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20 Essex Street

Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC

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

Philip Edey QC

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC)

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

Called to Gray’s Inn 1994; QC 2009.

Languages

French.

Member

  • Commercial Bar Association

Education

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

Leisure

Tennis (real and lawn); squash; golf.


Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Within: Commercial – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜He has an absolutely first-rate intellect and is a brilliant advocate.’

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London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜A popular choice for banking disputes.’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜A fiercely bright and top-class advocate.’

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Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜A real star as a leader and an intellectual heavyweight who is recommended for difficult cases.’

Within: Commodities

β€˜First-rate’ 20 Essex Street is β€˜one of the go-to sets for commodities work as it has great strength both among leading counsel and juniors at several levels; the clerking, too, is excellent’. Among its members are some of the leading lights for commodities cases, such as Timothy Young QC, Philip Edey QC and Duncan Matthews QC. Matthews and Susannah Jones acted in Natixis SA v Marex Financial Limited, in which the bank pursued a claim against a commodities broker for breach of a repurchase agreement relating to nickel stored in Asia.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Substantial across the board insurance knowledge.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Highly recommended for international arbitration.’

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Philip Edey QC - 20 Essex Street β€˜Very detail-orientated.’

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