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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

Alistair Wooder

Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

Alistair Wooder is a barrister practising in commercial litigation and arbitration with particular emphasis on shipping and commodities. He also has experience of high-value commercial fraud litigation.

Alistair has appeared in the Court of Appeal and High Court. He has acted in arbitrations under most major arbitral rules, with particular experience of LMAA arbitration.

Alistair has experience of a wide range of issues commonly arising in shipping and commodities disputes, including repudiation, off-hire, demurrage, cargo claims, damage to vessel, misdelivery and claims against bill-holders.

In more general commercial litigation, highlights include:

  • Defending US$250m enforcement proceedings in Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings (England, Turks & Caicos Islands and Connecticut).
  • Acting for former CEO of Lloyds Bank in his successful claim for his share scheme award.

Alistair holds a first-class law degree and LLM from Cambridge. He was the top-ranked student in his year in Bar exams.

 

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For a junior barrister, his commercial approach, responsiveness and precise work quality are impressive.

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