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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

Stephen Atherton QC

Stephen Atherton QC

Silk: 2006 Call: 1989

Stephen’s practice comprises international and domestic corporate insolvency and restructuring, company law, civil aspects of international and domestic commercial fraud, personal insolvency, banking, general offshore and international commercial litigation, and international and domestic asset tracing.

He has considerable experience in commercial litigation, civil fraud and contentious insolvency proceedings in the UK, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jersey, Samoa and the Isle of Man.

Stephen is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean (BVI). He is also called to the Bars of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man and Samoa for specific cases. Stephen has rights of audience in Brunei Darussalam for specific cases.

He was named as Insolvency/Corporate Restructuring Silk of the year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2014.

Stephen has also provided expert evidence on English, Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands law for use in foreign proceedings, including proceedings in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Hampshire and the Netherlands.

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Stephen's advocacy is persuasive and rigorous – he combines perception and humour in a very effective way.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is great with lawyers, judges and clients – he has the ability to explain the same point to multiple different people, which is a rare skill in a barrister. His technical judgement is superb and he is super commercial, as well as being really easy to deal with.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

"Sound judgement, user-friendly and a first-rate trial advocate"

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He's no-nonsense but technically very good, and he's quite happy to get stuck in and make points that other people wouldn't.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A punchy draftsman and an excellent advocate with a light touch that can prove very effective.

The Legal 500 2019

He's brilliant. A sensible man and a safe pair of hands, who is very down-to-earth.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

Sound judgement, user-friendly and a first-rate trial advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

An excellent all-rounder.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Really nice to work with, he's great in court and really impressive all round.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He continues to be unafraid to give unequivocal answers to questions posed where other counsel might hedge their bets – he is invaluable when the client wants clear guidance as to what to do.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He's very thorough and not afraid to give an opinion so you know where you are.

Chambers Global & UK Bar 2018

He is a tremendously robust advocate.

Chambers Global & UK Bar 2018

He's very popular with clients and is very easy to deal with.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

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