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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

Timothy Hill QC

Timothy Hill QC

Silk: 2009 Call: 1990

Timothy specialises in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has considerable expertise in very high value and complex cases and also urgent disputes involving swift interim relief.

He is well known for his ability to quickly master complicated and technical cases. Timothy has considerable experience of conducting heavy and lengthy trials and arbitrations, and of working closely with large teams of junior counsel, solicitors and experts. He is well known for his formidable skills in cross-examination and appearances in the appellant courts.

Timothy works across all sectors but he has particular experience in energy and natural resources, insurance, construction and engineering, international trade, commodities, transportation, shipping and aviation. Other commercial litigation which he regularly undertakes includes: joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements, distribution agreements, commercial agents, banking and finance with particular expertise of the ISDA Master Agreement and trade credit insurance, enforcement of guarantees, civil fraud and sanctions. Recently, he has been involved in disputes concerning the construction of aircraft, ships and onshore/offshore oil and gas facilities and has a close grasp of the technical issues that arise in these disputes.

He sits as a commercial arbitrator, both pursuant to bespoke terms and under the auspices of institutions such as the LCIA, ICC and others. Timothy is also a Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator.

Timothy regularly gives evidence on English law in foreign proceedings and arbitrations.

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One of the "go-to" guys when you want someone punchy and aggressive; user-friendly and always willing to go the extra mile.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He is very user-friendly and approachable and clients like him a lot, but he can also be very straightforward if he thinks you don't have a strong case. He's very quick on his feet, reacts to counterarguments on the spot and is clever in cross-examination.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very smart, takes no prisoners, good on strategy

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

A ferocious and tenacious advocate who can think outside the box and look at problems from different perspectives. A fearless, tenacious and determined advocate.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

A fearless, tenacious and determined advocate.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He is impressive on his feet, an excellent advocate and a feared cross-examiner.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

A superb strategist who is always able to see the bigger picture.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A specialist in international commercial litigation and arbitration who handles complex and high-value disputes. He is extremely capable

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

He's a top QC who also has a good sense of humour and is a good team player.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Always a pleasure to work with. His advice is clear and commercial. As an advocate he is vastly experienced and totally committed.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

A first-class advocate. He is very clever and a great team player with an excellent strategic approach to complex issues.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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