Mr Simon Croall KC > Chambers of Poonam Melwani KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Poonam Melwani KC
Quadrant Chambers


Simon Croall is an established commercial silk who has appeared in every court (including twice in the House of Lords). He is a sought after trial advocate as well as being respected in the appellate courts. In recent years much of his work has been in the context of International Arbitrations. He led the team for Owners in landmark case on remoteness in contract damages Transfield Shipping v Mercator Shipping (“The Achilleas”) [2009] 1 AC 61. Recent reported highlights include another important case on damages Fulton Shipping v Globalia (The New Flamenco) in both the Court of Appeal [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 383 and below [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 230, Mitsui v Beteiligungsgesellschaft (“The Longchamp”) [2016] EWCA 708 in which the Court of Appeal ruled on controversial aspects of general average in the context of piracy, Essar Shipping v Bank of China [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 427 on factors relevant to the grant of anti suit injunctions and ST Shipping v Space Shipping [2016] 2 Lloyd’s 17 on arbitration appeals. Simon is particularly well known for his experience in the following fields: shipping and commodities, commercial litigation, International Arbitration, energy, insurance and Information Technology (see for example De Beers v Atos Origin [2011] BLR 274, a claim arising out of a large scale IT project). He also has a global practice with a depth of experience working with Chinese and south east Asian clients.


Call 1986 (Middle). Silk 2008.


COMBAR and Society of Computers and the Law


Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1985 MA Law 1st class Hons).