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Lionel Persey QC QC

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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Luke Parsons QC)


Barrister and arbitrator specializing in: commercial litigation; international commercial arbitration; shipping; energy/oil and gas; conflict of laws; insurance; and mediation.  Legal 500 Silk of the Year 2014 in Energy & Projects.


Called 1981; Gray’s Inn; QC 1997; joint head of Quadrant Chambers 2006-2012; deputy High Court judge 2010; Lloyd’s Arbitrator 2009; Recorder 2002; member of the Supplementary Panel of Treasury Counsel 1993-97.




Gibraltar Bar; Commercial Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; TECBAR.


Université de Limoges (1979 Diplôme D’Études Juridiques Françaises); University of Birmingham (1980 LLB Hons Law with French).


Music, reading, food and wine, travel, gardening; member of The Reform Club.

Asia Pacific: The English Bar


Within: Energy – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersHe is super-efficient, straightforward and very strong on the analysis of complex cases.’

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Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersA pleasure to work with: considered, thorough and extremely user-friendly.’

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London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersA master tactician, who works exceptionally hard.’

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Within: Energy – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersA renowned standout performer, whose grip on the detail makes him a fearsome opponent.’

Within: Energy

Particularly recommended for the energy aspects of maritime work, Quadrant Chambers houses Lionel Persey QC, who appeared in Repsol Sinopec Energy UK v Baker Hughes. In other work, Simon Rainey QC represented Statoil in arbitration proceedings against Chevron, Petrobras and other oil major companies, pertaining to the redetermination of shares in oil field production in Nigeria.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersA go-to for coverage issues in the shipping and energy sectors.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersAn outstanding lawyer.’

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Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Lionel Persey QC - Quadrant ChambersExcellent.’

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