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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

Belinda McRae

Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

Languages: French (proficient)

Belinda has developed an impressive and diverse commercial practice. She has a particular specialisation in private international law, public international law and international arbitration.

Belinda has appeared in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and county courts. She has also appeared, both as sole counsel and as junior counsel, in international arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules, seated in London, Paris, New York, Lausanne, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, The Hague and Cairo. Belinda has been appointed as an arbitrator on a three-person London-seated tribunal.

She has developed an expertise in Brexit-related matters, particularly in relation to its private and public international law implications. Belinda was seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Legal Directorate from 2016 to 2017, where she worked on Brexit-related international and domestic law issues, including the Miller litigation. She has also advised the Brexit Law Committee.

Before coming to the Bar, Belinda amassed a wealth of international legal experience. She was an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris, where she specialised in international arbitration and public international law. Belinda has also worked in international courts and tribunals in Cambodia, Tanzania and Australia, including as an associate to the Hon. Justice Dyson Heydon AC, at Australia’s highest court.

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Very client friendly but hard as tempered steel with the other side.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018 (‘Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call’)

Future Leader

Who’s Who Legal 2018 and 2019 (Arbitration)

Effusive sources call Belinda McRae 'one of the best of her generation' in the arbitration space, describing her as 'one to watch'. She is a 'very smart' barrister whose 'good commercial and public international law experience' have been recognised by a wide range of UK and international sources.

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