Michael Coburn KC > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex
20 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3AL
England

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Commodities
  • Commercial law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Private international law
  • Shipping

Position

Michael practises in all aspects of commercial law, usually with an international dimension, with particular emphasis on shipping, international sale of goods, and commodities.

He is a specialist in a broad cross-section of shipping and international trade issues including disputes arising out of charterparties, general average, commodities and shipbuilding contracts. He has acted in precedent setting cases such as Spar v GCL heard in the Court of Appeal concerning the obligation to pay hire.

Michael acts in English court and arbitration proceedings. He has acted as arbitrator in a number of references.

Career

Called to Inner Temple 1990; appointed QC 2010.

Memberships

  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association: Supporting Member

Education

  • City University: Diploma in Law (1989)
  • University of Oxford, Worcester College: Literae Humaniores (1988)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Michael Coburn KCTwenty EssexCalm, considered, patient and very thorough on the law, he gives realistic advice.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Michael Coburn KCTwenty EssexA very clever and a very effective advocate. He gives careful thought to presenting his written arguments.