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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

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

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Recruitment

Selection Criteria

These criteria are applied when selecting mini-pupils,
pupils and tenants. In looking for people likely in due
course to become successful barristers practising
from these chambers, we look for candidates with the
following qualities:

1
Intellect
  • Outstanding intellectual ability, typically evidenced by an excellent academic record.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of legal principles or, where appropriate, a real potential to develop such knowledge and understanding.
  • The ability efficiently to research and assimilate unfamiliar areas of knowledge, including unfamiliar fields of law.
  • The ability to absorb and analyse a set of facts, so as to identify the relevant factual and legal issues. The ability to apply principles intelligently, incisively and with good judgement.
2
Advocacy and communication skills
  • The ability to present and argue a case either on paper or orally in a calm, engaging and persuasive manner.
  • The ability to produce clear, well expressed and structured written work.
  • Articulacy and clarity in oral communication, knowledge and understanding.
3
Motivation and independence
  • An interest in our fields of work and a commitment to a career at the Commercial Bar, preferably at these Chambers.
  • The qualities needed by the self-employed: self reliance, self-confidence, stamina and organisational skills.
4
Teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, taking a leadership role within the team where appropriate.
  • The ability to engage and impress other lawyers and clients.
5
Honesty and integrity

As a set we have a keen eye on the future and our strategic direction and consequently apply considerable efforts to our recruitment at all levels.

We have invested in our employees and internal structures, and our commitment to teamwork facilitates the sharing of knowledge and ideas to benefit our barristers and enhance our relationships with clients. We have a strategic, goal-oriented approach to practice development, tailored to the practice of each individual and supported by our talented practice management and marketing teams.

We appreciate the commercial value and perspective of a prior career – we have former doctors, engineers, economists, scientists, bankers, academics and a number of former solicitors amongst us and we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in being part of, and contributing to, the strong professional reputation and continued success of Twenty Essex.

Diversity is very important to us and we use Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System to review applications for pupillage and mini-pupillage in the context of candidates’ socio-economic background because we are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible.

 

“Chambers does not revolve around a small number of people. It is inclusive for everyone working there.
It is a team, not a collection of stars who don’t connect.”
(a barrister member, Twenty Essex)

Selection Criteria