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

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25 Jun 20

Jason Beer QC and Francesca Whitelaw appear in the Court of Appeal in the first case to consider the use of facial recognition technology by the police service

From 23rd – 25th June 2020, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal against the Divisional Court’s decision in R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2020] 1 WLR 672 (see here). 

30 Jun 20

Jennifer Wright joins 5 Essex Court

5 Essex Court is pleased to announce that Jennifer Wright has accepted an invitation to join chambers as a tenant.

18 Jun 20

Jason Beer QC appears in Harry Dunn case

The Divisional Court (Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice Saini) held the first hearing today in the claim for judicial review brought by the parents of Harry Dunn against the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.