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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

Philippa Webb

Philippa Webb

Call: 2006 (New York); 2016 (England and Wales)

Languages: French (proficient); Japanese (proficient); Italian (conversational); Dutch (conversational)

Philippa’s practice covers all aspects of public international law. She acts for states and private entities in domestic and international courts on a wide range of issues. These include state and diplomatic immunities, territorial and maritime boundaries, treaty obligations, law of the sea, state responsibility, human rights, humanitarian law, law of international organisations and international criminal law.

She has particular expertise in state immunity. Philippa advises governments, organisations, corporations and individuals on all aspects of immunity, including immunity from enforcement, diplomatic status, and related concepts such as act of state and non-justiciability.

Philippa is a specialist in relation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She served as the Legal Officer and Special Assistant to Judge Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC during her presidency. Philippa has also worked as a legal adviser at the ICC.

She is Professor of Public International Law at King’s College London. Philippa is also on the editorial boards of the British Yearbook of International Law, Journal of International Criminal Justice, and Leiden Journal of International Law.

Philippa was ranked as a ‘Future Leader’ in the 2018 and 2019 arbitration list, a 2018 ‘UK Bar: Rising Star’ and a 2019 recommended arbitration junior by Who’s Who Legal.

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An excellent junior, she made a very good impression before the ICJ.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

The leading expert on state immunity. Bright, cheerful and tireless.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

She has been incredible at distilling complex international issues into simple terms for clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Really plugged into the international law arena, I wouldn’t hesitate to use her.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

Future Leader

2018 'UK Bar: Rising Star' Who's Who Legal

She is fantastic – her expertise and knowledge is invaluable. Her specialism is state immunity and she is just brilliant in terms of her speed and knowledge.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

Philippa Webb has built 'a highly respected academic reputation' and stands out among peers in the arbitration space as 'the top of her generation for sure'.

Who's Who Legal 2019

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