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


Barrister – Mediator – Deputy District Judge


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


French and Punjabi


PIBA, Lincoln’s Inn


University College London (LLM)

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

Manchester Metropolitan University (LLB.Hons) Law with French

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Shaman Kapoor39 Essex ChambersOne of the best costs juniors out there.

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.