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Twenty Essex

20 ESSEX STREET, 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

Stephen Atherton QC

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
Twenty Essex (Twenty Essex)

Work Department

  • Banking
  • Civil aspects of international and domestic commercial fraud
  • Company law
  • Domestic and international commercial litigation;
  • International and domestic corporate insolvency and restructuring
  • Personal insolvency

Position

Stephen's practice comprises international and domestic corporate insolvency and restructuring, civil aspects of international and domestic commercial fraud, personal insolvency, company law, banking, general offshore and international commercial litigation, and international and domestic asset tracing.
He has considerable experience in commercial litigation, civil fraud and contentious insolvency proceedings in the UK, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Stephen is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean (British Virgin Islands). He is also called to the Bars of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man for specific cases. Stephen has rights of audience in Brunei Darussalam for specific cases.
He was named as Insolvency/Corporate Restructuring Silk of the year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2014.

Career

Qualified 1990; QC 2006; called to the Bars of the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands; Rights of audience in Brunei Darussalam for specific cases and called to the Bar of the Isle of Man for specific cases. Articles of note include: ‘Charges over Chattels: Issues in the Fixed/Floating Jurisprudence’ (‘The Company Lawyer’ vol 26 (No 1) p10).

Member

  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.

Education

  • University of Cambridge: LLM, First Class
  • Lancaster University: LLB (Hons)

Leisure

Rugby (league and union); cricket.


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Stephen Atherton QC - Twenty EssexA punchy draftsman and an excellent advocate with a light touch that can prove very effective.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Stephen Atherton QC - Twenty EssexHe is a very good advocate.

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