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20 Essex Street

20 Essex Street is a leading and long-established set of commercial barristers’ chambers whose members offer great breadth and depth of legal expertise and litigation experience.

Members of chambers are instructed on behalf of individual, corporate and governmental clients from around the world to advise and appear as advocates in court or arbitration in relation to a broad range of commercial, EU, competition, human rights and public international law disputes.

20 Essex Street is also home to a number of highly respected domestic and international arbitrators and mediators, some of whom were previously judges either in the UK or overseas.

Our premises in London are close to the Royal Courts of Justice and leading arbitration centres. We also have a fully staffed office at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.


Timothy Young QC, Daniel Bovensiepen and Belinda McRae appear in Supreme Court on 1-2 December 2015

Daniel Bovensiepen acts for the Appellants/Charterers (along with Simon Rainey QC of Quadrant Chambers) and Timothy Young QC and Belinda McRae act for the Respondents/Owners in Cargill International SA v NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV (The...


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There are 64 barrister members, of whom 19 are Queen’s Counsel, and 18 further members of chambers who act exclusively as mediators or arbitrators.