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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

Charles Kimmins QC

Charles Kimmins QC

Silk: 2010 Call: 1994

Charles specialises in commercial law, and represents clients in both court and arbitration proceedings. His cases tend to be high value and complex, and often involve multiple sets of proceedings in several jurisdictions.

The broad nature of his practice is reflected by recommendations in a wide array of disciplines in Chambers/The Legal 500, including international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, banking and financial, energy, insurance and reinsurance, shipping and commodities.

Charles has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes before the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also appeared before many arbitral tribunals, including the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, London Maritime Arbitrators Association, GAFTA, FOSFA, IPE, Refined Sugar Association, London Metal Exchange and City Disputes Panel. He has particular experience of appeals from awards under s.67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (a subject on which he regularly lectures). He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

He has been involved in numerous cases involving banking and investment disputes, company law and financial services. He has particular experience in derivatives. He also has significant experience in disputes arising in the private equity sector. He has appeared in numerous cases involving energy and natural resources, and has particular experience in the petroleum and natural gas industries. Likewise, he has acted in many insurance/reinsurance disputes, for both insured/reinsured and insurers/reinsurers. He has been involved in many leading cases in the fields of commodities and shipping, including shipbuilding disputes and disputes under MOAs.

Charles also has extensive experience in civil fraud cases, including cases involving fraud in the banking and shipping sectors. He is instructed in applications for urgent relief arising out of fraud claims.

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Wonderfully user-friendly and a brilliant advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He is fabulous as he's really user-friendly, practical, all over the detail and a very effective advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

One of the best – a ninja in cross-examination.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Very modern, dynamic, articulate and has excellent strategic thinking.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Excellent attention to detail and always utterly on top of the cases.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

An exceptionally good advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

First-class; very attentive and a great advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

His expertise lies in handling large, complex issues on a range of subjects.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A joy to work with, his ability to anticipate issues is most impressive; he has a tactical mind and a lovely style.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He gives clear, concise advice that cuts to the heart of the matter. He knows instinctively what works.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A “go-to” silk for high-value energy matters; he is very good at grasping complex and difficult matters.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He has a lovely light touch with tribunals, so when he emphasises something it really stays in their minds.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Absolutely top notch, one of the leading silks in the field.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He is excellent with clients, and he cuts straight to the key issues in a matter.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is outstanding.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

Fantastic to work with. A team player. He is very client-friendly. He has a real way of getting to the heart of the problem.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A top trial lawyer with a brilliant mind.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

For a silk of his outstanding ability, he is refreshingly normal – clients love him.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

An excellent silk who is very good at cross-examination and quick on his feet.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

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