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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

John Bethell

John Bethell

Call: 2014

Languages: Spanish (conversational); French (conversational); Urdu (conversational)

John practises mainly in the areas of commercial disputes and public law. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in March 2019.

John regularly appears in the Administrative Court, the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division, and the county courts, as well as in arbitral proceedings. He advises both private clients and government departments and undertakes pro bono work through Advocate (the Bar Pro Bono Unit).

In addition to general commercial disputes and civil fraud work, John’s expertise includes EU law (particularly competition law) and human rights and rule of law issues. He is developing a strong public law practice, including work that straddles domestic and international public law and cases that raise national security issues.

Before coming to the Bar, John spent six years as an army officer with the Welsh Guards. He completed two operational tours in Afghanistan and served as a Military Adviser at the British High Commission in Pakistan. He retains a particular interest in defence, security and international affairs.

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