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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

Henry Byam-Cook

Henry Byam-Cook

Call: 2000

Henry practises in a range of commercial disputes, including shipping and international trade, energy and natural resources, IT and telecoms, fraud, and insurance. He has extensive experience of jurisdictional disputes and interim applications (including injunctive relief), together with trials, often in disputes with a complex, technical dimension.

He regularly appears in the English High Court (Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court, and Chancery Division) and has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Henry frequently represents clients as sole counsel against QCs on the other side, but also has considerable experience working as part of a larger team.

Henry has a strong arbitration practice. He represents clients in all forms of international arbitration – ad hoc, institutional (including ICC and LCIA) and trade arbitrations (LMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA). In addition, he has considerable experience of applications to court in support of arbitral proceedings, appeals against arbitration awards, jurisdiction challenges and points relating to arbitration law. He accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator.

Henry was the winner of ‘Shipping Junior of the Year’ at the Chambers Bar Awards 2018.

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An excellent all-round counsel who is very good on his feet.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

He knows how to win cases. His written drafts are extraordinarily persuasive.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He knows how to win cases.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Incredibly bright and user-friendly.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He's fantastic. He drafts in a way that is utterly compelling and convincing. His advocacy is firm but effective. He's an enormous help on cases because he gets to the bottom very quickly and can provide invaluable advice on how to win.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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