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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).

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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

Tony Beswetherick KC

Tony Beswetherick KC

Silk: 2022 Call: 2003 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2022 (DIFC)

Tony has a busy practice specialising in the fields of insolvency, civil fraud, commercial litigation and company law. His work has a strong international element, and he has substantial experience of cross-border issues arising in connection with foreign insolvencies, pre-emptive relief, receiverships and other asset recovery tools. In recent years, Tony’s work has particularly focused upon complex civil fraud disputes, usually involving multiple jurisdictions.

Tony took silk in 2022, having been recognised as a leading junior in his areas of specialism for a number of years. He is ranked in Tier 1 by the Legal 500 for Insolvency, Offshore, Civil Fraud and Banking and Finance, and as a “New Silk” for Company, Restructuring/Insolvency, Chancery – Commercial, Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Resolution by the Chambers UK Bar Guide. Prior to taking silk, Tony was identified as (one of two) “most highly regarded” junior barristers for Restructuring and Insolvency in successive editions of Who’s Who Legal and was shortlisted for Insolvency/Company Junior Barrister of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017.

Recent directory quotes describe Tony as a “real star to watch”, and a “very clear, calm and careful advocate” who “marries a lot of brainpower into practicality and focus”.

Tony is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands, and has been admitted to the bar (pro hac vice) in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He is registered to appear in the DIFC Courts and recently appeared in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Court in what is believed to have been the first application for recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings.

He enjoys working as part of a larger team and has gained experience of both sides of the profession, having previously worked at a major international law firm.

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A very intelligent and persuasive advocate, who has good litigation judgement.

Chambers UK Bar 2023

A go-to barrister, who is sharp-witted and a real pleasure to work with. He is good to talk through ideas with.

Chambers UK Bar 2023

He marries a lot of brainpower into practicality and focus - he's a very clear, calm and careful advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2023

Tony is a phenomenon – a complete barrister who unsurprisingly took silk earlier this year. He has an unrivalled ability to find a course through the most difficult of situations and his advocacy, both written and oral, is sublime

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023

Exceptional in all aspects, Tony is fantastic to work with and impresses clients in conference.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023

A go-to barrister, who is sharp-witted and a real pleasure to work with. He is good to talk through ideas with.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

A great senior junior – leading silks fight to have him as their junior – very capable in handling matters in his own right.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

An outstanding barrister who is extremely popular, very approachable and extremely hard-working.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

Clearly someone to watch for the future, shows clarity of thought and a commercial focus.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

He marries a lot of brainpower into practicality and focus - he's a very clear, calm and careful advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

He quickly got to grips with the myriad of complicated issues and provided an invaluable new perspective on some of the issues engaged. A real star to watch.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

A very intelligent and persuasive advocate, who has good litigation judgement.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

He has a first-class mind, is easy to work with and always thinks of new ways to argue a point.

Chambers UK Bar 2022

He is a true expert and is always available, provides spot-on written work and is impressive in court.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

Brilliant on paper and in court.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

Tony is a go-to junior - he knows the insolvency legal requirements inside out.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

He is a great tactician, anticipates every argument and is fully prepared to counter it.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

A measured and very clever advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

He's hard-working and technically very, very good but at the same time pragmatic, sensible and very commercial.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

He's very, very good indeed. He's efficient and very calm under pressure, and has a very good rapport with the judiciary.

Chambers UK Bar 2021

He's incredibly thorough and doesn't miss a thing.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Nothing gets past him; insofar as advocacy is concerned, he anticipates every possible argument and leaves nothing to chance.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

He is a master at analysing all of the facts and the law to find a clear path through, which will lead the judge to the conclusion he seeks. He's absolutely brilliant both on paper and in his advocacy and leaves no stone unturned.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

A brilliant advocate who can find a pathway through very complex cases and can steer the judge to his way of thinking.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He is entirely in command of the technical aspects of his cases, and has a very keen eye for strategy and tactical opportunities. He is wonderfully personable and a real pleasure to work with.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Tony is an excellent, very hard-working, bright and capable barrister.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He has a very sharp brain so he doesn't miss anything and he is so incredibly thorough. He's brilliant both as an advocate and on paper. In a complex case he can easily find a path through and can steer the judge to his way of thinking.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very bright, perceptive and thorough. He is also personable and a real team player.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

He is on a different level – a silk in junior's clothing. He is really assured and he's the person that the judge listens to. He gets the points across well and is user-friendly and easy to deal with.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Remarkably intelligent, strategically and technically. He is extremely approachable and friendly, and excellent with clients.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He's very practical and excellent on his feet, he's very calm and persuasive and clients like him a lot. He assimilates information quickly and he’s very happy to get his head down and do whatever digging needs to be done in order to get the right answer.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

He leaves no stone unturned and is brilliant on paper and as an advocate.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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