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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

Twenty 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

Twenty 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

22/09/2016

Stop Ivory – just released Legal Opinion by 20 Essex Street, Mishcon and Blackstone Chambers

This is an archived article, and some links may not work. Contact us if you have any questions.

Stop Ivory begun in February 2014 with the aim of banning all trade in ivory. Penelope Nevill has been actively involved in the campaign assisting with drafting a legal opinion alongside Mishcon and Blackstone Chambers which has just been released. Penelope has been working on the campaign for two years on a pro bono basis. 

The legal opinion looks at how HMG can close Britain's Ivory market. For further insight please read the opinion attached.

The news comes a day after the British Government's announcement to stop the trade in 'modern ivory' as a first step towards closing the UK's ivory trade. The news featured as a front page story in The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britain-to-crack-down-on-illegal-ivory-trade-52w6066xs

The Government's announcement is also available to read here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-ban-on-modern-day-ivory-sales

This weekend, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Illegal Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meets in Johannesburg.  Countries will be voting on a resolution to close all domestic ivory markets, which has been put forward by some of our 14 African elephant range state Member Countries (https://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/cop/17/WorkingDocs/E-CoP17-57-02.pdf)


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