Pupillage: Chambers typically offers up to four 12-month sponsored students looking for rent per year. Applications must be made through the Pupillage Gateway. Applications from law graduates and non-lawyers are welcome. Candidates for the position of student are encouraged to occupy a position of mini-student (1 to 2 days). Information about the Mini-Student position, including deadlines for Mini-Student applications and an online application form, can be found at www.essexcourt.com. Members of the Chambers regularly perform pro bono work, including through the Law Society`s Pro Bono Unit and the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (ELAAS). Notable volunteer cases by members of the chambers include the appearance before the Supreme Court in (1) Jivraj v. Hashwani, in which the Supreme Court ruled that an arbitrator was not an “employee” person within the meaning of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003; and (2) Bates van Winkelhof v. Clyde & Co LLP, in which the Supreme Court held that members of limited liability companies are employees for whistleblower protection purposes. For more information on the pro bono work of members of the Essex Court Chambers, see each member`s CVs. In addition to pro bono reasoning, many members of the Essex Court Chambers are individually involved in supporting charitable causes, including working with legal aid clinics and acting as trustees. In 2019, Essex Court Chambers was recognised as Gold Patron of the Law Society`s Pro Bono Unit. The Chambers consist of 127 practitioners who regularly appear before national courts and deal with short applications to the County Courts for important trials before the High Court and appeals before the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and the Supreme Court.
They are also present in various foreign jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean (including the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Bahamas) and the Far East, mainly Hong Kong and Singapore. Those who act as international arbitrators are regularly appointed to panels with domestic and foreign arbitration seats. One Essex Court also has an office in Singapore at Maxwell Chambers, which is able to assist and assist clients in the surrounding areas. Professional clients who hire lawyers at One Essex Court are primarily in-house lawyers and legal departments, but members of the public as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations are now able to hire lawyers directly in most civil cases. “A leading commercial entity with a strong shipping practice”, lawyers in the Essex Court Chambers are frequently briefed in wet and dry shipping disputes before the courts and arbitration. Christopher Smith KC has had another strong year, handling complex litigation, including the NACI Arauco, a case following a shipside explosion caused by a dangerous cargo of paint thinners. He directed Stephen Donnelly and starred alongside David Walsh; one of several cases in 2020 in which Walsh acted as sole counsel against Silks. 2018 Silk Philippa Hopkins KC continues to act in dry and wet shipping cases both in the English courts and arbitration. In addition, Steven Berry KC and John Robb acted jointly in several cases, including the bills of lading disputes between FIMBank plc. v. Polaris Bulkship SA and Halis Holdings v. Revelry Limited, regarding force majeure issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Davies KC is a Silk 2021 event. One Essex Court is an outstanding commercial series of law firms in London. Its members provide specialist legal advice, support and advocacy worldwide, and the expertise of the lawyers covers all areas of arbitration, litigation, regulation and dispute resolution. Members of the Essex Court Chambers are involved in a wide range of initiatives to promote equality and diversity and to promote access to the legal profession and the Bar Association. Here are a few examples: “Great strength in depth without lack of super wise advice.” The Essex Court Chambers are regularly informed of complex and high-profile employment cases. In Citadel Securities v. GSA Capital Partners and others, David Craig represented KC Citadel in proceedings for conspiracy and misuse of confidential information relating to an algorithmic trading strategy; and in JLT & Ors v. Ed Broking & Ors, Daniel Oudkerk QC and Senior Junior Edward Brown KC acted on behalf of the plaintiffs in a high-quality High Court lawsuit (with corresponding disclosure requests in New York courts) resulting from an insurance poaching raid. To strengthen the senior end of the set, Iain Quirk KC has taken silk in 2021. All winners will be invited to an exclusive event hosted by The Legal 500 in February. Essex Court Chambers regularly represents the London market, international insurers, policyholders and brokers in major insurance and reinsurance disputes.
Recent high-profile cases include Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch (UK) Insurance & Others, the Covid-19 business interruption test case in which John Lockey KC and Junior Jeremy Brier KC represented the first defendant before both the Divisional Court and the Supreme Court. In other areas, David Scorey KC worked for Chubb in Halliburton v. Chubb, a $100 million claim under an insurance policy related to the settlement of Halliburton`s $1.1 billion claims for the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico – the case reached the U.K. Supreme Court on a point regarding the selection of arbitrators in several interrelated disputes. “Essex Court has a very good depth force for maritime disputes, mainly for higher value litigation. Because there are so many experienced senior lawyers, they are always able to offer someone you know is good at. “Essex Court has some of the best lawyers and some great juniors coming in.” “One of the best ad sets and one of my regular targets for complex commercial and scam work.” “One of the supersets.
A lawyer for each case. “Great bench depth at all levels – especially junior silk, but also very impressive at all levels of juniors, which bodes well for the whole. “One Essex is the absolute crème de la crème of commercial litigation and fraud lawyers. An Essex court has lawyers of “consistently exceptional quality”, and for some, it is “the best commercial complex in the country”. The Chambers` valued practices in civil, banking, financial and energy fraud are being strengthened and are also highly appreciated for arbitration. International disputes provide a solid flow of instructions, and Chambers has an office at Maxwell Chambers, Singapore. For some, it houses “London`s best-run staff room”, made up of “very helpful, approachable and approachable” people who are “always able to recommend (and release) someone who is suitable”. Principal Clerk Darren Burrows and Deputy Principal Clerk Jackie Ginty are often singled out. Joanna Nixon and Lorraine Williams are the referees. “No team of employees works harder to provide excellent service. “An excellent range of avocados of the highest quality. “These are the fraud chambers, in a category of their own when it comes to civil fraud. “A highly respected chamber for shipping, with some of the best lawyers in the field. “They all offer a wonderful combination of fantastic defenders and fun to work with. “The IP team is exceptional, with great strength in terms of depth, expertise and availability. “A leading commercial entity with a strong shipping practice. “I dealt with two employees, Jade Castell and Jack Miller. Both were very pleasant to treat and both were knowledgeable.
Client: Kambiz Larizadeh, Partner, Akin Gump TESTIMONIAL: “The choice of lawyer is a very important decision in any major legal dispute. A good team of public servants is an integral part of this decision-making process and ensures that the legal team provides the best possible customer service. The team of clerks at Essex Court Chambers, led by Joe Ferrigno, is undoubtedly the leading team of clerks in London, in a crowded area. They are reliable, provide excellent judgment and advice in the selection of legal advisors, and help coordinate effectively with the courts in the management of client files. All of this allows lawyers to meet and manage client expectations. The team is getting stronger and stronger and that`s one of the main reasons I keep coming back to Essex Court. One Essex Court lawyers are committed to providing practical and innovative advice while balancing all commercial considerations. They appreciate the value of swift action and rigour and are able to provide some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and energetic lawyers available in the Bar Association.