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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
20 Essex Street (Chambers of Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC), Michael Collett QC, London, ENGLAND

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Michael Collett QC

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

Work Department

  • Agency
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and financial contracts
  • Commodities and sale of goods
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shareholder and joint venture disputes
  • Shipping

Position

 

Michael specialises in commercial law.
His areas of practice include general commercial disputes, shipping (including charterparty, contract of affreightment, bill of lading, shipbuilding, and ship sale and purchase disputes), carriage of goods by road, international trade, commodities, conflicts of laws, insurance (including marine insurance and protection and indemnity cover), reinsurance, banking, and shareholder disputes.
Michael appears both in court and before a variety of arbitration tribunals. He is registered to appear before the Singapore International Commercial Court.
He accepts appointments as an arbitrator. Michael has been involved in a number of references under various regimes, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law rules, and ad hoc. He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society, Marine Offshore Oil and Gas Association, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and Singapore International Arbitration Centre. 

Career

Called to Gray’s Inn 1995 (Prince of Wales scholar).

Languages

French, German.

Member

  • Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution: Fellow
  • Baltic Exchange
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association: Vice-Chair
  • LCIA European Users' Council
  • LMAA: Supporting Member

Education

  • City University: Diploma in Law, Distinction. (1994)
  • University of Oxford, St John's College, Oxford: Literae Humaniores, First Class (1993)


London Bar

Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Michael Collett QC - 20 Essex StreetHe is a very responsive, bright and friendly advocate.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Michael Collett QC - 20 Essex StreetHe has a wealth of experience in shipping matters and is very approachable.

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