The Lord Chancellor has approved Jeremy Brier to sit as a Recorder on Chancery matters at the Central London County Court with immediate effect. This is in addition to his current appointment as a Recorder of the Crown Court, SE Circuit (appointed 2018).
Stephen Houseman QC joins a distinguished panel for a webinar entitled “Arbitration in Litigation: First Hand Experiences at the SICC” on Monday 6 September 2021. The panel comprises senior local and regional practitioners as well as two Registered Foreign Lawyers in practice at the commercial bar in London. The webinar will discuss aspects of the […]
Members of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to announce that chambers have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at The British Legal Awards. The 2021 British Legal Awards will be held on Wednesday, 17 November 2021. The full shortlist can be found here.
Members of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to announce that chambers and members have been shortlisted for multiple awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2021. The awards recognise sets of chambers and members who are at the top of the profession as identified by extensive objective research. Essex Court Chambers has been shortlisted as follows: Banking […]
On Wednesday 18 August the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Times Travel (UK) Limited v Pakistan International Airlines Corp  UKSC 40 concerning economic duress. Pakistan International Airlines Corp (PIAC) was the national flag carrier airline of Pakistan and, at the relevant time, operated the only direct flights between Pakistan and the UK. […]
Members of Chambers are pleased to share that Stephen Donnelly has been promoted to the B panel of Counsel and that Helen Morton has been newly appointed to the C panel of Counsel. The Attorney General maintains three advisory panels of junior counsel to undertake civil and EU work for all government departments. There are […]
Written by Katherine Ratcliffe of Essex Court Chambers. Q&A on the scope of the transferred loss principle Where a third party suffers loss as a result of the defendant’s conduct, but has no cause of action itself, the principle of transferred loss may be applied to ensure that the defendant is held accountable. However, a […]
A group of legal industry professionals comprising lawyers, barristers, forensic accountants, corporate intelligence and asset recovery experts have launched CFAAR – the ‘Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery’ network, bringing together some of the world’s leading names in crypto disputes and advisory with the purpose of developing and sharing best practice in this rapidly evolving sphere […]
The Court of Appeal (the Master of the Rolls, the Vice President and Carr LJ) has overturned a refusal of permission to appeal in Municipio de Mariana & others v. BHP Group PLC and BHP Group Ltd  EWCA Civ 1156, on the ground that the single Lord Justice dealing with the application on paper […]
The deadline for applications has now been extended to 20 September 2021. Members of Essex Court Chambers are pleased to announce that the mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar has expanded to include four more sets of chambers for 2021-2022. The purpose of the scheme is to support and encourage individuals from groups […]
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd  UKSC 33 clarifying the operation of the burden of proof in claims for contraventions of the Equality Act 2010 and reinforcing the availability of adverse inferences against respondents who fail in appropriate cases to call evidence from relevant individuals. […]
Members of Chambers are pleased to announce that Christopher Lloyd has joined Essex Court Chambers. Christopher has a busy multi-jurisdictional modern commercial chancery practice with an emphasis on civil fraud and asset recovery claims. Christopher was called the bar in 2011 and joined Essex Court Chambers from Erskine Chambers on Friday 16 July 2021. Christopher is […]