Health & Pharmaceuticals Barristers

Health & Pharmaceuticals

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers has a full complement of leading barristers with considerable experience of acting for clients in the healthcare sector, including pharmaceuticals. Members of our healthcare law group include former doctors, a barrister who previously worked in the field of medical ethics and public policy, and a trustee for a mental health charity. We offer our clients an expert, multi-faceted and practically focused service.

Who our barristers act for

  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • NHS trusts
  • NHS England
  • the Department for Health
  • the NHS litigation authority
  • care homes
  • professional bodies
  • individual claimants

Which areas of healthcare we cover

  • Continuing/community care
  • Ordinary residence dispute
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Best interests decisions and treatment under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Safeguarding
  • Protection of vulnerable adults
  • Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Professional services authority appeals
  • Regulation & professional discipline
  • Coroners’ inquests
  • Public inquiries
  • Funded nursing care
  • Personal health budgets
  • Section 117 aftercare
  • Health economy reconfigurations
  • Procurement
  • Outsourcing
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of information
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Human rights
  • Religious objection to treatment
  • Religious beliefs and Jehovah witnesses
  • Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment
  • End of life decisions
  • Consent to treatment

Who to contact

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is the Senior Practice Manager for the Health & Pharmaceuticals team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Peter CampbellEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1124


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey 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

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Christian Du Cann
Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Camilla Church

Camilla Church

Call: 1998

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

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

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