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Essex Court Chambers


Essex Court Chambers is a leading set of barristers’ chambers, which offers at least four funded, twelve-month, tenancy seeking-pupillages per year. Each pupillage carries an award of £65,000. Of that sum, £45,000 is payable by monthly instalments in the first six months, of which up to an overall maximum of £20,000 may be drawn for the BPTC year and/or for relevant postgraduate study. We offer guaranteed minimum earnings of £100,000 in the first year of tenancy (although, in practice, many will earn considerably in excess of this figure).

Our work

We specialise in commercial litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law. Our members have expertise in all areas of commercial law and handle disputes across the full spectrum of the business and financial world, including banking & finance, civil fraud, insurance & reinsurance, energy, trade and employment. Our members act in the full spectrum of UK-based litigation, from County Court hearings to substantial High Court trials and appeals before the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council, as well as specialist tribunals and public inquiries. They also regularly appear before the European Courts, and advise on and act in arbitrations and disputes around the world, including in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It is the international scope of the work undertaken by our members that differentiates it from many other leading sets of commercial chambers.

Our members

An active policy of growth and recruitment has meant that Chambers now comprises over 80 members, many of whom are leaders in their fields. The barristers at Essex Court Chambers have a reputation for exceptional talent, top-class advocacy and a client-oriented approach.


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