One Essex Court

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One Essex Court
Headquarters Middle Temple
United Kingdom
No. of offices London and Singapore
Major practice areas Commercial law
Key people Lord Grabiner QC
(Head of Chambers)
Date founded 1966

One Essex Court is a set of barristers' chambers in London, specialising in commercial litigation, which was founded in 1966.[1]

Currently comprising 85 full-time members, 32 of whom are silks or Queen's Counsel.[2] One Essex Court's members include well-known silks Lord Grabiner QC and Laurence Rabinowitz QC. Prior to her appointment to the Commercial Court, Elizabeth Gloster QC was a member.

One Essex Court is considered to be part of the Bar's Magic Circle.[3] It is ranked in the top band for commercial litigation by both Chambers and Partners[4] and Legal 500.[5] It has a turnover of £46.5 million a year.[6]

In 2012, One Essex Court opened a new international office in Singapore.[7]

One Essex Court also runs an annual essay competition for students in conjunction with The Times.[8]

One Essex Court offers one of the highest pupillage awards at the Bar, £60,000.[9]


  1. ^ "One Essex Court - Chambers Report". Chambers Student - Spain Edition. 
  2. ^ "One Essex Court". 
  3. ^ "Magic circle sets prepare to expand". The Lawyer. 24 January 2000. 
  4. ^ Chambers and Partners Commercial Dispute Resolution rankings
  5. ^ Legal 500 Commercial litigation rankings
  6. ^ Dowell, Katy (2011). "The Bar". The Lawyer. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "One Essex Court and 39 Essex Street prepare for Singapore launches". The Lawyer. 26 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rules - One Essex Court". 
  9. ^ "Chambers overtake law firms in pay battle for junior talent". The Lawyer. 10 August 2009. 

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