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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

(Re)insurance

Twenty Essex has a wealth of expertise across the whole spectrum of commercial insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in arbitration (seated in England and elsewhere, including Bermuda) and in court.

Members have acted in some of the biggest market disputes of the last 30 years, including the Lloyd’s litigation; the film finance litigation; litigation and arbitrations relating to the Weavers pool; and arbitrations in relation to the PA LMX spiral. They are instructed for policyholders, insurers and reinsurers, whether UK based or international, and have experience of policies governed by foreign laws (in particular US state laws) as well as English law.

Twenty Essex’s work covers policy disputes, including relating to coverage, breaches of warranty, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, fraud, InsureTech, notification of claims, affirmation/waiver and quantum. In addition, members’ work encompasses related claims, for example against insurance brokers and other insurance intermediaries or agents, and subrogated claims.

Particular specialisms include:

  • Liability insurance (including professional indemnity, product, and Bermuda Form)
  • Directors’ and officers’ indemnity
  • Fidelity
  • Brokers’ negligence
  • Marine risks (including abandonment)
  • Political risks
  • War risks

For over 30 years, members have edited and contributed to the leading textbook, MacGillivray on Insurance Law, and more recently Michael Miller’s Marine War Risks.

Philip Edey KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1994

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Charles Kimmins KC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1994

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Alexander Layton KC

Silk: 1995 - Call: 1976

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Timothy Young KC

Silk: 1996 - Call: 1977

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Christopher Hancock KC

Silk: 2000 - Call: 1983

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Duncan Matthews KC

Silk: 2002 - Call: 1986

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Timothy Hill KC

Silk: 2009 - Call: 1990

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Michael Coburn KC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1990

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Gordon Nardell KC

Silk: 2010 - Call: 1995

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Michael Ashcroft KC

Silk: 2011 - Call: 1997

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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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Thomas Raphael KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 1999

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Wendy Miles KC

Silk: 2015 - Call: 2020 (England & Wales); 1994 (New Zealand); 2000 (Solicitor, England & Wales)

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Julian Kenny KC

Silk: 2016 - Call: 1997

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Henry Byam-Cook KC

Silk: 2020 - Call: 2000

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Jonathon Redwood SC

Silk: 2020 SC (New South Wales) - Call: 2013 (England & Wales); 2006 (New South Wales & Victoria); 2002 (New York)

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Simon C Milnes KC

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

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Karen Maxwell

Call: 1992

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Julie Anderson

Call: 1993

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Malcolm Jarvis

Call: 1998

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Susannah Jones

Call: 1999

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Socrates Papadopoulos

Call: 2001

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Daniel Bovensiepen

Call: 2004

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Josephine Davies

Call: 2006

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Patricia Edwards

Call: 2006

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Luke Pearce

Call: 2007

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Rupert Hamilton

Call: 2010 (ENGLAND AND WALES); 2022 (BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS)

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Thomas Corby

Call: 2011

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Oliver Caplin

Call: 2012

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Alex Carless

Call: 2012

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Richard Greenberg

Call: 2013

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Andrew Feld

Call: 2013

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Andrew Dinsmore

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

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Joshua Folkard

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

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Sam Goodman

Call: 2015 (England and Wales); 2019 (AIFC)

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Alistair Wooder

Call: 2015

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Mark Tushingham

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

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Patrick Dunn-Walsh

Call: 2012

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Michal Hain

Call: 2017

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Fiona Whiteside

Call: 2017

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Matthew Chan

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

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Edward Gilmore

Call: 2018 (ENGLAND AND WALES); 2022 (BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS)

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James Gardner

Call: 2018

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Maria Kennedy

Call: 2018

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Fiona Petersen

Call: 2018

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Courtney Grafton

Call: 2020

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Talia Zybutz

Call: 2020

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Alexandros Demetriades

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

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Matthew McGonagle

Call: 2021

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J William Rowley KC

Silk: 1983 - Call: 1970 (Ontario); 1984 (Alberta)

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The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, KC

Silk: 1976 - Call: 1961

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David Owen KC

Silk: 2006 - Call: 1983

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Michael Tselentis KC

Silk: 1989 (Senior Counsel, South Africa); 2003 (England and Wales) - Call: 1978 (South Africa); 1995 (England and Wales)

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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan KC

Silk: 1993 - Call: 1974

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Clare Ambrose

Call: 1992

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Sir Peter Gross

Silk: 1992 - Call: 1977

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Lord Glennie (Angus Glennie)

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

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