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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Amy Clarke secures dismissal of two senior police officers in high profile misconduct proceedings

Amy Clarke was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the Metropolitan Police to present the disciplinary proceedings against four police officers, including Chief Superintendent Paul Martin and Chief Inspector Davinder Kandohla.

5 Essex Court shortlisted for Legal Cheek Awards 2022

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for three categories in the Legal Cheek Awards 2022: Best Chambers for Training, Work Quality and Colleagues. In addition, 5 Essex Court came up first in the ‘Most Female QCs’ category, as 60% of our QCs are women.

5 Essex Court’s Inquests Authorities Index - January 2022 Edition

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.