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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

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

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

Chris has a broad commercial practice with a focus on heavyweight commercial litigation and arbitration, often with an international dimension. He has experience in civil fraud, commercial litigation, insolvency and company disputes, banking litigation, trust litigation and professional negligence.

Many of Chris’s cases are multi-disciplinary, but they often involve issues of fraud or bad faith in a commercial context. He recently acted as the senior junior for a claimant in the Commercial Court alleging a conspiracy spanning a number of jurisdictions to avoid payment under a sale contract. His leader in that case stated Chris was “the best junior that I have worked with in the past ten years”. The strength of his fraud practice is evident from the fact that in 2018 Chris rose from Band 4 to Band 2 in the Legal 500’s civil fraud rankings.

Chris is the author of the International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook section on Arbitration Law. He has particular experience of LCIA arbitrations (he recently acted in a four-day arbitration relating to parking data).

His technical skills and breadth of experience mean that he is increasingly sought out for high value offshore work, especially in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Isle of Man. Chris has a double first class degree in engineering and is well suited to disputes that have a technical aspect.

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