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Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC
39 Essex Chambers


Barrister – Mediator – Deputy District Judge


Shaman’s practice covers several fields of commercial and common law with his costs practice bridging over both fields. He is regularly in the High Court and SCCO and receives instructions domestically and internationally. He is a regular speaker at seminars for membership organisations as well as for clients in-house and Chambers’ seminar programme.  He is frequently instructed for his opinion as an “expert” in costs as a result of the new practice in the SCCO in protected party cases, and he has been regularly trusted by both sides to a dispute through his appointment as Mediator and he has been ranked as a leading junior in costs for many years.   He has extended his ADR training to sit as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator on the 39 Essex Chambers ADR panel for civil liability claims and he is also an appointed Deputy District Judge.


French and Punjabi


PIBA, Lincoln’s Inn


University College London (LLM)

Inns of Court School of Law / City University (BVC)

Manchester Metropolitan University (LLB.Hons) Law with French

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Shaman Kapoor39 Essex Chambers ‘Shaman is truly an expert in the costs arena.’

39 Essex Chambers strengthened its position as one of the leading sets for costs law with its recruitment of renowned costs litigation silk Simon Browne KC in December 2021. His is a name associated with the most high-profile contentious cost cases of the past ten years and his addition bolsters a set that already had a notable forte in cost aspects of group litigation, an area of increasing popularity in the legal market. Vikram Sachdeva KC is another costs silk at chambers and has expertise in commercial costs, disciplinary costs, and costs in public law. He acted for the claimant in R (Raqeeb) v Barts Health NHS Trust, a follow-on from the high-profile litigation concerning the continued provision of care to a brain-damaged child, dealing with the question as to whether common costs can be recovered for a judicial review (for which there is a costs order) where a best interests case was being run concurrently. Shaman Kapoor recently acted for the claimant in in Patel v Karmakar, a dispute between solicitors concerning repayment of an outstanding loan which was advanced against work in progress. The case represents an important development of principle in the law on solicitors acting in their own cases and the rate of recovery for their work. Nicola Greaney focuses her costs work within her areas of strength: professional discipline and court of protection, clinical negligence and personal injury.