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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Iain Quirk

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Has a broad commercial practice before the English courts and in arbitration. His practice has a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. Regularly advises and appears as counsel in arbitrations under all of the main international institutions and is also appointed as arbitrator, including recent appointments in energy arbitrations. In the commercial law field, acts for major international corporate clients particularly in the financial, energy and construction sectors. Often instructed on commercial and employment cases in the Commercial Court and Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. Extensive expertise in acting for sports and media companies and individuals, in particular relating to the music industry and, on the sports side, Formula 1, football and horseracing. On the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (B Panel) and has appeared for the UK Government at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Recommended in ‘The Legal 500’ since 2009 as a Leading Junior for Media, Entertainment and Sport. In 2009, named as one of the ‘barristers to watch’ by ‘Legal Week’, in which he was cited as an ‘excellent and reliable junior: good team-player, great attitude and first-class draftsman’. Areas of expertise: administrative and public law; banking & financial services; commercial fraud; commercial litigation; competition law; conflict of laws; construction and engineering; employment law; energy and utilities; international commercial arbitration; media and entertainment; public international law; sports law. Assistant editor of the ‘European Human Rights Reports’.

Career

Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown (C Panel) 2007, (B Panel) 2012.

Languages

French (basis); Mandarin Chinese (elementary).

Education

University of Nottingham (LLB (First Class)).


London Bar

Competition

Within: Competition – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersHe is very intelligent, collaborative, works well under pressure and is gracious with solicitors and clients alike.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersVery intelligent, collaborative, works well under pressure and is gracious with solicitors and clients alike.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent technical lawyer and advocate; very good with clients.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersHe is hardworking and meticulous.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersHe’s not only a good lawyer but has a wealth of experience in arbitration law.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Iain Quirk - Essex Court ChambersHe is acknowledged for acting in contractual disputes in the television and film industries.

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