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.

"a leading police law set with real strength at all levels and a genuine commitment to this sector"
Legal 500
“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 retains its reputation as a leading set for inquests and public inquiries, a very strong Chambers with a lot of depth in this practice area”.
Chambers UK

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17 Sep 19

5 Essex Court is deeply saddened to announce the death of Nick Wilcox, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 14th September

Nick was a stalwart of chambers - he was a member for over 40 years, helped us become a specialist set, and worked tirelessly for the police service up and down the country.  His impact on the development of and ethos within chambers was enormous: he supported the careers of many present and past members of chambers and staff.

19 Sep 19

IICSA published report on accountability and reparations

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today published a detailed report concerning the extent to which the systems of civil justice, criminal compensation and support services provide effective accountability and reparations to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. 

9 Sep 19

5 Essex Court welcomes Emma Price

5 Essex Court is pleased to announce that Emma Price, has joined Chambers. Emma strengthens the set’s top tier inquest and inquiry team with her specialism in inquests and inquiries.