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News Archive

Tue, 15/8/2017
Congratulations to Tom Corby, who was who was highly commended in The Legal Week Stars at the Bar 2017 survey which was published this week. Legal Week contacted up to 200 solicitors, barristers, Queen’s Counsel and senior clerks to ascertain their views over an eight-week period, with more than 300 responses, including subsequent follow-up references, nominating recommended junior barristers of 10 years’ call and under to create Stars at the Bar 2017. Tom who has 6 years call ...
Mon, 14/8/2017
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas Leary to the Welsh Government B Panel for public law. The appointment is for an initial period of four years and reflects Chambers’ long-standing expertise in public, constitutional and human rights work. Tom is one of the most junior barristers to be appointed to the B Panel this year. This is an achievement that reflects the up and coming status that he has built in this increasingly important practice area. The Counsel...
Fri, 11/8/2017
Monica Feria-Tinta has authored an Article for the Journal of International Arbitration - Issue 34, No 4 (601-630) International investment law has appeared to be in recent years “the fastest growing area of international law at this time”. Not surprisingly, therefore, conflicts in the law have arisen, in that context, at a fast rate. Inadequate treatment of rules giving rise to dissonance (or “disappointing platitudes,” – to borrow a term used by Alain Pellet...
Tue, 8/8/2017
20 Essex Street are delighted to announce David Barniville SC has joined as a non-resident member. David was called to the Bar in Ireland in 1990 as a member of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and made Senior Counsel in 2006. In July 2016, David was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of Middle Temple. He has served in leading roles on a number of prestigious and formative international legal associations, including as the immediate past Chairman of the Council of the...
Mon, 7/8/2017
The Colombian Constitutional Court received the AMICUS CURIAE by Monica Feria-Tinta to assess the compatibility of the legislation to apply in the transitional justice following the Peace Accords in Colombia with international standards including on the definition of  Command Responsibility. The Amicus and covering letter submitted by Monica can be found attached below. The Amicus was endorsed by the Law Society and ABColombia among others.
Wed, 2/8/2017
In the August 2017 issue of Counsel Magazine Anthony Inglesestrong interviewed 20 Essex Street arbitrator and former Chief Legal Adviser to the FCO Sir Michael Wood. They discussed what makes a good Foreign Secretary, his multi-facted career and advice to current law students. The full interview 'Law and diplomacy' can be read on the Counsel website.
Tue, 1/8/2017
The 7th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong will take place 19th October 2017 during Hong Kong Arbitration Week. 20 Essex Street arbitrator and Honourary Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Michael Moser will be the moderator for the session titled 'Difficult tribunal dynamics'. For more information on this session as well as the others taking place that day and to register for this event please consult the GAR event page.
Mon, 31/7/2017
Following a successful launch in India, 20 Essex Street are delighted to announce the Singapore launch of ‘Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India’, a seminal new text on Indian arbitration authored by a team of expert contributors and edited by Nakul Dewan, Barrister, 20 Essex Street. “This book will prove to be of immense value to the members of the Bar, arbitral tribunals as well as judges whilst executing Arbitral Awards. The team has produced a comprehensive,...
Wed, 26/7/2017
In the wake of the Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Brexit and the government publishing the details of its "Great Repeal Bill", Gordon Nardell QC examines the legitimacy of the Bill's Henry VIII powers.
Mon, 24/7/2017
Following a successful launch in India, 20 Essex Street are delighted to announce the London launch of ‘Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India’, a seminal new text on Indian arbitration authored by a team of expert contributors. The evening will be hosted by Sherina Petit, Head of India Practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Nakul Dewan, Barrister, 20 Essex Street and the Chief Editor of 'Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India'. The evening will feature key note speeches by...