Privacy & Cookies Policy


In common with most websites, Essex Court Chambers uses cookies to capture certain information about our site’s use, such as measuring the number of visitors and showing how they navigate the site.

Essex Court Chambers seek to maintain compliance with the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on the rules on use of cookies.

Essex Court Chambers categorises cookie use (in line with the guidance provided by the International Chamber of Commerce) as follows:

  1. “Strictly necessary”: to fit this category, the cookie must be “related to a service provided on the website that has been explicitly requested by the user”. Obvious cases include shopping cart cookies. Essex Court Chambers also include cookies which remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes in this category.
  2. “Performance based”: this category includes analytics, advertising and Pay Per Click cookies – provided they only store anonymous data and cannot therefore be used for behavioural targeting of ads.
  3. “Functionality based”: these include cookies that remember user choices so that they have a more personalised experience. This may include detecting if the user has already seen a popup so that it isn’t shown again, submitting comments and remembering colours, text size, etc.
  4. “Targeting/ advertising based”: Essex Court Chambers does not use any cookies of this type.

Essex Court Chambers does not ask user consent for category one, two & three cookies on the website in accordance with ICC guidance that no opt-in is required for these types of cookies by the user.




This website and the related twitter page are produced by members of Essex Court Chambers. Essex Court Chambers is a set of chambers whose members are barristers or arbitrators. It has no collective or distinct legal identity of any kind. All barristers or arbitrators practising from these chambers are self-employed individuals who provide their professional services as sole practitioners in their own name. By agreement of the members of Essex Court Chambers, this website and the related twitter page have been prepared for information purposes only.

This disclaimer governs your use of this website and viewing of the related twitter page. By using this website and/or viewing the twitter page, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, you should not use this website or view the twitter page.

The information and any commentary on the law contained on this website and on the related twitter page is provided free of charge for information purposes only. Whilst reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this website and the related twitter page are accurate and up-to-date, no responsibility for the accuracy and correctness of such contents, or for any consequences of anyone relying upon any of it, is assumed by any member of Essex Court Chambers. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person on a specific case or matter or in any other sense. The members of Essex Court Chambers accept no liability for the website, the related twitter page or for any third party contents which can be accessed through this website or the related twitter page. If you have a legal dispute or matter upon which you seek advice, you are strongly advised to obtain advice from a professional lawyer about your case or matter. For further information see the Bar Council website.


Names can be misused by others for illegitimate purposes. In particular members of chambers are aware of a number of bogus emails, letters and faxes having been received by individuals in many parts of the world, falsely claiming to be from Essex Court Chambers or individuals from Essex Court Chambers.

For example, some such messages indicate that the addressee of the email/letter has inherited a substantial sum of money, and go on to ask the recipient for personal information and/or money. Communications of this type appear to be part of a scam being orchestrated by someone using Chambers’ name illegally and without authorisation. This has been reported to the police when appropriate and they are taking steps to try to prevent the illegitimate use of Chambers’ name.  The communications are often in the form of emails, or sometimes letters, and they sometimes use the name of a current member of chambers. They are likely to be linked to organised fraud.

If you have received such a communication it is strongly advised that you just ignore it, and do not respond to it or communicate further with the person who sent the email/letter to you.