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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

Civil fraud and asset tracing

Twenty Essex offers the highest level of expertise in this area. It has built on its history of landmark fraud cases, including Maxwell, BCCI and Fiona Trust to be instructed on cases such as BTA Bank v Ablyazov, Sabbagh v Khoury, Petrom v Glencore, Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs, CMOC v Persons Unknown, Fundo Soberano De Angola v Dos Santos and Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov.

Civil fraud and asset tracing are core practice areas for members. Large teams can be assembled at speed to respond to rapidly developing factual scenarios. Members are sensitive to the need to develop and implement an effective overall strategy at an early stage – in particular to secure the recovery of assets. They are also experienced in acting seamlessly as part of large teams of lawyers, forensic accountants, private investigators and IT specialists to respond to sophisticated domestic and international frauds.

Members regularly act in, and advise on, all forms of fraud litigation including:

  • Worldwide freezing injunctions and ancillary relief
  • Search orders
  • Proprietary injunctions
  • Committal applications for contempt of court
  • Cyberfraud and cryptocurrencies
  • Breach of trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Dishonest conspiracy
  • Claims against agents or other accessories
  • Government corruption in commercial contracts
  • Misappropriation of company assets
  • Bogus investment schemes
  • Piercing the corporate veil

 

Twenty Essex has considerable experience with CIS disputes, claims arising from emerging markets, and energy and natural resources related cases, both in the English courts and other jurisdictions, including offshore jurisdictions.

Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Alexander Layton QC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Stephen Atherton QC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1989

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Philip Edey QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1994

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Timothy Hill QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1990

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Paul Lowenstein QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988

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Michael Ashcroft QC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Lawrence Akka QC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1991

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Michael Collett QC

Silk: 2013 - Call: 1995

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David Lewis QC

Silk: 2014 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Andrew Fulton

Call: 1999

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Henry Byam-Cook

Call: 2000

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Blair Leahy

Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Philip Riches

Call: 2001

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Christopher Newman

Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Simon C Milnes

Call: 2005

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Tony Beswetherick

Call: 2003

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Harris Bor

Call: 2006; 2002 (Solicitor, England and Wales)

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Charlotte Tan

Call: 2008

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Sarah Tresman

Call: 2008 (England and Wales); 2016 (Cayman Islands)

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Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010

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Thomas Leary

Call: 2012

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Matthew McGhee

Call: 2013

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Andrew Dinsmore

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2018 (Northern Ireland)

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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John Bethell

Call: 2014

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC)

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Mark Tushingham

Call: 2012 (New Zealand); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Patrick Dunn-Walsh

Call: 2012

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Matthew Chan

Call: 2018

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Edward Gilmore

Call: 2018

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James Gardner

Call: 2018

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