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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23 Oct 20

Reviewing coronial decisions on Article 2: a definitive Divisional Court decision on the correct approach of the Court

The Divisional Court (Popplewell LJ and Jay J) today handed down a judgment that provides a definitive answer to the question of what the court’s task is on a judicial review of a coronial decision on whether there are arguable breaches of the State’s substantive obligations under Art.

23 Oct 20

Alan Payne QC & Rob Harland appear for the Government in Supreme Court case reviewing substantive/procedural fairness principles

Alan Payne QC and Rob Harland appeared in the Supreme Court for the Secretary of State in a significant case reviewing the principals of procedural & substantive fairness.

20 Oct 20

Jason Beer QC and Bobby Talalay appear in the Court of Appeal for the NPCC in significant case concerning police recruitment

Jason Beer QC and Bobby Talalay appeared in the Court of Appeal for the National Police Chiefs’ Council.