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  1. Shipping – Leading sets
  2. Shipping – Leading silks
  3. Shipping – 2016 silks
  4. Shipping – Leading juniors

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Quadrant Chambers is a β€˜top’ shipping and admiralty set with β€˜excellent people from its senior silks down to junior barristers’. Key instructions included Court of Appeal case Yemgaz FZCO and others v Superior Pescadores, which examined the meaning of a standard term in bills of lading, and Privy Council matter Borco v Phillips 66 (Cape Bari), the leading case on contracting out of the right to tonnage limitation.

7 King’s Bench Walk is a β€˜star choice for shipping disputes’, commended for its β€˜collegiate atmosphere’ and β€˜variety of experts’. Key instructions include the Atlantik Confidence litigation, which examines the deliberate scuttling of a vessel, and the high-profile B Atlantic case.

20 Essex Street houses β€˜bright and unpretentious’ barristers, who are β€˜adept at shipping matters’. Key case highlights included MSC v Cottonex, which raised issues relating to the law of contract and international trade, and Rainy Sky v Kookmin Bank, which examined the construction of refund guarantees issued in connection with shipbuilding.

Essex Court Chambers houses β€˜several star barristers’ for shipping work, who have β€˜considerable experience’. A recent work highlight, Volcafe v CSAV was a Court of Appeal case concerning the burden of proof under the Hague Rules in relation to the defence of inherent vice.

4 Pump Court is β€˜strong on shipping’ and has β€˜a number of experts’, who are β€˜approachable and great to work with’.

The 36 Group β€˜continues to punch above its weight in the shipping space’ and is praised for its β€˜collaborative approach’.

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