‘5 Essex Court is a growing set … Good at dealing with confidential public law matters, they represent a source of reassurance to all that brief them. Sources particularly appreciate that “all counsel are accessible and co-operative,” and display “a true team ethic.” Also pleasing is the presence of a “friendly and helpful” clerking team’ Chambers UK 2013

Are you seeking to develop your practice?  Would you like to join the chambers which has recently been involved in the following cases?

  • The Hillsborough Inquest
  • The Azelle Rodney Inquiry
  • The Leveson Inquiry
  • Inquest into the death of Raul Moat
  • Inquest into the death of Derrick Bird
  • Al Sweady Inquiry
  • The Madeleine McCann Investigation
  • R (Ann Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Police Stop and Search)
  • 7/7 Bombings Inquest
  • Inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson (death in G20 riots)
  • Inquest into the death Jean Charles De Menezes
  • The Billy Wright Inquiry
  • The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry
  •  The Baha Mousa Inquiry
  • The Hutton Inquiry
  • Inquest into the deaths of Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Al-Fayed
  • R (Debbie Purdy v DPP (2009) (assisted suicide, last House of Lords judgment)
  • McClure and Rubens v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis   (Claim by two G20 demonstrators)
  •  Seal v United Kingdom (ECHR case following the House of Lords case of Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2007] UKHL 31)
  •  R (L) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2009] UKSC 3
  • The Inquest into the Death of Fiona Pilkington
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF [2009] UKHL 28
  • R (Hurst) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] UKHL 13
  • R (Misick) v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs [2009] EWHC 1039 (Admin)

5 Essex Court has been extremely successful since becoming a specialist civil set in 2004.  The quality and volume of instructions to Chambers has been growing year-on-year and our clients provide us with interesting and challenging work.  We are committed to developing all our practice areas further by recruiting high calibre barristers who will enhance our levels of expertise and strengthen our reputation as a first-class set.