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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
Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC), Benjamin Coffer, London, ENGLAND

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Benjamin Coffer

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

Position

Commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on shipping, commodities and insurance/reinsurance.

Career

Called 2008; Middle Temple.

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

St John’s College, Oxford (BA in English, first class); The College of Law (Graduate Diploma in Law, distinction); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course, outstanding).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Juniors

Benjamin Coffer - Quadrant Chambers ‚Äė His response times are exceptional and he has a calm and considered approach to urgent and legally difficult questions. ‚Äô

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Shipping

Within: Leading Juniors

Benjamin Coffer - Quadrant Chambers ‚Äė He has the ability to simplify the trickiest of legal problems in a way that is readily understandable. ‚Äô

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 (‚ÄėThe Aqasia‚Äô), 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.

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 (‚ÄėThe Aqasia‚Äô), 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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