One Essex Court

One Essex Court is a leading set of barristers' chambers, specialising in commercial disputes. Our members provide specialist advice and advocacy services worldwide, which include all areas of dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.

Our work embraces all aspects of domestic and international trade, commerce and finance. Members of Chambers are recognised specialists in the many diverse fields characterised as commercial disputes, also regularly accepting nominations as arbitrators, mediators and experts.


Rated by a large number of leading City solicitors as the set of choice for large-scale commercial litigation, One Essex Court has some of the most eminent silks and talented juniors at the London Bar.Chambers UK 2016
A standout commercial set packed with 'keen, responsive and commercially aware' barristers who 'have proactive relationships with those that instruct them.'Chambers UK 2016
Many instructing solicitors noted that they would 'recommend One Essex to clients as one of the best sets for banking and finance work.'Chambers UK 2016
One Essex Court’s ‘barristers, from silks to juniors, are second to none’.The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
Containing some of the most determined, diligent and dynamic counsel', One Essex Court is 'as good as it gets at the Bar'.The Legal 500 2017
Hailed as 'an exceptional set with no weak links', 'it is the epitome of strength in depth' and 'renowned for the biggest and most high-profile commercial, banking and fraud cases'.The Legal 500 2017
On the practice management side, some say that the clerking here is 'probably the best of all the Magic Circle sets'.The Legal 500 2017
One Essex Court has long been a magnet for commercial cases of the greatest magnitude, value and importance.Chambers UK 2016
One Essex Court offers a large number of exceptionally able silks and juniors, including some among the select few regarded as pre-eminent in the field of banking and finance.Chambers UK 2017
'The combined jurisdictional expertise of the set's members is outstanding, and its barristers are frequently entrusted with highly politically and geopolitically sensitive issues concerning the exploitation and supply of resources.'Chambers UK 2018
'One Essex Court needs no introduction to most lawyers in the energy world - its barristers are in constant demand and tackle heavyweight commercial cases for clients across the full gamut of industries in the sector.'Chambers UK 2018
'A highly respected banking and finance set with a long history of involvement in major banking litigation disputes.'Chambers UK 2018
'The clerking is the best I have ever seen. We get great service from the bottom up.'Chambers UK 2018
One Essex Court is the ‘go-to’ set for litigation heavyweightsThe Lawyer 2017
One Essex Court is 'as good as it gets at the Bar'. Hailed as 'an exceptional set with no weak links', 'it is the epitome of strength in depth' and 'renowned for the biggest and most high-profile commercial, banking and fraud cases’. The Legal 500 2017

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One Essex Court @oneessexcourt • Aug 2

Third party debt order discharged for lack of jurisdiction over debt situated in India. Neil Kitchener QC and Eleanor Campbell appear for IIFC. Nehali Shah appeared for the Government of India. To view the full article and judgment please visit http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/news/third-party-debt-order-discharged-for-lack-of-jurisdiction-over-debt-situated-in-india…

One Essex Court @oneessexcourt • Aug 2

Third party debt order discharged for lack of jurisdiction over debt situated in India. Neil Kitchener QC and Eleanor Campbell appear for IIFC. Nehali Shah appeared for the Government of India. To view the full article and judgment please visit http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/news/third-party-debt-order-discharged-for-lack-of-jurisdiction-over-debt-situated-in-india…

One Essex Court @oneessexcourt • Aug 2

Third party debt order discharged for lack of jurisdiction over debt situated in India. Neil Kitchener QC and Eleanor Campbell appear for IIFC. Nehali Shah appeared for the Government of India. To view the full article and judgment please visit http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/news/third-party-debt-order-discharged-for-lack-of-jurisdiction-over-debt-situated-in-india…

One Essex Court @oneessexcourt • Aug 2

Third party debt order discharged for lack of jurisdiction over debt situated in India. Neil Kitchener QC and Eleanor Campbell appear for IIFC. Nehali Shah appeared for the Government of India. To view the full article and judgment please visit http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/news/third-party-debt-order-discharged-for-lack-of-jurisdiction-over-debt-situated-in-india…