5 Essex Chambers recognised as a top set – Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar 2019

1 November 2018

5 Essex Chambers is delighted to retain its “enviable reputation” as "a leading set” in the major legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar with additional junior barristers ranked.

Chambers is ranked as a top-tier set for police law ("without doubt the top police law chambers”) and inquests and inquiries ("arguably the best set for public authority inquest and inquiry work" and "a first choice for the more complex and high-profile work of this type"). Chambers and our barristers are also recognised for administrative and public law, immigration and professional discipline.

We are grateful to our clients for their support and feedback about our barristers who are described as "first-class", “impressive”, "exceptional" and "brilliant", and our clerks who “always go the extra mile to help out and ensure you get the best service and the barrister you need”.

Chambers has also been praised for being "very commercial in terms of pricing structure" and "good at communication so that distance is never an issue"; "Counsel obviously have accessibility ingrained as a mantra".


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

Alison Hewitt

Call 1984

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

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

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012


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