Mr Luke Parsons QC > Chambers of Simon Croall QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Croall QC
Quadrant Chambers


Luke is a Commercial and Admiralty silk whose practice encompasses insurance and reinsurance, international trade, energy, sale of goods, banking, commercial contracts, and shipping. Luke is often called in to handle the highest value, most complex claims, involving coordinating large teams of experts and has acted on many precedent-setting cases in the High Court, and Court of Appeal; recent and reported cases include: BHP Billiton v TMT Asia (Ongoing), Borco v Phillips 66: ‘Cape Bari’ (2016); W Ltd v M Sdn Bhd [2016]; Shagang Shipping v HNA Airlines (2016); Bloehm & Vos v Enquest Britain: 2014; E D and F Man Sugar Ltd v Unicargo Transportgesellscaft GmbH, E D and F Man Sugar Ltd v Unicargo Transportgesellschaft GmbH [2013]; Itochu Corporation v Johann MK Blumenthal GmbH & Co & Ors [2012]; Berezovsky & Anor v Edminston & Company [2011]; JSC Bank v Solodchenko [2011]; Vitol SA v Capri Marine Ltd [2010]; Cosco Bulk Carrier Co Ltd & Anor v MV Saldanha [2010]; Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oterreich AG v. China Marine Bunker (Petrochina) Co Ltd [2008]; Shipping Co. SA v. Trafigura Beheer BV & Anor (The “MSC Amsterdam”) [2007]; Anton Durbeck GmbH v. Den Norske Bank ASA [2006]; Mediterranean Den Norske Bank ASA v. Acemex Management Company Ltd [2004]; Mamidoil-Jetoil Greek Petroleum Co. SA v Okta Crude Oil Refinery AD [2003]; Canara Bank v Standard Bank [2002] Luke has extensive experience in dealing with foreign law and multi-jurisdictional disputes and  frequently acts in arbitrations with a cross-border element and is experienced in making applications to the High Court in support of English arbitrations and also in support of foreign arbitrations in the English courts and advises on the enforcement of awards under the New York Convention.


Called 1985; Inner Temple; QC 2003.




LLB Bristol


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersHe is is a very capable, knowledgeable and persuasive lawyer and advocate.

Quadrant Chambers‘ provides an ‘excellent service‘ for insurance work and its expertise spans marine and non-marine cases.  Luke Parsons QC represented Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 in Englehart CTP (US) v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221, a US$10m commodities insurance dispute, and Guy Blackwood QC sucessfully represented the underwriters in Supreme Court case The B Atlantic. Tim Marland represents a number of reinsurers in Kapital Insurance v Various Reinsurers, a claim by a Russian insurer to enforce judgment against reinsurers arising out of the fatal crash of a Sukhoi Superjet.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersAn excellent, down-to-earth counsel who has both a high level of technical knowledge as well as a sensible and pragmatic approach.

Quadrant Chambers is a popular choice for major arbitrations in the commodities, energy, maritime, and infrastructure sectors, and fields a strong cadre of experienced counsel and arbitrators. Members such as Simon Rainey QC and Luke Parsons QC have been involved in several significant disputes in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersA delight to work with, he has great technical knowledge and a practical approach.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersA scrapper who fights his corner but also really thinks through his strategy.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersVery user-friendly, gets into the detail and exceptional on his feet.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersInstructed in politically sensitive commercial matters.

At Quadrant Chambers, Yash Kulkarni QC‘s diverse practice includes matters concerning sanctions, insurance, intellectual property, and product liability disputes, among others. Also of note, Luke Parsons QC has asset tracing expertise as part of a broad practice.

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant Chambers Exceptionally able and easy to work with.’

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Luke Parsons QCQuadrant ChambersInstruct him if you have a losing case you need to win.