Before coming to the Bar, Charles Connor studied for postgraduate degrees in history (MPhil, University of Cambridge) and law (BCL, University of Oxford), achieving distinction in both. He also taught contract law at City, University of London.
James Lamming read politics, philosophy and economics at Exeter College Oxford, receiving the Gibbs (Proxime Accessit) Prize in politics. He received a distinction in the GDL, winning the Monckton Chambers Prize for EU Law, and in the Bar Course at City University, London. During the GDL, James worked as a debate coach and as a mentor for Debate Mate.
Before joining chambers, Isabelle Winstanley worked as part of a team at an international commercial law firm with expertise in the shipping and commodities sectors. She also worked as a research assistant for Sir Richard Aikens, looking at a variety of arbitration, insurance and shipping matters. Isabelle read classics at the University of Oxford, where she graduated with a first-class degree and was awarded various academic prizes.
Alex Yean read law at the University of Oxford, where he came first in his year and won a number of prizes. He has also worked in a public international law think-tank, where he participated in various research projects in relation to investment treaty arbitration.
Philip Edey KC and Charles Kimmins KC, Co-heads of Chambers at Twenty Essex, commented:
“We are delighted officially to welcome Charles, James, Isabelle, and Alex as members of Twenty Essex. They have been excellent pupils, and we are thrilled to have been able to invite them all to establish their practices as part of our growing team. We have every confidence that they will make an immediate, positive impression on peers and clients alike, and wish them every success as their careers unfold.”
Twenty Essex continues to expand its team and expertise across all areas of commercial law practice. Contact a member of the practice management team to find out more.