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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

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

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

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03 Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Civil fraud and asset tracing

Twenty Essex offers the highest level of expertise in this area. It has built on its history of landmark fraud cases, including Maxwell, BCCI and Fiona Trust to be instructed on cases such as BTA Bank v Ablyazov, Sabbagh v Khoury, Petrom v Glencore, Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs, CMOC v Persons Unknown, Fundo Soberano De Angola v Dos Santos and Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov.

Civil fraud and asset tracing are core practice areas for members. Large teams can be assembled at speed to respond to rapidly developing factual scenarios. Members are sensitive to the need to develop and implement an effective overall strategy at an early stage – in particular to secure the recovery of assets. They are also experienced in acting seamlessly as part of large teams of lawyers, forensic accountants, private investigators and IT specialists to respond to sophisticated domestic and international frauds.

Members regularly act in, and advise on, all forms of fraud litigation including:

  • Worldwide freezing injunctions and ancillary relief
  • Search orders
  • Proprietary injunctions
  • Committal applications for contempt of court
  • Cyberfraud and cryptocurrencies
  • Breach of trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Dishonest conspiracy
  • Claims against agents or other accessories
  • Government corruption in commercial contracts
  • Misappropriation of company assets
  • Bogus investment schemes
  • Piercing the corporate veil

 

Twenty Essex has considerable experience with CIS disputes, claims arising from emerging markets, and energy and natural resources related cases, both in the English courts and other jurisdictions, including offshore jurisdictions.

James Lamming

Call: 2022

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Charles Connor

Call: 2022

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Alexander Yean

Call: 2022

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Isabelle Winstanley

Call: 2022

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Kevin Lee

Call: 2013 (Singapore); 2017 (England and Wales)

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Thomas Wong

Call: 2021 (England and Wales); 2018 (Hong Kong); 2010 (Solicitor, Hong Kong)

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Baiju Vasani

Call: 2001

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Rishab Gupta

Call: 2007 (India); 2008 (New York); 2021 (England and Wales)

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Matthew McGonagle

Call: 2021

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Alexandros Demetriades

Call: 2021 (England and Wales); 2021 (Cyprus)

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Courtney Grafton

Call: 2020

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Talia Zybutz

Call: 2020

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Manuel Casas

Call: 2012 (Venezuela); 2016 (New York); 2020 (England and Wales)

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Joshua Folkard

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2020 (British Virgin Islands)

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Andrew Ayres KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1996 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands); 2020 (Cayman Islands)

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Daniel Kalderimis

Call: 1999 (New Zealand); 2005 (New York); 2006 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2021 (Barrister, England and Wales)

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Lord Glennie (Angus Glennie)

Silk: 1991 (England & Wales); 1998 (Scotland) - Call: 1974 (England & Wales); 1992 (Scotland)

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Maria Kennedy

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Fiona Petersen

Call: 2018

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James Gardner

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2023 (British Virgin Islands)

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Edward Gilmore

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Matthew Chan

Call: 2018 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Sarah Tresman

Call: 2008 (England and Wales); 2016 (Cayman Islands); 2021 (British Virgin Islands)

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Stephen Atherton KC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1989 (England and Wales); 2009 (Bar of the Eastern Caribbean)

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Paul Lowenstein KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1988 (England and Wales); 2019 (British Virgin Islands)

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Tony Beswetherick KC

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

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Harris Bor

Call: 2006; 2002 (Solicitor, England and Wales)

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Michael Ashcroft KC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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Andrew Fulton KC

Silk: 2021 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2003 (New Zealand); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Patrick Dunn-Walsh

Call: 2012

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Lawrence Akka KC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1991

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Luke Pearce KC

Silk: 2023 - Call: 2007

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Philip Riches KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2021 (British Virgin Islands)

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010 (England and Wales); 2022 (British Virgin Islands)

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Mark Tushingham

Call: 2012 (New Zealand); 2016 (England and Wales)

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Matthew McGhee

Call: 2013

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Simon C Milnes KC

Silk: 2022 - Call: 2005 (England and Wales); 2010 (British Virgin Islands)

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Timothy Hill KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1990

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Henry Byam-Cook KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2000

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Blair Leahy KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2001 (England and Wales); 2015 (British Virgin Islands)

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Belinda McRae

Call: 2014

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Andrew Dinsmore

Call: 2013 (England and Wales); 2018 (Northern Ireland)

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Alexander Thompson

Call: 2014

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Sara Masters KC

Silk: 2012 - Call: 1993

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Michael Collett KC

Silk: 2013 - Call: 1995

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David Lewis KC

Silk: 2014 - Call: 1999 (England and Wales); 2017 (British Virgin Islands)

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Alexander Layton KC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Philip Edey KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1994

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Duncan Matthews KC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986 (England and Wales); 2003 (BVI)

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