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Chambers of Simon Croall QC

QUADRANT HOUSE, 10 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 4444
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 4455
DX:
292 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.quadrantchambers.com

Ben Gardner

Tel:
Work 020 7583 4444
Email:
Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC)

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Ben practises primarily in shipping, commodities, energy, insurance and conflict of laws, within a broad commercial practice. He appears regularly in the High Court and appellate courts, including recently: Engelhart v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 [2018] EWHC 900 (Comm), The Aconcagua Bay [2018] EWHC 654 (Comm), The New Flamenco [2017] 1 WLR 2581 (Supreme Court), Versloot Dredging v HDI Gerling [2017] AC 1 (Supreme Court), The Superior Pescadores [2016] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 104 (Court of Appeal) and South West SHA v Bay Island Voyages [2016] QB 503 (Court of Appeal). He also has a busy arbitration practice with experience of LCIA, LMAA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, GAFTA, FOSFA and other governing rules. For a detailed CV, please visit www.quadrantchambers.com

Career

Called 2010; Middle Temple.

Member

COMBAR, LMAA (supporting member), TECBAR, Chancery Bar Association.

Education

MA, Double First (Cantab.); LLM, First (Cantab.); LLM (Harvard).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Juniors

Ben Gardner - Quadrant ChambersA very capable junior with an exceptional understanding of both the commercial and legal aspects of a case.

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Energy

Within: Leading Juniors

Ben Gardner - Quadrant ChambersQuickly processes a high level of technical detail and works extremely hard.

Within: Energy

Quadrant Chambers is 'simply an excellent set, with a number of strong energy practitioners'. Among its international commercial litigation and arbitration work, energy has been a significant growth area with members handling both upstream and downstream oil and gas matters. Another client comments that 'the clerks are always helpful and approachable, and they understand client pressures'. In DSME v Songa Offshore and (now) TransoceanSimon Rainey QC acted for Songa in a dispute concerning the construction of three new state-of-the-art North Sea exploration semi-submersible drilling rigs and allegations of fundamental design failures which made the rigs too heavy and unsuitable for use. Lionel Persey QC continues to be a leading light in the energy space and was recently involved in high-value disputes concerning the supply of vessels to offshore drilling sites, and the cancellation of orders for drilling vessels. Ben Gardner is building his reputation in the energy sector and is currently involved in a high-value dispute concerning a long-term gas supply agreement by a state entity.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Ben Gardner - Quadrant ChambersHe provides prompt, concise, practical advice.

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