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Wed, 23/1/2019
20 Essex Street is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Leary and John Bethell to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Civil Counsel, which will take effect from 1 March 2019. They join seven other barristers at 20 Essex Street who are already members of the Attorney General’s Civil and Public International Law Panels: Julie Anderson, Guglielmo Verdirame, Angharad Parry, Penelope Nevill, Kate Parlett, Belinda McRae and Philippa Webb. Members of the Attorney General’s Panels...
Mon, 21/1/2019
Angharad Parry has published an article for Lexis®PSL titled 'UK accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements'. The UK has been a party to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement due to being an EU Member State, but has recently entered an instrument of accession to the Convention in its own right. The convention will be of importance following the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 to assist in the determination of jurisdiction and the enforcement of...
Thu, 17/1/2019
On 18 January 2019, Monica Feria-Tinta will be speaking at the Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. The conference covers cutting-edge subjects on arbitration, including technology in arbitration and China's Belt & Road and Climate Change related arbitration. Monica will be joining Lucy Reed (Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore) (key...
Wed, 16/1/2019
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce that The Legal 500 has named Blair Leahy ‘Insolvency Junior of the Year’ at their 2019 UK Bar Awards. Winners have been invited to attend an event hosted by The Legal 500 on 6 February 2019 at The Great Hall, Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH. The full list of awards if available on The Legal 500 website.   Blair is a commercial litigator specialising in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset tracing claims, and disputes...
Tue, 15/1/2019
Harbour Litigation Funding has announced that Paul Lowenstein QC joined their Investment Committee in January 2019. Paul adds to an expert team of professionals, which includes three other prominent QCs. The Committee is in place to advise on the legal merits and overall proposals submitted to Harbour and they offer a unique perspective and unrivalled knowledge to the Harbour Litigation Funding team.    Paul is a leading commercial silk with an extensive courtroom and advisory...
Mon, 14/1/2019
The members of 20 Essex Street are proud to become the first chambers in the country to adopt the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS), a unique data driven approach to unearthing talent from non-traditional and diverse backgrounds. The decision reflects a determination to secure the best possible recruitment data to inform its selection processes. The CRS, run by Rare, a diversity recruitment specialist, is helping to attract talented graduates and apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds...
Mon, 14/1/2019
**Limited spaces available for booking** 20 Essex Street is delighted to be co-hosting a unique event with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law on Monday 28th January 2019 in London. State owned enterprises are increasingly crucial in the global economy. There are thousands of State owned corporations operating transnationally. For example, the Chinese central government owns more than 50 000 enterprises, valued at US$2+ trillion and employing...
Fri, 11/1/2019
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce that Guglielmo Verdirame has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. The title will be formally conferred at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster on 11 March 2019. Guglielmo specialises in public international law and international arbitration.
Wed, 9/1/2019
Andrew Dinsmore has published a further article on cybersecurity breaches in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, (2018) 11 JIBFL 693, titled ‘Financial institutions beware: cybersecurity lessons from the Wm Morrisons Supermarket case'. The article considers, in depth, the High Court and Court of Appeal judgments in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket Plc (First Instance: [2018] 3 W.L.R. 691; Court of Appeal: [2018] EWCA Civ 2339).  This is an...
Thu, 20/12/2018
Monday, 24 December - normal opening, closing at 1pm.  Tuesday (25th) /Wednesday (26th) – CLOSED Thursday, 27 December – 9am to 4.30pm Friday, 28 December – 9am to 4.30pm Monday, 31 December – 9am to 1pm