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Essex Court Chambers
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Has specialised since 1985 in the associated fields of insurance and reinsurance, shipping, international banking, international sale of good and arbitration. Extensive experience as counsel in the courts up to and including the House of Lords, and in arbitrations before LCIA, ICC, LMAA and other tribunals. Since taking silk recently he has been involved in two heavy total loss trials in the Commercial Court; in film finance, political risk and other insurance and reinsurance disputes, including insurance fraud disputes, in the courts and in arbitration; and in charterparty, shipbuilding, and ship sale arbitrations. Recommended in the 2006 ‘Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession’ in the categories of arbitration, commercial litigation, energy, insurance and shipping. Also sits as arbitrator in suitable cases. Publications: ‘Computer Software Deficiency’, January 2000.


Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; London Maritime Arbitrators Association (supporting member).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Steven Berry KCEssex Court Chambers ‘Continues to perform at the highest level.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Steven Berry KCEssex Court Chambers