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Thomas Macey-Dare QC

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Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration, with particular focus on shipping, international trade, energy, shipbuilding, insurance, freezing injunctions and other interim relief. Reported cases: The "Jag Pooja" [2017] EWHC 3217 (Admlty), [2018] EWHC 389 (Admlty), [2018] Lloyd's Rep. 243; Kairos Shipping Ltd v Enka & Co LLC, The ‘Atlantik Confidence’ [2016] EWHC 2412 (Admlty), [2016] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 525; Kairos Shipping Ltd v Enka & Co LLC, The ‘Atlantik Confidence’ [2014] EWCA Civ 217, [2014] 1 WLR 3883, [2014] All ER (Comm) 909, [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 586, [2016]; Transgrain Shipping BV v Deiulemar Shipping SpA (in liquidation) [2014] EWHC 4202 (Comm), [2014] All ER (D) 171 (Dec), (2015) 916 LMLN 1; STAR Reefers v JFC [2012] EWHC 1803 (Comm), [2012] All ER (D) 50 (Aug), [2012] NLJR 1077; Latvian Shipping v ROSNO [2012] EWHC 1412 (Comm), [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 181, [2012] All ER (D) 31 (Jun), [2012] 2 FLR 181; Western Bulk v Carbofer [2012] EWHC 1224 (Comm), [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 163, [2012] All ER (D) 134 (May); NSCSA v BP Oil Supply [2010] EWHC 3043 (Comm), [2010] All ER (D) 235 (Nov), (2010) 160 NLJ 1684; Vitol v Capri [2008] EWHC 378 (Comm), [2008] All ER (D) 437 (Feb), [2008] BPIR 1629, [2009] Bus LR 271; The “Front Ace” and the “Vicky I” [2008] EWCA Civ 101, [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 45, [2008] 1 CLC 229, [2008] 2 All ER (Comm) 42; Lia Oil v ERG Petroli [2007] EWHC 505 (Comm), [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 509; Strategic Finance Consultants v Consorzio dell’Aussa-Como [2005] EWHC 1834 (Comm), [2005] All ER (D) 55 (Aug); The “Heather Maid” and The “Urter” [2005] EWHC B7 (Admlty); Maridive VII v Key Singapore [2004] EWHC 2227 (Comm), [2005] 1 All ER (Comm) 99, [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 91; Portolana v Vitol [2004] EWCA Civ 864, [2004] 1 WLR 3111, [2004] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 305, [2004] 2 All ER (Comm) 578 (CA); Tsavliris Russ v RL Baron [2003] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 523; Dunblane Property v Motorcare [2002] EWHC 2924 (Comm), [2003] EWCA Civ 1033, [2003] All ER (D) 476; Jarl Trä v Convoys [2003] EWHC 1488 (Comm), [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 459; Steamship Mutual v Jutha Rajpruek [2003] EWCA Civ 378, [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 107; The “Topaz.” and The “Irapua” [2003] EWHC 320 (Admlty), [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 19; Smit International v Mobius [2001] EWHC 531 (Comm), [2001] 2 All ER (Comm) 265, [2001] CLC 1’545; The “Chitral” [2000] 1 All ER (Comm) 932, [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 529; Pirelli Cables v UTC [2000] EWHC 195 (Comm), [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 663, [2001] CP Rep 7; The “Turiddu” [1998] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 278; [1999] 2 All ER (Comm) 161, [1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 401, [2000] ICR 354; Henderson v Merrett Syndicates [1996] 5 Re LR 279, [1996] PNLR 32, [1997] LRLR 265.


Qualified 1994, Middle Temple; admitted to New York Bar 1995; editor, ‘Atkin’s Court Forms: Insurance’ (1996) and ‘Arbitration’ (1998 to 2016); contributing editor,’ Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings’ (2005), ‘Marsden & Gault on Collisions at Sea’ (2016).


French; basic German




Stonyhurst College; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, LLM); Cornell Law School (LLM).


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Asia Pacific: The English Bar


Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Thomas Macey-Dare - Quadrant ChambersA dry and wet shipping junior, also admitted in New York.’

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Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Thomas Macey-Dare QC - Quadrant ChambersHighly recommended for his ability to give well-researched advice on complicated legal issues, as well as his approachability and promptness.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2018 silks

Thomas Macey-Dare QC - Quadrant ChambersGives well-researched advice on very complicated legal issues.

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Within: Shipping – 2018 silks

Thomas Macey-Dare QC - Quadrant ChambersHe is fantastic to work with.

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