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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16 Jul 21

Alan Payne QC represented the Secretary of State in lead Divisional Court case challenging the lawfulness of reunification guidance of unaccompanied minors with relatives in the UK

19 Jul 21

5 Essex Court’s Inquest Authorities Index Update

We are delighted to share with you an updated version of our Inquest Authorities Index. The index, put together by Jonathan Landau, Aaron Moss, David Messling, Jennifer Wright, Conor Monighan and Sarah Dobbie, contains a list of the most commonly cited inquest authorities, grouped by category.

16 Jul 21

We are recruiting

If you are 5+ years call and have an interest in police law, inquests, inquiries, healthcare, data protection, employment, regulatory or public law please send your CV to recruitment@5essexcourt.co.uk