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Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

From senior silks down to ‘some very clever and able juniors’, the ‘first-classEssex Court Chambers has ‘outstanding bench strength and depth’ and is ‘at the cutting edge of the leading civil fraud cases’, ‘always in the line-up on heavy duty commercial cases’, and a ‘go-to chambers’ for international arbitrations and insurance matters. ‘They have an excellent set of highly competent counsel of all levels, who bring a good mix of intellect and practical/commercial awareness to their work; they are, quite simply, the best.’ It is also described as ‘the chambers to turn to if there’s a Friday night emergency’. In recent news, Tim Akkouh has joined from Erskine Chambers and Richard Millett QC continues as leading counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, while Martin Griffiths QC has been appointed a High Court judge in the Queen’s Bench Division. Senior clerk Joe Ferrigno leads ‘a gold standard’ clerking team from the front and trains his clerks well; the ‘top notch’ clerks are ‘flexible and proactive, always happy to help’. His is able assisted by the ‘frankly superb‘ Ben Perry, who becomes deputy senior clerk effective 1 October 2019. Former senior clerk David Grief heads up Essex Court Duxton in Singapore. Offices in: London and Singapore

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Millett QCEssex Court ChambersProduces reliably well-prepared, persuasive submissions no matter the case.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Millett QCEssex Court ChambersUrbane and charming, and very pleasant to work with.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Millett QCEssex Court ChambersHis broad commercial practice includes BVI litigation.