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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

Sara Masters QC

Sara Masters QC

Silk: 2012 Call: 1993

Languages: French (proficient); Italian (conversational)

Sara is “hugely experienced in the international arbitration field, both as counsel and arbitrator”.  This is complemented by a busy court practice as Leading Counsel.

A go-to Silk for cases raising difficult jurisdiction and private international law issues, Sara’s practice extends to commercial disputes, (particularly complex multi-jurisdictional disputes), EU law, (with a focus on competition and private international law, shipping  (including shipbuilding and ship sale disputes) and commodities, construction, energy, insurance and re-insurance.

She regularly appears as Counsel in international commercial arbitrations before the major international arbitral institutions, and also before trade specific bodies including the LMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA. Her arbitrations have covered areas such as shipping and commodities, ship building, super yachts, joint production oil agreements off-shore construction, gas supply agreements, share purchase agreements and licensing. She has been involved in virtual arbitration hearings as both Counsel and Arbitrator

She also acts as an expert witness on English law before foreign courts, including the French, Singaporean, Malaysian, Hong Kong and US Courts.

Sara has appeared in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council and before the European Court of Justice and Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. She is registered to appear before the Singapore International Commercial Court.

She accepts appointments as an arbitrator both in the UK and increasingly abroad. She has wide experience of both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

Sara is also a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator.

Details of her recent appointments can be found below.

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Great judgement and a real pleasure to work with – hugely experienced in the international arbitration field, both as counsel and arbitrator.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Provides exceptional assistance and grapples well with the complex technical aspects of a case.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Absolutely charming, very bright and knowledgeable. She is very on the ball, calm and polite to the parties, and asks the right questions.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Excellent. Really commercial, user-friendly and easy to get on with.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A very approachable, efficient and responsive advocate…

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

She has a very calm and considered Admiralty Court style – it's more of a conversation, trying to get them involved rather than banging the table.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

She is a good, tenacious advocate with a lot of common sense.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very user friendly.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

Very good with complex, technical issues.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A strong leader, who can direct cases very well.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

First-rate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

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