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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.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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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.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. 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

30/09/2022

At last! A new jurisdictional gateway permitting service of third-party disclosure orders out of the jurisdiction

Paul Lowenstein KC and Sam Goodman discuss their role in developing new disclosure gateway 25 and what this means for international fraud litigation.

The Courts in England and Wales are rightly seen as the gold-standard jurisdiction for complex, international fraud and asset-tracing litigation. However, for a while now, fraudsters engaged in rapid cross-border cyber and money transfer frauds have been outpacing developments in the legal system, making the process of tracing, securing and enforcing against assets difficult and expensive, and sometimes impossible.

The difficulty in most international transfer fraud cases is that the victim does not know what has happened to their assets (be they money, crypto or something else), or who received them and what has subsequently become of them. The fraudsters operate under the cloak of secrecy afforded by digital systems and very often the only clue as to what has become of the assets are faint traces on a pseudonymous blockchain. There may sometimes be a hint of who taken them in an IP address or an anonymous email account.

Read the full article.

Annex A – CPRC Service Sub-Committee Paper (PDF 235KB)

Read our previous article relating to gateway changes from Charles Kimmins KC and Josh Folkard.

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Paul Lowenstein KC Sam Goodman
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