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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

Steven Berry QC

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

Position

Has specialised since 1985 in the associated fields of insurance and reinsurance, shipping, international banking, international sale of good and arbitration. Extensive experience as counsel in the courts up to and including the House of Lords, and in arbitrations before LCIA, ICC, LMAA and other tribunals. Since taking silk recently he has been involved in two heavy total loss trials in the Commercial Court; in film finance, political risk and other insurance and reinsurance disputes, including insurance fraud disputes, in the courts and in arbitration; and in charterparty, shipbuilding, and ship sale arbitrations. Recommended in the 2006 ‘Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession’ in the categories of arbitration, commercial litigation, energy, insurance and shipping. Also sits as arbitrator in suitable cases. Publications: ‘Computer Software Deficiency’, January 2000.

Member

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


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Leading Silks

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersA reliable advocate for insurance, shipping, banking and commodities cases.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is very talented.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Steven Berry QC - Essex Court ChambersVery clever and a good advocate.

Within: Shipping

With 'top quality barristers', Essex Court Chambers is seen as a 'pre-eminent set in international arbitration, shipping and commodities'. Major marine insurance dispute, The Panamax Trader, is a key highlight for Steven Berry QC and Jeremy Brier, which concerns whether the shipowners deliberately sank a vessel. Euro-Asia v Credit Suisse, which relates to missing bills of lading and an alleged letter of credit fraud, is a notable case for Jeffrey Gruder QC  and Nathan Pillow QC saw the end of long-running bribery and conspiracy case case Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov and others in 2018, when permission to appeal was refused. The 'user-friendly' set welcomed David Walsh from Quadrant Chambers in 2018.

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