Set Profile > 39 Essex Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1DD
England

London Bar > Aviation

Leading Silks

John Steel QC - 39 Essex ChambersJohn has a vast amount of knowledge in both aviation and planning Law. Very helpful and honest advice given on a range of different issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael McParland QC - 39 Essex ChambersMichael is a ferocious advocate, which is fantastic—but only when he's on your side. A fantastic litigator and a leader in his field and a lovely manner with vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Richard Wald QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn up-and-coming new silk.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

39 Essex Chambers is 'a go-to chambers for serious medical treatment cases due to the extremely high calibre of barristers within the set.' Property and affairs matters are another key area of strength for the team. Jenni Richards QC is representing the local authority in Surrey CC v Various Clinical Commissioning Groups, concerning alleged multiple failures on the part of clinical commissioning groups to assess and make appropriate provision for two young women with extensive care needs. In another matter, Vikram Sachdeva QC is acting in A Local Authority v JB, a high-profile case concerning whether the capacity to consent to sexual relations requires a person to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent before and throughout sexual activity.

Leading Silks

Fenella Morris QC - 39 Essex ChambersFenella is fantastic in court and on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jenni Richards QC - 39 Essex ChambersA silk who always has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersHis gravitas in complex Court of Protection matters is always welcomed.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Butler-Cole QC - 39 Essex ChambersVictoria is incredibly knowledgeable, with a passion for this area of law. She is excellent with clients and strong on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Parishil Patel QC - 39 Essex ChambersA robust advocate with an analytical mind.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersHer legal knowledge is fantastic, and she has the ability to frame submissions in an intelligent, yet easy to digest way that the court loves.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alexander Ruck Keene - 39 Essex ChambersA go-to barrister for capacity issues. His wealth of knowledge in this area is superb.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Paterson - 39 Essex ChambersFiona is simply masterful in court. She has the ability to translate complex and extensive information into compelling and persuasive submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Allen - 39 Essex ChambersAn unflappable and incredibly intelligent junior, who has wonderful client empathy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Annabel Lee - 39 Essex ChambersAn outstanding junior. She prepares her cases with meticulous precision.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mungo Wenban-Smith - 39 Essex ChambersPersuasive, approachable, practical and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicola Kohn - 39 Essex ChambersShe is an impressive court advocate, who is naturally very quick on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Brownhill  – 39 Essex Chambers  ‘Ian is incredibly knowledgeable in many fields. His advice is always very considered and balanced, and he is adept at putting clients at ease and is always very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Dobson - 39 Essex ChambersCatherine's organisational skills are outstanding. She quickly gets to grips with extremely complex case issues in a very short space of time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexis Hearnden - 39 Essex ChambersAlexis has an incisive eye, cutting through excess detail to get to the central issues of a case quickly and always provides very clear and sensible advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Peter Mant - 39 Essex ChambersAn expert in Court of Protection work. He is the calm in the eye of the storm, and never loses his composure.
Ranked: Tier 4
Katharine Scott - 39 Essex ChambersA very reliable junior who absorbs information and complex legal arguments incredibly quickly.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Real strength in depth.’

Its strength in depth means that there is a barrister for every type of case.’

A highly regarded set – the members know their stuff and are a cut above their rivals.’

Great team with a wealth of experience across all types of public law.

Clerking

Clerks are excellent- notably Sheraton Doyle and Charlie Quant.’

‘Very helpful and friendly clerks. Peter Campbell and Jamie Tucker always go to great lengths to help.

Oscar Redif and Peter Campbell are really approachable and helpful. They have great knowledge of counsel between them, and which counsel would be best able to assist. I can’t fault chambers for their speed and efficiency.’

‘The clerking team is superb (Peter Campbell and Jamie Tucker in particular); they have excellent choice of counsel and you always receive a high quality service.

Clerking is very good- they were always extremely helpful in accommodating myself and my client(s). Sheraton Doyle is an outstanding example of a good and helpful clerk, as is Charlie Quant.’

London Bar > Environment Tier 1

The pre-eminent environmental set', 39 Essex Chambers 'has strength in depth and carries specialists in many areas of environmental law’. Environmental law is a major component of the set’s work, along with planning matters, and among its members are some of the leading practitioners in this area. Five members, including James Strachan QC and up-and-coming junior Rose Grogan, are involved in a challenge to the decision to grant consent for a tunnel under Stonehenge. Stephen Tromans QC is a leading light in matters relating to waste, nuclear energy, reservoir safety and nuisance claims, while Nigel Pleming QC has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental cases, including matters arising from the expansion of Heathrow Airport. Among the newer silks, Richard Wald QC recently acted for one of the UK’s largest minerals extraction companies in an appeal against a refusal to permit the construction of additional silt lagoons for processing extracted aggregates. Juan Lopez, who joined from Francis Taylor Building, is emerging as a force in matters concerning climate change, flood alleviation, coastal defence schemes and ecology.

Rising stars

Stephanie David - 39 Essex Chambers A brilliant lawyer with a real ability to find the kernel that is likely to win a case, she is going to be a star of the environmental Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Stephen Tromans QC - 39 Essex Chambers Mr Environment - hugely experienced, approachable and practical, his knowledge is encyclopaedic and he inspires confidence in clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Harwood OBE QC - 39 Essex Chambers An acknowledged expert and brilliant on listed buildings and heritage issues, he is a superb technical lawyer whose opinions carry weight.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Pleming QC - 39 Essex Chambers An extremely experienced and powerful advocate who is able to unravel the complex and difficult.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Strachan QC - 39 Essex Chambers One of the most analytical minds at the Bar, he has a knack of finding the winning point in complex cases and is an accomplished advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Stinchcombe QC - 39 Essex Chambers A highly committed advocate who gives a case 100%, and who is effective and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Richard Wald QC - 39 Essex Chambers Tenacious and inventive - one of the pre-eminent environmental silks in London, and far and away the most skilled and persuasive.

Leading Juniors

James Burton - 39 Essex Chambers A very senior junior who always steps up to the mark and has the ability to understand, interpret and explain massively complicated statutes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Catherine Dobson - 39 Essex Chambers Quick, sharp and tactical, she has a phenomenal ability to grasp technical detail and to identify subtleties and nuances in policy and law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ned Helme - 39 Essex Chambers Very approachable, careful and thorough, his advice is presented in a very logical and clear way.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stedman Jones - 39 Essex Chambers His arguments, whether oral or written, are always well structured and clear, and he has the ability to inspire confidence in clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Juan Lopez - 39 Essex Chambers Particularly thorough and forensic in his approach, he is highly focused, diligent, confident and concise, and gets right to the heart of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Colin Thomann - 39 Essex Chambers He has a brain the size of a planet and is very industrious, calm, clear-headed and perceptive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rose Grogan - 39 Essex Chambers An experienced and knowledgeable environmental barrister, whose calm and logical approach is reassuring to clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Victoria Hutton - 39 Essex Chambers A promising junior with a sound grasp of environmental law and good forensic skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philippa Jackson - 39 Essex Chambers She has sound judgement and produces clear and persuasive pleadings, setting the client at ease with her mastery of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christiaan Zwart - 39 Essex Chambers A standout counsel for complex environmental issues, he mucks in and is incredibly responsive, both intellectually and practically.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers is certainly up there with the very best, offering real depth in planning and environment work from the brilliance of its most senior silks to their new intake. They would always be in my top three for advising clients on who to appoint.’

‘Chambers’ strengths are in the broad range of barristers available to cover our areas of practice – environment, planning, highway and local government law.’

‘This set is the pre-eminent environmental set in my view. They now have strength in depth and carry specialists in many areas of environmental law. My go to set for environmental issues.’

‘Brilliant. Always responsive. Always willing to collaborate and to sound out issues to.’

‘They are brilliant and probably my favourite construction set – just because they have so much choice, so much knowledge and the set really gels in every single part from reception to the clerks to the members.’

Clerks

‘Always professional, approachable and responsive.’

‘Clerks are excellent, user-friendly and responsive. They are true participants in the commercial endeavours of this set. First-rate service!’

‘I have found Andrew Poyser easily approachable, friendly and knowledgeable, and eager to help.’

‘The clerks’ room is very helpful. They are quick to respond and really considerate of who the right person for the work is, factoring in expertise, availability and suitable seniority. Andrew Poyser is the clerk that I would ordinarily contact. He is very efficient, which is exactly what I am looking for when I instruct counsel.’

‘Andrew Poyser is a star. I can have an open commercial discussion and he makes their service fit – brilliant.’

North Eastern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly - 39 Essex ChambersArianna is a superb advocate. She is methodical in her reasoning and makes complex concepts straightforward to understand. She works really hard and is always someone you want fighting your corner. She has star quality about her.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Eliza Sharron - 39 Essex ChambersExtremely conscientious and committed to her clients - a joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 1

39 Essex Chambers continues to be seen as 'an undoubted leader in the personal injury arena', and is particularly 'well known for undertaking sterling work on behalf of defendant insurers'. The 'plethora of top quality QCs' at the set was recently increased even further; Emily Formby QC and Judith Ayling QC both took silk in 2021, while Nina Goolamali QC is a respected arrival from 2 Temple Gardens. Neil Block QC is leading Camilla Church for the defendants in the Court of Appeal case Al Najar v Cumberland Hotel, in which an intruder entered a hotel bedroom and attempted to murder several occupants, causing catastrophic injuries. In an illustration of the set's expertise in sports injury work, Susan Rodway QC and Emma Corkill are representing a group of former professional rugby union players in their landmark claims against Rugby Football Union, Welsh Rugby Union and World Rugby.

Personal injury - Leading Silks

Neil Block QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn excellent QC who brings wisdom and calmness to any situation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Derek O'Sullivan QC - 39 Essex ChambersTenacious, thorough and an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Susan Rodway QC - 39 Essex ChambersA great advocate - definitely someone you want on your side. 
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlie Cory-Wright QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery well-respected and senior, as well as being very clever and good with clients. 
Ranked: Tier 3
Nina Goolamali QC39 Essex Chambers 'Nina has an excellent eye for detail. She is very thorough and approachable, very commercial and excellent on complex quantum and liability cases.'
Ranked: Tier 3
James Todd QC - 39 Essex ChambersA diligent and polished advocate who has a very good reputation in the insurance industry.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury - 2021 Silks

Judith Ayling QC - 39 Essex ChambersJudith is a measured and impressive barrister who brings her great intellect and attention to detail to bear in high-value claims.
Emily Formby QC - 39 Essex ChambersEmily cuts to the issues and is sensible and pragmatic.

Insurance fraud - Leading Juniors

Sadie Crapper - 39 Essex ChambersSadie is a formidable barrister. She is precise, careful, and forensic and works very hard.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Christian Du Cann - 39 Essex ChambersFormidable on his feet, clever and good with people, he is forensic and will fight hard.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bernard Doherty - 39 Essex ChambersA cool head at all times and supreme with his knowledge and advice. A QC in all but name.
Ranked: Tier 1
Geoffrey Brown - 39 Essex ChambersGeoffrey is an extremely able and vastly experience advocate. He is an excellent pleader and has a great ability to influence and control the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sadie Crapper - 39 Essex ChambersSadie is a formidable barrister. She is precise, careful, and forensic and works very hard.
Ranked: Tier 3
Romilly Cummerson - 39 Essex ChambersRomilly is a very personable barrister, thorough in her preparation and strategically aware.
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Church - 39 Essex ChambersCamilla is always extremely well-prepared, has excellent technical skills and is very strategic in her approach.
Ranked: Tier 4
Quintin Fraser - 39 Essex ChambersAn exceptional advocate. Excellent preparation and forensic cross-examination. 
Ranked: Tier 4
Angela Rainey - 39 Essex ChambersVery keen and eager to meet expectations, as well as being good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jack Holborn - 39 Essex ChambersJack is a hardworking and knowledgeable advocate, who has good control of the court and judge.
Ranked: Tier 5
Samantha Jones - 39 Essex ChambersHer knowledge of the area is remarkable, and her client care abilities are second to none.
Ranked: Tier 5
Colin Thomann - 39 Essex ChambersColin is very industrious, calm, clear-headed and perceptive.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Emma Corkill - 39 Essex ChambersHer pleadings are incisive and reflect careful thought about the issues in the case.
Ranked: Tier 5
Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersGreat attention to detail. Very experienced. Extremely personable and knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent set – an undoubted leader in the personal injury arena.’

‘The available of a range of high-quality advocates handling a broad range of work is what sets 39 Essex apart.’

’39 Essex Chambers is in the front rank of personal injury claims.’

‘A strong set which is well known for undertaking sterling work on behalf of defendant insurers.’

’39 Essex is a strong set when it comes to defendant personal injury work, counting amongst its members a plethora of top quality QCs and also having many very competent juniors amidst its ranks, which makes for considerable strength in breadth and depth.’

Clerking 

‘Excellent clerking, accessible and efficient.’

‘Very helpful clerks with immediate responses when needed. Always keen to assist.’

‘Ben Sundborg is excellent. He knows his clientele very well and will go out of his way to meet clients’ needs. He is always keen to look at ways of improving service delivery. Very personable and professional.’

‘Tom Gibbons is an outstanding clerk. There is nothing he cannot make happen. He will go above and beyond to make sure we get what we need, when we need it.’

‘The clerking team provide an impeccable service.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 1

39 Essex Chambers is ‘up there with the market leaders for professional discipline‘, with an equally strong reputation in disciplinary proceedings involving a full spectrum of medical and legal matters. Gregory Treverton-Jones QC  is ‘considered to be the expert for Solicitors Discipline and Regulation‘ – he represented a solicitor who, despite the fact that one allegation being substantiated, received £27,000 in costs after the case was described by the tribunal as being based on “errors and misunderstandings”. Top juniors include David Bradly, ‘scrupulously fair and even-handed, yet most effective in cross-examining witnesses’, and the ‘very knowledgeablePeter Mant, who represented the Professional Standard Authority in joint appeals against the acquittal of two nurses of dishonesty charges relating to the production and use of a fabricated training certificate.

Leading Silks

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC - 39 Essex ChambersConsidered to be the expert for solicitors discipline and regulation. An excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fenella Morris QC39 Essex ChambersShe is excellent on her feet, and is able read the court and advance arguments in the most persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Tabachnik QC39 Essex ChambersAndrew is a go-to advocate for regulators’ most complex and high profile cases, who brings a rigorous but collaborative approach and a phenomenal work ethic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Jenni Richards QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery approachable and easy to work with. Brilliant on public law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery knowledgeable and you know the product will be right.
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Butler-Cole QC - 39 Essex ChambersA very strong counsel.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rory Dunlop QC39 Essex ChambersHe is willing to get into the detail of a case and is able to stay focused in the face of disruption and aggression from opponents. A true leader in the regulation of immigration services, and great to work with – always available, and showing huge commitment.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

David Bradly - 39 Essex ChambersDavid is an excellent advocate. He is scrupulously fair and even-handed, yet most effective in cross-examining witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Mant - 39 Essex ChambersVery knowledgeable in the sector - and of the organisation in particular -and applies that in a practical and pragmatic way.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersA clever and insightful lawyer able to develop and articulate complex legal issues. A silk in waiting.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Good public law and regulatory set with wide experience.’

‘One of the leading chambers for professional discipline work for solicitors.’

‘Chambers has a good reputation for professional discipline, and when there is a complex case in the solicitors’ disciplinary tribunal it is common to see counsel from 39 Essex representing both sides.’

‘The set has a number of outstanding barristers with strong expertise in healthcare regulatory work. They provide outstanding training and good value for money.’

Clerking

‘Peter Campbell and his team are fantastic.’

‘The clerks/administration staff I have experience of are Jamie Tucker and Hannah Milne. I have found both to be receptive, helpful and prompt in dealing with queries.’

‘Anthony King is an excellent clerk – he always responds to emails quickly and nothing is too much trouble.’

Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly39 Essex ChambersArianna is friendly and approachable. Robust when necessary and clearly committed to providing and does provide excellent representation.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Eleanor Grey QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe has incisive legal knowledge of the interface between inquiries and healthcare - one of the most knowledgeable silks in this field. Accordingly a go-to silk for difficult healthcare-related inquiries. Cuts through complex materials to the issues that matter, and is trusted by judges. Always cool, calm and collected - totally unflappable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jenni Richards QC - 39 Essex ChambersJenni has an astonishing ability to keep her composure and focus under immense pressure. She is a devastating cross-examiner of expert medical witnesses - not brutal, but leading them where she wants among documents and factual propositions by her complete mastery of huge amounts of medical, factual and historical material. When dealing with the ill, bereaved and their families, she questions them in an open, sympathetic and compassionate way which elicits the best evidence from them.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Grange QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe carries out an extremely thorough, effective and forensic examination of key witnesses in a calm and unflappable way.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Samantha Jones - 39 Essex ChambersSuper bright, able to handle vast amounts of information and material, and grasps issues quickly. Always cuts through to the heart of a matter, is concise and with punchy written work. Works extremely hard and never seems to run out of energy.
Ranked: Tier 3

Northern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly39 Essex ChambersFriendly and approachable counsel with first-rate Court of Protection knowledge. Robust when necessary and clearly committed to providing and does provide excellent representation.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections) Tier 2

'Leading set' 39 Essex Chambers are 'big hitters in judicial review', with members having expertise in a broad range of public law matters on top of its well-known expertise on medico-legal issues, immigration matters (an area in which some of the set's members are instructed for the government in their most sensitive cases), and planning law. James Strachan QC and Nicola Kohn represented the claimants in MDU v Secretary of State for Health, concerning the government's proposal to create a clinical negligence indemnity scheme that the claimants allege would not cover incidents before the policy was introduced. As sole counsel, Nicola Greaney represented the DVLA in a judicial review brought by a member of the public, who cited Article 1 Protocol 1 rights after being unable to renew an expired personalised number plate. Deok Joo Rhee QC defended the London Borough of Redbridge in judicial review to a policy challenge to the way in which the borough makes educational provision for visually impaired children in mainstream settings, with challenges brought on grounds of discrimination under both the ECHR and the Equality Act 2010. A number of members also have experience of acting as a special advocate.

Rising stars

Katherine Barnes - 39 Essex ChambersShe is very good for public law challenges.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Boukraa - 39 Essex ChambersBrilliant on paper, really well constructed and focussed grounds of defence. Quickly gets to grips with factually difficult cases and not afraid to take on far more senior counsel. One to watch for the future.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Fenella Morris QC - 39 Essex ChambersFenella is great for high level, complex, high profile cutting edge work. Has a good understanding of the health sector.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Strachan QC - 39 Essex ChambersJames is tremendously hard-working. He has a knack of finding the winning point in complex cases and is an accomplished advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlie Cory-Wright QC - 39 Essex ChambersHis lines of question demonstrate his experience of closed material proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleanor Grey QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe is able to bring her considerable experience to bear in identifying good outcomes for clients and how best to achieve them
Ranked: Tier 3
Nigel Pleming QC - 39 Essex ChambersExtremely experienced and powerful advocate, the very best in the field, able to unravel the complex and difficult into thoroughly convincing submissions always trusted by the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Deok Joo Rhee QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe produces very impressive written argument. She is a superb administrative lawyer of good judgement, with a broad knowledge of the principles and the case law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jenni Richards QC - 39 Essex ChambersJenni is an outstanding advocate and leader. She is an excellent advocate - forensic, tough when needed, but also with tremendous empathy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Parishil Patel QC - 39 Essex ChambersGets the job done; clear and commercial advice; down-to-earth, sensible and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 4
Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersVikram has the knack of knowing precisely what needs to be done in relation to advancing a case, doing it, and not wasting time doing any more, which makes him capable of juggling a significantly larger case load than at first sight appears possible.
Ranked: Tier 4
Victoria Butler-Cole QC - 39 Essex ChambersA fantastic advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Kate Grange QC - 39 Essex ChambersKate is just excellent in everything she does.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersShe is a very strategic thinker, has exceptional in depth knowldge of her field with a very good client manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steve Broach - 39 Essex ChambersSteve is an excellent advocate, able to clearly present the case to the judge in a measured way and respond to judicial questioning calmly, maintaining a high standard of presentation of the case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Catherine Dobson - 39 Essex ChambersCatherine brings together academic qualities with a strong sense of the practical, making her the ideal public lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersNicola is an excellent advisory lawyer (both orally and in writing), quickly establishes the trust of clients (even when they are sceptical of authority figures as a result of other experiences), and is a highly skilled advocate too.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sian Davies - 39 Essex ChambersClear, committed, reliable, very knowledgeable and very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jack Holborn - 39 Essex ChambersHe combines a very sharp intellect with a disarming personal style, which makes him particularly effective in presenting difficult arguments on behalf of public authorities.
Ranked: Tier 3
Annabel Lee - 39 Essex ChambersAnnabel is incredibly diligent and on top of the detail. She knows the case law and provides clear and sensible advice on strategy and next steps in a case. You feel she always has both sides of the argument in mind and comes to very considered views.
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Mant - 39 Essex ChambersA good advocate whose cases are well-prepared and well-presented with a manner that the court likes
Ranked: Tier 3
Fiona Paterson - 39 Essex ChambersFiona brings a huge amount of expertise and wealth of experience in particular to issues concerning mental capacity and rights in prisons. Her written submissions and reasonings are excellent and she is extremely reliable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Tankel - 39 Essex ChambersA most impressive lawyer with a penetrating and subtle mind. He has an excellent understanding the need for restraint and economy of submission.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jack Anderson - 39 Essex ChambersUnflappable, clever and very hard working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Tabori - 39 Essex ChambersExtremely bright and can advise really well in a number of different areas of law. Unafraid of a challenging case and bold with arguments and approach. Willing and able to consider all angles of a case. Thorough and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicola Kohn - 39 Essex ChambersProvides very strong advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Leading set. Real strength in depth – you are getting the best for any level of seniority that the case demands.’

‘Excellent set of chambers, brilliant service and full of lovely people, both the barristers and clerks.’

‘Top tier in terms of knowledge and skills, and has the ability to deal effectively with cases that cross into other areas, such as commercial, environment and CoP.’

’39 Essex are big hitters in judicial reviews, and particularly in my area of immigration related issues, they seem to be one of the go to sets for important cases for the government.’

Clerking

‘Public sector clerks, Sheraton Doyle and Peter Campbell, provide an excellent service and have a real knowledge of the legal issues and market in the area of public sector work.’

‘Peter Campbell is very skilled at matching counsel to the client and will always listen to even the smallest of points to make sure there is a good fit.’

‘The clerking service is very good: Anthony King is always on hand to assist – whether that’s sourcing appropriate available counsel or assisting with administrative matters during the course of instructing counsel.’

‘The service and clerks’ room has as its foundation a strong and tight knit community with strong internal communication. Jamie Tucker – one of the practice managers in the public law team – deserves particular mention. He is astute, responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘The clerking service is very good. Michael Kaplan has a calm presence and enjoys a good rapport with solicitors and understands the needs of solicitors from the start in instructing counsel to the end in settling counsel’s fees. Alistair Davidson is very courteous.’

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 2

39 Essex Chambers is ‘a proficient and excellent set‘, with particular strength in defendant work, however the set has a growing claimant-side practice. Key areas of instruction include protection of right to life and medical treatment, immigration and human rights, right to property and children’s rights. Katherine Apps represented United the Union in a judicial review of North Yorkshire Police’s declaration that picketing as part of industrial action was not “work purposes” under the second round of coronavirus regulations, making it an offence to leave one’s home without “reasonable excuse”. A number of members of the set have expertise in acting as special advocates in closed material proceedings, with Lisa Giovannetti QC particularly notable for her government-side work in national security cases.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Lisa Giovannetti QC39 Essex ChambersLisa is a scintillating and formidable advocate whose mastery of the law and common sense is always highly attractive to the judge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersA very strategic thinker and has exceptional in depth knowledge of her field.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steve Broach39 Essex ChambersSteve is a first-class barrister: he has a superb mind, a great work ethic, is good with clients, and understands the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘The best on public law, mental health, discrimination. Measured, consistently brilliant and committed.’

’39 Essex are amongst our go to choice of chambers. They have good clerks and breadth across the public law landscape.’

’39 Essex has a real depth of excellent barristers which makes instructing them a no-brainer. They are very much on top of their game when it comes to providing training.’

‘Easily the top set in mental capacity cases.’

Clerking 

‘The clerks are brilliant. They genuinely understand the work the barristers do and, importantly, that the instructing solicitors do. Because of this they have good relationships with instructing solicitors who trust their judgment, meaning the very capable juniors get exposure to new and good quality work.’

‘A great set and great clerks, especially Hannah Milne.’

‘Very good, in particular Peter Campbell.’

London Bar > Construction Tier 2

39 Essex Chambers offers 'great strength in depth,' with experience and top quality services across the silk and junior level. At the highest level, Paul Darling QC has been involved with the PTT vs Triplepoint Supreme Court case, concerning an employer is entitled to liquidated damages if the employer terminates the contract before completion, and "negligence" in a limitation of liability clause carries the same meaning as in tort or not. Across chambers, 25 barristers have been involved with phase two of the Grenfell inquiry, with Kate Grange QC in of particular visibility as part of the counsel to the inquiry team. Its barristers also work internationally, with arbitration matters worldwide and the set having a strong presence in Asia, including offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Leading Silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersStuart is a phenomenally skilful barrister, with an exceptional ability both to seize the high-level points in a given dispute and to capture the most granular details in issue. He is relentlessly commercial in his approach, combined with a remarkable ability to persuade, at both the level of the client and the tribunal. He is one of the finest barristers of his generation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Marion Smith QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery experienced and respected, even by opponents. She has a very pleasant and calm disposition, even in the most pressured of situations.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Darling QC - 39 Essex ChambersExtraordinarily able. Highly pragmatic. Encyclopaedic knowledge of his sector and the legal profession in general. A clever strategic thinker, able to get inside judges' minds. He is clear in his analysis and firm in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersAdrian displays outstanding understanding of commercial realities and he is adept at working with international clients and tribunals. He is highly experienced as an arbitrator and is well-connected to work in Asia. He is responsive, quick on his feet and a great problem-solver.
Ranked: Tier 3
Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersKarim is a joy to work with: able to cut straight to the key issues and distill these down for any arbitral tribunal. He works well as part of a team with partners and junior solicitors equally and is always available. Karim is simply an outstanding barrister in the construction sector.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Robb QC - 39 Essex ChambersAdam is exceptional. He is able to distil vast amounts of complex information and make it clear and concise. Adam is a very modern silk, a pleasure to work with and clients really like him.
Ranked: Tier 4
Kate Grange QC - 39 Essex ChambersBalanced, sensible and extremely capable opponent, with a strong sense of fairness.
Ranked: Tier 5
Lindy Patterson QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe has excellent black-letter law expertise and international experience. A good listener and a careful lawyer and thinker. Good in complex disputes.
Ranked: Tier 5
David Brynmor Thomas QC - 39 Essex ChambersDavid is very strong construction lawyer with excellent cross examination skills and can come up to speed in very short time. His ability to identify flaws in other side case is marvelous.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Alexandra Bodnar - 39 Essex ChambersAlex provides a first-class service. She gets into the trenches on claims - work is always turned round promptly and is of real quality. She is an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jess Connors - 39 Essex ChambersJess has unrivalled attention to detail, incredible work ethic and a very helpful, approachable always available attitude. Jess is razor sharp of mind and often spots and solves issues before others in the room have even noticed them. A brilliant lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3
Karen Gough - 39 Essex ChambersKaren is tenacious, accomplished, thorough and constructively fierce when required. One of the best barristers we have worked with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Melissa Shipley - 39 Essex ChambersMelissa is an excellent junior, who is comfortable leading cases or working with QCs. Her detailed understanding of the technical and factual issues quickly earn her the respect and confidence of clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Sawtell - 39 Essex ChambersDavid has the ability to get to the heart of a dispute with impressive speed. His written advice is clear and focused. As an advocate, David is firm whilst remaining calm. If you want counsel on your side who is a fighter then David is my first choice for all property and construction matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rebecca Drake - 39 Essex ChambersBrilliant with clients - she always makes them feel confident and capable of understanding what is going on. Great in conferences and strong in written advice. Her advice is particularly connercuak - sometimes all you get from other barristers is straight legal advice on a document and or facts, and what you need is that applied to the actual situation and options available. Rebecca is really strong in this aspect.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anthony Edwards - 39 Essex ChambersUnflappable and relaxed, both in hearings and in conference with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Patrick Hennessey - 39 Essex ChambersPatrick is a talented and hard-working barrister, with a sharp mind, and ability to pick up the key issues rapidly. He is also a skilled advocate and is constantly improving. In addition to his technical skills, he is accessible and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

’39 Essex Chambers is an excellent, all-round commercial set. I have worked with a number of their barristers, primarily in relation to construction, adjudication, and international arbitration. I have also had some dealings with them in relation to commercial matters. I think they offer a great service in all of these areas.’

‘Large and wide-ranging chambers but for construction an excellent place for QC and junior support.’

’39 Essex Chambers is an outstanding construction set. It now has great strength in depth, from the top-rated silks, such as Stuart Catchpole QC, through more junior silks, brilliant senior juniors (like Jess Connors) and outstanding junior juniors.’

‘The Chambers has some very experienced counsel in the field of construction. Their training programmes are topical and very well delivered.’

Clerks

‘The clerks’ room at 39 is the best at the construction and engineering bar. Niki Merison and Mark Winrow care about you, they care about the work and the clients and go above and beyond to ensure everything is running smoothly on matters. Superb.’

‘Very responsive, friendly and accommodating staff.’

‘The clerks are helpful and friendly. They are able to direct you to the appropriate counsel and give adequate advice on the same. They are generally responsive and easy to work with.’

‘A strong clerks room. Niki Merison and Mark Winrow are particular stars.’

London Bar > European Union law Tier 2

A number of members of 39 Essex Chambers advise extensively on EU law. Timothy Lyons QC has a strong reputation for EU customs issues, in addition to representing professional bodies in relation to EU money laundering directive. Fellow silk Deok Joo Rhee QC is representing the trustees in Bankruptcy in Case C-168/20 Joint Trustees in Bankruptcy of Mr M, a case pending before the CJEU regarding the compliance of UK insolvency law under EU freedom of establishment and citizenship provisions. As regards juniors, Katherine Apps represented European Public Service Unions as sole counsel before the CJEU.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Lyons QC - 39 Essex ChambersThe authority in the UK for customs and trade law, and one of the few shining lights in EU customs law. He wrote the book on the topic. He is just incredibly good.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersGreat attention to detail, able to marshal myriad facts whilst keeping the bigger picture in mind. Good technical legal ability. Able to make the facts and the law fit together well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Staker - 39 Essex ChambersChris responded quickly with very helpful and constructive advice and his French-language ability was significantly of particular use.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

‘The clerks have been very helpful in my dealings with them.’

They are excellent. Alastair Davidson in particular.

 

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

39 Essex Chambers is 'a solid construction law set with a number of good arbitrators'. The set has an especially strong standing for disputes in the Middle East, Asia and the Chinese-speaking world, where members such as Adrian Hughes QC have built up extremely good reputations, both as arbitrator and counsel. The set fields a selection of eminent full time arbitrators, including Peter Rees QC, a leading choice to chair major energy and construction disputes, David Bateson, who is based in Singapore, and Lord Dyson, a former Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls.

Testimonials

Clerking

‘The clerks room works very well and efficiently.’

 

London Bar > Public international law

Leading Juniors

Christopher Staker - 39 Essex ChambersChristopher is very professional. His high-level expertise in public international law is invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersExtremely bright and able. She has huge and in-depth knowledge of her subjects, writes exceptionally well and with clarity. Thoughtful, works exceptionally well with lay and professional clients, very responsive and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

James Strachan QC - 39 Essex ChambersJames is highly intelligent, with outstanding analytical skills. His knowledge of regulatory financial services is excellent. He has a calm, clear and concise style.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

Leading Silks

Fenella Morris QC - 39 Essex ChambersGreat on complex, cutting-edge high-profile cases, and an excellent advocate with good leadership skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jenni Richards QC - 39 Essex ChambersThe go-to silk for anything that requires thinking outside the box and imaginative legal argument. She has a really broad practice that gives a great understanding of any area of law.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 2

39 Essex Chambers ‘is particularly well equipped to deal with cross-border disputes, especially in the field of tort claims’. Michael McParland QC has had a particularly strong year and advised the widow of an investment banker who was killed in a helicopter crash in the Peruvian Andes. Bernard Doherty represents a an Ibiza nightclub in defending a £8.5m personal injury claim brought by former footballer Joey Hutchinson, who suffered a spinal injury.

Leading Silks

Michael McParland QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe puts judges at their ease and is a fearsome cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Block QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe is brilliantly strategic in cases where the inter-relationship between UK and foreign law and evidence is concerned.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlie Cory-Wright QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery considered, very clever and very hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Bernard Doherty - 39 Essex ChambersTactically astute in application of foreign law arguments.
Ranked: Tier 1
Colin Thomann - 39 Essex ChambersHis knowledge of German and of European civil law generally is particularly helpful.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great set – excel at international law matters.’

‘Good depth of knowledge in travel and jurisdictional matters.’

’39 Essex has very many barristers and so great strength in depth. The facilities are excellent – very modern.’

’39 Essex has some excellent practitioners, most particularly Bernard Doherty, who is one of the best in the field.’

Clerking

‘Excellent.’

‘Very approachable and responsive.’

‘The clerks are generally very helpful. Ben Sunborg is always excellent.’

‘Hannah Milne is excellent. Very good at accommodating last minute queries.’

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 3

'Fantastic set' 39 Essex Chambers' team was recently bolstered at the senior end, following Judith Ayling QC and Emily Formby QC's elevation to silk in March 2021. Neil Block QC (who 'knows exactly what his best points are') and Romilly Cummerson, whose 'advice is succinct, to the point and balanced', continue to defend the NHS against multiple claims brought by patients arising from hip replacement surgery. The 'always thorough and well-prepared' James Todd QC is well versed in handling high-value, catastrophic claims, and recently represented the NHS in a misdiagnosis claim concerning infant hydrocephalus. Charlie Cory-Wright QC is 'confident in his interactions with the judge'; he continues to act in the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Leading Silks

Neil Block QC - 39 Essex ChambersA silk of complete integrity and high intellectual strength. He is always fair and very delightful to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlie Cory-Wright QC - 39 Essex ChambersCharlie is thoughtful, calm, astute, and always happy to roll up his sleeves and be part of the team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Susan Rodway QC - 39 Essex ChambersSusan is fearless. She is a fantastic advocate and will go the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Todd QC - 39 Essex ChambersA strong advocate who always keeps a calm demeanour in court.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Judith Ayling QC - 39 Essex ChambersOne of the sharpest clinical negligence barristers around - she is diligent, hard working and meticulously prepared. 
Emily Formby QC - 39 Essex ChambersEmily is always measured and has an exceptionally thorough approach. Where Emily is involved, we know our client's case is stronger for it.

Leading Juniors

Emma Corkill - 39 Essex ChambersShe is a skilled advocate who handles difficult conferences well, ensuring clients are at ease and fully understand the case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Romilly Cummerson - 39 Essex ChambersIn court her advocacy skills shine. She is tenacious and really fights for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christian Du Cann - 39 Essex ChambersChristian always has great command of the room, handling witnesses and experts with skill.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersA junior who is incredibly client-focused and fantastically clever.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ashley Pratt - 39 Essex ChambersHe is straight-talking, gets to the heart of complex issues quickly and provides excellent client care.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

39 Essex Street is one of the premier sets around and has undoubted depth and experience.

Excellent chambers – well known and respected.

39 Essex is a fantastic set.

Excellent set of leading counsel.

This set has real strength in depth and has recruited well to ensure that you are getting the best for any level of seniority that the case demands.

Clerking 

The clerks provide a fantastic service. They are part of the team.

The clerking is very efficient. Hannah Milne, in particular, deals with things confidently and with minimum fuss.

Tom Gibbons and Ben Sundborg exude professionalism whilst maintaining a personable, friendly approach.

The clerks are very friendly and will go out of their way to assist their clients.

Clerking in general is excellent, responsive and helpful. Of particular note is Hannah Milne, who is able and willing to assist as far as possible to ensure that instructions are dealt with and appropriate counsel identified.

London Bar > Costs Tier 3

One of the best sets around‘, 39 Essex Chambers houses a ‘very strong costs team‘ that was again involved in some of the market’s landmark costs disputes in the past year. Vikram Sachdeva QC is particularly noted for commercial costs, disciplinary costs, and costs in public law, frequently appearing at the Court of Appeal. Judith Ayling QC took silk in 2021 and instructed in connection with funding issues pertaining to an application in the Competition Appeals Tribunal, as part of UK Trucks Claim Limited v Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and others, with Simon Edwards also acting in the case on matters relating to damages-based agreements. Shaman Kapoor has been very busy on the costs front as well, including handing the costs elements of high-value group actions, and fellow junior Nicola Greaney stands out in costs matters related to personal injury and clinical negligence.

Leading Silks

Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn excellent advocate who is very easy to work with, very responsive, and has a great understanding of the healthcare sector and clinical issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Judith Ayling QC - 39 Essex ChambersShe cuts like a hot knife through butter to the heart of the key issues in each case.

Leading Juniors

Shaman Kapoor - 39 Essex ChambersOne of the best costs juniors out there.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Edwards - 39 Essex ChambersExcellent on costs and a measured and thoughtful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Greaney - 39 Essex ChambersAn excellent, resourceful and well-prepared advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

A very strong costs team.

One of the strongest sets in the UK and has top practitioners in a wide range of disciplines.

Good quality throughout.

One of the best sets around.

Clerking

I have found Oscar Redif, Sheraton Doyle and Peter Campbell to be very helpful.

Alistair Davidson is a great leader and Hannah Milne is diligent, hard working and provides a fantastic service.

Alastair Davidson is the senior llerk with vast experience. He has a large team of clerks under him who work tirelessly for the members. The relationship between the members and the clerks is very good.

Alastair Davidson very helpful if I ever have any issues at 39 Essex Chambers.

I have only ever had top notch service from the clerks.

London Bar > Data protection Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers is strong in public and regulatory law, and has particular expertise in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Eleanor Grey QC acts for a number of public sector clients, with a focus on the health and social care sector. The ‘very clear, reasonable and cleverRory Dunlop QC is ‘an excellent advocate who commands respect’. Dunlop successfully acted for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Maurizi v ICO and CPS in the Upper Tribunal in relation to the CPS' refusal to disclose e-mails with the Swedish Prosecution Authority regarding Julian Assange.

Leading Silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe had a clear sense of strategy and direction, and was happy to get into the real weeds of the case - a healthy balance between oversight as leader and getting to grips with the detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set:

‘The set has hosted a number of useful and interesting webinars in relation to information law matters’.

‘One of the top two or three sets in data protection’.

Clerking:

‘The clerks are professional, friendly and respond in a timely manner’.

‘They provide a good service’.

London Bar > Education Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers are 'responsive', 'progressive' and 'outstanding' when it comes to education work. Rory Dunlop QC successfully acted for the claimant in R (AW) v St George’s University of London, resulting in the termination of the claimant's registration for failure to attend an occupational health appointment being quashed on grounds of unfairness. Steve Broach represented the claimant in R (Shaw and another) v Secretary of State for Education, a challenge to a number of statutory instruments issued by the Secretary of State for Education downgrading duties owed to children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, citing the coronavirus pandemic.

Rising stars

Katherine Barnes - 39 Essex ChambersHer strengths are clarity of advice, willingness to think outside of the box, and her ability to resolve an issue expediently.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe is fantastic at finding solutions to entrenched problems and advising on practical solutions to academic problems.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fenella Morris QC - 39 Essex ChambersAble to deal extremely well with complex and novel issues.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jack Anderson - 39 Essex ChambersA good advocate under pressure and technically very good.
Ranked: Tier 3
Steve Broach - 39 Essex ChambersHe brings cutting-edge judicial reviews on behalf of his clients, and knows education law inside out.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Jennifer Thelen - 39 Essex ChambersJennifer is pragmatic in her outlook, prepares very thoroughly, and is tenacious but courteous in her submissions.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Responsive. Progressive.’

’39 Essex are one of my ‘go to’ chambers for education work. They have a range of specialists in education.’

Clerking

‘All of the clerks I have spoken to are friendly and very helpful and they will always do their best to assist you. They ensure the transition between counsel and clerk is seamless, saving time.’

‘I mainly deal with Peter Campbell and Jamie Tucker, both of whom are really approachable and really helpful. They are quick to respond to enquiries and will find the ideal barrister to assist with a particular job.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers is ‘a fantastic and energetic set that always has a “can do” attitude’ and clients remark that it is ‘an excellent set for construction, infrastructure and energy matters with impressive talent at all levels of seniority’. The set has a different approach to that of many others active in this area, particularly due to the emphasis on regulatory matters in its energy caseload. Its members frequently act for oil exploration and refining companies, infrastructure contractors, utilities, state-owned corporate entities, regulators, insurers and commodity traders in policy, regulation and construction matters. Among its recent work is extensive advice to nuclear risk insurers on the revision to terms of insurance to comply with revised Paris Convention on Nuclear Liability. Stephen Tromans QC is the leading adviser on such matters. Among the set’s other prominent members is Stuart Catchpole QC, who handled the appeal of awards in two arbitrations concerning the construction of a pipeline in Turkey.

Leading Silks

Stephen Tromans QC - 39 Essex ChambersStephen is a phenomenal barrister, his depth of knowledge is exceptional and he is head and shoulders above anyone else in terms of nuclear law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn outstanding advocate, probably the best cross-examiner in the energy field, his preparation is always outstanding and his work ethic is ferocious.
Ranked: Tier 2
Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersKarim combines incandescent intelligence with an unparalleled work ethic, and he is often said to be one of the very top talents of his generation.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Strachan QC - 39 Essex ChambersOne of the most analytical minds at the Bar, he is a very experienced, smooth and effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - 39 Essex ChambersAt an excellent set for construction, infrastructure and energy matters with impressive talent at all levels of seniority, Richard can be confidently recommended.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Jess Connors - 39 Essex ChambersJess has unrivalled attention to detail, an incredible work ethic and a razor-sharp mind that often spots and solves issues before others in the room have even noticed them.
Ranked: Tier 1
Duncan Sinclair - 39 Essex ChambersDuncan is well versed in energy-related regulatory law, his advice is clear and concise, and his customer service is impeccable.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

’39 Essex is a great set offering an extremely high-quality service. They have a strong offering of barristers who specialise in energy disputes.’

’39 Essex Chambers remains an excellent set for construction, infrastructure and energy matters with impressive talent at all levels of seniority.’

’39 Essex is an excellent chambers and I have worked with a number of barristers through the years. They are my go to chambers.’

’39 Essex Chambers is an outstanding energy set. It now has great strength in depth, from the top-rated silks, through more junior silks, excellent senior juniors and outstanding junior juniors.’

‘39 Essex Chambers has strength in depth  in relation to environmental law. It also offers extremely useful and informative training sessions on a variety of topics.’

Clerks

‘They are simply brilliant. Approachable, efficient, and very friendly and professional.’

‘Niki Merrison is my main point of contact. He is exceptional, and always willing to go the extra mile to assist.’

‘I have worked with Niki Merison and Mark Winrow and can recommend both of them highly. While Lindsay Scott had some very big shoes to fill, my sense is that she is doing a fine job. And Rod Noble remains a very good friend to many  in Asia.’

‘Good responsive service. Andrew Poyser has been very proactive in the NI market for many years.’

‘The clerks are professional and always available.’

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers' immigration set includes, Lisa Giovannetti QC 'quite simply the best immigration lawyer in the country' and national security expert Charlie Cory-Wright QC. Experienced in judicial reviews and challenges to control orders, its barristers regularly appear across all levels of the court system, including regular representation of the Home Office.  Standout highlights include Giovannetti's representation of the Home Office in AM (Zimbabwe) v SSHD in a matter concerning deportations of individuals to places where they will receive inadequate medical treatment and Rory Dunlop QC's representation of the same body in S3 v SSHD, a sensitive matter pertaining to alleged support of foreign terrorists).

Leading Silks

Lisa Giovannetti QC - 39 Essex ChambersQuite simply the best immigration lawyer in the country - huge experience, great advocate, impeccable judgment, trusted and respected by the judiciary and the Bar alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlie Cory-Wright QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe is an extremely able advocate, charming and very persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex ChambersEven at the immigration Bar, Rory's command of the authorities is unequalled. He uses this knowledge to great effect, on his feet he can cut down other counsel by showing their submissions are based on misreadings of complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jack Holborn - 39 Essex ChambersHis work is always first class. He is assiduous in his written pleadings, picks up new and helpful points, and is an advocate who is particularly impressive on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Zane Malik - 39 Essex ChambersZane is an outstanding barrister, with a tremendously good reputation and instills confidence in his solicitors. The strength that stands out is his encyclopedic knowledge of case law, which is not limited to immigration or public law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Staker - 39 Essex ChambersChris has always proven to be an exceptionally bright and able opponent. He absorbs information quickly, processes the same and is adaptable enough to manage complex new issues and shifts in evidence as they occur. He is a consummate professional.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

39 Essex are big hitters in this area and are one of the go to sets for the government. They have a huge amount of talent in their team at all levels.”

For public law with an immigration focus, 39 Essex is an excellent set.”

I work with a few barristers at 39 Essex and have found them all to be of a very high quality.”

 

Clerking

Peter Campbell is excellent.”

The service and clerks’ room has as its foundation and strong and tight knit community with strong internal communication. This is one of the striking and best features of 39 EC.”

They are efficient and personable – and prepared to go the extra mile for clients.”

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers is a strong choice for international arbitration, particularly for construction, infrastructure and energy-related disputes. The set's international reach, with outposts in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, makes it particularly popular for disputes in the Middle East and Asia. Among the senior and junior members, Karim Ghaly QC has established himself as a favoured choice for clients in the Middle East, while Adrian Hughes QC is one of the foremost Chinese arbitration specialists operating in the market. This is in addition to several highly experienced senior juniors including Karen Gough, who handles a broad mix of energy and infrastructure disputes, and Jess Connors.

Leading Silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery smart, detail oriented, he makes very persuasive arguments.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersSolid and experienced, he has a great understanding of the China market.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Darling QC - 39 Essex ChambersAdaptability and focus have made Paul a gamechanger and his wealth of experience in conducting arbitrations in Asia Pacific since 1990s is invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersA joy to work with: able to cut straight to the key issues and distill these down for any arbitral tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
David Brynmor Thomas QC - 39 Essex ChambersA confident advocate and rises to the demands of complex cases with great charm.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Karen Gough - 39 Essex ChambersImmensely hard-working, is tireless, resourceful, well-prepared at all times and a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Bellamy - 39 Essex ChambersVery experienced and skillful advocate. Knows the key issues the tribunal wish to be addressed on. Exceptional in cross-examining expert witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jess Connors - 39 Essex ChambersOutstanding and ridiculously intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

’39 Essex is a strong set and has a number of highly competent, qualified and experienced barristers who we regularly instruct as counsel or nominate as arbitrators.’

‘The quality of everyone that I interacted with from the Chambers has been top class.’

‘The set has very considerable depth in this area.’

Clerking

‘Niki Merison is an experienced clerk who is willing to have open and frank conversations regarding fees and budgets and appreciates that providing and expecting an hourly rate basis is not acceptable to most clients. Niki is always able to balance available budget, timelines and expertise to provide a client driven solution.’

‘The service of the clerks has always been exceptional, with particular mention to Niki Merison and Mark Winrow.’

‘Mark Winrow and Niki Merison are brilliant.’

London Bar > Health and safety

Leading Juniors

Christian Du Cann - 39 Essex ChambersAttention to detail and great client care.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Planning Tier 3

39 Essex Chambers is ‘excellent’, with a deep bench of ‘top-notch’ QCs and juniors. The set has significant expertise across planning, environment and public law, providing clients a wide offering under one roof. Members have been instructed on the full range of planning inquiries, from the development of airports to the regeneration of urban areas. Richard Wald QC and Paul Stinchcombe QC represented individuals from Stop Stansted Expansion campaign in the ongoing public inquiry to major developments at the airport – it is the first case on the proper interpretation of the definition of aviation-related nationally significant infrastructure projects; Thomas Hill QC and Philippa Jackson act for Stansted Airport. John Steel QC represents Jockey Club Racecourses in proceedings concerning its proposed redevelopment of Sandown Park Racecourse, which sits on ‘green belt’ land; the project will include housing on part of the site.

Rising stars

Katherine Barnes - 39 Essex ChambersKatherine is very responsive to queries and provides answers quickly, which is very helpful as a solicitor to ensure the matter progresses. Her calm manner is appreciated when dealing with any issues that arise. Katherine is also adept at explaining legal concepts to clients, to ensure the client feels that their concerns have been heard, while also advising on the best approach.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

James Strachan QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe has an excellent style, is tenacious and very easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Harwood OBE QC - 39 Essex ChambersA superb technical lawyer. His opinions carry weight due to reputation and the various books that he has written on various aspects of the subject. He is also willing to be creative in finding solutions and to work with a team. A very strong litigator.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Steel QC - 39 Essex ChambersHis strengths include attention to detail, a commercial approach and outlook, insightful inputs, legal expertise and the fact he is readily approachable. He is very much a team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Stinchcombe QC - 39 Essex ChambersPaul gives a case everything - completely focused and in command of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Tromans QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe is a go-to lawyer for anything in the waste sector. Beyond that, he has a comprehensive knowledge of planning and environmental planning issues, which make him eminently suited to large infrastructure work. He is extremely responsive and user friendly, which is always very welcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Village QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn intractable dedication to the cause, unwavering loyalty to the client and professional team. An astute tactician with an ability to focus on the overarching strategy without being distracted by unnecessary detail. Hugely effective cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Hill QC - 39 Essex ChambersTom is always very well-prepared, is very easy to get along with and understands the client’s commercial imperatives. His advice notes are well researched and impeccably written. He is very good with appeal inspectors and has a particularly good understanding of heritage work and the key balancing issues for heritage-related appeals. He is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Tabachnik QC - 39 Essex ChambersAndrew is responsive and extremely capable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Richard Wald QC - 39 Essex ChambersRichard is an excellent advocate, who has a good eye for detail. He is very approachable, and always remains in control of witnesses and third parties when cross-examining. Richard is a reassuring presence in any team and has a commanding view upon strategic and technical matters.

Leading Juniors

Christiaan Zwart - 39 Essex ChambersExcellent, knowledgeable counsel and extremely efficient for planning appeals, and vastly experienced in DCO procedures and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
James Burton - 39 Essex ChambersVery approachable and technically accurate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Celina Colquhoun - 39 Essex ChambersShe has an enormous breadth of knowledge and experience in planning law. She is a very good with the client, listening patiently and carefully and then explaining in a way that makes complicated law clear and understandable for the client. She is a good team member and to be recommended for all types of planning work.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ned Helme - 39 Essex ChambersVery approachable, careful and thorough. His advice is presented in a very logical and clear way, and he is very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Hutton - 39 Essex ChambersVictoria is a promising junior with a sound grasp of environmental law and good forensic skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stedman Jones - 39 Essex ChambersDaniel's strength lies in his ability to inspire confidence both in clients and instructing solicitors. His arguments whether oral or written are always well-structured and clear. Combined with his approachable and likeable manner you know he always has the client’s best interests at heart and is a safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 3
Juan Lopez - 39 Essex ChambersVery professional and diligent. A highly skilled advocate and able to turn the tables from friendly to challenging cross-examination at a moment's notice. Uses his experience to open up unforeseen opportunities during cross-examination. A real future star QC.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Darby - 39 Essex ChambersOne of the best junior barristers at the planning Bar. He has a superb legal mind and very sound practical judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philippa Jackson - 39 Essex ChambersPhilippa has sound judgement and produces clear and persuasive pleadings. She set the client at ease with her mastery of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘A good set. I always approach them for planning matters. Great training programme, very responsive clerks always offer a range of Counsel in terms of seniors and juniors. Easy to work with.’

‘I have found that this set has a very deep bench. The QCs and the juniors are top-notch.’

’39 Essex is an excellent chambers and I have worked with a number of barristers through the years. They are my go-to chambers.’

‘Strong set of chambers with a number of stand-out planning barristers.’

‘The best planning set – I always use them. Reliable, affordable, intelligent and commercial.’

Clerking

‘Andy Poyser is excellent ambassador for his chambers.’

‘The clerks are very responsive and excellent at arranging schedules so that the client has a very good experience.’

‘I have always found the clerks to be courteous, efficient and helpful.’

‘Faultless clerking – prompt, efficient and attentive.’

‘Superb. They consistently offer a first-class service.’

London Bar > Pensions

Leading Juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersShe's very bright. A QC in all but name.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Property litigation

Leading Juniors

Niraj Modha - 39 Essex ChambersA highly intelligent and careful junior with strong specialist knowledge. Ultra-responsive even though very busy. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any property related disputes. User-friendly and a strong team player.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Karishma Vora - 39 Essex ChambersA very hard working lawyer, who is always ready to go the extra mile for her client. Her written advocacy is of a high standard and she is able to break come complicated issues and present them is a simplified and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anna Lintner - 39 Essex ChambersAbsolutely one of my favourite commercial juniors and a star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Juniors

Anna Lintner - 39 Essex ChambersA go-to barrister on banking and financial services claims - she has a deep understanding of complex financial products and inspires confidence among clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

Leading Juniors

David Mitchell - 39 Essex ChambersA very approachable barrister with clients and a strong background in high value claims.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Agriculture

Leading Juniors

Juan Lopez - 39 Essex ChambersRobust. Well-organised. Great presentation.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

Leading Silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersTremendously intelligent and with exceptional judgement; Stuart is always able to see the wider picture, and to anticipate the court’s reaction to any line of argument. He is legally knowledgeable, his ability to master technical issues is nothing short of awe-inspiring, he is tremendously collegiate, and he always utterly masters his brief. Lay and professional clients absolutely love him - and with good reason.
Ranked: Tier 4
Neil Block QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery sensible, level-headed, cautious and pragmatic, as well as being a formidable advocate who impresses on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Bellamy - 39 Essex ChambersGreat for difficult and complex insurance points - he is a real authority on the subject and always provides considered commercial advice. Also, a first-class advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexandra Bodnar - 39 Essex ChambersAlways professional, exceptionally personable, and easily explains complex issues to clients and solicitors alike.
Ranked: Tier 4

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 4

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC – 39 Essex Chambers  A founding chair of the Singapore International Mediation Centre, 39 Essex Chambers' Edwin Glasgow CBE QC's track record includes mediations spanning jurisdictions across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the US. Recent representative mediation work ranges from a high-value international airport construction dispute, to corporate fraud allegations and an oil rig construction-related claim.

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 4

39 Essex Chambers is 'a strong set on construction' and is regularly instructed in professional negligence claims against construction professionals, including architects, surveyors, engineers and contractors. Stuart Catchpole QC's 'ability to master technical issues is nothing short of awe-inspiring'; 'he always utterly masters his brief'. The 'highly pragmatic' Paul Darling QC 'provides clear, direct, authoritative and practical advice', and is representing the claimant in Blue Manchester v Simpson Haugh, a case concerning the design of a cladding system.  

Leading Silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersStuart is tremendously intelligent. He is always able to see the wider picture, and his work ethic is ferocious.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Darling OBE QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe has an encyclopedic knowledge of his sector. A clever strategic thinker, able to get inside judges' minds. He cross-examines with devastating effect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersKarim is a leader. A very strategic, innovative thinker with gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Robb QC - 39 Essex ChambersAn excellent silk.
Ranked: Tier 4
Marion Smith QC - 39 Essex ChambersA very experienced and respected silk. She has a serene disposition, even in the most pressured of situations.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Alexandra Bodnar - 39 Essex ChambersShe is forthright, accessible, and quickly addresses the pertinent points of a case.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

Great strength in depth‘.

Clerking

A strong clerks room. Niki Merison and Mark Winrow are particular stars‘.

Excellent service and very well managed‘.

Mark Winrow and Niki Merison are brilliant‘.

London Bar > Sport Tier 4

39 Essex Chambers, hailed as a ‘full-service set, pushing hard and fast into the sports market', counts football, rugby, horse racing and motorsport among its foremost fields of expertise. Its caseload is notably broad, encompassing matters as varied as commercial contracts, image rights, stadium construction, anti-doping, fraud and corruption issues. A key point of differentiation is that set is home to a ‘number of distinguished sport arbitrators’ including the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Jonathan Bellamy continues to represent Anthony McGann, former manager of Michael Bisping, in a long-running dispute with the former UFC middleweight champion.

Leading Silks

Nina Goolamali QC - 39 Essex ChambersNina is a powerhouse in sports law. She knows both the law and the market inside out. A brilliant team leader and a formidable opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Bellamy - 39 Essex ChambersJonathan is a go-to counsel for sports regulatory work; he is unparalleled in this area.
Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Apps - 39 Essex ChambersKatherine is one of the smartest barristers at the junior Bar. She has the brain the size of a planet. Unsurprisingly, she is fought over by silks who want her as their junior.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the powerhouses of the Bar.’

‘It provides an excellent array of webinars & in terms of sport has strength in-depth.’

’39 Essex Chambers has significant experience in this area, including a number of distinguished sport arbitrators.’

’39 Essex is a full-service chambers, which is pushing hard and fast into the sports law market.’

‘A full range of commercial, negligence and public law experts. Useful specialisms for sporting disputes.’

Clerking

‘Excellent. Friendly. Responsive.’

‘My experience is that they are quick to respond and good to deal with.’

‘Ben Sundborg, Anthony King and Alistair Davidson are all very helpful.’

‘Clerks deeply committed to this area of work.  As a result, they are knowledgeable, flexible and able to meet clients’ needs.’

’39 Essex are very easy to deal with. I have a good relationship with Albie Barton in particular, who is a superlative and pro-active clerk.’

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

39 Essex Chambers advises on a broad range of tax with a strong focus on VAT and indirect tax. Nigel Pleming QC has extensive experience representing HMRC in cases involving VAT issues, particularly in the cases where it alleges tax avoidance, while Timothy Lyons QC has a strong international taxation practice and has 'encyclopaedic knowledge' of EU state aid and taxation. Senior junior Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho is a tax disputes specialist with expertise handling customs matters and VAT disputes.

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Timothy Lyons QC - 39 Essex ChambersTimothy Lyons QC is extremely knowledgeable in most areas of tax. His opinion on several of our tax investigations has been invaluable and we have won cases when Timothy has represented our clients. The attention to detail on tax legislation is a great strength and this is shown in the in depth written opinions given.
Ranked: Tier 3

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Lyons QC - 39 Essex ChambersTimothy Lyons QC is extremely knowledgeable in most areas of tax. His opinion on several of our tax investigations has been invaluable and we have won cases when Timothy has represented our clients. The attention to detail on tax legislation is a great strength and this is shown in the in depth written opinions given.
Ranked: Tier 4

Tax: corporate - Leading Juniors

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho - 39 Essex ChambersKelly provides clear and concise advice and is very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: VAT - Leading juniors

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho - 39 Essex ChambersKelly provides clear and concise advice and is very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Clerking

Timothy Lyons QC’s clerking team are first class – always quick to respond and incredibly helpful.’

Ben Sundborg, Anthony King and Alistair Davidson are all very helpful.

Very good; in particular Niki Merison who is an absolute star and obviously a Senior Clerk in the making.

The clerks at 39 Essex Chambers have always been very polite, quick to respond and very efficient. We have always agreed deadlines in advance and these have always been met. Jamie Tucker has been particularly helpful and quick to reply to any of our queries.

They are excellent. Alastair Davidson in particular.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly - 39 Essex ChambersArianna is a superb advocate. She is methodical in her reasoning and makes complex concepts straightforward to understand. She works really hard and is always someone you want fighting your corner. She has star quality about her.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Eliza Sharron - 39 Essex ChambersExtremely conscientious and committed to her clients - a joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly39 Essex ChambersFriendly and approachable counsel with first-rate Court of Protection knowledge. Robust when necessary and clearly committed to providing and does provide excellent representation.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Rising stars

Arianna Kelly39 Essex ChambersArianna is friendly and approachable. Robust when necessary and clearly committed to providing and does provide excellent representation.
Ranked: Tier 1

39 Essex Chambers is a long established set with 47 Queen’s Counsel and 87 juniors. With offices in London, Manchester, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the set offers substantial expertise in almost every aspect of civil liability, commercial, construction and engineering, commercial fraud, financial services, costs and litigation funding, aviation, energy,  planning, environmental and property, personal injury and clinical negligence, public, regulatory and disciplinary law, shipping and alternative dispute resolution, both in the UK and worldwide. Members of chambers have wide experience of all courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, specialist courts, tribunals and planning and other public inquiries, as well as of domestic and international arbitrations. Members have participated in many significant investigations before Parliamentary Select Committees and 23 members are on the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel instructed on behalf of the Crown. Members also undertake pro bono work for public interest organisations.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Administrative and public: judicial review and public law, including civil liberties and human rights, education, local authorities, health trusts, mental health, community care, court of protection, housing and housing associations, immigration, VAT and customs and excise.

Aviation and aerospace: leading experts who advise and represent clients on issues across the aviation and aerospace sector in the UK and internationally. This includes: planning and development of airports, heliports and aviation-related infrastructure; environmental; commercial; construction; civil liability and regulatory disputes; advice on compulsory purchase; surface access; noise and emission controls; AAIB inquiries and air accidents; air traffic services; the effects of wind turbines on radar and ATC; lease finance; airport, aircraft, pilot and crew licensing; engineering and management; taxation; aircraft leasing and sales; passenger claims; cases involving UK and foreign governments; ICAO, EASA and the RAA; competition; and European and international law.

Commercial: insurance and reinsurance, commodities and derivatives, funding disputes, banking, mergers and acquisitions, sale and carriage of goods, insolvency, company law, financial services law, professional negligence and professional indemnity work for auditors, legal advisors and international commercial arbitration.

Construction and engineering: litigation and related claims, including professional negligence and indemnity work, from major international ventures to smaller domestic contracts, acting for employers, contractors, subcontractors and professional advisors. Members act as advocates, mediators and arbitrators in the United Kingdom, the EU and worldwide.

Costs: members of chambers appear in every court and tribunal where costs issues arise. Members also carry out advisory work on potential funding arrangements and in drafting cost documentation including CFAs, CCFA and legal expenses insurance policies.

Employment: work for employers and employees, local authorities and central government. An emphasis is on public law-related work, discrimination, restrictive covenants, wrongful dismissal and breach of fiduciary duties.

Energy: a unique capability to cover corporate/commercial, construction, engineering, projects, environmental, planning, public and regulatory work in the electricity, nuclear, oil and gas and renewable sectors.

Entertainment: entertainment and media-related work including performers’ contracts, passing off, breach of confidence, film and management agreements and broadcasting regulation.

European: EU law before domestic and EU courts, including competition, discrimination and equality law, public procurement, free movement, state aids and milk quotas.

Human rights: members regularly appear in domestic Human Rights Act cases and also have extensive experience as advocates before the European Court of Human Rights and in courts overseas. Members have appeared in leading cases with a human rights dimension in diverse fields including civil liberties, commercial law, healthcare, housing, immigration, local government, mental health, community care, planning, police and prisoners.

Insurance and reinsurance: policy coverage and interpretation, fraud, regulation, broker negligence, business interruption, subrogated insurance recovery.

Personal injury and clinical negligence: sea, air and crowd disasters, group actions, industrial disease, sports injuries, injuries of maximum severity,  pharmaceuticals, product liability and high profile and complex matters, ranging from sensitive consent-to-treatment cases to those involving serious disability and death.

Planning, environmental and property: compulsory purchase, contaminated land, environmental civil liability, environmental regulation, European law and human rights, health and safety and product liability, insurance, international environmental law, licensing, marine environment, parliamentary and public affairs, planning law, nuisance and rating.

Public inquiries: members of chambers have been instructed in most of the major public inquiries over the past ten years including BSE, the King’s Cross fire and, more recently, the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Victoria Climbie, the Saville inquiry, the Hutton inquiry, Hillsborough, the Leveson Inquiry and the Bristol Review.

Regulatory and disciplinary: appearing in tribunals and hearings, and carrying out advisory work across the entire medical sphere, appearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and in challenges to interventions by the Law Society, social care, education, financial services, broadcasting, communications and the media, sport, transport and health and safety, buildings and housing, local government standards, licensing.

Sport: commercial contracts, image rights, insurance coverage, governance, disciplinary, gaming, competition law, state aid, tax, planning, anti-doping, selection and eligibility.

INTERNATIONAL: 39 Essex Chambers has a number of members who have been called to the Bars of various international and offshore jurisdications including California, France, Hong Kong, New South Wales, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and the British Virgin Islands. Chambers also has experience of acting in disputes in various foreign jurisdictions including Western and Central Europe, Africa, the USA, India, China and Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

RECRUITMENT: the set is a member of Pupillage Gateway and also advertises recruitment via its website.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief executive officer and director of clerking Lindsay Scott
Members of Chambers CORY-WRIGHT QC, Charlie (1984)
Members of Chambers HARWOOD OBE QC, Richard (1993)
Members of Chambers GOLDBLATT QC, Simon (1953)
Members of Chambers TACKABERRY QC, John (1967)
Members of Chambers GLASGOW CBE QC, Edwin (1969)
Members of Chambers ASH QC, Brian (1975)
Members of Chambers PLEMING QC, Nigel (1971)
Members of Chambers STEEL QC, John (1978)
Members of Chambers WILMOT-SMITH QC, Richard (1978)
Members of Chambers SPEARMAN QC, Richard (1977)
Members of Chambers NORRIS QC, William (1974)
Members of Chambers KELLY QC, Matthias (1979)
Members of Chambers DARLING OBE QC, Paul (1999)
Members of Chambers TREVERTON-JONES QC, Gregory (1977)
Members of Chambers BLOCK QC, Neil (1980)
Members of Chambers RODWAY QC, Susan (1981)
Members of Chambers CATCHPOLE QC, Stuart (1987)
Members of Chambers VILLAGE QC, Peter (1983)
Members of Chambers McCAUL QC, Colin (1978)
Members of Chambers LYONS QC, Timothy (1980)
Members of Chambers HUGHES QC, Adrian (1984)
Members of Chambers TROMANS QC, Stephen (1999)
Members of Chambers MANZONI QC, Charles (1988)
Members of Chambers HILL QC, Thomas (1988)
Members of Chambers REES QC, Peter (2014)
Members of Chambers KOVATS QC, Steven (1989)
Members of Chambers GREY QC, Eleanor (1990)
Members of Chambers GIOVANNETTI QC, Lisa (1991)
Members of Chambers RICHARDS QC, Jenni (1991)
Members of Chambers STINCHCOMBE QC, Paul (1985)
Members of Chambers MORRIS QC, Fenella (1990)
Members of Chambers STRACHAN QC, James (1996)
Members of Chambers SMITH QC, Marion (1981)
Members of Chambers SACHDEVA QC, Vikram (1998)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN QC, Derek (1990)
Members of Chambers MCPARLAND QC, Michael (1983)
Members of Chambers TABACHNIK QC, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers GRANGE QC, Kate (1998)
Members of Chambers RHEE QC, Deok Joo (1998)
Members of Chambers GHALY QC, Karim (2001)
Members of Chambers PATTERSON QC, Lindy (2017)
Members of Chambers ROBB QC, Adam (1995)
Members of Chambers PATEL QC, Parishil (1996)
Members of Chambers TODD QC, James (1990)
Members of Chambers BRYNMOR THOMAS QC, David (2011)
Members of Chambers DUNLOP QC, Rory (2002)
Members of Chambers BUTLER-COLE QC, Victoria (2005)
Members of Chambers PUGH-SMITH, John (1977)
Members of Chambers JUDGE, John (1977)
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Simon (1978)
Members of Chambers BATESON, David (arbitrator/ non-barrister)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Geoffrey (1981)
Members of Chambers DU CANN, Christian (1982)
Members of Chambers GOUGH, Karen (1983)
Members of Chambers BELLAMY, Jonathan (1986)
Members of Chambers BRADLY, David (1987)
Members of Chambers MALINTOPPI, Loretta (1987)
Members of Chambers DOHERTY, Bernard (1990)
Members of Chambers COLQUHOUN, Celina (1990)
Members of Chambers KEARNEY, Andrew (2007)
Members of Chambers FORMBY, Emily (1993)
Members of Chambers FALKOWSKI, Damian (1994)
Members of Chambers SINCLAIR, Duncan (1996)
Members of Chambers FULLWOOD, Adam (1996)
Members of Chambers ZWART, Christiaan (1997)
Members of Chambers WALD, Richard (1997)
Members of Chambers DENIS-SMITH, John (1998)
Members of Chambers AYLING, Judith (1998)
Members of Chambers TRUSCOTT, Caroline (1998)
Members of Chambers CHURCH, Camilla (1998)
Members of Chambers CUMMERSON, Romilly (1998)
Members of Chambers GREANEY, Nicola (1999)
Members of Chambers THOMANN, Colin (1999)
Members of Chambers ALLEN, Neil (1999)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Sian (1999)
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Anthony (1999)
Members of Chambers KAPOOR, Shaman (1999)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Katharine (2000)
Members of Chambers CONNORS, Jess (2000)
Members of Chambers MURRAY, Simon (2000)
Members of Chambers BURTON, James (2001)
Members of Chambers RUCK KEENE, Alexander (2002)
Members of Chambers STAKER, Christopher (2003)
Members of Chambers OLBOURNE, Ben (2003)
Members of Chambers PATERSON, Fiona (2003)
Members of Chambers BODNAR, Alexandra (2004)
Members of Chambers CRAPPER, Sadie (2004)
Members of Chambers LAZARUS, Robert (2004)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL, David (2004)
Members of Chambers WENBAN-SMITH, Mungo (2004)
Members of Chambers ALLEN, Caroline (2005)
Members of Chambers HEARNDEN, Alexis (2005)
Members of Chambers TROUP, Rachel (2005)
Members of Chambers SAWTELL, David (2005)
Members of Chambers TER HAAR, Camilla (2005)
Members of Chambers MANT, Peter (2006)
Members of Chambers DEAKIN, Andrew (2006)
Members of Chambers FRASER, Quintin (2006)
Members of Chambers HELME, Ned (2006)
Members of Chambers ANDERSON, Jack (2006)
Members of Chambers STRICKLIN-COUTINHO, Kelly (2006)
Members of Chambers TOWNSEND, Edmund (2006)
Members of Chambers APPS, Katherine (2006)
Members of Chambers PRATT, Ashley (2006)
Members of Chambers DRAKE, Rebecca (2007)
Members of Chambers AMRAOUI, Thomas (2007)
Members of Chambers THELEN, Jennifer (2007)
Members of Chambers MALIK, Zane (2007)
Members of Chambers HOLBORN, Jack (2008)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Philippa (2008)
Members of Chambers BROACH, Steve (2008)
Members of Chambers DOBSON, Catherine (2009)
Members of Chambers TANKEL, Benjamin (2009)
Members of Chambers JACOB, Vaughan (2009)
Members of Chambers BROWNHILL, Ian (2009)
Members of Chambers LINTNER, Anna (2009)
Members of Chambers HENNESSEY, Patrick (2010)
Members of Chambers GROGAN, Rose (2010)
Members of Chambers RAINEY, Angela (2010)
Members of Chambers McCARTHY, Hannah (2010)
Members of Chambers LEE, Annabel (2010)
Members of Chambers CORKILL, Emma (2010)
Members of Chambers MODHA, Niraj (2010)
Members of Chambers STEDMAN JONES, Daniel (2011)
Members of Chambers KAZMI ABBAS, Samar (2011)
Members of Chambers TABORI, Tom (2011)
Members of Chambers SHIPLEY, Melissa (2011)
Members of Chambers HUTTON, Victoria (2011)
Members of Chambers VORA, Karishma (2011)
Members of Chambers DARBY, Jonathan (2012)
Members of Chambers KOHN, Nicola (2012)
Members of Chambers JONES, Samantha (2012)
Members of Chambers BOUKRAA, Adam (2013)
Members of Chambers BOUSFIELD, Sarah (2013)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Rosie (2013)
Members of Chambers HOPKINS, David (2013)
Members of Chambers STANDING, Michael (2013)
Members of Chambers BARNES, Katherine (2014)
Members of Chambers SULLIVAN, Rachel (2015)
Members of Chambers LAKING, Daniel (2015)
Members of Chambers DAVID, Stephanie (2016)
Members of Chambers BENEDYK, Daniel (2016)
Members of Chambers BRADFORD, James (2016)
Members of Chambers HO, Joe-han (2016)
Members of Chambers KEATING, Ruth (2017)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Gethin (2017)
Members of Chambers KOZELKO, Daniel (2018)
Members of Chambers HIGGS, Nicholas (2018)
Members of Chambers KUHNE, Philippe (2017)
Members of Chambers VAN DER KLUGT, Tom (2019)
Members of Chambers LANE, Patrick SC (South Africa) (1999)*
Members of Chambers ULLSTEIN QC, Augustus (1970)
Members of Chambers HAYES QC, Paul (2005)*
Members of Chambers BUNNI, Prof Dr Nael G **
Members of Chambers CHAKRABATI CBE, Shami (1994)
Members of Chambers DYSON, Lord John Rt Hon (1968)*
Members of Chambers FINDLAY, Archibald SC (South Africa) (1999)*
Members of Chambers HORTON QC, Matthew (1969)
Members of Chambers HICKEY, Denys (1975)
Members of Chambers HURST LLB MPHIL FCIARB, Peter**
Members of Chambers KEENE ACIArb, Sir David Rt Hon (1964)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Sir Wyn (1974)*
Member of Chambers LIM, Steven (1992)
Members of Chambers MAYHEW, David (2011)*
Members of Chambers MACKAY, Sir Colin (1967)*
Members of Chambers McCLEARY CMG CVO, Boyd**
Members of Chambers PRATLEY, Michelle (2006)
Members of Chambers STERN, Kristina SC (South Africa) (1996)*
Members of Chambers TAN, Swee Im (1987)*
** Non-Barrister
*Overseas Members/Door Tenants
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 Caroline Allen  photo Caroline Allen General common law, especially personal injury. Costs, commercial and insurance work. Environmental,…
 Thomas Amraoui  photo Thomas Amraoui Barrister dealing with education law (in particular special educational needs, school admissions…
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 Katherine Apps  photo Katherine Apps Barrister
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 Alexandra Bodnar  photo Alexandra Bodnar Alexandra practises in the fields of construction, commercial and insurance law. She…
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 Ian Brownhill  photo Ian Brownhill Ian has a broad public law and human rights practice which focusses…
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 Jonathan Darby  photo Jonathan Darby Barrister
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 Sian Davies  photo Sian Davies
 Andrew Deakin  photo Andrew Deakin Andrew has a broad public law and human rights practice with a…
 John Denis-smith  photo John Denis-smith John joined Thirty Nine Essex Street in 2006. His practice focuses primarily…
 Catherine Dobson  photo Catherine Dobson
 Bernard Doherty  photo Bernard Doherty Barrister specialising in clinical negligence, personal injury and professional negligence.
 Rebecca Drake  photo Rebecca Drake Barrister dealing with construction law, commercial law and common law.
 Christian Du Cann  photo Christian Du Cann Barrister specialising in personal injury (either side), clinical negligence (either side) and…
Mr Rory Dunlop photo Mr Rory Dunlop Barrister specialising in public law, human rights, immigration and employment law. He…
 Simon Edwards  photo Simon Edwards Specialises in general commercial, costs, personal injury, and professional negligence.
 Damian Falkowski  photo Damian Falkowski Property: landlord and tenant (residential and business), service charges, enfranchisement, mortgages, easements,…
 Archibald Findlay SC  photo Archibald Findlay SC Barrister.
 Emily Formby  photo Emily Formby Extensive personal injury and clinical negligence practice; within these specialisations she has…
 Quintin Fraser  photo Quintin Fraser
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Ms Francesca Gardner photo Ms Francesca Gardner Barrister specialising in all areas of mental capacity and mental health law.…
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 Lisa Giovannetti photo Lisa Giovannetti Public law, asylum and immigration, human rights, local government. Cases include: Januzi…
Mr Edwin Glasgow photo Mr Edwin Glasgow Barrister specialising in commercial litigation: Svenska Bank v Sun Alliance (commercial mortgage…
 Simon Goldblatt photo Simon Goldblatt Barrister specialising in commercial, construction and company law.
 Nina Goolamali photo Nina Goolamali Barrister specilising in personal injury and sport. Cases include: S v I (2019-ongoing) Tetraplegia…
 Karen Gough  photo Karen Gough Construction; professional negligence, domestic and international arbitration and ADR. Cases have included…
 Kate Grange photo Kate Grange Barrister specialising in commercial, construction, public law and human rights.
 Nicola Greaney  photo Nicola Greaney Barrister specialising in all areas of public and administrative law (including health,…
 Eleanor Grey photo Eleanor Grey Barrister specialising in public and administrative law, especially public inquiries, healthcare regulation,…
 Rose Grogan  photo Rose Grogan Commercial: Rose’s practice includes commercial and construction disputes; international arbitration; planning and…
Mr Richard Harwood photo Mr Richard Harwood Barrister specialising in planning, environmental, local government, public law, parliamentary and public…
 Paul Hayes  photo Paul Hayes Barrister
 Alexis Hearnden  photo Alexis Hearnden
 Ned Helme  photo Ned Helme Barrister specialising in environmental, energy and planning law, administrative and public law,…
 Patrick Hennessey  photo Patrick Hennessey Commercial, construction, common, regulatory and disciplinary, and administration and public.
 Denys Hickey  photo Denys Hickey Barrister.
Mr Thomas Hill photo Mr Thomas Hill Barrister whose principal area of practice is administrative law, with particular emphasis…
 Jack Holborn  photo Jack Holborn Barrister dealing with personal injury (both sides), property damage; administrative and public…
 David Hopkins  photo David Hopkins
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Mr Adrian Hughes photo Mr Adrian Hughes Barrister specialising in complex commercial contract work. Main areas of expertise lie…
 Peter Hurst  photo Peter Hurst Peter Hurst LLB MPhil ACIArb was the Senior Costs Judge of England…
 Victoria Hutton  photo Victoria Hutton Victoria is rated as one of the top ten planning barristers under…
 Philippa Jackson  photo Philippa Jackson Philippa has a broad practice encompassing public law, planning and environmental law,…
 Samantha Jones  photo Samantha Jones Samantha has a broad civil litigation and public law practice, with particular…
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Ms Arianna Kelly photo Ms Arianna Kelly Barrister specialising in mental capacity, community care and mental health law and inquests.
 Matthias Kelly photo Matthias Kelly Specialises in enquiries, personal injury and professional negligence work. Represents both claimants…
 Nicola Kohn  photo Nicola Kohn Barrister.
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 Patrick Lane Sc  photo Patrick Lane Sc Arbitration, banking, commercial law, construction, contract, insolvency, insurance, landlord and tenant, mining…
 Robert Lazarus  photo Robert Lazarus Barrister specialising in healthcare and other professional disciplinary and regulatory matters; clinical…
 Annabel Lee  photo Annabel Lee Annabel has a particular interest in public, local government, human rights and…
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 Timothy Lyons photo Timothy Lyons Direct and indirect tax arbitration. Timothy has a broad practice which includes…
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 Zane Malik  photo Zane Malik
 Loretta Malintoppi  photo Loretta Malintoppi International Arbitration, Public International Law.
 Peter Mant  photo Peter Mant Public inquiries: E coli inquiry, junior for Food Standards Agency.
Mr Charles Manzoni photo Mr Charles Manzoni Barrister specialising in international arbitration, commercial, construction, technology and telecommunications, professional negligence.
 Boyd McCleary  photo Boyd McCleary Boyd McCleary CMG CVO, is an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and…
 Michael McParland photo Michael McParland
 Hannah Mccarthy  photo Hannah Mccarthy
Mr Colin Mccaul photo Mr Colin Mccaul Barrister specialising in clinical negligence (claimant); professional negligence; personal injury (claimant and…
 David Mitchell  photo David Mitchell Specialisation in Employment, Public and Defamation, Privacy and Information law. Current /…
 Niraj Modha photo Niraj Modha Barrister specialising in commercial, construction, and property litigation and arbitration.
 Fenella Morris photo Fenella Morris Barrister specialising in public law, professional discipline and regulation, education and local…
Mr William Norris photo Mr William Norris Barrister specialising in personal injury, product liability, sport and environmental claims (particularly…
Mr Derek O'Sullivan photo Mr Derek O'Sullivan Also an associate member of ST JOHN’S CHAMBERS, Bristol. Barrister specialising in…
 Ben Olbourne  photo Ben Olbourne Commercial, international trade and commodities, and construction.
 Parishil Patel photo Parishil Patel Barrister specialising in personal injury (defendant and claimant), employment law, construction law,…
 Fiona Paterson  photo Fiona Paterson Before coming to the Bar, Fiona practised for nine years as a…
Ms Lindy Patterson photo Ms Lindy Patterson Barrister
Mr Nigel Pleming photo Mr Nigel Pleming Barrister specialising in administrative and public law, environmental law, human rights, regulation…
 Michelle Pratley  photo Michelle Pratley Barrister with a broad administrative and public law practice and particular expertise…
 Ashley Pratt  photo Ashley Pratt Barrister
Mr John Pugh-smith  photo Mr John Pugh-smith Barrister specialising in town and country planning, environmental, local government, highways law…
 Angela Rainey  photo Angela Rainey Personal Injury, Clinical negligence, Aviation and Commercial.
 Peter Rees photo Peter Rees Peter specialises in international commercial arbitration and litigation and is widely recognised…
Ms Deok Joo Rhee photo Ms Deok Joo Rhee EU law, public law and human rights law.
 Jenni Richards photo Jenni Richards Jenni Richards QC has an extensive public law practice acting for individuals,…
Mr Adam Robb photo Mr Adam Robb Adam Robb is a barrister specialising in construction law (including professional negligence),…
 Susan Rodway photo Susan Rodway With regard to clinical negligence work, Susan specialises in high-value claims and…
Mr Alexander Ruck Keene  photo Mr Alexander Ruck Keene Barrister specialising in mental capacity and mental health.
Mr Vikram Sachdeva photo Mr Vikram Sachdeva Barrister specialising in administrative and public law, human rights, European law, healthcare…
Mr David Sawtell photo Mr David Sawtell Barrister specialising in substantial construction and property disputes, as well as commercial dispute…
 Rosie Scott photo Rosie Scott Planning, Environment and Property, Civil Liability, Administrative and Public.
 Katharine Scott  photo Katharine Scott Specialises in all aspects of costs work. Court of protection work with…
Ms Eliza Sharron photo Ms Eliza Sharron Barrister specialising in all fields of Court of Protection work, including property and…
 Melissa Shipley photo Melissa Shipley Construction, international arbitration, commercial, planning, environment and property.
Mr Duncan Sinclair  photo Mr Duncan Sinclair Competition law (damages claims before the CAT and the High Court; investigations);…
 Marion Smith photo Marion Smith
 Richard Spearman photo Richard Spearman Specialisation: general commercial and common law practice, including commercial fraud, media and…
Dr Christopher Staker  photo Dr Christopher Staker Barrister specialising in public international law, arbitration, administrative and public law, international…
 Michael Standing photo Michael Standing Personal injury and clinical negligence, fraud, regulatory and disciplinary, employment and discrimination.
 Daniel Stedman Jones  photo Daniel Stedman Jones
 John Steel photo John Steel Specialisms include: planning and environmental law, public law, judicial review, compulsory purchase…
 Kristina Stern SC  photo Kristina Stern SC Barrister.
 Paul Stinchcombe photo Paul Stinchcombe Paul was called to the Bar (1985), building up a substantial practice…
Mr James Strachan photo Mr James Strachan Areas of practice include: public and administrative; planning and environment; commercial; financial…
 Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho  photo Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho Kelly specialises in EU law, public law, tax and commercial litigation. In…
 Rachel Sullivan  photo Rachel Sullivan Administrative and public, regulatory, planning and environment, commercial and construction, civil.
Mr Andrew Tabachnik photo Mr Andrew Tabachnik Areas of specialisation include: planning, environmental and compulsory purchase; commercial law, in…
 Tom Tabori  photo Tom Tabori Tom Tabori is a specialist public law barrister, with expertise in human…
Mr John Tackaberry photo Mr John Tackaberry Construction ie engineering, energy and natural resources, joint ventures, consortia co-operation, commercial…
 Benjamin Tankel  photo Benjamin Tankel Areas of practice include: public and administrative, human rights, local government, commercial…
 Jennifer Thelen  photo Jennifer Thelen Jennifer has a broad practice encompassing regulatory and disciplinary law, general commercial…
Mr Colin Thomann  photo Mr Colin Thomann Barrister dealing with environmental, public law, personal injury, employment and planning matters,…
Mr James Todd photo Mr James Todd Barrister specialising in personal injury, general insurance and contractual disputes.
 Edmund Townsend  photo Edmund Townsend Product liability, professional negligence, property damage, commercial, clinical negligence, personal injury, fraud.
 Gregory Treverton-jones photo Gregory Treverton-jones In recent years, the principal focus of Greg Treverton-Jones QC’s practice has…
 Stephen Tromans photo Stephen Tromans Barrister specialising in environmental, planning and public law; significant cases include: R…
 Caroline Truscott  photo Caroline Truscott Barrister specialising in personal injury and costs.
Mr Augustus Ullstein  photo Mr Augustus Ullstein Professional negligence; product liability; personal injuries; class actions. Accredited mediator.
Mr Peter Village photo Mr Peter Village Peter Village QC continues to dominate high-profile cases in planning and environmental…
 Karishma Vora  photo Karishma Vora
 Richard Wald  photo Richard Wald Barrister specialising in all areas of environmental, planning, compulsory purchase, administrative and…
 Mungo Wenban-smith  photo Mungo Wenban-smith Barrister dealing with a wide range of public law, including community care,…
 Richard Wilmot-smith photo Richard Wilmot-smith Barrister specialising in construction and engineering (contentious); cases include Lanes Group PLC…
Mr Christiaan Zwart  photo Mr Christiaan Zwart Barrister with an extensive practice in Planning & Infrastructure Law, Environmental & Energy…
 Camilla ter Haar  photo Camilla ter Haar Camilla ter Haar has a broad practice which combines commercial and construction…