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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

Michael Coburn QC

Michael Coburn QC

Silk: 2010 Call: 1990

Michael practises in all aspects of commercial law, usually with an international dimension, with particular emphasis on shipping, international sale of goods, and commodities.

He is a specialist in a broad cross-section of shipping and international trade issues including disputes arising out of charterparties, general average, commodities and shipbuilding contracts. He has acted in precedent setting cases such as Spar v GCL heard in the Court of Appeal concerning the obligation to pay hire.

Michael acts in English court and arbitration proceedings. He has acted as arbitrator in a number of references.

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He's top of my list to go to with more complex and difficult cases. He is second to none in cross-examination, very astute, user-friendly and responsive.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

One of the best silks - very commercial and always to the point, he doesn’t beat around the bush.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

A good all-rounder and a fantastic silk who is highly recommended for commodities cases.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

Mike is able, gifted and charming. You always know it will be a tough but fair fight.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very commercial and always to the point.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He will always pick up the phone and answer your query.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is highly-rated.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

A very polished and smooth performer.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He's able and conscientious and gives you the feeling that he really cares.

Chambers UK 2018

A strong advocate, who stays calm and clear throughout a case.

The Legal 500 2017

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