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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

Philip Riches

Philip Riches

Call: 2001

Languages: Spanish (proficient); French (proficient); Mandarin (conversational)

Philip is recognised as a leading senior junior barrister in international commercial dispute resolution. He appears regularly in the English courts and in international arbitrations in England and overseas.

Philip has a strong practice in complex, high-value commercial disputes across a range of business sectors. His work has been particularly focused in recent years on civil fraud disputes, often requiring urgent injunction applications, energy disputes and disputes relating to the enforcement of foreign arbitration awards. Philip’s practice frequently involves state parties or state-owned entities, in both commercial and investment treaty disputes.

Philip is regularly instructed as an expert in foreign proceedings, particularly on issues of English arbitration law.

He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator, with experience as an ICC and as an SCC arbitrator.

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Banking and finance

Civil fraud

Commercial disputes

Commodities

Energy and natural resources

International arbitration

Private international law

Shipping

Public international law

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Excellent – a QC in waiting, and an intelligent and creative advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He gets into the nitty gritty of cases and comes up with creative ideas and approaches.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Efficient, diligent and intelligent, he is thorough and detailed with a no-nonsense style.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Unflappable, resourceful and effective.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He has a very good analytical brain and helps navigate and dive through the case.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A thorough, diligent and perceptive adviser, willing to roll up his sleeves and really work alongside the client and solicitor team.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He's very thorough and bright, he looks at the detail and he's very creative in his legal arguments.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Philip is quite capable of handling silk-level work, drafts well and has sound judgement.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is great at complex matters.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

A strong senior junior who is capable of handling silk-level work and is very good at drafting.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He's a very, very good shipping barrister.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A very strong senior junior who is capable of handling silk-level work…

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A very good, elegant advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He's very thorough, has an excellent manner with clients and good judgement of which legal arguments to pursue.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He has a real talent for taking on any kind of case and finding his way through.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A superstar junior who is responsive, commercial and bright.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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