Health

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers offers unrivalled expertise in health law. We offer 24-hour advice and representation in urgent cases.

Who our barristers act for

We act for regulators (such as CHRE and the HFEA), the Department of Health, NHS and private sector hospitals, care homes and other healthcare providers.

We act for patients and those requiring representation through the Official Solicitor.

Our experience

We have a wide experience in health law, including:

  • medical treatment and ethical cases before the Court of Protection and Family Division
  • NHS contractual matters
  • Performers List applications and appeals
  • health and human rights.

Within the Administrative Court, our barristers advise, and represent clients, on:

  • reconfiguration of NHS provision
  • consultation
  • continuing health care
  • advice on patient confidentiality
  • refusal of and entitlement to treatment (e.g. new cancer treatments)
  • disputes between NHS bodies and social services authorities about funding.

We have particular expertise in all aspects of the law relating to pharmacy, including advising on new pharmaceutical products and advising pharmacies seeking to open either on their own or within health action zones.

Who to contact

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is the Senior Practice Manager for the Health 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 1124


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Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

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

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Adam Fullwood

Adam Fullwood

Call: 1996

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Mungo Wenban-Smith
Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Thomas Amraoui

Thomas Amraoui

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Michelle Pratley

Michelle Pratley

Call: 2006

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

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