Electoral Law

Election Law

What our barristers offer

Several of 39 Essex Chambers’ barristers at all levels of call specialise in election law. Our expertise in election law is complemented by our strengths in judicial review, local government and regulatory law.

Our experience

Our barristers regularly advise and act in all types of election law cases, including:

  • election petitions under the Representation of the People Act 1983
  • judicial review
  • postal and proxy voting
  • financing of elections
  • registration and administration of political parties
  • donations and loans
  • advising on draft legislation.

We have wide experience on matters relating to local and parliamentary elections, including within the devolved administrations.

We have acted in cases in Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Additional sector knowledge

Several barristers are also involved in the drafting of legislation.

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the Election Law team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


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Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Steven Kovats QC

Steven Kovats QC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2010

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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