European Union Law

European Union Law

What our EU law barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers offers leading and junior barristers with noted expertise across the full spectrum of EU law, in domestic legal settings and internationally. Expertise lies in both commercial and public sectors – including public procurement, state aid, competition law, VAT, financial services, freedom of establishment, sanctions, energy, telecommunications, environmental law, EU trade and investment law (including in arbitration proceedings), as well as all areas of EU social policy (citizenship, immigration and asylum, European Charter of Fundamental Rights) and EU constitutional law. Our established international footing makes 39 Essex Chambers ideally placed to navigate the evolving dynamics between domestic, EU and international law.

Who our EU law members act for

Drawing on sector specific knowledge across all areas of commercial and public law as well as in international arbitration, our barristers advise on and litigate EU law issues for corporates and multinationals, UK regulators (including the OFT, CMA), domestic public sector bodies – including central and local government, EU institutions (including the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors), Member States’ governments, NGOs, charities, and individuals, including high net worth individuals.

Jurisdictions covered

Our barristers appear before domestic, European and international courts and specialist tribunals (including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the VAT Tribunal) as well as the domestic courts of other EU and non-EU states – where EU law issues arise. Our expertise includes addressing EU law points as they arise before international arbitral bodies.

Our EU Law Expertise

Members have expertise in the following areas:

  • Competition and State aid
  • Free movement of goods, services, persons and capital
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Public Procurement
  • Data and information law
  • Tax
  • Customs
  • Environment
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Transport regulation
  • Cross border company mergers
  • Cross border insolvency
  • Mutual recognition of professional qualifications (post Brexit)
  • Trade agreements and external relations (BITs)
  • Insurance services and regulation
  • Healthcare regulation and pharmaceuticals
  • Employment and pensions
  • Equality and non-discrimination law
  • Regulation of commercial agents
  • Citizenship
  • Immigration and asylum
  • Security and justice cooperation
  • Challenges to EU institutions
  • Consumer law
  • Abuse of right
  • Sports law

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the European Union Law team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Sheraton DoyleEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 670


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Charlie Cory-Wright QC

Charlie Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

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

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

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

Rory Dunlop QC

Rory Dunlop QC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2019

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Christopher Staker

Christopher Staker

Call: 2003

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Katherine Apps

Katherine Apps

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

Kristina Stern SC

Kristina Stern SC

Call: 1996

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