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Luke Parsons QC

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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC)


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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London Bar


Within: Leading Silks

Luke Parsons QC - Quadrant Chambers ‘ A delight to work with, he has great technical knowledge and a practical approach. ’

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Within: Leading Silks

Luke Parsons QC - Quadrant Chambers ‘ A scrapper who fights his corner but also really thinks through his strategy. ’

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Luke Parsons QC - Quadrant Chambers ‘ He is is a very capable, knowledgeable and persuasive lawyer and advocate. ’

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

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.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Luke Parsons QC - Quadrant Chambers ‘ An excellent, down-to-earth counsel who has both a high level of technical knowledge as well as a sensible and pragmatic approach. ’

Within: International arbitration: counsel

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.

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Within: Leading Silks

Luke Parsons QC - Quadrant Chambers ‘ Very user-friendly, gets into the detail and exceptional on his feet. ’

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