Philip Edey > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex
Twenty Essex

Work Department

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


Philip is a specialist lead advocate whose practice focuses on commercial disputes in areas including fraud, banking, insurance, commodities, energy and shipping. He has considerable experience in relation to freezing injunctions. Philip is also particularly noted for his cross-examination skills.

Most of Philip’s work has a strong international element, with his clients coming from all around the world, including CIS, the Middle East, India, China, South East Asia and the US. The cases on which he is instructed often raise complex jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues, including the interplay between proceedings in court and arbitration.

He has acted as lead counsel before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of England and Wales, as well as in many arbitrations seated both in England and overseas. Philip also accepts appointments as arbitrator.

Philip is ranked in the leading directories for civil fraud, commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance, international arbitration, insurance, shipping, and commodities.

He was nominated for The Legal 500 Commercial Silk of the Year in 2017.


Called to Gray’s Inn 1994; QC 2009.




  • Commercial Bar Association


  • University of Oxford: BA in Jurisprudence, First Class; MA


Tennis (real and lawn); squash; golf.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexA fiercely intelligent silk.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexA top-notch advocate.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexAbsolutely superb.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexHe is an excellent counsel and is very approachable.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexHugely popular for international arbitration.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexHe is exceptional and very approachable.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexA top-class and fiercely intelligent silk.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Edey QCTwenty EssexA silk who comes highly rated.