Christopher Hancock KC > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Commercial law
  • General contractual disputes
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Sales of goods and international trade (including commodities and banking)
  • Shipping (carriage by sea, ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding)


Christopher has appeared before courts at all levels, including the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Privy Council.

Christopher is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an LMAA supporting member and sits regularly as a commercial arbitrator.

He is a former Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR).

Christopher was appointed as a Recorder in 2004 and a deputy High Court judge in 2008. He sits regularly as a judge of the Commercial Court.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Hancock KCTwenty Essex ‘One of the cleverest and nicest people at the Bar.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Christopher Hancock KCTwenty Essex

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Christopher Hancock KCTwenty Essex ‘Very talented, but pleasant and fun to work with, he is one of the cleverest and nicest people at the Bar.’