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Michael Nolan QC

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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC)


Barrister specialising in shipping, insurance, sale and carriage of goods, ship sale, construction and finance, Admiralty, arbitration, harbours and oil pollution; reported cases include Rustal Trading v Gill & Duffus [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 14 (commodities/arbitration); Baghlaf Al Zafer v Pakistan National Shipping Co [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 1 CA (shipping/jurisdiction); Petrotrade v Texaco [2001] 4 All ER 853 CA (commodities, part 36); ‘The Maria H’ [2001] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 707 (shipping/arbitration); Gannet Shipping v Eastrade Commodities [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 713 (shipping/arbitration); Bayview Motors v Mitsui Marine & Fire Insurance Co [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 652 and [2003] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 131 (goods in transit insurance); Rayner v Davies [2003] All ER (Comm) 394 (CA) (Brussels Convention); Veba Oil Supply v Petrotrade [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 295 CA (commodities, expert determination); ‘The Margaretha Maria’ [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 293 CA (fishing vessel safety/share fishermen); Exxonmobil v Texaco [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 686 (commodities); Sandeman Corprimar v Transitos y Transportes Integrates [2003] 2 WLR 1496 CA (CMR, bailment); Dart Harbour Navigation Authority v Sec State for Transport [2003] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 607 (harbours); ‘The Kitsa’ [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 432 (shipping/arbitration); Denfleet v TNT Global [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 504 CA (CMR); ‘The Count’ [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 72 (shipping, safe port); CTI Group v Transclear (1and 2) [2008] 1 Lloyds Rep 179 and 250, [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 52 CA (commodities, arbitration); Pratt v Aigaion [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 225 CA (insurance); Petroplus Marketing AG v Shell Trading International Limited [2009] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 611 (commodities); Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimiche Tunisien [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 543 CA (commodities, anti-suit injunction); X v Y [2011] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 694 (shipping/arbitration); RG Grain v Feed Factor [2011] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 432 (commodities/GAFTA); Pacific Basin v Bulkhandling Handymax AS [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 151 (shipping, piracy); Seagrain v Glencore Grain [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 595 (commodities); The ‘Athena’ [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 6 (shipping); Zhoushan Jinhaiwan v Golden Exquisite Inc [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 283 (shipbuilding); HBC Hamburg Bank Carriers v Huyton Inc [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 310 (voyage charter); The Styliani Z [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 395 (Action in rem, amendment) Sarpd Oil v Addax Energy SA [2016] B.L.R. 301, CA (Commodities, security for costs); Ramburs Inc v Agrifert SA [2016] Bus. L.R. 135 (Commodities, GAFTA, substitution); Imperator I Maritime Co v Bunge SA [2016] [2016] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 293 (Time Charter, hull fouling); Kaefer Aislamientos v AMS Drilling Mexico [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 575 (Jurisdiction; Oil rigs); Re Three Arbitrations [2018] EWHC 1399 (Comm) (Arbitration, extension of time).


Qualified 1981; Middle Temple; Astbury Scholarship; Winston Churchill Scholarship; contributor Atkins Court Forms (Butterworths) – arbitration, carriers, commercial court and insurance; executive committee COMBAR 1998-2001. QC 2015.




COMBAR; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; LMAA (supporting member), SCMA.


Oxford University (MA); City University (Dip Law).


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Michael Nolan QC - Quadrant ChambersQuietly effective, he crosses every t and dots every i.

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