Angela Gruenberg


Called: 1999

Inn: Inner Temple






Angela Gruenberg was called to the Bar in 1999 after completing a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Modern History at the University of Oxford (1997). She completed pupilage at an eminent public law set where she gained substantial experience in judicial review work (immigration, mental health, public authorities) as well as human rights. Ms Gruenberg also practised as an in-house litigator for a UK magic circle firm of solicitors (2001-2002), where she was involved in a wide range of commercial cases, including those involving European tax issues. Ms Gruenberg has been a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Buxton in the Court of Appeal (2001) and she taught Property Law at the London School of Economics. Dr. Grünberg has been a member of Chambers since 2005, moving to One Essex Court from a set in Lincoln’s Inn.


Ms. Gruenberg undertakes a range of general commercial work such as contractual disputes, property law, insolvency and general chancery work, as well as some private international law (conflicts of law between English and German law).


She is fluent in German and Spanish and has a working knowledge of French and Romanian.


Dr. Grünberg has been a door tenant in Chambers since 2007. Following an invitation to the Einsteinforum in Potsdam (2007-8) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2009-2010), she has decided to concentrate on her academic work. She is currently completing her second doctorate at the University of Sheffield at the Department of Philosophy.




Chancery Bar Association 


Association for German Speaking Lawyers in the UK

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation
Public Law



Recent Law Articles:


    ‘Purposive Construction. Straining the Words: Quintavalle’ in Judicial Review [2002], vol. 7:4, pp. 264-271


    ‘Question Marks and Loopholes: Investigations under Chapter Three of the Competition Act 1998 and Fair Trial Rights’ in Judicial Review [2003], 8:1, pp. 46-53.


    ‘The recent Quintavalle Judgment of the House of Lords’ in Judicial Review [2003], 8:3, pp. 178-180.


    Regular Headnote Writer to the European Law Reports


    Monograph on the Philosophy of the Common Law (forthcoming)


Recent Non-Law Articles:


    Grünberg, A. (2011). Saying and doing: speech actions, speech acts and

related events. European Journal of Philosophy, 19, 1-36


    Grünberg, A. ‘Der Deutsche Klang’, in Kulturaustausch IV, 2010.

Skills & Interests


Excellent analytic and communication skills. 


Friendly and approachable manner.


Interests: walking, spending time with friends, classical music.



1986-1989 BA Hons (2.1), in Politics, Economics, and Political Philosophy, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London


1990-1996 D.Phil. in Modern History at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College


1997-8 Conversion Course (City University, London).


1998-9 BVC at Inns of Court School of Law


1999 Fully funded Pupillage at 39 Essex Street


2000-1 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Associate Barrister, Litigation.


2002 Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2


2002-5 Tenant at 7 New Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, London


2005-present Tenant at One Essex Court, Chambers of Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry 

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