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"
Legal 500
“arguably the best set for public authority inquest and inquiry work”
Legal 500
“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”.
Chambers UK

All the latest from chambers:

View all news

Peter Laverack Shortlisted for LexisNexis Award

5 Essex Court is delighted to announce that Peter Laverack has been shortlisted for a Pro Bono Award at this year’s LexisNexis Awards.

Peter is the only barrister shortlisted in this important category.

5 Essex Court Shortlisted for LexisNexis Diversity and Inclusion Award

Thanks to the work of the Pupillage Committee, 5 Essex Court has been shortlisted for the 2019 LexisNexis Diversity and Inclusion Award. The Committee has been working to increase the transparency in the pupillage application process to prevent discrimination against applicants with no contacts at the Bar. 

Alan Payne appointed Queen’s Counsel

5 Essex Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alan Payne has been appointed Queen's Counsel. The swearing in ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on the 11th of March 2019