Head of chambers
Lord Anthony Grabiner QC
"Over the last 20 years through careful selection of its tenants and the cultivation of very close relationships with several leading law firms, this set has reached the point where it is now the yardstick by which many other sets in the commercial arena are judged". This quote from Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2005 very much epitomises One Essex Court. Founded in 1966 with only 4 barristers the set is now approaching its 40th birthday with 56 barristers, including 18 Queen's Counsel, and a staff of 29.
Commercial law, arbitration, company and insolvency, European Union law, intellectual property and revenue law.
Chambers is seeking applications for pupillage from both law and non-law graduates. Candidates are expected to have at least a good 2.1 degree.
One Essex Court offers a guaranteed twelve-month pupillage. Pupils sit with at least three pupil masters in the twelve months, completing work for both their pupil masters and other members of Chambers. There is an ongoing assessment of work and regular appraisals. Pupils are also expected to do small court work in their second six months.
April 2006 (OLPAS summer season) to begin October 2007. Chambers is a member of OLPAS and all applications should be made through OLPAS except where an applicant is exempt under OLPAS rules.
Thirty mini-pupillages are available each year. They generally last for two days and are not assessed. Mini-pupils sit with members of Chambers and have the opportunity to get a view of life in Chambers and the work done by its members.
The current award is £40,000. One-third of the award is available as an advance in the prospective pupils' BVC year. The award is supplemented by earnings in the second six.
Banking & finance
Barristers and banks generally cross paths when something costly has gone wrong in relation to a transaction or product.
Traditional chancery includes trusts, probate, real property and tax, while commercial chancery covers a range of finance and business disputes.
Civil law encompasses a very broad range of legal issues, including those relating to contract, tort, probate and trusts.
Company law is relevant to almost everything a company does, from filing annual returns to proper procedure in relation to board decisions.
European Union and international
Employment barristers may appear before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, international tribunals and domestic courts.
Some of the biggest insolvencies have billions of pounds at stake, so there can be lucrative work for barristers.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
When parties from different jurisdictions come into conflict over commercial relationships, they may decide that arbitration is the best method of resolution.
Tax barristers advise and litigate on all aspects of commercial and personal tax issues.
Phone: 020 7583 2000
|Minimum qualification:||Applicants for pupillage should ordinarily have obtained (or expect to obtain) a first class degree|