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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
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Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
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London, Singapore

John Robb

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

John has a broad commercial law practice. He specialises in shipping, banking and finance and civil fraud, and is developing a practice in judicial review and public law. John is ranked by The Legal 500 UK as a leading junior for shipping law, and was listed in 2018 as one of the top ten juniors under eight years’ call for commercial litigation.

John frequently acts as sole counsel, and has lectured and taught on advocacy. He has acted as junior counsel in heavy cases such as Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton and Tchenguiz v Serious Fraud Office, and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and (as a junior) in the Privy Council. He has considerable experience of interlocutory and procedural law, including freezing injunctions, jurisdiction disputes and disclosure-related applications.

 

Publications of note

  • Co-author of the next (8th) edition of Andrews & Millett on Guarantees.
  • Contributing author, with Richard Millett QC, of the Guarantee and Indemnity title of Atkin’s Court Forms (2015 issue).
  • Co‑author of articles on Charterparties and Bills of Lading for Westlaw Insight, together with Sir Bernard Eder.

Career

Called to the Bar: 2011 (Inner Temple); 

Pupillage: 2011-2012 (Essex Court Chambers); 

Tenancy: 2012 (Essex Court Chambers)

Languages

French

Education

BA (Law and Classics), First Class, University of Cambridge (2008, King’s College); 

BCL (Law), Distinction, University of Oxford (2009, Exeter College)


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call

John Robb - Essex Court ChambersFought our client’s corner ferociously, getting an excellent result.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

John Robb - Essex Court ChambersHe is a force to reckon with.

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