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Chambers of Simon Croall QC

QUADRANT HOUSE, 10 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AU, ENGLAND
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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC), Michael Howard QC, London, ENGLAND

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Michael Howard QC

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

Position

Barrister and arbitrator specialising in commercial and shipping law, including carriage, trade, banking, charterparty, insurance and Admiralty law; considerable experience as arbitrator (several hundred appointments since 1983); qualified mediator; has given expert evidence on English law (oral or written) for several courts in Europe, Asia and America; junior counsel for the successful party in NYK v Karageorgis [1975] 1 WLR 1093, the case in which Mareva injunctions were invented and appeared for the successful claimants in the Despina R [1979] AC 695 (HL), the case which established that damages for tort are recoverable in foreign currencies; in recent years balance of advocacy practice has been in arbitrations; litigation in court includes ‘The Evpo Agnic’ [1988] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 411 (CA), Admiralty jurisdiction; ‘The Inez’ [1990] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 390 (CA), collision; ‘The Y Mariner’ [1994] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 595, collision; ‘The Lok Vivek’ [1995] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 230, collision; ‘The Herdentor’ (1996) (unreported) (noted 1996 3 Int ML 75), construction of Towcon charterparty; recent cases include: shipping – Admiralty: formal investigation into the loss of ‘The Derbyshire’; shipping – marine: Bergen v Dalmore Product (ship repair arbitration, ship sale arbitration); common law – general: Mamidoil-Jetoil v Okta Petroleum [2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 76 (supply contract); litigation – commercial: ‘The Epsilon Rosa’ Welex AG v Rosa Maritime Ltd [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 701; ‘Byzantio’ ST Shipping & Transport Inc v Byzantio shipping Limited [2005] 1 LLR 53; ‘Lynn’ Advent Capital PLC v GN Ellinas Imports – Exports Limited [2005] 2 LLR 607; Linsen v Humpuss [2010] EWHC 303 (Comm); The Baltic Navigator [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 388; The Eugenia [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep 186.

Career

Called 1971; Gray’s Inn (Bencher 1996); QC 1986; in practice at Bar 1972 to date. Recorder of the Crown Court (1989–), Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitrator 1987-2009, many other appointments as arbitrator (sole or panel member) ad hoc, or in arbitrations under auspices of ICC, LCIA or LMAA; accredited mediator; bencher, Gray’s Inn; Leader of Admiralty Bar from 2000.

Publications: jt author: Foreign Currency: Claims, Judgments, Damages (2016); editor, Phipson on Evidence (1972-2001); contributor, Frustration and Force Majeure (2nd ed McKendrick); contributor: Essays on Contract (ed Rose) 1996; contributor Butterworths’ Commercial Court & Arbitration Pleadings (2005); contributor Halsbury’s Laws (Title, Damages); contributor Palmer on Bailment 3rd ed 2010; Valuation in Salvage Cases [1975] 91 LQR 502; Floating Choice of Law Clauses [1995] LMCLQ 1; articles, notes and reviews in legal periodicals.

Visiting Professor of Maritime Law, University College, London 1996-2000; Visiting Professor of Maritime Law, Tulane University 2011–;

Languages

Working knowledge of French

Member

COMBAR; Member of editorial board, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly formerly Member of the Council of the London Shipping Law Centre

Education

Clifton College; Magdalen College, Oxford (1968 BA; 1970 MA; BCL).

Leisure

Books, music, sport; member of RAC, Oxford and Cambridge Club, Garrick.


London Bar

Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Michael Howard QC - Quadrant ChambersExtremely well regarded.

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