Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers is a leading commercial set. We take on the full range of private commercial disputes, including the most complex legal and factual cases. We offer expertise in other related areas such as public procurement and commercial public law.

We can draw together teams of barristers who range from experienced silks to the more recently qualified barristers, to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, combining strong analytical, advisory and advocacy skills with pragmatism and approachability.

Jurisdictions covered

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers have experience in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in this jurisdiction and in international jurisdictions. Among our barristers are those called to the Bar in international and offshore jurisdictions including California, Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New South Wales, Singapore, South Africa and Queensland.

Our barristers are instructed as English law experts in arbitrations and litigation around the world, including hearings in China and the USA.

What the directories say

Chambers & Partners says of 39 Essex Chambers “its client-friendly manner is backed up by a genuinely impressive level of knowledge and expertise applied to a wide variety of cases”.

Who to contact

Niki Merison

Niki Merison is the Senior Practice Manager for the Commercial Litigation team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Niki MerisonEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7634 9011


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Simon Goldblatt QC

Simon Goldblatt QC

Call: 1953 Silk: 1972

John Tackaberry QC

John Tackaberry QC

Call: 1967 Silk: 1982

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

Brian Ash QC

Brian Ash QC

Call: 1975 Silk: 1990

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

Paul Darling OBE QC

Paul Darling OBE QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Stuart Catchpole QC

Stuart Catchpole QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright 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

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Adam Robb QC

Adam Robb QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2018

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Call: 1990

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Damian Falkowski

Damian Falkowski

Call: 1994

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Mungo Wenban-Smith

Call: 2004

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey

Patrick Hennessey

Call: 2010

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

The Hon. Wayne Martin AC QC

The Hon. Wayne Martin AC QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 1993

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

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