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

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Michael Coburn QC

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


Specialist in shipping, insurance and other commercial law. Recent reported cases include: Borgship Tankers v Product Transport Corp. [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep J6J; Caribbean Petroleum v Cristal Ltd [2004] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 48; CMA CGM v Classica [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 50; Sanderman v Transitos y Transportes & Ors [2003] EWCA Civ 113; ‘Grecia Express’ Strive Shipping v Hellenic Mutual War Risks [2002] EWHC 203; ‘Elpa’ [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 596; ‘Lendoudis Evangelos II’ [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 304; ‘Baltic Flame’ [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 203.


Called to Inner Temple 1990; appointed QC 2010.


Charterhouse; Worcester College, Oxford (1988 BA); City University (1989 Dip Law).

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Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Michael Coburn QC - 20 Essex StreetKnows the arbitration world well, and excels in complex matters.’

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