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”
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”.
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16 Jul 19

The Inquests concerning the deaths of the attackers who carried out the London Bridge and Borough Market Terror Attack concluded today

HHJ Lucraft QC also heard the victims’ Inquests in Court 1 at the Old Bailey, and concluded those on 28 June 2019. The attackers’ Inquests were heard with a jury.

17 Jul 19

7 Members of Chambers appointed or re-appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel

This takes 5 Essex Court's total number of panelists to 19 making it the highest ratio of panelists to Members in any Chambers.

12 Jul 19

Carl Sargeant: Inquest conclusions delivered

The Senior Coroner for North Wales (East & Central), John Gittens, yesterday delivered his factual findings and short-form conclusion in the inquest into the death of Welsh Assembly Member Carl Sargeant.