Quadrant Chambers > London, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Poonam Melwani KC
Quadrant Chambers
QUADRANT HOUSE, 10 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 1AU
England

London Bar > Aviation Tier 1

Offering ‘a broad range of talent across the juniors and KCs’ who handle aviation matters, Quadrant Chambers‘ barristers are called upon by the world’s leading airlines and lessors on matters ranging from EC261 claims to major commercial disputes concerning hull damage and non-payment of rent among other issues. John Kimbell KC is frequently called upon in regard to fatal accidents while Robert-Jan Temmink KC is engaged in coverage and leasing disputes arising out of the imposition of sanctions in Russia. Matthew Reeve KC, appointed silk in 2023, acted for the family of the footballer Emiliano Sala in the inquest into his death in a crash near Guernsey in 2019, in addition to work on leasing disputes – Tom Bird acted for the aircraft’s maintenance providers in the Sala inquest. Craig Williams acts for lessors and airlines in a range of commercial disputes, while also handling hull damage and fatal accident claims.

Leading Silks

John Kimbell KCQuadrant Chambers ‘John is the premier KC dealing with aviation accident work for claimants. He is excellent on cross-border issues, which are fundamental to this speciality and gives no-nonsense advice in clear terms, making for good client engagement.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert-Jan Temmink KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘An able and talented barrister who is well-prepared and able to make his submissions well and concisely.’
Ranked: Tier 3

2023 Silks

Matthew Reeve KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘Matthew is among the best aviation barristers and rightly was made a KC this year. Excellent on paper, excellent on his feet.’

Leading Juniors

Tom BirdQuadrant Chambers ‘In addition to being very bright, Tom is a persuasive advocate and an astute cross-examiner.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Koye AkoniQuadrant Chambers ‘One of the most talented aviation specialist barristers and a go-to barrister on aviation insurance and crash work.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul HentonQuadrant Chambers 'Paul is a real specialist in the aviation and insurance field, and has the depth of experience to field difficult technical questions without any fuss. He makes the complex projects seem straightforward.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Joseph England – Quadrant Chambers ‘Joe provides a first-class service. He is very thorough and knowledgeable and is a great asset to a case. He is very responsive and brings an added element to a defence by thinking of all the different angles. A genuinely nice man and a great advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Craig WilliamsQuadrant Chambers ‘Craig is responsive, highly intelligent, and commercially astute, he goes the extra mile to produce quality advice and is always available to discuss it. His input is highly valuable to the client and his approach is one that they can connect with.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Very good overall, with Daniel Westerman standing out in particular. He is very helpful and responsive. Shout-outs too for Rob Frankish, Mike Wright and Billy Beckett.’

‘Rob Frankish is attracting increasing respect for his calmness and his attention to the client’s needs.’

‘Good – excellent service and really helpful – especially Daniel Westerman.’

‘An excellent aviation set, with strong credentials in insurance work.’

‘A strong set with a long-established and good reputation in aviation matters.’

‘Quadrant is a brilliant set with a great practice.’

‘First class set for aviation and transport.’

‘Strong on aviation, knowledgeable and customer friendly.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Shipping Tier 1

Quadrant Chambers remains one of the leading shipping sets in the market, with its members continuously involved in the biggest cases arising out of the maritime industry. The Eternal Bliss, which was set to go to the Supreme Court in 2023 but settled shortly beforehand, included appearances from Simon Rainey KC  and Tom Bird; the former also acted in the limitation action arising out of the fire on board the Maersk Honam in 2018. Another Supreme Court case was the Herculito Maritime v Gunvor International, dealing with ransom payment to pirates, in which Guy Blackwood KC acted on behalf of the insurers. Stewart Buckingham continued to have another busy year in shipping, with cases including the litigation after the Ever Given ran aground in 2021, obstructing the Suez Canal for six days. Matthew Reeve KC was appointed to silk in 2023, while James Shirley joined the set from The 36 Group.

Rising stars

Tom NixonQuadrant Chambers ‘Persuasive written drafting.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
William Mitchell  – Quadrant Chambers 'Will gives clear and pragmatic advice. In written submissions, he is excellent at articulating the client's best case in a concise and persuasive manner.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie HamblenQuadrant Chambers 'He is very thorough and has a fine and independent mind.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Lionel Persey KCQuadrant Chambers 'Lionel is extremely knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to wet matters. He is clear and sharp in his thinking. Someone you definitely want in your team if you are going to trial.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers 'His excellent analysis of a case and working out what is important is very good.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Luke Parsons KCQuadrant Chambers 'Luke is an excellent advocate and stands out for his sense of awareness as how best to present a client's case in court or arbitration. He is a leading strategist in his field of advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Jacobs KCQuadrant ChambersA great team player who works with solicitors and clients to draft and present the strongest case whilst always presenting a balanced view about the merits of the case.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Thomas KCQuadrant Chambers 'Very approachable and a pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Cooper KCQuadrant Chambers 'He is great and very easy to engage with.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
John Russell KCQuadrant Chambers 'He sees through the fog and identifies the key issues and provides excellent advice and support.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Poonam Melwani KCQuadrant Chambers 'Sagacious, very easy to work with, discerning and clear sighted.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Davey KCQuadrant Chambers 'He will have assembled the puzzle and told you how the picture looks in the time it takes everyone else involved to find the four corners.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Nichola Warrender KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Quick to react, personable and hard working.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Chirag Karia KCQuadrant Chambers 'A very rare combination of tenacious advocacy and academic excellence.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Michael Nolan KCQuadrant Chambers 'Statesman-like and a pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Yash Kulkarni KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Proactive, insightful and quick to identify the key commercial points.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Stewart Buckingham KCQuadrant Chambers  ‘Stewart has the ability to untangle knotty issues and present an apparently straightforward position where sometimes, the position is anything but straightforward.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Christopher Smith KCQuadrant Chambers ‘A ferociously hard-working KC. Completely on top of the case and documentation, and nice to work with too.’
Ranked: Tier 5
John Kimbell KCQuadrant Chambers 'Excellent when it comes to strategy.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Thomas Macey-Dare KCQuadrant Chambers 'Thomas is fantastic with any expert heavy litigation. He has a forensic eye for detail and manages to succinctly distil vast quantities of complex material into a number of key issues.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Guy Blackwood KCQuadrant Chambers 'A superb KC. He is very sharp and among the premier performers in shipping and trading matters.'
Ranked: Tier 5

2023 Silks

2024 Silks

Paul Toms KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Excellent and thoughtful advocate. His mild manner belies a tenacious approach.'

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Nevil PhillipsQuadrant Chambers 'Nevil is incredibly intelligent, produces brilliant written work and is able to assimilate information very quickly in order to produce very clear advice. He is very good on the strategic side and at looking at everything with a holistic view.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline PoundsQuadrant Chambers 'Caroline is incredibly bright, extremely thorough, is a true shipping specialist, and has a phenomenal eye for detail.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin CofferQuadrant Chambers ‘Has an excellent perception of how the admiralty bench is likely to view a case. Presents clear arguments that are well received in court.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom BirdQuadrant Chambers 'Tom gives great attention to detail and is open to ideas.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul HentonQuadrant Chambers ‘Extremely bright, diligent and reliable.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma MorganQuadrant Chambers 'She is technically highly skilled and persuasive in her advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter StevensonQuadrant Chambers ‘He has excellent technical ability, is very responsive, can grapple with complex legal issues with ease, and advises the clients very clearly.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben GardnerQuadrant Chambers 'Ben is an persuasive, nimble and incisive advocate. His professional and calm manner always make him a pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Saira ParukQuadrant Chambers ‘Saira provides clear and comprehensive advice and guidance on complex matters.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Natalie MooreQuadrant Chambers 'Advocacy very clear and persuasive advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry EllisQuadrant Chambers 'Henry is quick on his feet and is able to put forth persuasive arguments before a tribunal. Henry is also able to cross-examine effectively.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew LeungQuadrant Chambers 'Perspicacious.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Williams Quadrant Chambers 'A forceful advocate.'  
Ranked: Tier 4
Max DavidsonQuadrant Chambers ‘Good experience in commodities disputes, he provides clear advice.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘The clerking is really good. Simon Slattery is in particular efficient and a pleasure to deal with every time.’

‘The clerks are exceptional. They understand the wider market and pressures instructing solicitors operate under. Mike Wright in particular stands out. He is particularly commercial, switched on and practical.’

‘Daniel Westerman is first class. Always approachable, available and prepared to go the extra mile.’

‘Quadrant Chambers have always been excellent and professional.’

‘Quadrant are probably the leading dry and wet shipping chambers just now.’

‘Specialised knowledge, deep knowledge of law and international practice. Counsels are always available irrespective of the surrounding circumstances. Their training programme is excellent.’

‘Quadrant Chambers has excellent breadth and depth and very commercially aware barristers. It is an outstanding chambers with quality across the board.’

‘Quadrant Chambers have a wealth of talented individuals who know their shipping law. The size of chambers means there is generally a good choice of barristers with availability, across different experience levels.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Commodities Tier 2

Quadrant Chambers is ‘a first-rate, go-to set for shipping and commodities disputes with a large number of excellent and extremely capable barristers’. The large number of members skilled in shipping and trade matters frequently act for buyers, sellers and other interested parties in commodities disputes, whether in the courts of England and Wales or in international arbitration. Their work spans matters under the rules of many arbitral institutions, among them LCIA and ICC, as well as trade associations such as GAFTA, FOSFA and the RSA, acting also for large corporates, including many of the world’s leading commodity trading houses. Chirag Karia KC, who recently acted for the claimant in Sharp Corp Ltd v Viterra BV, a section 69 arbitration appeal from the decision of the GAFTA Board of Appeal. Among the juniors, Benjamin Coffer recently assisted the claimant in CM Biomass Partners v Stanley’s Biomass Limited, a dispute concerning failure to supply the contractual quantity of wood pellets.

Rising stars

Jamie Hamblen Quadrant Chambers ‘Jamie punches well above his weight in terms of years’ call from a technical perspective and is very responsive and user-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Simon has a very strong reputation and great intellectual clout, allowing him to master the detail of difficult expert evidence in a way that is impressive.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Croall KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Simon thinks outside the box and wins cases others can’t as a result.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Chirag Karia KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Chirag is an astute judge of the mood of the court, knowing when to push harder for the client's interest, and his advice is practical.’
Ranked: Tier 2
John Russell KCQuadrant Chambers ‘A firm favourite and a standout advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Parsons KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Luke is an exceptional advocate whose advice is sound legally and whose tactical and commercial awareness is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Yash Kulkarni KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Yash is extremely impressive - he exudes calm, is laser-focused and is a forensic cross-examiner.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Nolan KCQuadrant Chambers ‘He has no weaknesses. His advice is always concise and to the point, easily understood and clear.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Guy Blackwood KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Guy is an excellent barrister who is user-friendly and has a solid commercial approach.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Thomas Macey-Dare KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Tom is fantastic with any expert heavy litigation, and his real strength lies in his calm and methodical advocacy style, where his approach is measured and collegiate.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

2024 Silks

Paul Toms KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Paul is extremely bright, tactically astute, and an incredibly fluent advocate who is also very pleasant to deal with.’

Leading Juniors

Benjamin Coffer – Quadrant Chambers ‘Brilliant at legal analysis, brilliant at strategy, and brilliant on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben GardnerQuadrant Chambers ‘Extremely clever and excellent on cases requiring intellect and thoughtfulness, yet user-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Henton – Quadrant Chambers ‘A brilliant brain and a hugely impressive junior, Paul always cuts to the heart of the issues.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter StevensonQuadrant Chambers ‘A brilliant mind and formidable advocate, Peter is a go-to junior for big-ticket shipping and commodities work who never fails to impress.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Saira Paruk Quadrant Chambers ‘Saira is a clear thinker and good on her feet, and her ability to draw out the evidence is impressive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Koye AkoniQuadrant Chambers ‘Koye provides excellent advocacy and a clear head, as well as very strong attention to detail.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom BirdQuadrant Chambers ‘Tom is commercially minded, understands client objectives, and has a flexible approach.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Max Davidson – Quadrant Chambers ‘Max is extremely easy to work with, easily picks up on complicated issues and provides clear and concise advice on strategy and approach, with a practical and commercial outlook.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry EllisQuadrant Chambers ‘Henry is extremely user-friendly, responsive and quick to understand complicated issues and present difficult points of law in a manner which is easy for clients to understand.’
Ranked: Tier 3
James Shirley  – Quadrant Chambers ‘A preferred senior junior with an excellent grasp of commercial imperatives, and a sound advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Leung Quadrant Chambers ‘Andrew is extremely capable, hardworking, and intelligent, and his advocacy is very measured and thorough, focusing in on the real issues and refusing to be distracted by irrelevancies.’ 

Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘The clerks are always prepared to go the extra mile to assist in finding counsel at short notice and to provide the practical help that is often needed.’

‘Simon Slattery is a very effective clerk.’

‘A great team to deal with. Daniel Westerman stands out in my mind.’

‘Simon Slattery is very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘First-rate, go-to set for shipping and commodities disputes with a large number of excellent and extremely capable barristers.’

‘Quadrant is light years ahead of other sets in terms of marketing and quality of case reports, teaching sessions, etc.’

‘I am a big fan of Quadrant chambers – lovely people to deal with, quick response time and really like their informative legal updates and Quarterly reviews.’

‘A good set of shipping and trade counsel.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 2

Quadrant Chambersoffers an excellent roll call of lawyers at all levels of qualification with expertise in the shipping, commodities, energy and international arbitration space’. Energy is a key growth area for the set, within which the set focuses predominantly on the oil and gas industry, both upstream and downstream. Lionel Persey KC remains a go-to counsel and arbitrator in high-value energy disputes. ‘Extremely effective advocateSimon Rainey KC is ‘a joy to listen to and very quickly wins the confidence of judges and tribunals’. ‘Intelligent, succinct’ and increasingly popular junior Caroline Pounds acted for the claimant in Vitol S.A. v J.E. Energy Ltd, a Commercial Court dispute concerning the sale fuel oil on an FOB Tema/SE Ghana basis, which raised important issues around the terms and conditions in the contract of sale, including whether the claimant was under any obligation to load the fuel oil pending the provision of a letter of credit. After a four-day hearing the court decided in Vitol’s favour, providing useful guidance regarding the liability obligations of an FOB Buyer.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Rainey KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘Simon is an extremely effective advocate who sees straight to the heart of the issue. His presentation is a model of clarity and he is a joy to listen to, quickly winning the confidence of judges and tribunals.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Luke Parsons KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Luke combines second-to-none knowledge of international trade and energy issues with excellent commercial judgement and a super-responsive attitude.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Croall KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Undoubtedly one of the top silks for energy disputes, Simon is a force of nature in the courtroom, and he is equally good on strategy and technical detail.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Cooper KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘Nigel really understands the subject matter and is able to digest information quickly and get to the key issues. He is an excellent communicator with a relaxed and effective style.’
Ranked: Tier 3
John Russell KCQuadrant Chambers ‘John is a standout advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Chris Smith KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘Chris is commercially minded in his approach, making him an excellent choice in dealing with lay clients, and he is technically brilliant.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Yash Kulkarni KC - Quadrant Chambers ‘Yash is very quick on the uptake and able to grasp technical issues quickly, and his ability to identify and focus on the important points is second to none.’ 

Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Gaurav SharmaQuadrant Chambers Gaurav has a great ability of grasping the industry perspective while providing clear and incisive advice on how best to lead the case. A hugely impressive all-rounder.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline PoundsQuadrant Chambers ‘Caroline is clever, patient and intellectually nimble – a super senior junior.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben GardnerQuadrant Chambers ‘A brilliant all-rounder and one of the best juniors, he is responsive, methodical and incisive, providing clarity of thought.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph EnglandQuadrant Chambers ‘Joseph is on top of all the details in a case.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexander UffQuadrant Chambers ‘Alexander is a heavy hitter with a deep expertise in arbitration matters. He is a finely honed and compelling advocate, both orally and on paper.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul HentonQuadrant Chambers ‘Paul has a brilliant brain and always cuts to the heart of the issues. He is a hugely impressive junior.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Gemma MorganQuadrant Chambers ‘Gemma has great instincts as to the merits of a case and gets on top of a lot of material very quickly. She is a real fighter.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry EllisQuadrant Chambers ‘Henry is very calm, which is helpful for dealing with the client, and his predictions are accurate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Clerks room is one of the best – Simon Slattery is personable, very efficient and know the market like the back of their hands.’

‘Great clerks: warm, open, friendly – operating a sensible commercial approach to fee discussions.’

‘Always helpful and responsive.’

‘Simon Slattery is a super star. He always has a keen eye on development opportunities and gives one a sense of being well-looked after.’

‘All of the clerks are very helpful and responsive. Simon Slattery stands out for the high quality of the service that he provides and has done consistently for many years. He leads the team very well. Daniel Westerman is another clerk who stands out and is very knowledgeable and helpful.’

‘Quadrant chambers offers an excellent roll call of lawyers at all levels of qualification with expertise in the shipping, commodities, energy and international arbitration space. They offer excellent value for money and the clerks are highly responsive and helpful.’

‘Quadrant has taken the market by storm; particularly in the energy space. They have fantastic barristers who are dynamic, diverse and have an incredible industry insight. This makes the events that I attend incredibly interesting, but also the ‘sell’ of a barrister at Quadrant to clients very easy.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 3

Quadrant Chambers are ‘well-regarded and respected for banking litigation‘, in work both related and unrelated to the set’s well-known expertise in international trade and shipping. Paul Downes KC and Nicola Allsop  acting for Liberty Steel entities in various proceedings against lenders in Anns Middle East FZE v LIQS PTE Ltd. Turlough Stone advises and acts for a wide range of domestic and international institutions and individuals, while Emily Saunderson  is noted for her work in a range of financial markets claims relating to breach of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and broker’s duties to their clients.

Leading Silks

Paul Downes KCQuadrant ChambersSuperb advocacy, tenacious in his approach and extremely good with clients.  He is the silk for the most challenging of cases and is always up for the fight.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Stewart ChirnsideQuadrant Chambers 'Stewart is impressive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Emily SaundersonQuadrant Chambers ‘Emily’s advice is excellently put together.  She is user-friendly and responsive.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon OakesQuadrant Chambers ‘Detailed, bright and great with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph SullivanQuadrant Chambers ‘An excellent barrister – very commercial whilst still delivering legal work of the highest quality. Appreciates the demands of large clients in a complex area. Very strong oral and written advocacy skills.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Turlough StoneQuadrant ChambersTurlough is an extremely bright barrister, with a depth of knowledge and experience in the credit, asset finance and leasing sector. He is the go-to counsel for complex and high-value defended claims.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola AllsopQuadrant Chambers ‘A joy to work with and an extremely adept advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘Led by the superb Simon Slattery, he delivers the best level of service and knows his barristers (and us) inside out.’

‘The clerks are all very good but the stand out is Daniel Westerman who is always helpful and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Well regarded and respected for banking  litigation.’

‘Quadrant are excellent all round.’

‘Overall an excellent set with some real stars amongst its ranks.’

‘Excellent strength-in-depth and innovative training.’

‘I have always been impressed by the strength in depth at Quadrant and their willingness to go above an beyond.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 3

Increasingly considered one of the top all-round commercial litigation sets‘, Quadrant Chambers‘ members were recently particularly active in disputes involving banking, international trade, IT, telecoms, media, LNG, energy, retail and insurance, as well as contractual and joint venture-related claims. In one of the first post-Brexit case concerning the interface between arbitration law and consumer protection law, Simon Rainey KC represented the appellant, art collector Amir Soleymani, in a NFT auction-related claim against Nifty’s crypto trading platform, successfully seeking permission to argue the case before the Court of Appeal; and in SEGRO v Roxhill, Paul Downes KC and Emily Saunderson are both acting in relation to various disputes between property development companies over alleged breaches of warranty and the right to develop sites for logistics centres.

Leading Silks

Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Outstanding in court - precise, authoritative and very clear.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Downes KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Tenacious advocacy, highly polished client skills, and a barrister to go to for the most challenging of cases. Excellent on his feet and very tough when required.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert-Jan Temmink KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Robert is a first-class advocate – his use of the English language, the pace at which he speaks and his carefully chosen pauses combine for a hugely effective performance in court.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Guy Blackwood KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Guy is a standout KC - he turns around advice impressively quickly, will always see the key issues, and is very client friendly, both in his manner and the work product he delivers.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Yash Kulkarni KC – Quadrant ChambersYash is a go-to silk. He is meticulous in his work and his advocacy is razor-sharp. He is also highly commercial and strategic.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Nicola AllsopQuadrant Chambers ‘Superb communication skills, very clear advice, and a star of the future. A silk in all but name, she is exceptionally bright, engaged and delivers great written and oral advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Joseph SullivanQuadrant ChambersFerociously intelligent and extremely hardworking. He always makes himself available to deal with queries and he is an instructing solicitor's dream. There is no doubt that he will make a fantastic KC in the future.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon OakesQuadrant Chambers ‘Confident, good with clients, works hard to find solutions, not afraid of a difficult case, and seeks to be creative with arguments - clear advice and drafting.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Stewart Chirnside  – Quadrant Chambers ‘Stewart is incredibly responsive and quick, and has impressive attention to detail. He is technically excellent and his written advocacy work is exceptional. His calm and measured approach makes him easy to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Emily Saunderson  – Quadrant Chambers ‘Simply wonderful. Emily is extremely thorough with her preparation, and her drafting skills are up there with the best silks. Extremely calm and methodical in her advocacy, but knows when to be assertive for her client.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

‘Simon Slattery runs a tight ship and is very smooth and personable.’

‘John Walker and Mike Wright are very helpful and open to working with clients’ circumstances when agreeing fees.’

‘Daniel Westerman, in particular, is an absolute star. He is always available and eager to assist, and ensures that all needs, no matter how urgent, are catered to.’

Excellent chambers.

Great strength-in-depth for a variety of disputes, and they also offer innovative training, such as TED-style talks.

No issues with unexpected counsel availability and they are clerked very well.

Great set – particularly well known for shipping, but increasingly considered one of the top, all-round commercial litigation sets.

Very capable barristers and a good clerking team. Clients also find their topical articles and updates very useful.

Work highlights

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

Quadrant Chambersoffers a wealth of marine insurance specialists across all levels of the set‘ alongside non-marine insurance cases. Members of the set has been involved in insurance cases across a broad spectrum of issues affecting the globe, such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Covid-19 and trade insurance, with members such as Simon Rainey KC representing the IT company in Soteria Insurance Limited v IBM, appealing to the Supreme Court the Court of Appeal’s decision that an exclusion clause limited liability for loss of profit, revenue and savings did not exclude claims for wasted expenditure. Guy Blackwood KC has been active in insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in the English courts and in arbitration, while Benjamin Coffer  is noted for his specialism in reinsurance, having acted on a full range of marine and non-marine coverage disputes.

Leading Silks

Guy Blackwood KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Guy is one of the leading silks in the market on the subject of marine insurance and, when KC level advice is needed, he is a first choice. He is very user-friendly, and turns around prompt and commercial advice.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Davey KCQuadrant ChambersTop tier for maritime insurance.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Nigel Cooper KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Nigel is a very good advocate. He is also very good on the papers and gets on very well with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Benjamin CofferQuadrant ChambersBen is a first-class communicator. His written and oral advice is clear, straightforward, and easy to digest. Ben has a great ability to understand and get to grips with complex matters and issues quickly, and he always delivers considered and commercial advice. He is the go-to junior for marine insurance coverage work.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph England – Quadrant ChambersJoseph is a first-class barrister. His dedication and unwavering work ethic makes him an invaluable asset. His expertise in both civil fraud and contempt complement each other and often overlap, enabling him to provide sound advice from both a practical and holistic perspective. He is passionate, hardworking and quickly able to understand the key issues whilst constantly identifying weaknesses in his opponent’s case. Furthermore, he is a pleasure to work with and has a very bright future ahead of him.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Daniel Westerman is knowledgeable, efficient and a good communicator.’

‘Daniel Westerman always goes above and beyond to assist with any queries or concerns.’

‘Chambers offers a wealth of marine insurance specialists across all levels of the set, and decent opportunities to attend training sessions on topics of interest.’

‘Quadrant Chambers provide a wide array of barristers on all areas of shipping (marine insurance, wet and dry shipping).’

‘Good strength in depth across all lines of marine and reinsurance business.’

Work highlights

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

Quadrant Chambers is a ‘great set for international arbitration with many top tier counsel and arbitrators of all levels from junior to KC’ with expertise in ‘handling the cross-border aspects of maritime matters.’ Chambers’ practice continues to develop in breadth, with disputes across a number of commercial sectors including energy, mining, offshore, commodities, telecoms, licensing, infrastructure, banking and insurance. On the senior end, Yash Kulkarni KC’s recent arbitrations have been in the sectors of sale of foreign subsidiaries, energy in the Middle East, mining and steel. On the junior end, Claire Stockford joined in December 2022 from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP where she gained considerable experience representing clients across a wide variety of commercial and investor-state disputes.

Leading Silks

Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Brilliantly clever, seemingly with all of commercial law at his fingertips. Excellent at directing a case in the right direction to get a favourable result. A pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert-Jan Temmink KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Robert is just fantastic: his leadership of vast teams of legal, factual and quantum experts in massive cases is a wonder to behold, he instils total confidence amongst his wider teams and client, which is in part down to his total grasp of complex detail and then delivery of perfectly crafted arguments in written and oral form. His advocacy in the international arbitration arena – is masterful: he adapts to the situation he finds himself and then delivers for his client.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Gemma MorganQuadrant ChambersExtremely strong junior counsel – the equal of most KCs, and can hold her own as lead counsel against KCs or as the driving force behind a leading KC. Superb case analysis and approach to case theory to win at all levels. Advocacy style is persuasive and measured, and her cross-examination is an art form.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Koye Akoni – Quadrant Chambers ‘Technically brilliant, commercially focussed and a forceful advocate. Koye is not daunted by seemingly difficult cases, he is creative with legal arguments and works hard and quick.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gaurav Sharma – Quadrant Chambers ‘Gaurav is first class, an outstanding junior counsel and a pleasure to work with. He produces clear written and skilful oral advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph EnglandQuadrant Chambers ‘Joe is an excellent advocate and has a very good eye for detail. He has very good foresight into what a judge is likely to think in a case, which provides a real upper hand in litigation. He is smooth and thorough and great on his feet.’  
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben GardnerQuadrant Chambers ‘Extremely clever and excellent on cases requiring intellect and thoughtfulness, yet user-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘The clerks are professional, helpful and friendly. They have coped well with automation by still giving a personal service in all areas of their work.’

‘The clerks are very responsive and are always able to find solutions when faced with a problem. A very friendly, helpful and proactive bunch. A particular shout out must go to Rob Frankish and Mike Wright. The clerks are very pragmatic in dealing with fees and understand the difficulties.’

‘All first class’

‘Quadrant Chambers is professional in handling the cross-border aspects of the maritime matters, and providing good services of all levels of barristers, from junior to KC.’

‘Excellent set for energy disputes. Deep bench strength.’

‘Quadrant Chambers are a very good and friendly set.’

‘Terrific set of chambers across all practice areas.’

Work highlights

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3
Emily SaundersonQuadrant Chambers ‘Incredible attention to detail - Emily is always on top of her brief, well prepared and able to present complex legal and regulatory advice in a way that clients can understand. She is also an impressive negotiator, bringing a useful skill set to meditations and settlement meetings.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Robert-Jan Temmink KC  – Quadrant ChambersIncredible work ethic, powerful submissions and killer cross-examinations – the ultimate advocate who also provides great strategic input.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Joseph EnglandQuadrant Chambers ‘Joseph is a first-class barrister. His dedication and unwavering work ethic make him an invaluable asset. His expertise in both civil fraud, particularly proprietary claims, and contempt complement each other and often overlap, enabling him to provide sound advice from both a practical and holistic perspective.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph SullivanQuadrant Chambers ‘Scarily bright and a first-class advocate. A KC in waiting.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Stewart Chirnside  – Quadrant Chambers 'Stewart has an excellent ability to assimilate large volumes of materials and to distil them into concise pleadings. His drafting skills are excellent. He also has a strong grasp of the key legal issues for each case and is very client friendly. A go-to barrister for fraud.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Oakes - Quadrant Chambers 'Simon has a great eye for detail, doesn't make bad points, and knows how to win.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Insolvency

Leading Silks

Jeremy Richmond KCQuadrant ChambersJeremy is great on his feet and a thorough advocate. He is measured and his technical expertise is wide ranging.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 4
Joseph EnglandQuadrant Chambers ‘Joe is a very tenacious advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Professional negligence

Leading Juniors

Stewart ChirnsideQuadrant Chambers 'Stewart is incredibly responsive and quick and has an impressive attention to detail. His calm and measured approach makes him easy to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 6

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities Tier 1

With a reputation for having the ‘best strength in depth for shipping work‘, Quadrant Chambers‘ ‘simply brilliant‘ barristers ‘have a deep understanding of the shipping industry and their legal acumen is exceptional‘. In a prominent example of the set's expertise demonstrated before the English courts, Simon Rainey KC and Tom Bird represented the appellant before the Court of Appeal in the longrunning case of K Line Pte Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd, known as The Eternal Bliss. The case involved a major point of shipping law, namely the availability of damages in addition to demurrage arising from a charterer’s failure to complete cargo operations. The Court of Appeal ruled that demurrage liquidates the whole of the damages arising from a charterer’s breach. The Supreme Court granted permission to appeal, however the case was settled in April 2023.

Leading Silks

Simon Croall KC – Quadrant Chambers 'Simon is an excellent lawyer. He provides nuanced, commercial, and excellent strategic advice.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Chirag Karia KCQuadrant Chambers 'A very responsive and clear-minded silk. He is also very user-friendly.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Yash Kulkarni KCQuadrant Chambers 'A future heavyweight at the shipping Bar.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Nolan KCQuadrant Chambers 'A concise silk who grabs the attention of the court.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Luke Parsons KCQuadrant Chambers 'An excellent silk.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers 'Simon is simply excellent. A brilliant advocate with a superb intellect.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Cooper KCQuadrant Chambers 'An unflappable advocate and highly effective cross examiner who knows just when to turn up the heat.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
John Russell KCQuadrant Chambers 'John is an engaging advocate. He is a tenacious and formidable cross examiner.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Davey KCQuadrant Chambers 'An assured silk. Clients like him.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Henry EllisQuadrant Chambers 'Henry is outstanding. He provides timely, considered and pragmatic advice.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Nevil PhillipsQuadrant ChambersNevil has a commanding courtroom manner, and is very user-friendly with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline PoundsQuadrant Chambers 'A diligent, quick and intelligent junior.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom BirdQuadrant Chambers 'Tom always provides concise and incisive input on any matter, and has an impressive ability to grasp the key issues and dive into the heart of a case within a very short time.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew LeungQuadrant Chambers 'A responsive, prompt and efficient barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Natalie MooreQuadrant Chambers 'She is a great communicator.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul TomsQuadrant Chambers 'An extremely proficient junior.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Gardner – Quadrant Chambers 'A very user-friendly junior.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher JayQuadrant Chambers 'Calm, composed and very capable.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Saira ParukQuadrant Chambers 'A pragmatic junior who quickly gets on top of her brief.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

The clerks led by Simon Slattery are extremely helpful and proactive and always respond to queries promptly.’

Simon Slattery is exceptionally responsive and helpful.’

Quadrant have by far the greatest strength in depth for shipping related work.’

They have a very good range of talent and experience.’

Quadrant is a very slickly run set with unparalleled strength in depth on the shipping side.’

A market leading set.’

Very helpful and proactive.’

Very good and prompt service at all times.’

India - Senior Advocates > Commercial disputes Tier 1

Quadrant Chambers includes ‘a very practical senior advocate’ Prashanto Chandra Sen, as door tenant. He has significant expertise in commercial, public and regulatory law matters, representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, various high courts and regulatory bodies such as the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal and the Competition Commission of India. Recently, he appeared before the NCLT, Delhi in Diamond Traexim Pvt. Ltd. v Indirapuram Habitat Centre Pvt. Ltd., an insolvency and bankruptcy dispute involving several creditors claims rejected by a resolution professional.

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial Tier 1

‘A strong international commercial set with top class silks and juniors‘, Quadrant Chambers are considered a ‘go-to set’ in the Middle East for ‘all trading, shipping, trading finance and sanctions matters.’ Chirag Karia KC continues to command a strong reputation for commercial, shipping and commodities cases, while Robert-Jan Temmink KC regularly appears before DIFC and ADGM Courts; as well as being a DIAC registered arbitrator. Paul Toms is highly active in the DIFC Courts and represents the claimant in Westford Trade Services DMCC v Dubai Insurance Co., a credit insurance claim following the demise of Phoenix Global DMCC.

Leading silks

Chirag Karia KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Excellent attention to detail. Advice is clear, concise and practical, and is always helpful to the client.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert-Jan Temmink KCQuadrant Chambers ‘Robert is a fantastic advocate and leader on a case. He has brilliant strategic foresight, great judgement and is meticulous in his preparation and drafting; and both formidable and charming in his advocacy - where he is a particular leader in his cohort of experienced international silks. A real Rolls-Royce!
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Guy Blackwood KC – Quadrant Chambers ‘Simply put, Guy among the best barristers in the field of trading and trade finance matters.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

2023 Silks

Leading juniors

Paul Toms Quadrant Chambers ‘Paul is strong technically and very responsive to queries.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Clerks are very helpful.’

‘Outstanding in all respects.’

‘Quadrant are a strong international commercial set with some really top class silks and juniors – particularly in the international arbitration space.’

They have excellent strength across the board; so many good people.’

‘Quadrant are my go-to set for all trading, shipping and trade finance matters and any sanctions queries we have that reach that level.’

Work highlights

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial Tier 2

Members of Quadrant Chambers maintain a strong presence across the Asia Pacific region, and draw upon the set’s established strength in commodities and shipping law to advise on prominent commercial disputes. The team reports an increase in instructions concerning energy-related litigation, which forms a key pillar of both Luke Parsons KC‘s and Yash Kulkarni KC‘s practices. Simon Rainey KC garners praise as ‘one of the finest commercial silks in practice today‘.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers 'He has a legendary reputation for legal argument and cross examination, which is well deserved.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure Tier 2

Quadrant Chambers has been kept busy handling mandates from the energy sector, and reports an uptick in litigation involving the construction of pipelines. Simon Rainey KC is singled out for his excellent track record in advising major oil and energy companies on the construction of drilling and exploration projects. Luke Parsons KC continues to act in arbitrations concerning the construction of exploration and floating storage platforms, pipelines and oil rigs, and arbitration expert Michael Nolan KC has strong links with Singapore.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Nolan KC – Quadrant ChambersHe is highly personable, diligent and thorough.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Simon Slattery is highly recommended.’

The service of the clerks’ room is very professional and provides great support.’

The clerking team is always willing to help.’

Quadrant is a leading set with many top-class barristers.’

The barristers at Quadrant Chambers exhibit a high level of professionalism. They are synonymous with reliability.’

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitration counsel

Quadrant Chambers is widely recognised as being one of the leading commercial sets. Quadrant’s barristers provide outstanding advocacy in court, arbitration and inquiries, and expert advice across the whole spectrum of commercial law, both nationally and internationally. The set also offers highly experienced arbitrators, mediators and expert witnesses. Quadrant members are renowned for their approachability, responsiveness, for working closely with their clients and for being aware of their concerns and priorities. Chambers uses an external organisation to appraise members’ relationships with clients and uses that feedback to improve service annually. Chambers has a highly motivated support team of clerks and administrative staff who are noted for their commitment to providing the highest level of support and service to all with whom they work. Quadrant has a modern and flexible attitude to structuring fees.

Type of work undertaken: Quadrant Chambers holds a pre-eminent international position in shipping, commodities, energy, insurance, aviation and travel. Quadrant’ s specialist areas of expertise include: aviation, banking and finance, chancery, civil fraud, commercial litigation, energy and natural resources, insolvency and restructuring, insurance and re-insurance, international arbitration, international trade and commodities, professional negligence, shipbuilding, shipping and maritime. Members of chambers and arbitrator members also accept appointments as inquiry chairs, arbitrators and mediators.

A large proportion of Quadrant’s work is for international clients or involves international commercial law. Members have appeared as advocates and expert witnesses before courts and tribunals worldwide and several have been called to the bars of other jurisdictions including those of Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Dubai, BVI, Pakistan, Gibraltar, New South Wales, California, New York, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and South Africa.

For more details please visit the Quadrant website at www.quadrantchambers.com

Department Name Email Telephone
MELWANI KC, Poonam (1989)
HOWARD KC, MN (1971)
PERSEY KC, Lionel (1981)
RAINEY KC, Simon (1982)
PARSONS KC, Luke (1985)
JACOBS KC, Nigel (1983)
CROALL KC, Simon (1986)
COOPER KC, Nigel (1987)
DOWNES KC, Paul (1991)
THOMAS KC, Robert (1992)
KARIA KC, Chirag (1988)
TURNER KC, James M (1990)
DAVEY KC, Michael (1990)
RUSSELL KC, John (1993)
BLACKWOOD KC, Guy (1997)
NOLAN KC, Michael (1981)
PASSMORE KC, John (1992)
KIMBELL KC, John (1995)
TEMMINK KC, Robert-Jan (1996)
MACEY-DARE KC, Thomas (1994)
KULKARNI KC, Yash (1998)
SMITH KC, Christopher (1999)
BUCKINGHAM KC, Stewart (1996)
RICHMOND KC, Jeremy (2000)
WARRENDER KC, Nichola (1995)
REEVE KC, Matthew (1987)
PHILLIPS, Nevil (1992)
UFF, Alexander (1998)
STOCKFORD, Claire (1999)
HOSKING, Ruth (2002)
ALLSOP, Nicola (2002)
SHIRLEY, James (2002)
POUNDS, Caroline (2003)
TOMS, Paul (2003)
COLDRICK, Emmet (2004)
HENTON, Paul (2004)
PARUK, Saira (2004)
STONE, Turlough (2004)
SEMARK, David (2002)
SAUNDERSON, Emily (2005)
CHIRNSIDE, Stewart (2005)
MORGAN, Gemma (2006)
SULLIVAN, Joseph (2006)
SHARMA, Gaurav (2006)
MOORE, Natalie (2007)
COFFER, Benjamin (2008)
BARRETT, Stephanie (2008)
WILMOT-SMITH, Claudia (2008)
STEVENSON, Peter (2008)
ELLIS, Henry (2008)
JAY, Christopher (2009)
GARDNER, Ben (2010)
LEUNG, Andrew (2010)
OAKES, Simon (2010)
STIGGELBOUT, Mark (2011)
BIRD, Tom (2011)
ENGLAND, Joseph (2011)
CARRUTH, Andrew (2013)
DAVIDSON, Max (2013)
PROCTOR, Michael (2013)
AKONI, Koye (2014)
WILLIAMS, Craig (2012)
HAMBLEN, Jamie (2017)
MITCHELL, William (2017)
NIXON, Tom (2017)
WARD, Robert (2018)
HONEY, Celine (2019)
JOSEPH, Benjamin (2019)
CHILAEVA, Maya (2020)
MYERS, Lydia (2020)
GOURGEY, Joseph (2021)
MITCHELL, Sam (2021)
HALL, Tom (2022)
KIRTON, Caleb (2022)
Chief Operating Officer Peter Blair
Senior Clerk Simon Slattery
Deputy Senior Clerk Daniel Westerman
Practice Manager John Walker
Practice Manager Rob Frankish
Practice Manager Mike Wright
Practice Manager Mark Waterson
Assistant Practice Manager Billy Beckett
Assistant Practice Manager Rhys Durban
Assistant Practice Manager Bradley Edwards
Assistant Practice Manager Kayley Mason
Business Development Director Sarah Longden
Photo Name Position Profile
Koye Akoni photo Mr Koye Akoni Koye has an international commercial practice which encompasses general commercial disputes, energy,…
Nicola Allsop photo Nicola Allsop Nicola has a modern commercial chancery practice encompassing company litigation (particularly shareholder…
Stephanie Barrett photo Ms Stephanie Barrett Stephanie’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly…
Tom Bird photo Mr Tom Bird Tom Bird has a broad commercial practice with a focus on shipping, commodities,…
Andrew Guy Blackwood photo Mr Andrew Guy Blackwood Guy has a comprehensive commercial practice, which includes insurance & reinsurance, large…
Stewart Buckingham photo Mr Stewart Buckingham Practises in the fields of commercial law, including commercial contracts, energy, shipping,…
Andrew Carruth photo Mr Andrew Carruth Andrew practises primarily in the areas of shipping, offshore construction, shipbuilding, commodities,…
Maya Chilaeva photo Ms Maya Chilaeva Maya Chilaeva joined Quadrant Chambers on 1 October 2021 following the successful…
Stewart Chirnside photo Mr Stewart Chirnside Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, including banking and finance, commercial fraud, professional…
Benjamin Coffer photo Mr Benjamin Coffer Ben has a broad international commercial practice, with a particular emphasis on…
Emmet Coldrick photo Mr Emmet Coldrick Specialises in commercial law and arbitration, with a focus on shipping and…
Nigel Cooper photo Mr Nigel Cooper Barrister; practice covers the fields of shipping, shipbuilding (including superyacht and military…
Simon Croall photo Mr Simon Croall Simon Croall is an established commercial silk who has appeared in every…
Simon Croall photo Mr Simon Croall Simon Croall is an established commercial silk who has appeared in every…
Michael Davey photo Mr Michael Davey Barrister specialising in commercial and shipping: charterparties and bills of lading; international…
Max Davidson photo Mr Max Davidson Max Davidson is an experienced junior barrister specialising in a broad range…
Paul Downes photo Paul Downes Commercial Barrister specialising in banking and finance, shareholder/joint venture disputes, commercial fraud,…
George C Economou photo Mr George C Economou Barrister specialising in arbitration, ADR, finance, shipping, EC, Greek law, Cypriot law.
Henry Ellis photo Mr Henry Ellis Henry has a broad commercial practice, with an emphasis on shipping and…
Joseph England photo Mr Joseph England Joe is ranked in the latest edition of Legal 500 as a…
Ben Gardner photo Mr Ben Gardner Ben is a commercial barrister, with a particular focus on international arbitration,…
David Goldstone photo Mr David Goldstone David is a highly experienced barrister who has appeared in the High…
Joseph Gourgey photo Mr Joseph Gourgey Joseph Gourgey joined Quadrant Chambers on 1 October 2021, upon successful completion…
Jamie Hamblen photo Jamie Hamblen “Ferociously bright and very hard working. Definitely a star of the future.” (Legal…
Paul Henton photo Mr Paul Henton Paul’s practice focuses on shipping, international trade, commodities, energy, banking, aviation and…
Celine Honey photo Ms Celine Honey Celine is developing a busy commercial practice which reflects the breadth of…
Ruth Hosking photo Miss Ruth Hosking Ruth’s practice spans the full spectrum of commercial litigation and arbitration including…
Michael Howard photo Mr Michael Howard Barrister and arbitrator specialising in commercial and shipping law, including carriage, trade,…
Nigel Jacobs photo Mr Nigel Jacobs Specialising in shipping, admiralty, insurance and general commercial law in court and…
Christopher Jay photo Mr Christopher Jay Barrister specialising in commercial litigation across the full range of chambers’ practice…
Benjamin Joseph photo Mr Benjamin Joseph Barrister specialising in international trade, shipping, commodities, and international commercial arbitration. He…
Chirag Karia photo Mr Chirag Karia Commercial litigation and arbitration, shipping, commodities, energy, insurance/reinsurance and international arbitration. Cases:…
John Ashley Kimbell photo Mr John Ashley Kimbell John Kimbell QC is a maritime and aviation law specialist. He is…
Yash Kulkarni photo Mr Yash Kulkarni Barrister with broad commercial practice covering areas such as international trade, shipping,…
Andrew Leung photo Mr Andrew Leung Andrew has a broad commercial practice which encompasses Chambers core practice areas.…
Thomas Macey-Dare photo Mr Thomas Macey-Dare Tom Macey-Dare practices commercial law, with a particular focus on shipping, international…
Poonam Melwani photo Ms Poonam Melwani Poonam Melwani KC is Head of Quadrant Chambers. She is a commercial…
William Mitchell photo William Mitchell Will has a broad and growing practice in line with chambers core…
Sam Mitchell photo Sam Mitchell Having completed pupillage at a commercial chancery set, Sam Mitchell joined Quadrant…
Natalie Moore photo Miss Natalie Moore Barrister specialising in shipping and commercial law.
Gemma Morgan photo Ms Gemma Morgan Gemma has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on shipping, international…
Lydia Myers photo Lydia Myers Lydia is developing a busy litigation and arbitration practice in wet and…
Tom Nixon photo Tom Nixon Tom is developing his practice in line with Chambers’ core areas of aviation…
Michael Nolan photo Mr Michael Nolan All aspects of the law relating to ships and the sale and…
Simon Oakes photo Simon Oakes Simon practises in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on banking…
Luke Parsons photo Mr Luke Parsons Luke is a Commercial and Admiralty silk whose practice encompasses insurance and…
Saira Paruk photo Miss Saira Paruk Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Saira practises across the full…
John William Passmore photo Mr John William Passmore Commercial law, including shipping, international trade, aviation, insurance (marine and non-marine) and…
Lionel Persey photo Mr Lionel Persey Lionel Persey is a leading commercial barrister specialising in a wide range…
Nevil Phillips photo Mr Nevil Phillips Barrister specialising in commercial and shipping law, including international contracts of sale,…
Caroline Pounds photo Ms Caroline Pounds Caroline is an experienced and sought after junior whose practice encompasses all…
Michael Proctor photo Mr Michael Proctor Barrister practicing commercial law specialising in Shipping and International Trade & Commodities.
Simon Rainey photo Mr Simon Rainey Simon Rainey QC is one of the best-known and most highly regarded…
Jakob Reckhenrich photo Mr Jakob Reckhenrich Jakob practises across the whole range of Chambers’ core areas, with many…
Matthew Reeve KC photo Mr Matthew Reeve KC Commercial advocate practising in most areas of commercial litigation including aviation, insurance…
Jeremy Richmond photo Mr Jeremy Richmond Barrister specialising in modern chancery and commercial law (including company/shareholder disputes, international…
John Russell photo Mr John Russell John Russell is a commercial advocate, specialising in shipping, commodities and international…
Emily Saunderson photo Emily Saunderson Emily is a general commercial practitioner specialising in commercial fraud, and banking…
David Semark photo Mr David Semark Dry shipping disputes; energy, trade and commodities litigation; insurance and reinsurance. Co-author…
James Shirley photo Mr James Shirley James Shirley practises in all areas of commercial law: contract disputes, complex…
Christopher Smith photo Mr Christopher Smith Principal areas of work are shipping, energy, commodities, commercial litigation, and insurance.…
Peter Stevenson photo Mr Peter Stevenson Peter has a broad commercial practice with a particular emphasis on shipping,…
Mark Stiggelbout photo Mr Mark Stiggelbout Commercial barrister specialising in shipping, commodities, international sale of goods, insurance, energy…
Claire Stockford photo Ms Claire Stockford Claire Stockford specialises in arbitration, both international commercial arbitration and investor state…
Turlough Stone photo Mr Turlough Stone Turlough has a wide-ranging commercial dispute resolution practice, specialising in banking and…
Joseph Sullivan photo Joseph Sullivan Barrister specialising in commercial law, banking and finance, commercial fraud and professional…
Robert-Jan Temmink photo Mr Robert-Jan Temmink Robert has a wide-ranging and international practice in commercial and chancery law.…
Robert Thomas photo Mr Robert Thomas Robert is an established commercial silk. His practice focuses on the following…
Paul Toms photo Mr Paul Toms Paul specialises in commercial, maritime and international trade litigation. His practice areas…
James M. Turner photo Mr James M. Turner Advocate and arbitrator across a wide range of energy, shipping (wet and…
Alexander Uff photo Mr Alexander Uff Alexander Uff specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Originally qualified…
Robert Ward photo Mr Robert Ward Rob has developed a busy practice spanning the breadth of Chambers’ practice…
Nichola Warrender photo Miss Nichola Warrender Nichola Warrender specialises in general commercial, shipping, admiralty, international trade and insurance…
Craig Williams photo Mr Craig Williams Craig is developing a broad commercial disputes practice encompassing shipping, energy, international…
Claudia Wilmot-Smith photo Miss Claudia Wilmot-Smith Commercial litigation; dry-shipping, commodities and transport; insurance and reinsurance; aviation and travel;…