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20 Essex Street

Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.20essexst.com
London, Singapore

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Oliver Caplin

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC)

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Position

Most of Oliver’s cases involve jurisdictional or other conflicts of laws issues. He has particular experience in anti-suit injunctions. Oliver accepts instructions in all areas of dry shipping, commodities and general commercial work. He has a strong non-marine and marine insurance/reinsurance practice. Oliver is regularly instructed in construction disputes, especially in the energy sector. 
He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and various county courts. Oliver has also represented clients in arbitral proceedings before the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, London Court of International Arbitration, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Gafta, FOSFA and International Chamber of Commerce. He is regularly instructed to act in the Commercial Court on arbitration applications.
Before coming to the Bar, Oliver trained and practised as a medical doctor. As a result, he has an interest in commercial litigation falling within the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and technology industries. His scientific training also assists with technical disputes involving issues of (bio)chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Oliver is regularly led by QCs, but a substantial proportion of his work is as sole counsel, often in multi-million dollar disputes.

Career

Called 2012, Middle Temple.

Languages

Italian (conversational)

Member

  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

  • City University: Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding (2012)
  • BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction (2011)
  • University of Cambridge, Magdalene College: Medicine MB BChir, Distinction (2009)
  • Nottingham University: BMedSci (Hons), First Class (2006)


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Oliver Caplin - 20 Essex StreetHe is very responsive, organised and proactive and has an impressive work ethic; his calm unflappable demeanour assists him in managing clients and expectations.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Oliver Caplin - 20 Essex StreetHe is quick and very bright.

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