Daniel has other significant experience in interim applications; Consultant trained by scMA in mediation; and the preparation of expert opinions for foreign courts. He is also registered as a public access practitioner who is qualified to accept direct instructions from companies and in-house legal departments. After being called to the bar, Karen practiced in Twenty Essex, where she opened a business law firm. She then worked at the Practical Law Company (PLC), where she established and led practical law arbitration before returning to the bar. At PLC, Karen wrote and developed up-to-date advice and knowledge of all legal and practical aspects of English and international arbitration, including arbitration in commercial and investment contracts. Following Thomson Reuters` acquisition of PLC, she was appointed Head of Current Awareness and was responsible for updates published in Lawtel, Westlaw and Practical Law. Karen returned in 2016 to resume her practice at Twenty Essex. Their work covers a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, science, technology and computing, distribution, shipping, raw materials, shipbuilding and energy. Josephine is recognized in the legal registers for commercial disputes, shipping and work of raw materials. We are proud to be signatories to the Women in Law Pledge launched by the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). We are committed to advancing gender equality, eliminating gender discrimination and bringing about positive change in the legal profession.
Autumn has been busy with the release of two major UK guides for 2022: The Legal 500 UK Bar and Chambers UK Bar. Thank you to all our clients for their support during this year`s legal directory filing process. «The most astute legal mind and always available and imaginative.» The whole: The lawyers at Twenty Essex, a leading commercial group, offer an exceptional legal mind combined with modern, commercial dispute resolution experience. We are aware that working in the legal profession can often create a very demanding and stressful environment for members and employees. As chambers, we are determined to find the right balance between the professional and personal demands of working at the bar and the need for individual well-being. We focus on the well-being of members and employees and are pleased to note that we have received the Certificate of Recognition of Well-Being at the Bar. International law: Twenty Essex is of paramount importance in international law. Two members of the House served as the principal legal advisers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Others have been appointed judges ad hoc of the International Court of Justice, presidents and members of the tribunals of the North American Free Trade Association, members of the tribunals of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank, and have served as legal advisers within the United Nations. Members advise States and other parties on a legal and strategic basis and appear before the English courts in cases where questions of international law arise before international courts and tribunals, including: the International Court of Justice; the dispute settlement bodies of the World Trade Organization; the European Court of Human Rights; the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; and international arbitral tribunals. Twenty members of Essex, both silk and junior, offer «great strength in depth» in the shipping and natural resources sectors and have the «sharpest legal minds». Based in London and Singapore, the ensemble has a reputation for handling disputes in the construction of ships and oil platforms both in international arbitration proceedings and in London courts.
David Lewis, QC, is acting on behalf of the tenth defendant in alleged commodity fraud, ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd v. Come Harvest Holdings Limited and others, with respect to counterfeit warehouse receipts for nickel deliveries to Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. In addition, Michael Ashcroft leads QC Oliver Caplin in the case of Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd v. Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd, a preliminary application for an injunction to force the execution of a maritime compensation letter challenging the interpretation of the international group`s letter of compensation standard. Josephine Davies – Twenty Essex ` No one can beat Josephine in detail. If you have a difficult problem to solve, especially if you have to take into account complex data to understand the legal situation, Josephine is the lawyer you should turn to. ` Josephine Davies – Twenty Essex ` Very responsive and absolutely a team player. Their legal analysis is excellent and their resulting design is top notch.
` David Lewis KC – Twenty Essex ` Extremely intelligent and he has very strong analytical skills. It`s infallibly nice to work with him, always ready to get involved and be part of a legal team. David is indeed very friendly. His advocacy is first class. The development of the Commercial Bar (www.legalbusiness.co.uk/analysis/disputes-yearbook-2020/sponsored-briefing-the-evolution-of-the-commercial-bar/) Duncan Matthews QC, Co-Head, and Jemma Tagg, Chief Executive Officer, reflect the development of Twenty Essex and the broader industry changes in the Commercial Bar Twenty Essex has a long tradition of its members providing legal advice and representation on a pro bono basis.