“Clearly the pre-eminent chambers providing the best training for police law”

9 July 2018

Nearly two weeks since this year's 5 Essex Chambers Police Law Conference and we are delighted to have received extremely positive feedback from delegates, including:

 “Clearly the pre-eminent chambers providing the best training for police law.”

 “…an absolutely outstanding day which squeezes so much learning (managing to make it fun!) and presents a really good opportunity to meet colleagues in a similar line of work and to build on existing relationships.”

 “…it really demonstrates that not only do you have barristers and clerks who are brilliant at what they do, but they’re also so clearly invested in their police clients…”

 “The venue, catering, speakers and in fact the whole organization of the event was marvelous. I can see why it is over-subscribed.”

 “I very much enjoyed the conference, this was the first interactive one I have attended and I found it really interesting and enjoyable. I look forward to attending more in the future.”

 “The fact that you are now turning people away speaks volumes.”

 “Extremely useful and perfectly pitched.”

 “…it’s almost like training by stealth – I come away having learned so much but having enjoyed myself doing it!”

 5 Essex Chambers is described by Legal 500 as “The go-to police chambers covering all aspects of police law at every level”.

 As part of our commitment to police law, and our clients, we offer an unparalleled range of training – the highlight of which is the 5 Essex Chambers Annual Police Law Conference, held each year at the Waldorf Hotel in London.

Attended by over 100 solicitors specialising in police law, 5 Essex Chambers’s expert barristers guide delegates through a narrative scenario presenting legal problems along the way. Group discussions and model answers equip delegates with the knowledge to respond to the real world challenges they face on a daily basis.

Topics covered at the 2018 conference included:

Firearms licensing;

Information sharing;

Negligence and convention liability for police failures;

Mental health and policing;

Employment law and police misconduct.

If you would like to join us for the 2019 conference, e-mail plc2019@5essexcourt.co.uk, to be added to our mailing list.


Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Samantha Leek KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Alison Hewitt

Call 1984

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Simon Walsh

Call 1987

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

Daniel Hobbs

Call 1998

Barnabas Branston

Call 1999

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Peter Taheri

Call 2007

Cicely Hayward

Call 2009

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

John Goss

Call 2015

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

Molly Joyce

Call 2016

Dr Stephen Allen

Dr Stephen Allen

Call 1982

John Bassett

Call 1975

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