Barristers at Twenty Essex are highly experienced and innovative in their approach to cases involving or about technology, in managing complex precedent-setting cases and in achieving excellent outcomes for clients. A particular USP of Twenty Essex barristers is their extensive commercial and international and expertise, which they bring to tech cases.
Members are very regularly involved in litigation, arbitrations and advising on disputes and legal issues concerning the full range of technology and media businesses, from software giants, international telecoms companies and broadcasters, to start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and in disputes where technology techniques and applications are at their heart.
A great strength of Twenty Essex’s technology-focussed barristers is their recognised deep and broad experience in international litigation, contract, fraud and data cases concerning technology issues or where the solution involves the application of tech-based techniques.
Recent cases have included claims relating to software licence misuse algorithmic trading, performance delays and service provision in multi-million pound outsourcing and transformation contracts; broadcasting satellites; the Internet; data protection and breaches; sales of technology companies; cyber-and technical fraud; cases involving hacking and cyber ransom attacks and cyber warfare and disruption, including by State actors.
A particular area of specialism is in cases involving the transfer of money and cryptocurrency and assets across the international financial and banking system and the blockchain.
Twenty Essex barristers’ breadth of experience enables them to respond to the particular complexities that arise from technological innovation, risks and threats in, amongst others, the financial, insurance and energy sectors.
Members have written and contributed to books and articles on a range of key issues, including IT project disputes, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, cyber and tech fraud, cryptoassets and blockchain. Two members of Twenty Essex were authors of the seminal ‘UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s Legal Statement on Smart Contracts and Cryptoassets’, which has formed the basis for the development of the ‘law of cryptocurrencies’ across the Commonwealth