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.

We strive to provide an excellent service at all times and our clerks are always available for you to discuss any concerns you may have during the course of the work.

For a detailed list of our areas of work, please visit our Practice Areas.

Our Barristers


Our team of Barristers are specialist practitioners in civil, chancery and commercial law, all of whom adhere to chambers' ethos of providing dedicated and professional service. With a range of junior to very senior barristers, we are able to offer first class advice and representation to suit the needs of our clients.


Many of our Barristers are also qualified to act on a Direct Access basis.



James Barnard
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Kevin Pettican
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Adam Richardson
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Our Clients


Our clients range from FTSE 100 companies and Legal 500 Solicitors to small charities, individuals and self-employed practitioners; and our clerks are highly experienced at ensuring each client is matched to the right barrister to help achieve the best outcome for every case. 




Public Access


Solicitors Firms 

& International Lawyers




In House

Lawyers & Legal Departments

“Have used them for years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Great team with a good spread of skills that provide practical no nonsense advice and assistance”

Gordon Tennent, Tennent’s Solicitors



“I have instructed 1 Essex Court over many years. They have a good range of high quality Counsel and have dealt with our legal work to a very high standard. The clerks are very accommodating and Ian Hogg and his team do an excellent job.”

Laurence Winstone of Squire Patton Boggs LLP


“We regularly instruct Chambers and have always found both clerks and the barristers we instruct to be both courteous and professional.  In an ever changing legal landscape a key feature of litigation and risk management is to be both pro-active and commercially aware and this is a key reason as to why we continue to use One Essex Court on a variety of matters.”  

Andrew Bayjou, Litigation Solicitor, LHS Solicitors LLP


“I have received excellent service from 1 Essex Court over many years of instructing the chambers on employment matters. My clients have always received sound and practical advice from commercially aware Counsel.”


Alec Colson, Partner, Taylor Walton LLP


Contact Us


Contact us by phone 020 7936 3030 or by email (clerks@1ec.co.uk) and our Clerks will be in contact with you to help with your case or your query.

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