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.


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 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
"Wherever you cut there's quality. At the most senior level they're just superstars at the top of the profession, but if you go to the next layer they're not far behind." Chambers UK Bar 2019
One Essex Court is a name that trips off the tongue when you are discussing the very best the Commercial Bar has to offer and is crammed to the rafters with members of chambers who are "technically excellent and supremely knowledgeable." Chambers UK Bar 2019
"When dealing with One Essex Court, I'm very confident that if my first pick is not available, then someone they recommend will prove to be absolutely top drawer." Chambers UK Bar 2019

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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…