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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.

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.

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

19/07/2022

New Heads of Chambers

Today Twenty Essex announces new joint Heads of Chambers, Philip Edey QC and Charles Kimmins QC, effective from Monday 18 July 2022. They succeed Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC.

Both Philip and Charles are renowned commercial silks, who each act as lead advocate in a wide range of disputes both in court and in arbitration, and from time to time sit as arbitrator. They have been at Twenty Essex since they were called to the Bar and started pupillage in 1994. Philip took silk in 2009; and Charles in 2010. Both are highly ranked in multiple areas in the leading directories.

Philip and Charles comment:

“We are delighted to be taking over the role of Heads of Chambers at what is an exciting time for Twenty Essex, as we continue to expand our barrister and arbitrator membership and take on an additional building which will provide an outstanding working environment for our clients, members, and brilliant support team.

Chambers’ success and cohesion owes an enormous amount to the vision, dedication and hard work of Duncan over his eight years as Head of Chambers (and, indeed, before that) for which Chambers is hugely grateful. His role in the successful development of Chambers’ presence in Singapore has been remarkable. We also want to thank Stephen for his assured leadership over the last few years, which has helped us emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.”

Both Duncan and Stephen continue in practice from Twenty Essex.

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Philip Edey QC Charles Kimmins QC
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