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20 Essex Street

Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
London, Singapore

Susannah Jones

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC)

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shipping

Position

Susannah specialises in commercial and private international law disputes, in particular concerning insurance, reinsurance, banking and shipping.
She has advised and acted in insurance and reinsurance disputes in court and arbitration, and also on appeal. Susannah has also has advised and acted in a range of banking and lending disputes, including letters of credit, fraud, constructive trusts and the sale of a portfolio of loans. This has included interim relief in support of these claims, particularly freezing orders.
Susannah has particular expertise in construing and advising on political risks, war risks, export credit guarantees, personal accident and construction all risks policies.

Career

Called 1999 Gray’s Inn; taught conflict of laws at University College, London.

Languages

German (good working knowledge)

Education

University College London: LLB (first class)


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Susannah Jones - 20 Essex StreetShe’s totally brilliant and her written work is just fabulous.

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Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Susannah Jones - 20 Essex StreetShe exhibits excellent attention to detail and is very clever; she has always been willing to roll up her sleeves and work closely with the client.

Within: Commodities

First-rate20 Essex Street is ‘one of the go-to sets for commodities work as it has great strength both among leading counsel and juniors at several levels; the clerking, too, is excellent’. Among its members are some of the leading lights for commodities cases, such as Timothy Young QC, Philip Edey QC and Duncan Matthews QC. Matthews and Susannah Jones acted in Natixis SA v Marex Financial Limited, in which the bank pursued a claim against a commodities broker for breach of a repurchase agreement relating to nickel stored in Asia.

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