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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
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

Christopher Smith QC

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

Position

Chris Smith has a broad based practice covering all aspects of domestic and international commercial work, with particular emphasis on wet and dry shipping, professional negligence, and related areas such as marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance. Chris’ practice involves advisory work, mediation and litigation in the Court of Appeal and all divisions of the High Court. He also has extensive experience of acting as co-counsel in disputes involving litigation in more than one jurisdiction and much of his practice involves arbitration, both in England and Wales and abroad including Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Norway. Chris is a CEDR accredited mediator and also accepts appointments as arbitrator both on LMAA and ad hoc terms.

Career

Called 1989, Inner Temple; Silk 2009.

Languages

Working knowledge French, German.

Member

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; London Court of International Arbitration; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; supporting member London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association; Baltic Exchange.

Education

Southampton University (LLB).

Leisure

Sailing, riding, carriage driving.


London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Christopher Smith QC - Essex Court ChambersHas an extraordinary capability to deal with the issues in an astonishingly clear and logical manner.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Christopher Smith QC - Essex Court ChambersHe has vast experience.

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