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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 Nolan QC, London, ENGLAND

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Michael Nolan QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in shipping, insurance, sale and carriage of goods, ship sale, construction and finance, Admiralty, arbitration, harbours and oil pollution; reported cases include Rustal Trading v Gill & Duffus [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 14 (commodities/arbitration); Baghlaf Al Zafer v Pakistan National Shipping Co [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 1 CA (shipping/jurisdiction); Petrotrade v Texaco [2001] 4 All ER 853 CA (commodities, part 36); ‘The Maria H’ [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 707 (shipping/arbitration); Gannet Shipping v Eastrade Commodities [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 713 (shipping/arbitration); Bayview Motors v Mitsui Marine & Fire Insurance Co [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 652 and [2003] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 131 (goods in transit insurance); Rayner v Davies [2003] All ER (Comm) 394 (CA) (Brussels Convention); Veba Oil Supply v Petrotrade [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 295 CA (commodities, expert determination); ‘The Margaretha Maria’ [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 293 CA (fishing vessel safety/share fishermen); Exxonmobil v Texaco [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 686 (commodities); Sandeman Corprimar v Transitos y Transportes Integrates [2003] 2 WLR 1496 CA (CMR, bailment); Dart Harbour Navigation Authority v Sec State for Transport [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 607 (harbours); ‘The Kitsa’ [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 432 (shipping/arbitration); Denfleet v TNT Global [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 504 CA (CMR); ‘The Count’ [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 72 (shipping, safe port); CTI Group v Transclear (1and 2) [2008] 1 Lloyds Rep 179 and 250, [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 52 CA (commodities, arbitration); Pratt v Aigaion [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 225 CA (insurance); Petroplus Marketing AG v Shell Trading International Limited [2009] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 611 (commodities); Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimiche Tunisien [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 543 CA (commodities, anti-suit injunction); X v Y [2011] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 694 (shipping/arbitration); RG Grain v Feed Factor [2011] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 432 (commodities/GAFTA); Pacific Basin v Bulkhandling Handymax AS [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 151 (shipping, piracy); Seagrain v Glencore Grain [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 595 (commodities); The ‘Athena’ [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 6 (shipping); Zhoushan Jinhaiwan v Golden Exquisite Inc [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 283 (shipbuilding); HBC Hamburg Bank Carriers v Huyton Inc [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 310 (voyage charter); The Styliani Z [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 395 (Action in rem, amendment) Sarpd Oil v Addax Energy SA [2016] B.L.R. 301, CA (Commodities, security for costs); Ramburs Inc v Agrifert SA [2016] Bus. L.R. 135 (Commodities, GAFTA, substitution); Imperator I Maritime Co v Bunge SA [2016] [2016] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 293 (Time Charter, hull fouling); Kaefer Aislamientos v AMS Drilling Mexico [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 575 (Jurisdiction; Oil rigs); Re Three Arbitrations [2018] EWHC 1399 (Comm) (Arbitration, extension of time).

Career

Qualified 1981; Middle Temple; Astbury Scholarship; Winston Churchill Scholarship; contributor Atkins Court Forms (Butterworths) – arbitration, carriers, commercial court and insurance; executive committee COMBAR 1998-2001. QC 2015.

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; LMAA (supporting member), SCMA.

Education

Oxford University (MA); City University (Dip Law).

Leisure

Tennis, swimming, skiing, books, theatre, film, opera.


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Silks

Michael Nolan QC - Quadrant ChambersAn effective and meticulous advocate.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Michael Nolan QC - Quadrant ChambersHe easily understands the commercial background of legal disputes and his replies are concise and easily understood.

Within: Shipping

Quadrant Chambers has the 'strongest consolidated offering of shipping skills at the London Bar' and offers a 'very wide range of very able counsel and juniors', according to clients. The set covers a full spectrum of dry and wet shipping mandates, and houses in-depth expertise across marine insurance, fraud, insolvency, finance and other commercial shipping disputes. The set is regularly involved in Supreme Court cases and landmark case Volcafe v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores, where Simon Rainey QC and David Semark faced John Russell QC and Benjamin Coffer, concerned the correct interpretation of the Hague-Visby Rules as to the burden of proof in cargo claims, was a notable highlight. Lionel Persey QC and Benjamin Coffer appeared in the Court of Appeal for Sea Tank Shipping AS v Vinnlustodin HF (‘The Aqasia’), which is one of the leading cases on Hague Rules and limitation of liability. Classic Maritime v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD, which examined on the correct application of standard force majeure clauses in long-term shipping contracts of affreightment, was a notable case for Simon Rainey QC and Andrew Leung. Elsewhere, Nigel Cooper QC acted against Michael Nolan QC in Kaefer Aislamientos SA de CV v AMS Drilling Mexico SA de CV, which provides guidance on the approach to take in a dispute over jurisdiction.

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