The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

Luke Pearce

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

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial law
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shipping
  • Sport

Position

Luke Pearce has a broad practice covering all aspects of commercial law. He has a particular emphasis on banking and derivatives, shipping, commodities, private international law and insurance/reinsurance. Luke regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before arbitral tribunals under a variety of rules. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court.
In 2013 Luke was named by Legal Week as one of ten "Stars of the Bar" under ten years' call. He was described as combining "outstanding intellect with an uncanny ability to identify the points that a court or tribunal will find attractive and those they will not" as well as being "a pleasure to work with". In 2018 Luke was shortlisted by The Legal 500 for the award of shipping junior of the year.
Before coming to the Bar, Luke taught contract law at Worcester College, Oxford and King’s College, London.

Career

Called to Lincoln’s Inn 2007. Before coming to the Bar, Luke was a tutor and lecturer in Contract Law at Worcester College, Oxford and Kings College, London.

Languages

French (proficient); Portuguese (proficient); Spanish (conversational)

Member

  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent
  • University of Oxford, Worcester College, Bachelor of Civil Law, Distinction
  • University of Oxford, Worcester College: BA in Jurisprudence, Double First


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Luke Pearce - 20 Essex StreetA highly impressive junior with an unflappable manner.

[back to top]

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Luke Pearce - 20 Essex StreetHe has significant experience in international trade matters and is often instructed as sole counsel in complex cases.

[back to top]

Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Luke Pearce - 20 Essex StreetHe is very efficient and approachable.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to