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’
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14 Feb 20

Russell Fortt speaks to Nick Ferrari on LBC about High Court ruling in landmark case on transgender ‘Hate Incidents’ Guidance’

The case centered on former police officer Harry Miller's arugment about guidance issued by the College of Policing, the professional body for the police service in England and Wales.

17 Feb 20

Alex Ustych appears in landmark Judicial Review on freedom of speech on social media

Alex, acting for the Chief Constable of Humberside, appeared in R (on the application of Harry Miller) v (1) College of Policing; (2) Chief Constable of Humberside [2020] EWHC 225 (Admin). 

12 Feb 20

Alan Payne QC acts in landmark appeal on Parliamentary Privilege

Alan Payne QC acted for Sasha Wass QC in Gannon & Warsama v Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Sasha Wass QC [2020] EWCA Civ 142, which concerned a challenge to the report of a non-statutory inquiry, chaired by Sasha Wass QC, into allegations of child sexual abuse on the island of St Helena.