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Michael Coburn QC

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

Position

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.

Career

Called to Inner Temple 1990; appointed QC 2010.

Education

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

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