Naomi Hart > Essex Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers


Naomi has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice. She has experience in civil fraud, conflict of laws, agency, shipping and general commercial disputes, and has been instructed as both junior and sole counsel.

She acts frequently in the High Court, having recently appeared in the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division and the Queen’s Bench Division. Her commercial arbitration experience includes proceedings under the DIFC, LCIA, ICC and LMAA Rules. She has experience in the courts of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Alongside her commercial practice, Naomi specialises in public international law. She has acted in two sets of proceedings before the International Court of Justice, as well as in inter-State arbitral proceedings before a specialised agency of the United Nations.

She has experience of investor-State disputes under both bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and in proceedings under the SCC Rules, the UNCITRAL Rules and the ICSID Convention.

She has advised governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on international legal questions relating to occupation of territory, war crimes, privileges and immunities, and inter-State espionage under public international law.

She attained a doctorate from the University of Cambridge on the topic of espionage and public international law, for which she was awarded the Faculty of Law’s Yorke Prize for a thesis “of exceptional quality, which makes a substantial contribution to its relevant field of legal knowledge”.


2016: Call to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn;
2013: Admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


2012–16: Doctorate in Public International Law, St John’s College, University of Cambridge (Yorke Prize);
2015–16: Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School, London (Outstanding, ranked second across all BPP locations);
2011: Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney (First Class Honours, ranked second in year);
2009: Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (University Medal and First Class Honours, ranked first in year in History)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public international law

(Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1

Naomi HartEssex Court ChambersNot only is she super efficient and quick to respond to several different issues that may arise, her instincts are spot on when giving advice.