Susannah Jones > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Jurisdiction, conflicts and enforcement
  • Private international law
  • Shipping


Susannah’s practice focuses on commercial disputes in areas including fraud, banking, commodities, energy, insurance and shipping. She has considerable experience in substantial, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation and is particularly noted for her ability to get on top of very complex legal and factual issues in very short order.

Almost all of Susannah’s work has a substantial international element, concerning parties from across the world and frequently involving litigation in other fora and other countries which raise complex jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues.

Susannah has acted as counsel (alone and as part of a team) in cases before the English Courts and in many arbitrations seated in London and overseas. Most recently, Susannah, led by Philip Edey QC, acted for policyholder interveners at first instance in the landmark business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Susannah was sole counsel in reply on behalf of the successful RSA 4 policyholders.

Susannah also accepts appointments as arbitrator, with particular experience as an ICC, LMAA and LCIA arbitrator.

She is ranked in the leading directories for commercial litigation, commodities and shipping.


German (good working knowledge)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Susannah JonesTwenty Essex

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Susannah JonesTwenty Essex ‘She stands out remarkably for her client-friendly and supportive approach to all instructions and has an immense capacity for mastering complex cases.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Susannah JonesTwenty Essex ‘Superb on legal analysis and drafting skills, accompanied by sound judgment and hard work – excellent junior.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Susannah Jones – Twenty Essex

Up there as a go-to set for insurance litigation‘, Twenty Essex acts across the whole spectrum of commercial insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in arbitration (seated in England and elsewhere, including Bermuda), as well as in court. Further to the recent high-profile pandemic-related FCA test case concerning business interruption, Philip Edey KC‘s recent activity includes a number of other lockdown-related business interruption insurance disputes; and Charles Kimmins KC‘s longstanding track record includes leading insurance matters that come before the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal. At senior-junior level, insurance and reinsurance work features prominently within Susannah Jones ‘ practice; and in a boost to Chambers, Joshua Folkard, who has a significant insurance practice, joined from 4 New Square in September 2021.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Susannah JonesTwenty Essex