Stewart Chirnside > Chambers of Simon Croall QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Croall QC
Quadrant Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, including banking and finance, commercial fraud, professional negligence, property damage and product liability. Stewart also has experience of international arbitrations.


Stewart regularly appears in trials in the High Court (both as junior and sole counsel) and he is also regularly instructed on interlocutory applications in relation to freezing orders and other interim relief. He also has experience of appeals to the Court of Appeal where he has appeared most recently in PHP Tobacco Carib SA v BAT Caribbean SA [2017] EWCA Civ 1131, Fathollahipour v Aliabadibensi [2015] 1 WLR 2472 and Crinion v IG Markets Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 587.

Before joining the Bar, Stewart worked as a strategy and risk management consultant in the financial services industry. Stewart is a modern languages graduate with an excellent knowledge of French and German


French, German


COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; LCCBA


BA (Hons) (“Congratulatory” Ist) Modern Languages (French and German) Brasenose College, Oxford University
PgDL, City University, London
Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Stewart ChirnsideQuadrant ChambersSuperb on paper and on his feet, excellent turnaround, and very responsive.

Quadrant Chambers has ‘a number of barristers who have well-deserved reputations for excellence in banking and finance work‘. Paul Downes QC has a strong reputation, particularly for disputes with a fraud element, and recently led Emily Saunderson in N v RBS. Among the juniors, Liisa Lahti has established a very strong reputation, and was part of the team representing the claimants in Aldersgate et al v Bank of Scotland, in which four separate claims were heard concurrently. Stewart Chirnside also represented the claimant in Saxo Bank A/S v Gaitameonline Co Ltd.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 6

Stewart ChirnsideQuadrant ChambersSuperb on paper and on his feet.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Stewart ChirnsideQuadrant ChambersHe is very thorough and knowledgeable and provided detailed, well reasoned and considered advice.