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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

14/01/2016

International Arbitration specialist Karen Maxwell re-joins 20 Essex Street

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20 Essex Street is pleased to announce the return of international arbitration junior Karen Maxwell as a member of Chambers. Karen practises in arbitration, banking, international trade, private international law, sale of goods, shipping and insurance.

After being called to the Bar, Karen practised at 20 Essex Street, where she developed a commercial law practice, appearing before the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and in various arbitral proceedings, including LMAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC.

Karen then spent time at Practical Law (PL), establishing and heading Practical Law Arbitration, before returning to the Bar in 2015 at Stone Chambers. At PL, she wrote and developed guidance and current awareness covering all legal and practical aspects of English and international arbitration, including both commercial and investment treaty arbitration. More recently, following the acquisition of Practical Law by Thomson Reuters, Karen was appointed Head of Current Awareness, with responsibility for updates published in Lawtel, Westlaw and Practical Law, and as such was responsible for the development of sectoral current awareness covering life sciences and energy law.

Duncan Matthews QC, 20 Essex Street’s co-head of Chambers says: “We are delighted that Karen is re-joining us at 20 Essex Street to further strengthen our international commercial arbitration practice. We know from past experience that Karen will be a great asset to Chambers.”

Christopher Hancock QC, 20 Essex Street’s other co-head of Chambers says: “After her time at PL, Karen will bring a wealth of international market analysis and current awareness to bear on her legal practice and I’m sure this will be borne out in the development of Karen’s practice over the next few years.”

Karen adds: “I am really pleased to be returning to 20 Essex Street. International arbitration is an exciting and fast-moving practice area, spanning a number of industry sectors and I’m delighted to have the opportunity of joining 20 Essex Street’s outstanding practitioners.”

Karen is also a co-author of London Maritime Arbitration, published by Informa and now in its third edition. She has also contributed to the Arbitration Review section of the LMCLQ International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook 2010 – 13.


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