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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.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

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

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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

20 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

06/11/2019

Monica Feria-Tinta instructed in Montara oil spill case

Monica Feria-Tinta has been instructed on behalf of West Timor communities seeking reparation for transboundary harm suffered as a consequence of the Montara oil spill, one of the world’s worst offshore oil rig accidents, taking place in Australian waters.

Monica is counsel to the West Timorese communities, in a claim for transboundary harm against Australia before the UN.

In 2009, the Montara rig exploded 220km from the Western Australian Coast causing at least 23 millions litres of crude oil to spill into the ocean between Indonesia and Australia. Approximately 318,000 litres of oil a day poured into the Timor Sea for about 75 days right where turtles, whales, dolphins, and seabirds live in abundance. The communities argue that the leak from the Montara wellhead platform not only damaged the environment, but the health and livelihoods of fishers and seaweed farmers of 13 regencies in West Timor, Indonesia.

Ten years after the disaster, they are yet to be compensated.

The aftermath of the oil disaster has been broadly covered by international media and it was the subject of a documentary film, “A crude Injustice”.

Watch the trailer.

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