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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20 May 20

Government publishes response to the Anthony Grainger Inquiry Report

Anthony Grainger was shot dead on 3 March 2012 by a firearms officer of Greater Manchester Police as part of a covert investigation named Operation Shire. A public inquiry was announced by the then Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, in March 2016 to ascertain the circumstances surrounding Mr Grainger’s death.

21 May 20

Claire Palmer appointed a Deputy District Judge

Claire Palmer was appointed a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit in a recent selection exercise which began in April 2019. Claire is delighted to add a part-time judicial aspect to her practice.

15 May 20

The Sofa Series | ‘Sitting down with… BDB Pitmans’ | Data Protection: from best practice to damage limitation