5 Essex Court is a highly regarded employment law barristers’ chambers. We are regularly instructed in specialist employment law cases by Police Forces throughout the United Kingdom and represent Local Authorities (including schools and colleges), Government departments and the military in both high profile and sensitive employment cases.
5 Essex Court’s expertise in providing advice and advocacy in specialist and delicate cases enables its barristers to provide both employers and employees an exemplary service in private and public law employment disputes. Barristers at 5 Essex Court regularly advise and represent global energy suppliers, international construction companies and investment banks on a range of employment disputes. Our members have strength and depth in all areas of employment law relating to commercial organisations and a collective understanding to deal with the most complex issues.
Members of chambers are at the forefront of employment jurisprudence, appearing in employment related jurisdictions from the Employment Tribunal to the Court of Appeal. Richard Oulton and Spencer Keen co-authored Disability Discrimination in Employment (OUP), Alan Payne and John-Paul Waite have co-authored Tottel's Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success and Victoria von Wachter has contributed on Collective Bargaining for British Personnel Management (Croner). Members of chambers are also well published in journals throughout the field.