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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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4 Sep 19

High Court hands down first ever judgment on the use by law enforcement agencies of automated facial recognition technology

Today, a landmark judgment has been handed down in the High Court concerning the use of live automatic facial recognition (also known as ‘AFR locate’) in R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police (SWP). Jeremy Johnson QC represented the Chief Constable of South Wales Police.

9 Sep 19

5 Essex Court welcomes Emma Price

5 Essex Court is pleased to announce that Emma Price, has joined Chambers. Emma strengthens the set’s top tier inquest and inquiry team with her specialism in inquests and inquiries.

14 Aug 19

Jason Beer QC and Jonathan Dixey appear in successful judicial review on the meaning of self-defence in police misconduct proceedings

In a highly significant judgment on the meaning of self-defence in police misconduct proceedings, the Divisional Court has today quashed a decision of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to direct the Metropolitan Police Service to hold disciplinary proceedings in respect of a Specialist Firearms Officer known as Officer W80.