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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

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

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

Andrew Dinsmore

Andrew Dinsmore

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2018 (Northern Ireland)

Andrew has extensive international commercial litigation and arbitration experience. His practice focuses on cybersecurity fraud, banking, shipbuilding, shipping, energy, insurance and sport. He is often instructed to appear both as junior counsel in complex, multi-jurisdictional, high-value cases and as sole counsel in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in arbitration.

Andrew is instructed in a number of high-value international fraud claims across a range of contexts including conspiracy, misappropriated funds by a director and transactions defrauding creditors within s. 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986. He is acting in a US$300m fraud concerning forged warehouse receipts in the context of commodities repurchasing agreements in Hong Kong and Singapore (led by David Lewis QC) which is proceeding to a six-week trial in the autumn. David and Andrew appeared in a jurisdiction challenge in the High Court in E,D & F Man Capital Markets Limited v Come Harvest Limited & others [2019] EWHC 1661 (Comm), [2019] I.L.Pr. 40 and the Court of Appeal, [2019] EWCA Civ 2073 concerning the role of multiplicity of proceedings in a Part 11 challenge.

Andrew also acts regularly as sole counsel, with a recent example being Tonstate Group Limited v Wojakovski [2021] EWHC 1122 (Ch) in which he successfully argued that money held on account by solicitors were not ‘assets’ of the respondent to a freezing injunction. Andrew also appeared as sole counsel in Schenker Ltd v Negocios Europa Ltd [2018] 1 WLR 718; [2017] EWHC 2921 (QB) where he successfully argued that the freight rule applies to airfreight.

Andrew has experience of large-scale, complex arbitrations having acted in 11 inter-linked shipbuilding arbitrations (led by Duncan Matthews QC and Josephine Davies). Andrew was also part of a further Counsel team in the same dispute that successfully defended a s. 69 application in Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd v Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd [2020] EWHC 1030 (Comm), in which Butcher J held that the prevention principle did not apply to the amended SAJ Form.

Andrew has also been at the forefront of developments in cybersecurity fraud and GDPR breaches and has published several articles on this topic. This includes acting for a large group of claimants in their action for breach of the GDPR following a cyber-security breach.

He regularly publishes articles for the New Law Journal (NLJ), the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), the European Business Law Review and the Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly. He also sat on the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) Brexit Working Groups, which published papers on the impact of Brexit on private international law and on international arbitration.

 

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