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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
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Web:
www.essexcourt.com
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Essex Court Chambers, Nigel Eaton QC, London, ENGLAND

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Nigel Eaton QC

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

Position

Specialises in international and domestic commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance and shipping. Insurance and reinsurance practice covers both marine and non-marine business in a range of areas, including property, P&I, liability, professional indemnity, and political risk. Reinsurance experience includes both proportional and non-proportional business. In shipping, he has substantial experience of disputes under bills of lading, contracts of affreightment, voyage charters, and time charters. Has also advised and acted in litigation in the related areas of ship sale and purchase and shipbuilding. In addition to these core practice areas, he is experienced in international trade and transport, oil and gas, and professional negligence disputes. Also regularly deals with conflicts of law issues. His practice encompasses advocacy, drafting and advisory work. Has appeared in the Queen’s Bench Division (and particularly in the Commercial Court), Chancery Division, Court of Appeal, Privy Council and House of Lords, and before both ad hoc and institutional (including ICC, LCIA and LMAA) arbitral tribunals.

Career

Essex Court Chambers 1992 to date.

Member

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; London Maritime Arbitrators Association (supporting member).

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (BA; BCL).


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Nigel Eaton QC - Essex Court ChambersA go-to silk for trading cases, he is able to cut through complex factual and legal issues to give concise and high-quality advice.

Within: Commodities

Essex Court Chambers is ‘a professional and responsive set with high quality among its barristers and clerks’. Its members include outstanding performers such as Steven Berry QC and Claire Blanchard QC. Leading light Nigel Eaton QC acted for BP Gas Marketing in a Commercial Court action concerning the processing and transporting of liquefied natural gas supplies to the UK. Simon Bryan QC was appointed to the bench.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Nigel Eaton QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is very highly rated.

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