Ruth den Besten joins Essex Court Chambers

1 August, 2018

As part of its targeted recruitment campaign following the appointment of four members of Chambers as Queen’s Counsel, and three additional members as Justices of the High Court, the members of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Ruth den Besten as a new tenant.

Called in 2001, Ruth is a leading junior with substantial experience in heavy commercial litigation, civil fraud, banking and insolvency. She is recognised for her expertise in commercial litigation; company law; fraud; insolvency; professional negligence and commercial chancery disputes, being described as “a tough and tenacious litigator, who fights to the end” and “remarkably bright”, combining “a quiet efficient approach with exceptional ability and creative vision”. Ruth has been involved in a number of high profile cases in the Commercial Court (e.g. Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky [2016] EWHC 2816 (Comm)), the Court of Appeal (e.g. Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Bestfort Development LLC [2016] EWCA Civ 1099) and the Supreme Court (Lehman Brothers – Waterfall I [2017] UKSC 38).

Ruth den Besten said “I am thrilled to join Essex Court Chambers. The opportunities to develop my practice here are exceptional, and I look forward to doing so alongside so many stellar advocates in my chosen areas of expertise.”

David Foxton QC, Head of Essex Court Chambers, said: “I am delighted that Ruth has accepted an invitation to join Essex Court Chambers. She is an outstanding barrister with a superb practice, whose qualities are well known to the many members of Chambers who have worked with and against her. Ruth adds to our existing strength in commercial litigation, civil fraud and chancery/commercial work, which has already benefited from the recruitment of Louise Hutton earlier this year”.