In this chapter we recognise 30 silks and 10 juniors for their deep expertise in shipping matters including maritime insurance, contractual disputes and casualty claims.
Most highly regarded:
Twenty Essex receives eight listings in this chapter for its silks.
Christopher Hancock QC is “intellectual and thorough” with a “formidable reputation” thanks to his exceptional skill and experience in shipping cases.
Philip Edey QC receives plaudits for his deep expertise in maritime insurance and contractual disputes.
Timothy Young QC is “a vibrant and extremely intelligent silk” with extensive experience resolving complex shipping and shipbuilding disputes.
7 King’s Bench Walk sees six silks highlighted here.
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge regarding maritime insurance and cargo claims.
Alistair Schaff QC is a “superstar” according to impressed peers who commend his three decades of experience representing clients in cargo claims and insurance coverage disputes.
Jonathan Gaisman QC is a seasoned barrister, highly sought after by P&I clubs and underwriters for his broad expertise in shipping law.
Stephen Hofmeyr QC earns acclaim for his technical understanding of disputes arising from machinery failures and shipbuilding issues.
Quadrant Chambers performs well in this chapter with nine silks ranked.
Simon Rainey QC is a “ferociously intelligent and very approachable” practitioner who is “a pleasure to deal with” and “excellent on big cases”.
Robert Thomas QC is praised by peers for his superb handling of shipbuilding arbitrations and superyacht construction disputes.
Nigel Jacobs QC ranks highly among peers for his adept handling of shipping casualty work and marine insurance disputes.
Vasanti Selvaratnam QC at 36 Stone possesses an “effortless advocacy style” that complements her understanding of a wide range of technical issues around dry and wet shipping.
Elizabeth Blackburn QC is a shipping specialist with more than 40 years of experience representing clients in casualty and collision claims.
Sean O’Sullivan QC at 4 Pump Court is “one of the go-to silks for this area” with a “clear advocacy style”.
Richard Lord QC from Brick Court Chambers is held in high esteem for his “huge experience in shipping law”.
Oliver Caplin at Twenty Essex impresses peers with his encyclopaedic knowledge of marine insurance and ship construction disputes.
Clare Ambrose secures endorsements as a go-to name for shipbuilding and repair disputes.
Caroline Pounds at Quadrant Chambers is highly acclaimed for her vast experience in shipping litigation and arbitration.
Nevil Phillips is a first-rate barrister, recognised for his broad practice which spans shipping, commodities and trade disputes.
Charles Priday at 7 King’s Bench Walk emerges as a market-leading shipping specialist with an enviable record in complex contractual disputes.
Richard Sarll comes highly recommended for his top-notch work on high-value insurance and shipbuilding cases.