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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

Colleen Hanley

Colleen Hanley

Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2017 (Republic of Ireland)

Languages: German (fluent); Irish (fluent); French (proficient); Italian (basic)

Colleen is recommended as a leading junior for both shipping and commodities disputes.

She specialises in commercial law with a particular focus on dry shipping, commodities and international arbitration. Colleen appears regularly before the Commercial Court and arbitration tribunals in disputes involving the international sale of goods, charterparty construction, cargo claims, energy claims and jurisdictional issues. She regularly advises and acts for shipowners’ defence clubs and is happy to accept direct instructions. Colleen has acted for some of the world’s largest commodity traders in sale of goods disputes and has particular expertise in oil and gas sale disputes. She has also advised in superyacht disputes.

Colleen has worked in-house at the Nordisk Shipowners’ Defence Club in Oslo, where she gained a unique understanding of the day-to-day legal issues affecting shipowners. During 2007 she worked in-house in the anti-trust department of the Washington DC office of Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP assisting in part with the marine hose dispute. Colleen also worked as a Visiting Fellow on Capitol Hill assisting the staff teams of a prominent senator and a well-known congressman.

She has considerable expertise in UK and European competition law. From 2008 to 2009 she was the Principal Legal Adviser at Ofgem with responsibility for all competition law matters, as well as advising on public and regulatory law issues. She has since advised several government bodies.

Colleen also sits regularly as an arbitrator. She is a member of the LCIA, a supporting member of the LMAA and a member of Arbitration Ireland.

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An extremely thorough and skilful advocate; nothing fazes her.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Very easy to work with and solution-oriented.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Popular with commodity and energy traders for her experience in international trade disputes.

The Legal 500 2018

She gives very direct advice.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

She is extremely efficient, hands-on, sharp and always a pleasure to work with.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

She combines her expertise in EU and competition law with strength in commercial litigation.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2014

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