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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
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
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

Blair Leahy QC

Blair Leahy QC

Silk: 2020 Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

Blair has a broad commercial practice with an emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims and disputes with technical insolvency or company law aspects. She is ranked across all her main practice areas in the latest editions of Chambers UK Bar and The Legal 500, and prior to taking silk, won Insolvency Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019. She is described in the directories as “all-round excellent” and receives particular praise for her court room skills (“her advocacy is on another level”) and “amazingly good judgment”.

Blair advises and represents clients in both domestic and international court and arbitration proceedings. Her overseas practice includes Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Isle of Man and Dubai.

Although she has a busy advisory practice, Blair is above all a litigator. She has extensive trial and cross-examination experience and is also experienced in obtaining and resisting applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief, including freezing and disclosure orders and the appointment of provisional liquidators.

Blair also accepts appointments as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

 

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Commercial dispute resolution

Civil fraud and asset recovery

Insolvency & restructuring

Company / Banking & finance

International arbitration

Offshore / International

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Very responsive, quick to turn work around, and very good at getting to grips with the factual details of a case.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

A strong new silk who is very responsive and understands the complexities involved in large-scale multi-jurisdictional matters.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

She is on top of her game and gets to the nub of the issues quickly - definitely someone you want on your side.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

An up and coming junior silk, with an incredible work ethic and ability to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

Blair's knowledge of Cayman law and the interplay with English law is impressive.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

Very user-friendly, practical and well prepared. She always meticulously sifts through the documents and thinks through her advice. Possessed of a nice, friendly manner, she is very pleasant to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

She is hard-working, really impressive in court and brilliantly prepared.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

She's exceptionally bright and her advocacy is on another level.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Blair has amazingly good judgment and is an invaluable asset to any team.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

She is all-round excellent.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

She is extremely user friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that the quality of the work she produces is of outstanding standards.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

She is absolutely thorough in what she does and makes sure that she is fully familiar with the issues under consideration, however complex they are. She is also a good advocate and cross-examiner.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Advice was clear and punchy - she's a complete joy to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A strong choice for insolvency-related commercial litigation.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

She is extremely user friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that the quality of the work she produces is of an outstanding standard

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

She is amazing – her preparation is second to none and she is ready for every eventuality.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Hugely experienced and knows the insolvency world and courts very well. She is good on her feet, flexible in her thinking, very persuasive and someone who talks through arguments well.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Fantastically industrious. She has a real eye for detail and very sound judgement.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

She is an insolvency intellectual and an impressive and persuasive advocate, guiding complex points in effective ways.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

She's brilliant, a very solid operator who knows what she's doing.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

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