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Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers

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London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

David DaviesEssex Court ChambersVery perceptive, he sees the problems and the solutions.

Essex Court Chambers is a ‘first-class set to turn to on significant matters‘ with ‘an incredibly deep and diverse bench‘. The set’s versatility on commercial disputes is one of the things that marks it out, with some excellent expertise in areas such as fraud and international arbitration. The set has expanded heavily at the junior level in recent years, with Tim Akkouh arriving from Erskine Chambers being the most recent example. Major recent cases have included PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Others in which Paul McGrath QC, David Davies and James Sheehan were on opposing sides to fellow members, including Ruth den Besten. Other highlights included Fortress Group v BNP Paribas (the Golden Belt litigation), and Yukos Finance v Lynch. Martin Griffiths QC has been appointed a High Court judge in the Queen’s Bench Division.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David DaviesEssex Court ChambersPossesses great judgement and is a fine lawyer – known for his involvement in cases involving complex fraud.

Essex Court Chambers is ‘without question the go-to set for heavy-duty commercial litigation, in particular, fraud‘. The set has expanded significantly in this area over recent years, particularly at the junior end, and the recent arrival of tier-one junior Tim Akkouh, from Erskine Chambers, continues the trend. Five members, including Nathan Pillow QC, David Davies, and James Willan  were involved in the nine-week National Bank Trust v Yurov & ors trial, relating to a $800m fraud claim. Paul McGrath QCJames Sheehan, and Ruth den Besten were among those with significant roles on Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David DaviesEssex Court ChambersHas an excellent and user-friendly manner.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

David DaviesEssex Court ChambersHe is a good choice for shipping disputes.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

David DaviesEssex Court ChambersAn excellent junior, very user friendly and responsive.