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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
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
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

14/09/2021

Three new tenants as Twenty Essex continues to expand

Today we welcome Manuel Casas, Courtney Grafton and Talia Zybutz as new tenants at Twenty Essex upon successful completion of their pupillage with Chambers.

Manuel comes to the Bar with almost ten years of legal experience. He previously worked as a litigator in Venezuela, as a judicial fellow in the International Court of Justice, and most recently at WilmerHale (as senior associate and then counsel) where he specialised in international arbitration and public international law.

Courtney qualified as a solicitor-advocate before coming to the Bar. She worked at a leading Wall Street firm, where she specialised in financial regulation. In 2020, Courtney was seconded to the Legal Directorate of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. She has also served as a judicial assistant to Lord Hodge and Lord Lloyd-Jones at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Before coming to the Bar, Talia earned a master’s degree in international relations and politics and worked in the rule of law division of UN Women in New York. She has also worked as a paralegal at a firm specialising in education and disability law and as a tribunal support volunteer with IPSEA.

In a joint message, Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC, co-Heads of Twenty Essex, commented:

“In short, we are lucky to have them and we extend an extremely warm welcome to each of Manuel, Courtney and Talia as new tenants at Twenty Essex. This has been a particularly challenging year for all pupils. Manuel, Courtney and Talia have all shown not only real talent but also remarkable resilience and perseverance in this time of pandemic. We have no doubt that they will be a success at the Bar, a huge credit to Chambers and we wish them the very best of luck.”

Twenty Essex continues to grow across all areas of practice. The three new tenants are amongst the eight new practitioners that have joined Chambers in 2021 so far.

Contact the practice management team to find out more.

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Manuel Casas Courtney Grafton Talia Zybutz
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