1 Essex Court is a modern and progressive set of chambers whose Barristers specialise across three core practice areas: Civil, Chancery and Commercial Law.  Members of Chambers provide advisory and drafting services, as well as representing clients in courts, tribunals, mediations and arbitrations across the UK and internationally.

Our Barristers provide clear, concise and expert advice, backed up by in-depth industry knowledge and experience. Many of our barristers are also qualified to act on a direct access basis and you can learn more about that here.

Our Clerks have many years’ experience and will consider your specific needs when recommending a barrister with appropriate skills and experience.

If you are interested in joining us at 1 Essex Court, here is our recruitment process.

For more information about chambers or to instruct one of our barristers, contact our clerks by email or on 0207 936 3030.

Click on any of our policies below to learn more about our approach as a chambers.

History of 1 Essex Court

The Building of 1 Essex Court is a Grade 1 Listed Building and part of Middle Temple. Built in 1685 following a large fire in 1678 that devastated much of Middle Temple, 1 Essex Court is also known for its housing of the famous Grinling Gibbons fireplaces.

How does chambers operate?

 

Our barristers are all self-employed, as are all barristers in private practice in England and Wales. They are not employed by chambers but share the cost of running chambers between them.

1 Essex Court is a modern and progressive set of chambers whose barristers specialise across three core practice areas: Civil, Chancery and Commercial Law. For a detailed list of our areas of work, please visit Our Practice Areas.

 

Our barristers provide advisory and drafting services as well as representing clients in court. Our barristers appear in domestic courts and tribunals across the UK (including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as the High Court), and internationally.

 

Members of Chambers also appear in arbitrations and mediations and we have some highly regarded mediators amongst our members.

Our Approach

 

While excellence in legal work is our core function, our members and clerks pride ourselves on our friendly, responsive and business-focused approach. 

 

Our Clerks have many years’ experience and will consider your specific needs when recommending a barrister with appropriate skills and experience.

 

Our Barristers provide clear, concise and expert advice, backed up by in-depth industry knowledge and experience. 

 

 

Added Value

 

We strive to provide an excellent service to our clients at all times. We are always looking to improve the client experience.  To this end, we regularly monitor our performance and conduct reviews of our systems and procedures to refine and improve our standards of client care. Our clerks are always available for you to discuss any concerns you may have during the course of the work.