Human Rights & Civil Liberties

Human Rights & Civil Liberties

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers has a long-established commitment to human rights and civil liberties work. We can offer expertise in all fields of human rights law supported by considerable experience in many of the leading human rights cases before the domestic and European courts.

Our experience

We act and advise in all types of human rights case, including those involving:

  • health
  • housing
  • immigration
  • discrimination
  • local government
  • mental health and community care
  • planning
  • police and prisoners
  • inquests
  • professional regulation
  • commercial

Our barristers regularly act and advise on human rights issues in judicial review proceedings before the administrative court, as well as before a range of other tribunals, including:

  • Divisions of The High Court
  • The Court of Protection
  • The First Tier Tribunal & Upper Tribunal
  • The European Court of Human Rights

The team has considerable expertise in bringing and defending claims for damages under the Human Rights Act 1998.

What the directories say

39 Essex Chambers’ human rights and civil liberties team is recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as one of the leading chambers in this area.

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle (on maternity leave)

Sheraton Doyle (on maternity leave) is the Senior Practice Manager for the Human Rights & Civil Liberties 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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Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

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

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Justine Thornton QC

Justine Thornton QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Adam Fullwood

Adam Fullwood

Call: 1996

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Christopher Staker
Mungo Wenban-Smith
Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Call: 2006

Michelle Pratley

Michelle Pratley

Call: 2006

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Thomas Amraoui

Thomas Amraoui

Call: 2007

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Yash Bheeroo

Yash Bheeroo

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Melissa Shipley

Melissa Shipley

Call: 2011

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Sarah Bousfield

Sarah Bousfield

Call: 2013

Kristina Stern SC

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

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