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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

(Re)insurance

Twenty Essex has a wealth of expertise across the whole spectrum of commercial insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in arbitration (seated in England and elsewhere, including Bermuda) and in court.

Members have acted in some of the biggest market disputes of the last 30 years, including the Lloyd’s litigation; the film finance litigation; litigation and arbitrations relating to the Weavers pool; and arbitrations in relation to the PA LMX spiral. They are instructed for policyholders, insurers and reinsurers, whether UK based or international, and have experience of policies governed by foreign laws (in particular US state laws) as well as English law.

Twenty Essex’s work covers policy disputes, including relating to coverage, breaches of warranty, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, fraud, InsureTech, notification of claims, affirmation/waiver and quantum. In addition, members’ work encompasses related claims, for example against insurance brokers and other insurance intermediaries or agents, and subrogated claims.

Particular specialisms include:

  • Liability insurance (including professional indemnity, product, and Bermuda Form)
  • Directors’ and officers’ indemnity
  • Fidelity
  • Brokers’ negligence
  • Marine risks (including abandonment)
  • Political risks
  • War risks

For over 30 years, members have edited and contributed to the leading textbook, MacGillivray on Insurance Law, and more recently Michael Miller’s Marine War Risks.

Christopher Hancock QC

Silk: 2000 - Call: 1983

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Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Alexander Layton QC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Timothy Young QC

Silk: 1996 - Call: 1977

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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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Michael Coburn QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1990

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Charles Kimmins QC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1994

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Michael Ashcroft QC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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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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Thomas Raphael QC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1999

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Julian Kenny QC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Karen Maxwell

Call: 1992

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Julie Anderson

Call: 1993

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Malcolm Jarvis

Call: 1998

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Henry Byam-Cook

Call: 2000

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Socrates Papadopoulos

Call: 2001

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Simon C Milnes

Call: 2005

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Daniel Bovensiepen

Call: 2004

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Patricia Edwards

Call: 2006

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Charlotte Tan

Call: 2008

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Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010

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Thomas Corby

Call: 2011

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Oliver Caplin

Call: 2012

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Alex Carless

Call: 2012

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Thomas Leary

Call: 2012

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Andrew Dinsmore

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

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John Bethell

Call: 2014

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015

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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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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Fiona Whiteside

Call: 2017

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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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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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David Owen QC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1983

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Michael Tselentis QC

Silk: 1989 (Senior Counsel, South Africa); 2003 (England and Wales) - Call: 1978 (South Africa); 1995 (England and Wales)

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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC

Silk: 1993 - Call: 1974

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Clare Ambrose

Call: 1992

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