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

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14 Oct 19

Robert Talalay appears before the Court of Appeal in a successful appeal concerning civil restraint orders and access to justice

Bobby successfully acted for the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary in appealing the judgment of the High Court not to extend a general civil restraint order (GCRO). 

27 Sep 19

Register now for 5 Essex Court’s Inquest Conference 2019. 

Registration is now open for this year’s Inquest Conference to be held in London on the 25th of November and in Leeds on the 27th of November. Chaired by Samantha Leek QC, the conference will include speakers from our top tier inquest team including Fiona Barton QC and Anne Studd QC. The event is targeted at anyone involved in the inquest procedure. 


10 Oct 19

5 Essex Court recognised as band 1 set in Chambers UK’s 2020 Directory

5 Essex Court has been ranked band 1 for Police Law and Inquiries and Inquests in Chambers UK's 2020 directory. 23 members are now ranked in Chambers UK as leading individuals.