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39 Essex Chambers


39 Essex Chambers

“Specific knowledge of what the main drivers for insurer clients are”
Credit: Chambers & Partners Guide to the Bar

39 Essex Chambers is consistently rated by the main professional directories as one of the leading Civil Law chambers.

The members provide expert advocacy and advice on coverage and claims across a wide range of insurance policies, such as business interruption, contractors’ risk, employers’ liability, environmental risk, financial and credit risk, fire, flood, life, motor, permanent health, professional indemnity, public liability and war and terrorist risk.

Members are particularly experienced in fraud, personal injury, European directives and travel law, property damage, professional negligence – including construction and engineering, product liability, and clinical negligence.

Chambers has been awarded the Chambers & Partners Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Set of the Year on a number of occasions and is described by Chambers & Partners Guide to the Bar as “one of the Bar’s elite personal injury sets”.


Lindsay Scott
Chief Executive and Director of Clerking
Direct 020 7832 1115
Mobile 07961 531 832
Email lindsay.scott@39essex.com

Alastair Davidson
Senior Clerk
Direct 020 7832 1181
Mobile 07736 154 109
Email alastair.davidson@39essex.com

Ben Sundborg
Practice Manager
Direct 020 7832 1179
Mobile 07921 880 668
Email ben.sundborg@39essex.com

For more information visit our website www.39essex.com.

Sponsors Hawkins




Working together with FOIL
Hawkins are a team of forensic scientists and engineers who investigate incidents and losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems.

Amongst the many incidents we investigate are:

  • Fire and Explosion
  • Engineering
  • Escapes of Water, Gas and Fluid
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Contamination and Pollution
  • Fraud
  • Crime

If you do not see the particular type of incident that you are dealing with listed above, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If the matter is urgent and you need advice you are welcome to call our 24 hour answering service on 01223 420400. We will be happy to put you in touch with the appropriate expert who can help you.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required.

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic Preview
  • Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

For further information please visit www.hawkins.biz.

Crown Office Chambers

9 St John Street


9 St John Street

9 St John Street (‘Number 9’) is a leading Chambers based in Manchester with a strong defendant personal injury team. We are widely renowned for our exceptionally high standards of advocacy, advisory and mediation services. Our clerks are responsive and client-focused in helping our barristers provide the best and most cost-effective service for insurers and solicitors.

Whilst proud of our traditions in the North, we retain national focus, and our barristers regularly appear in Courts across the UK including Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court.

Strengths include:

  1. Catastrophic injury: Number 9 has nationally recognised silks and senior juniors practicing in this field, with expertise in amputation, brain injury of all levels of severity, and spinal cord injury.
  2. Cases involving exaggeration or fraud: Number 9’s experience ranges from seven figure claims involving Fundamental Dishonesty to road traffic fraud rings. Trial success in FD extends beyond motor and casualty to include areas as diverse as clinical negligence, package travel claims and Animal Act Cases.
  3. Chronic Pain, Fundamental Neurological Disorder, and other psychiatrically medicated conditions.
  4. Employers’ liability, Disease work and Fatal Accident Act cases.
  5. Policy and Indemnity disputes, ranging from co-insurance to MIB and RTA.


Tony Morrissey
Director of Clerking
Direct 0161 955 5176
Mobile 07780 995995
Email tony.morrissey@9sjs.com

Joe Gibson
Practice Manager
Direct 0161 955 5161

Email joe.gibson@9sjs.com

Phillip Spencer
Deputy Practice Manager
Direct 0161 955 5110
Email phillip.spencer@9sjs.com

For more information visit our website www.9sjs.com

Want more information?

Contact laurence.besemer@foil.org.uk.

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