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


EU law, public law and human rights law.


Called 1998, Silk 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Deok Joo Rhee QC39 Essex ChambersShe is approachable, thorough, and user-friendly.

39 Essex Chambers handles a range of public law matters, with expertise across the arena. The set is comfortable with national security matters, both in the sense that its members handle work for government departments and also as special advocates. In the health space, the set having numerous members kept busy by varied challenges to NHS reorganisations. Jenni Richards QC and Jack Anderson successfully represented the defendant in R (KK) v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, a judicial review not to refer an IPP prisoner for gender reassignment surgery; the prisoner had been convicted as a man of child pornography offences. Deok Joo Rhee QC represented the shadow attorney general the Cherry prorogation case. Jack Holborn is unled for the Ministry of Justice in a case concerning prisoners who may lack capacity to conduct their Parole Board proceedings, and Tom Tabori is notable for his election law expertise.

London Bar > European Union law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Deok Joo Rhee QC39 Essex ChambersExtremely professional, hard-working and clever: her written and oral advocacy ooze erudition. She is also very understated with a humility that I have not come across in any other silk.

Members of 39 Essex Chambers are active in a number of matters with EU law elements at play. Deok Joo Rhee QC represented the trustee in McNamara v Wilson and Maloney, a High Court case concerning potential inclusion of an Irish citizen’s Irish pension in his UK bankruptcy estate. In Luxembourg, Katherine Apps represented the European Public Services Union in a case concerning the position of consultation rights of public sector employees.