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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

Technology, media and telecoms

Barristers at Twenty Essex are highly experienced and innovative in their approach to cases involving or about technology, in managing complex precedent-setting cases and in achieving excellent outcomes for clients. A particular USP of Twenty Essex barristers is their extensive commercial and international and expertise, which they bring to tech cases.

Members are very regularly involved in litigation, arbitrations and advising on disputes and legal issues concerning the full range of technology and media businesses, from software giants, international telecoms companies and broadcasters, to start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and in disputes where technology techniques and applications are at their heart.

A great strength of Twenty Essex’s technology-focussed barristers is their recognised deep and broad experience in international litigation, contract, fraud and data cases concerning technology issues or where the solution involves the application of tech-based techniques.

Recent cases have included claims relating to software licence misuse algorithmic trading, performance delays and service provision in multi-million pound outsourcing and transformation contracts; broadcasting satellites; the Internet; data protection and breaches; sales of technology companies; cyber-and technical fraud; cases involving hacking and cyber ransom attacks and cyber warfare and disruption, including by State actors.

A particular area of specialism is in cases involving the transfer of money and cryptocurrency and assets across the international financial and banking system and the blockchain.

Twenty Essex barristers’ breadth of experience enables them to respond to the particular complexities that arise from technological innovation, risks and threats in, amongst others, the financial, insurance and energy sectors.

Members have written and contributed to books and articles on a range of key issues, including IT project disputes, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, cyber and tech fraud, cryptoassets and blockchain. Two members of Twenty Essex were authors of the seminal ‘UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s Legal Statement on Smart Contracts and Cryptoassets’, which has formed the basis for the development of the ‘law of cryptocurrencies’ across the Commonwealth

Duncan Matthews QC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Timothy Young QC

Silk: 1996 - Call: 1977

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Paul Lowenstein QC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands)

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Lawrence Akka QC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1991

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Sara Masters QC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1993

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Wendy Miles QC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 2020 (England & Wales); 1994 (New Zealand); 2000 (Solicitor, England & Wales)

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Andrew Ayres QC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1996 (England & Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2020 (Cayman Islands)

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Henry Byam-Cook QC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2000

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Christopher Newman

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

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Mahnaz Malik

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

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Oliver Caplin

Call: 2012

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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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Sam Goodman

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

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Fiona Whiteside

Call: 2017

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Matthew Chan

Call: 2018

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Maria Kennedy

Call: 2018

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Fiona Petersen

Call: 2018

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Dr Michael Moser

Call: 1981 (New York)

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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC

Silk: 1993 - Call: 1974

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Nigel Rawding QC

Silk: 2016 - Call: (Solicitor: 1984)

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