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Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG


Asa is a specialist chancery/commercial practitioner and one of the founder members of 23ES Commercial, joining from St James’s Chambers in July 2015. He undertakes work in all aspects of those fields, but with particular specialism in the areas of banking, company, defamation, insolvency, landlord and tenant, probate, professional negligence, real property, trusts and general commercial litigation.


Called 2012; Lincoln’s Inn; tenant, 23 Essex Street Chambers July 2015-present; tenant, St James’s Chambers September 2013-June 2015; pupil, St James’s Chambers September 2012-September 2013.


Northern Circuit, Northern Chancery Bar Association, Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association.


Brayton College; Selby College; St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford (2010 BA (Hons)); City University (2011 GDL); BPP Law School (2012 BPTC).


Rugby League (Castleford Tigers), squash, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Asa Tolson 23 Essex Street ‘Asa is a calm, confident advocate. He is thorough in his assessment of a case and able to give full, reasoned arguments.’