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  1. Shipping – Leading sets
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  3. Shipping – 2018 silks
  4. Shipping – Leading juniors

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β€˜A class act’, Quadrant Chambers is β€˜the leading shipping set’, with β€˜excellent strength-in-depth’. It handles the raft of shipping disputes and handles a range of dry and wet shipping matters and marine insurance cases, as well as fraud, insolvency, finance and other commercial disputes in the sector. Notable cases include The Owners of the Cape Bari Tankschiffahrts GMBH & Co KG v Bahamas Oil Refining Company International (the Cape Bari), which considers whether, and in what circumstances, the owners of a vessel may be found to have contracted out of their statutory right to limit their liability.

7 King's Bench Walk has β€˜great scope and depth’ and is β€˜very strong on shipping’. The Longchamp was a key case in the Supreme Court, which examined general average and the 1974 York-Antwerp Rules. The B Atlantic is also a key case for the set, as are the ongoing Brillante Virtuoso and Atlantik Confidence disputes.

The β€˜impressive’ 20 Essex Street has a β€˜very good reputation for shipping’ and members were involved in both sides of the Court of Appeal case, Sino Channel Asia v (1) Dana Shipping & Trading Pte Singapore & Anor, an action governing the enforcement of an arbitration award in respect of a dispute under a contract of affreightment. The commercially sensitive Kyokuyo Co v A.P Moller – Maersk (the Maersk Tangier) was also a key case for the set.

Essex Court Chambers is a β€˜first-rate set’ for shipping disputes and headline cases included major marine insurance dispute the Panamax Trader; and Euro-Asian Oil v Credit Suisse, a case involving missing bills of lading and alleged letter of credit fraud. General average case the Cape Bonny is also a notable highlight for the set.

4 Pump Court is an β€˜impressive set’ for shipping work, with β€˜very able’ members who cover all aspects of dry shipping, shipbuilding, marine insurance, second-hand ship sales, and all other maritime disputes. In a case heard in the Commercial Court, Nigel Tozzi QC acted for an escrow holder on competing claims to funds belonging to a Chinese shipyard said to have been frozen by a ship broker.

"36 Stone" was formed after members of Stone Chambers, which in 2016 became part of St Philips Stone, joined the The 36 Group in the summer of 2018. The β€˜responsive’ set and offers β€˜high-quality expertise and experience’ for shipping matters. In other work, Ravi Aswani was instructed on behalf of the appellant shipowners in Navalmar UK Limited v Kale Maden Hammaddeler Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, an appeal against an LMAA arbitration award which raised points of importance about the meaning of β€˜port limits.’

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