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Chambers of Simon Croall QC

QUADRANT HOUSE, 10 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AU, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 4444
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Fax 020 7583 4455
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292 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.quadrantchambers.com
Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC), Paul Toms, London, ENGLAND

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Paul Toms

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

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. His areas of expertise include carriage of goods by land, air and sea, shipping, shipbuilding, sale of goods, commodities, oil & gas, insurance, energy, unjust enrichment claims, commercial fraud and general commercial litigation. He has significant experience of jurisdictional challenges, freezing and anti-suit injunctions and other forms of injunctive relief.

Cases include: The Longchamp [2017] UKSC 68 (carriage of goods by sea – general average dispute in context of Somalian piracy); Virgin Media Ltd v Whelan [2017] EWHC 1380 (Admlty) (admiralty - jurisdictional dispute); Banque Cantonale de Geneve v Sanomi [2016] EWHC 3353 (Comm) (banking – promissory notes); Transition Feeds LLP v Itochu Europe PLC [2013] EWHC 3629 (Comm) (commodities - applications under ss. 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996); BP Oil International Ltd v Target Shipping Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 196 and [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 245 (carriage of goods by sea – claim for freight paid by mistake raising questions of rectification, estoppel and unjust enrichment); Rohlig (UK) Ltd v Rock Unique Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 18 (carriage of goods by road – reasonableness of standard terms under UCTA); Hatzl v XL Insurance Company Ltd [2010] 1 WLR 470 (carriage of goods by road – jurisdictional dispute under the CMR); Brave Bulk Transport Ltd v Spot on Shipping [2009] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 115 (banking – jurisdictional dispute); M & J Marine Engineering Services Co Ltd v Shipshore Ltd [2009] EWHC 2031 (Comm) (sale of goods – damages).

Career

Called 2003; Gray’s Inn.

Member

COMBAR. LCLCBA. Supporting Member of LMAA, YIAG, ICC YAF

Education

Brasenose College, Oxford (2000 BA Law, first class; 2002 BCL distinction).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Paul Toms - Quadrant ChambersPopular with commodities law firms, he frequently handles GAFTA, FOSFA and ANEC disputes.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Paul Toms - Quadrant ChambersHe has a very good written style and attention to detail.

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