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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

Twenty Essex
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

Twenty Essex
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

Josephine Davies

Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

Languages: French (conversational)

Josephine specialises in all areas of commercial law and litigation. She has a unique skill-set combining:

    • depth of legal knowledge (notably in competition law, intellectual property law, shipping law and private international law);
    • strong technical understanding based on her scientific background (BA in Physical Natural Sciences and MSci in Chemistry);
    • extensive and diverse litigation (including urgent injunction work) and arbitration experience.

Josephine has strong advocacy experience covering both trial and interlocutory work. She has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal, the High Court (Commercial Court, Chancery Division and Queen’s Bench Division) and in international arbitrations and appeals from arbitration.  Her trial experience includes cross-examination on fraud allegations and of financial and engineering experts.

Josephine has notable expertise in relation to the conflicts of laws and injunctions (anti-suit, freezing and relating to confidential information) as well as the commonly associated contempt proceedings.

Her work covers a range of sectors including IP, pharmaceuticals, science, technology and IT, distribution, shipping, commodities, shipbuilding, and energy. Josephine is recognised by the legal directories for commercial litigation, shipping and commodities work.

Josephine’s cases involve sophisticated technical matters, where clients benefit from her scientific background (BA in Physical Natural Sciences and MSci in Chemistry) and her postgraduate qualifications in competition and intellectual property law.

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General commercial, insurance and finance

Shipping, commodities and shipbuilding

IP, breach of confidence, IT, pharmaceuticals, science and technology

Competition law

Private International Law (jurisdiction, conflicts, foreign judgments)

Injunctions, contempt and interim applications

Energy

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A very impressive junior, who combines a strong science and engineering background with good commercial understanding.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

No one can beat Josephine on detail. If you have a difficult problem to solve, especially where you need to consider complex data to understand the legal position, Josephine is the barrister to go to.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

She is incredibly bright and her written work is superb.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

Josephine is a real talent. She is very dedicated and clever, with a deep knowledge of intellectual property disputes. A very confident junior.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

She brings a rare combination of science and art, no one can beat her on detail and her style of advocacy is calm and precise.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

Josephine shows amazing technical cross-examination of scientific witnesses.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

Very responsive and absolutely a team player. Her legal analysis is excellent and her resulting drafting is top-notch.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

A very bright and attentive barrister; methodical, thorough and very articulate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

Precise in her work and excellent in technical matters, she is also straightforward and pleasant to work with.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

Very user-friendly, structured, measured and thoughtful - assists in making difficult decisions with aplomb and tactically very effective.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

She is extremely responsive, very thorough and very clear." "She is good at the technical detail.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

A bright, sparkly, well informed, team player, and a hard worker and good advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Josephine is seriously good on details and data, she also writes elegantly and her advocacy is on a par with many more senior barristers.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Precise in her work and excellent in technical matters, she is also straightforward and pleasant to work with.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Tenacious and strong on the law and on expert evidence.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

She is able to get on top of the science and explain it in simple, straightforward terms. She is fantastically thorough, her drafting is excellent and she is easy to get on with.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Always impresses with creative solutions to complex problems.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Responsive, knowledgeable and creative, she adds value at every stage.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A very strong advocate, very willing to go in to bat hard for her clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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