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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Covid-19 Inquiry hub

Read the latest blogs and find out more about our specialist Covid-19 Inquiry team.

15 Aug 22

John Goss appears in jury inquest concerning police pursuit

John Goss acted for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the inquest into the death of Devonte Scott.

15 Aug 22

Edmund Garnett joins 5 Essex Court

We are delighted to announce that Edmund Garnett has accepted an invitation to join chambers as a tenant. 

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The life of a Canadian Fox scholar at 5 Essex Court

Julia Martschenko, a Canadian lawyer working as a Fox Scholar, spent part of her scholarship at 5 Essex Court this year. Read all about her experience working in Chambers.