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"
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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”
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5 Essex Court are ‘leaders in the field’, have ‘fearsome intellects’, and are ‘formidable opponents, yet very approachable and pleasant to work with’
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“a fabulous set you will find in nearly every groundbreaking reported case, inquiry or inquest”
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6 May 21

Anne Studd QC and Amy Clarke appear in The Times Law section today discussing the need for enforceable national standards for better air quality

Anne Studd QC and Amy Clarke appear in The Times Law section today discussing the need for enforceable national standards for better air quality.

11 May 21

Ballymurphy Coroner rules innocent Deceased killed by military fire in August 1971 – Anne Studd QC acted for M167

Anne Studd QC acted for one of the soldiers in the parachute regiment involved in the operation where ten civilians were shot and fatally wounded by soldiers in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast between August 9th-11th, 1971 at the commencement of internment.

5 May 21

John Goss secures dismissal without notice of MPS officer who used excessive force against vulnerable teenager

John was instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service to present the disciplinary proceedings against PC Benjamin Kemp, who was found to have used unnecessary, unreasonable and disproportionate force when dealing with “XAB”, a 16-year-old girl.