from other commercial/police chambers’. In recent news, Alan Payne QC took silk in March 2019 while Jeremy Johnson QC will join the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in October 2019. Senior clerk Mark Waller is ‘the best in the business’, ‘always available and will pull out the stops to ensure the barristers provide the best service at short notice’. Solicitors describe Waller’s junior clerks as ‘helpful and responsive; they reply to e-mails and telephone calls and are keen to build a strong working relationship’. Offices in: London

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Essex Court

5 Essex Court has an 'impressive depth and breadth of talent' and is a 'real stand out leader in this field of work'The set is known with is strong relationship with police forces and is frequently instructed by them; Fiona Barton QC acts for the City of London Police in the inquests into the deaths of both the victims and perpetrators of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack in 2017. Alison Hewitt was counsel to the inquest into the death in police custody of a young man suffering drug-induced excited delirium. Jason Beer QC continues to act on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Communities and Local Government in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Leading Silks

Jason Beer QC - 5 Essex CourtHe is extremely hard-working, incredibly intelligent and completely unflappable under extreme pressure.

Ranked: tier 1

Samantha Leek QC - 5 Essex CourtExtremely knowledgeable in the area with a calm, reasoned and excellent manner.

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Barton QC - 5 Essex CourtShe has a great reputation in both inquest and police work and commands complete confidence.

Ranked: tier 2

Anne Studd QC - 5 Essex CourtShe has a lovely manner, is very popular with clients and great to work with.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Alison Hewitt - 5 Essex CourtExcellent and methodical as well as a respected and trusted advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Palmer - 5 Essex CourtExcellent and won’t miss a trick, but also a pleasure to work with.

Ranked: tier 3

Francesca Whitelaw - 5 Essex CourtShe has a strong knowledge of deeper case law.

Ranked: tier 3

Georgina Wolfe - 5 Essex CourtShe has an assured written style and is a very shrewd judge of character and of case tactics.

Ranked: tier 3

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Police law (defendant)
Police law (defendant) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Essex Court

5 Essex Court is viewed as being 'at the forefront of police law chambers, with impressive depth and breadth of talent'. Noteworthy instructions include Jeremy Johnson QC (soon to join the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court) acting for West Midlands Police in ongoing group litigation against claimants seeking damages following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. In another instruction of note, Beatrice Collier represented the Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police in a judicial review claim concerning the seizure of a cow's DNA; the police suspected the animal had been stolen.

Leading Silks

Fiona Barton QC - 5 Essex CourtAn expert in her field, serene and unflappable.

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Beer QC - 5 Essex CourtHe is outstanding; arguably the leading malicious prosecution practitioner in the country.

Ranked: tier 1

Anne Studd QC - 5 Essex CourtA formidable opponent, with a steely centre and a commanding court presence.

Ranked: tier 2

Samantha Leek QC - 5 Essex CourtAn imperturbable and systematic advocate.

Ranked: tier 3
2019 Silks

Alan Payne QC - 5 Essex CourtA very impressive silk.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Beatrice Collier - 5 Essex CourtInstructed by forces in judicial reviews and human rights cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Charlotte Ventham - 5 Essex CourtA superb junior: her advocacy is clear and concise.

Ranked: tier 1

Georgina Wolfe - 5 Essex CourtShe is an outstanding advocate, logical, methodical, and easily gains the respect of the court; a star.

Ranked: tier 1

Francesca Whitelaw - 5 Essex CourtShe combines an excellent analytical approach with an engaging court manner.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Dixey - 5 Essex CourtHe is quick on his feet and puts witnesses at ease.

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Waters - 5 Essex CourtHe is tenacious yet balanced; clients like him.

Ranked: tier 3

Cicely Hayward - 5 Essex CourtHer command of a courtroom is compelling viewing.

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Thomas - 5 Essex CourtHe provides a first-class service at all times.

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Cohen - 5 Essex CourtHe fights hard for his clients.

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Talalay - 5 Essex CourtA skilful and determined advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Russell Fortt - 5 Essex CourtRobust, steadfast, thorough, and very reliable.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

A leading chambers for inquest and inquiry instructions and a ‘first choice for all police law work’, 5 Essex Court continues to go from strength to strength and is considered ‘the most knowledgeable set’ taking ‘many of the biggest cases for police forces around the country’. Its silks are ‘leaders in the field’, have ‘fearsome intellects’, and are ‘formidable opponents, yet very approachable and pleasant to work with’, which makes chambers a ‘go-to set for training’, say instructing solicitors. Clients say: ‘The quality of work members produce, and at the very sensible rates they charge, make them stand out for value from other commercial/police chambers’. In recent news, Alan Payne QC took silk in March 2019 while Jeremy Johnson QC will join the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in October 2019. Senior clerk Mark Waller is ‘the best in the business’, ‘always available and will pull out the stops to ensure the barristers provide the best service at short notice’. Solicitors describe Waller’s junior clerks as ‘helpful and responsive; they reply to e-mails and telephone calls and are keen to build a strong working relationship’. Offices in: London

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