Energy Barristers

Energy

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers has a full complement of leading barristers with considerable experience of acting for clients in the energy sector. They have a deep knowledge and understanding of all the business needs and practicalities that are particular to energy, oil & gas and utilities. We offer our clients an expert, multi-faceted and practically focused service.

Who our barristers act for

Our energy sector barristers act for the full range of clients, including:

  • Oil exploration and refining companies
  • Infrastructure contractors
  • Utilities
  • Governments and state-owned corporate entities
  • Regulators
  • Insurers/Reinsurers
  • Commodity traders and brokers

Which areas of energy, oil & gas and utilities we cover

Oil & Gas

  • Commodity trading
  • Environmental, including toxic torts
  • Financing
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Procurement

Renewables

  • Infrastructure construction
  • Financing
  • PPP/PFI
  • Planning & Environmental
  • Procurement
  • Property
  • Regulation
  • State subsidy and tariffs
  • Taxation

Nuclear

  • Construction
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Planning
  • PPP/PFI
  • Regulation
  • Environmental, including decommissioning and toxic torts
  • Procurement

Utilities

  • Competition
  • Environmental
  • Regulation
  • Nuisance and toxic torts
  • PFI/PPP
  • Procurement
  • Property

Additional energy sector knowledge

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers have energy-specific experience of acting as arbitrators and mediators in the UK, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, Southern Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Who to contact

David Barnes

David Barnes is the Chief Executive & Director of Clerking for the Energy team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


David BarnesEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1115


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Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Thomas Hill QC

Thomas Hill QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

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

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Justine Thornton QC

Justine Thornton QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Karim Ghaly QC

Karim Ghaly QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Alexandra Bodnar

Alexandra Bodnar

Call: 2004

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

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

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

Vincent Nelson QC

Vincent Nelson QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2001

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

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