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23 Essex Street

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

CENTURY BUILDINGS, 14 ST MARY'S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER, M3 2DF, ENGLAND
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Work 0161 870 9969
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Web:
www.23es.com
London, Manchester

Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

23 Essex Street's Manchester offering is particularly active in company and shareholder disputes, professional negligence and insolvency work. The set also includes specialist Chancery practitioners such as Tom Gosling, who recently represented a claimant with complex learning disorders and care needs, who sought financial provision from the estate of a man who was thought to be have been his father, however paternity was disputed.

Leading Juniors

Brad Pomfret - 23 Essex StreetAlways well-prepared and totally unflappable.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Smith - 23 Essex StreetAn astute negotiator and excellent advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Bunbury - 23 Essex StreetGoes above and beyond in order to find a solution.

Ranked: tier 2

Tom Gosling - 23 Essex StreetA great advocate, concise and thorough in all his work.

Ranked: tier 2

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Crime

The criminal barristers in 23 Essex Street's Manchester office primarily defend, with recent cases including allegations of fraud, serious violence and both recent and historical sexual offences. One particularly notable matter is Bob Sastry's defence of an individual said to be the leader of a gang which trafficked women from Romania into Luton, Preston and Manchester for purposes of forced prostitution.

Leading Juniors

Barry White - 23 Essex StreetCompetent and no-nonsense with first-class preparation.

Ranked: tier 2

Bob Sastry - 23 Essex StreetDevastating in cross-examination and commands respect in the court room.

Ranked: tier 2

Hugh McKee - 23 Essex StreetHis recent work includes serious fraud, historic sexual abuse and firearms cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 3

23 Essex Street

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Property

23 Essex Street is home to Brad Pomfret, who is predominantly instructed on behalf of lenders in claims against securities. He recently obtained a summary judgment for £4.5 million for a bridging lender against a borrower, who claimed the original loan was entered into under duress.

Leading Juniors

Brad Pomfret - 23 Essex StreetExcellent on his feet.

Ranked: tier 2

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Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit

Crime

23 Essex Street is home to several practitioners visible on the circuit, with particular areas of focus including representing vulnerable defendants and serious organised crime cases, as well as sexual offences and violent crime.

Leading Juniors

James Bloomer - 23 Essex StreetKnows all his cases inside-out, no matter how complex.

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Shay - 23 Essex StreetCalm, measured, unflappable and completely on top of his brief.

Ranked: tier 2

Alan Gardner - 23 Essex StreetA prosecution specialist.

Ranked: tier 3

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