5 Essex Court

Top-tier civil law set of chambers recognised for our exemplary client service, depth and breadth of experience in our specialist areas and the outstanding quality of our counsel.

"It's the most comprehensive police offering at the Bar and in my view the best – the depth and breadth of talent is outstanding"
Chambers UK
“5 Essex Court’s barristers are at the cutting edge of everything”
Chambers UK
“arguably the best set for public authority inquest and inquiry work”
Legal 500
5 Essex Court are ‘leaders in the field’, have ‘fearsome intellects’, and are ‘formidable opponents, yet very approachable and pleasant to work with’
Legal 500
“a fabulous set you will find in nearly every groundbreaking reported case, inquiry or inquest”
Legal 500

All the latest from chambers:

View all news

Covid-19 Inquiry hub

Read the latest blogs and find out more about our specialist Covid-19 Inquiry team.

5 Jul 22

The Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry - Report published

The Public Inquiry into the death of Jermaine Baker, chaired by His Honour Clement Goldstone QC, has today published its report and laid it before Parliament. 

1 Jul 22

Melvyn Harris succeeds in getting claims of unfair dismissal and age discrimination brought over a year out of time allowed to proceed

Find out more here

Latest Blog

Witnesses giving oral evidence from abroad – New Presidential guidance

Claire Palmer explains recent changes to the Presidential Guidance in relation to the taking of evidence by video or telephone from persons located abroad.