- Head of Chambers: Lord Anthony Grabiner QC
- Tenants : 76
THE CHAMBERS One Essex Court provides services in almost every aspect of domestic and international commerce and finance. Principle areas of practice are: commercial law, arbitration, company and insolvency,EU law, civil fraud, revenue law (including VAT) and intellectual property. Chambers also has a pre-eminent team of energy lawyers, consistently ranked as the leading group at the Bar. Barristers at One Essex Court aim to offer practical and innovative advice on commercial considerations. They appreciate the value of both prompt action and thoroughness and provide experienced, skilled and forceful advocacy where required. They understand the pressures under which solicitors and their clients operate and know that their own performance reflects on the solicitors who instruct them. Advisory work is, in most cases, time-costed and where appropriate, charge rates can be negotiated before the commencement of work.
WORK UNDERTAKEN Accounting and auditing, administrative and public law, agency, arbitration, aviation finance, banking, bills of exchange, breach of warranty, civil jurisdiction and judgements/conflict of laws, commercial, commodities, company, competition, derivatives, directors’ disqualification, economic torts, employment and industrial relations law, energy and natural resources, European union law, financial services and regulation, fraud and asset tracing, fund management, guarantees, information technology, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, joint ventures agreements, letters of credit, licensing and gambling, management buyouts, media and entertainment, mediation/ADR,mergers and acquisitions, mortgages, partnership, pensions, performance bonds, professional negligence, restitution, restraint of trade restructuring, sale and supply of goods, share and business sale agreements, shareholder’s agreements, sports law, tax/revenue law, telecommunications, utility regulation. For a more detailed list of the range of work carried out by members of chambers, please visit the website.
RECRUITMENT Chambers offers four 12 month pupillages every year. Under an award scheme, each pupil is offered the sum of £60,000 in his or her year of pupillage; £20,000 of the award may, at the discretion of chambers, be advanced during a prospective pupil’s year of vocational training. Pupils are additionally allowed to retain any fees earned during their second six months. Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class degree and applications should be made through OLPAS.