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One Essex Court

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One Essex Court is a pre-eminent set of barristers’ chambers right at the very top of the commercial litigation and arbitration market. Professional clients comprise all of the major litigation and disputes law firms in London and the wider UK, as well as many internationally renowned litigation operations. In addition, members are regularly engaged by in-house legal departments and general counsel across a broad spectrum of business and commerce to offer incisive and effective advice on a wide range of dispute resolution issues, both domestic and international.

Members of One Essex Court are recognised specialist counsel in a wide range of contentious areas characterised as commercial disputes, also regularly accepting nominations as arbitrators, mediators and experts. Our principle areas of practice include; banking and financial services; commercial litigation and arbitration; civil fraud and investigations; company and insolvency matters, including shareholder disputes; competition and European Union law; energy and natural resources, including associated regulation; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; gaming and licensing; professional negligence and revenue law.

One Essex Court comprises over 100 full-time practitioners, who regularly appear before the full spectrum of domestic courts and tribunals, in work ranging from short injunction applications to major trials in the London High Court. Counsel here also regularly appear before the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court, as well as appearances in the CJEU and EGC. Barristers at One Essex Court are also called to appear in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean, Hong Kong and Singapore, including as counsel in international arbitrations, and also in the courts in India through our association with Darius Khambata SC, one of the leading advocates in Mumbai.

The arbitrators here are regularly appointed to panels with overseas arbitral seats, including those run under a foreign law.