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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Covid-19 Inquiry hub

Read the latest blogs and find out more about our specialist Covid-19 Inquiry team.

23 May 22

Alan Payne QC, Jason Beer QC, Amy Clarke and Bobby Talalay appear in the Court of Appeal in case concerning retention of acquittal information

The appeal arose from Judicial Review proceedings that were successfully defended by Amy Clarke in 2021. Click to read more. 

19 May 22

Bobby Talalay successful in false imprisonment and trespass jury trial

​Bobby Talalay was instructed by Clyde and Co. on behalf of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis.

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Rare High Court Decision on Interim Sexual Risk Orders

Conor Monighan has summarised a rare High Court decision on interim Sexual Risk Orders. It provides helpful guidance to practitioners (including on Article 8 ECHR).