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

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23 Nov 21

Brook House Inquiry public hearings commence

The Brook House Inquiry has commenced its public hearings. 

25 Nov 21

Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Police v Eckland – in the Court of Appeal

Anne Studd QC and Victoria von Wachter intervened on behalf of the IOPC to seek clarification of the EAT judgment on the correct forum for claims for discrimination by police officers against the IOPC.  

18 Nov 21

Trevor Smith Inquest finds police shooting was a lawful killing

Following examination of the circumstances and actions of officers involved, the Inquest into the police shooting of Trevor Smith concluded on Wednesday 17th November.