Thomas Corby > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex
Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Banking
  • Energy and commodities
  • General commercial
  • Insurance
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping
  • Sport


Thomas has a varied commercial practice, with a focus on international arbitration, energy, insurance/reinsurance, banking and shipping.

He has extensive experience of arbitrations under a variety of rules, both as sole counsel and led. This includes acting as sole English counsel in high-value international arbitrations, including a gas-price review arbitration in Munich, an arbitration in Panama City arising under a contract for the sale of oil, and a construction arbitration in Milan.

Thomas also regularly appears as sole counsel, and with a leader, in the Court of Appeal and High Court. He has significant and recent experience of applications for anti-suit injunctions, worldwide freezing injunctions and applications under the Arbitration Act 1996.

He was highly recommended in Legal Week’s “Stars of the Bar 2017”.


Qualified 2011, Middle Temple Inn.


Spanish (proficient)


  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Middle Temple Committee for Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility


  • City University: Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction (2010)
  • University of Oxford, New College: BA (Hons), First Class (2008)
  • Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple (2010 and 2011)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas CorbyTwenty EssexA rising star who will undoubtedly take silk, he is clever, reassuring and user-friendly with a sharp legal mind.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas CorbyTwenty EssexHe is always fully prepared, highly persuasive and sensitive to the nuances of advocacy before tribunals and courts.