5 Essex Court is recruiting

During the coming twelve months, Chambers seeks to continue to expand the level and quality of its instructions.  Specifically, we seek to maintain our position as a leading set in Police Law, to expand our public law, licensing and employment work further.

We have identified a requirement to recruit a number of civil practitioners with a proven track-record and with the potential to contribute to the growing reputation of Chambers.  While our desire is to bolster the middle and senior tiers of Chambers, we place great emphasis on advocacy skills, overall potential and personal and teamwork qualities, and would therefore consider any candidate, or group of candidates, with the abilities and attributes to enhance our practice.  We are also interested in group applications.

Why 5 Essex Court?

Located in a traditional Inn building at the heart of Middle Temple, 5 Essex Court is a highly professional, ambitious and successful set with many very high-calibre counsel.  We are among the leading sets in defendant police law and have a high proportion of members of chambers appointed Treasury Counsel.

We place significant emphasis on teamwork and strong camaraderie, both among members and staff, and believe we are a happy set where everyone can flourish.  Down-to-earth, approachable and reliable, we have established excellent relations with clients, many of whom have instructed Chambers for many years.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our advocacy, advice and client care.  Blending the benefits of modern technology with traditional clerking skills and qualities, our strong and well established administrative team ensures a first-class service to members and clients alike.

What next?

We take the view that joining 5 Essex Court is a step towards enhanced success at the Bar, and that the decision to join should be a relatively straight-forward one.  However, we appreciate that the decision to move Chambers is often a difficult one, and one not taken lightly.   We are keen to assist in the decision-making process from an early stage and are more than happy to receive informal expressions of interest at an early stage.

Enquiries and Application Process