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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

Luke Pearce

Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

Languages: French (proficient); Portuguese (proficient); Spanish (conversational)

Luke has a broad practice covering all aspects of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on banking and finance, international arbitration, shipping & commodities and civil fraud.

He regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before arbitral tribunals under a variety of rules. He has also appeared three times in the Supreme Court.

Luke is recommended in the Chambers UK and The Legal 500 guides as a leading junior in the fields of (1) commercial dispute resolution; (2) banking and finance; (3) international arbitration; (4) shipping; and (5) commodities. In 2021, he was shortlisted by Chambers and Partners for the award of ‘International Arbitration Junior of the Year’. He has also been shortlisted twice by The Legal 500 and once by Chambers and Partners for the award of ‘Shipping junior of the year’. In 2013 he was named by Legal Week as one of their ‘Stars of the Bar’ under ten years’ call.

Before coming to the Bar, Luke taught contract law at Worcester College, Oxford and King’s College, London.

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General commercial

Banking

Private international law

Civil fraud

Shipping

Commodities

Insurance and reinsurance

International arbitration

Energy and natural resources

Professional negligence

Sports law

Obviously highly intelligent but at the same time extremely calm and measured and a pleasure to work with. He is confident and assertive enough to deal with and impress difficult clients.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

He is an excellent technical lawyer who produces well-reasoned and comprehensive opinions.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

He is excellent in terms of quality of analysis and written work, and his advocacy is brilliant.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

Luke is really user-friendly and on the ball." "He is well renowned in the market.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

He completely carries matters on his own shoulders, and is a future star of the bar.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

He is very sharp and intelligent, an upcoming star of the Bar. He is incisive in his thinking and has a presence that is reassuring for judges.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Very user-friendly and pro-active - he is a steady hand on cases and provides useful tactical insight on procedural matters and general case strategy.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

He is very smart, has seen a lot of cases and has made a name for himself. Luke gets into the detail and is on top of procedure.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

His advices are very well-structured and coherent and always highlight the more complex and trickier aspects.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

A fantastic junior - highly intelligent and great to work with.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

He was incredibly helpful, very intelligent and gave excellent analysis. He's very quick to get up to speed and is a pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

His analytical mind is extraordinary and he is someone one wants on their side.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

An excellent junior counsel – very straightforward and efficient.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

His intellect, attention to detail and communication skills are very impressive. He delivers advice in a clear manner which clients really like.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Very strong, very user-friendly, he knows his stuff and gets to grips with the issues quickly.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Incredibly intelligent, calm and considered.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Luke is careful, restrained and thorough. He makes complicated matters seem simple.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A highly impressive junior with an unflappable manner.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019

He's a star. He is very thoughtful and very analytical. Whether he is solo or with a senior you just feel like you're in a safe pair of hands.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

A master of detail, an outstanding advocate and a pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2017

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