Essex Court Chambers has been one of London’s leading shipping sets for over 50 years. The founding members of Essex Court Chambers – Michael Mustill (later Lord Mustill), Michael Kerr (later Lord Justice Kerr), Anthony Evans (later Lord Justice Evans), Anthony Diamond (later Judge Diamond QC) and Robert MacCrindle – were among the finest shipping lawyers of their generation. This trend was continued by later arrivals including Mark Saville (later Lord Saville), Johan Steyn (later Lord Steyn), Anthony Colman (later Mr Justice Colman), John Thomas (later Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales), Bernard Eder (later Mr Justice Eder), Simon Bryan (now Mr Justice Bryan) and Sara Cockerill (now Mrs Justice Cockerill). The Silks and juniors in Chambers today continue to excel in the field. Members are known for their track record in shipping litigation and the strength and depth of their expertise. Essex Court is also responsible for editing two of the leading practitioner texts in the field, Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading and Arnould’s Law of Marine Insurance and Average.
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