Health

What our health barristers offer

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

Who our health 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 health law 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.


Peter CampbellEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1124


Mobile: +44 (0)7725 758 264


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Nigel Pleming KC

Nigel Pleming KC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Matthias Kelly KC

Matthias Kelly KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Steven Kovats KC

Steven Kovats KC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2010

Eleanor Grey KC

Eleanor Grey KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Lisa Giovannetti KC

Lisa Giovannetti KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards KC

Jenni Richards KC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris KC

Fenella Morris KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Strachan KC

James Strachan KC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Kate Grange KC

Kate Grange KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Parishil Patel KC

Parishil Patel KC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Rory Dunlop KC

Rory Dunlop KC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2019

David Bradly KC

David Bradly KC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2022

Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)

Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)

Call: 2002 Silk: 2022

Adam Fullwood

Adam Fullwood

Call: 1996

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Anna Bicarregui

Anna Bicarregui

Call: 2004

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Call: 2004

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Francesca Gardner

Francesca Gardner

Call: 2009

Eliza Sharron

Eliza Sharron

Call: 2009

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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