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.

"a leading police law set with real strength at all levels and a genuine commitment to this sector"
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“5 Essex Court’s barristers are at the cutting edge of everything”
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“arguably the best set for public authority inquest and inquiry work”
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“5 Essex Court retains its reputation as a leading set for inquests and public inquiries, a very strong Chambers with a lot of depth in this practice area”.
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10 May 19

Alison Hewitt acts for the Senior Coroner in a landmark Court of Appeal ruling on the standard of proof for suicide conclusions at inquests.

The decision of the Court of Appeal was handed down on 10 May in Maughan V Senior Coroner for Oxford [2019] EWCA 809.

15 May 19

Bobby Talalay instructed by the Home Office to advise on changes to the police misconduct regulatory framework

Bobby has been instructed by the Home Office to advise on changes to the police misconduct regulatory framework and, specifically, in settling a new version of the Home Office Statutory Guidance.

10 May 19

John Goss writes about Uber being challenged in its handling of its drivers’ personal data in the first case of its kind in @hrmagazine

Uber drivers asserting their GDPR rights may uncover information that could be deployed in ongoing employment status disputes.