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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

Public international law

Twenty Essex has been at the forefront of public international law for over 70 years.

Current members have built on the legacy of such luminaries as Lord Arnold McNair, Sir Francis Vallat, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, Sir Arthur Watts, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht and Professor David Caron. Amongst current members are two former principal Legal Advisers of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Sir Michael Wood (1999–2006) and Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC (2006–2011); a Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice (The Hon. Charles N Brower); and numerous senior arbitrators and conciliators appointed in inter-State, investor-State and other public international law proceedings.

Members have outstanding reputations and experience advising and representing States, governments, corporations, individuals and NGOs across the full spectrum of public international law. They appear regularly before a wide range of international forums, including the International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Iran-US Claims Tribunal, European Court of Human Rights, investor-State tribunals, ICSID annulment panels, and WTO panels and Appellate Body. They are equally at home in domestic court proceedings. A number also act as expert witnesses on questions of public international law.

Twenty Essex also provides expert practical advice on all aspects of procedure and case management, including selection of judges, arbitrators and experts, procedural rules, interlocutory matters, interim relief, and the organisation of hearings. Members work alongside lay and professional clients at every stage of the case, drafting pleadings, rules of procedure and other documents.

Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Alexander Layton QC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC

Silk: 2003 - Call: 1988

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Gordon Nardell QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1995

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Michael Ashcroft QC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Sudhanshu Swaroop QC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Guglielmo Verdirame QC

Silk: 2019 - Call: 2006

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Sir Michael Wood

Call: 1968

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Julie Anderson

Call: 1993

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Zannis Mavrogordato

Call: 1999

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Philip Riches

Call: 2001

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Simon C Milnes

Call: 2005

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Professor Stefan Talmon

Call: 2007

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Penelope Nevill

Call: 1998 (New Zealand), 2010 (England and Wales)

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Mahnaz Malik

Call: 2002 (New York); 2012 (England and Wales)

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Thomas Leary

Call: 2012

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Monica Feria-Tinta

Call: 2014

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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Kate Parlett

Call: 2015 (Bar of England and Wales); 2010 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2005 (Solicitor, Australia)

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John Bethell

Call: 2014

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Jonathan Ketcheson

Call: 2016

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Philippa Webb

Call: 2006 (New York); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Mark Tushingham

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

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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Paolo Busco

Call: 2014 (Italy); 2017 (Registered as a European lawyer with the Bar of England and Wales)

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The Honorable Charles N Brower

Call: 1962 (New York); 1971 (District of Columbia)

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J William Rowley QC

Silk: 1983 - Call: 1970 (Ontario); 1984 (Alberta)

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The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, QC

Silk: 1976 - Call: 1961

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Professor Julian DM Lew QC

Silk: 2003 - Call: 1970 (Solicitor: 1981; Attorney-at-law, New York: 1985)

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Dr Michael Moser

Call: 1981 (New York)

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Judith Gill QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1985 (Solicitor, in practice from 1985 to April 2018)

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