Nicholas Craig QC > Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC
3 Verulam Buildings
GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NT
England
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Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, in particular arbitration, civil fraud, banking, shipping, aviation, commodities, insurance and professional negligence. Reported cases include: Celestial Aviation Trading 71 Ltd v Paramount Airways Private Ltd [2010] EWHC 185 (Comm); Tarkin AG v Thames Steel UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 207 (Comm); Jackson Distribution Ltd v Tum Yeto Inc [2009] EWHC 982 (QB); Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd v Erinaceous Insurance Services Ltd [2009] EWHC 2900 (Comm); Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v John Forster Emmott [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 616; P&O Nedlloyd BV v Arab Metals [2007] 1 WLR 2288; CSAV v MS ER Hamburg Schiffahrtsgesellschaft [2006] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 66; Heesens Yacht Builders BV v Cox Syndicate Management Ltd [2006] Lloyd’s Rep IR 103, [2006] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 35, CA; World Trade Corporation v Czarnikow Sugar Ltd. [2005] Lloyd’s Rep 422; The ‘Jordan II’ [2005] 1 WLR 1363; Cadre SA v Astra Asigura [2005] EWHC 2504; IOPC v Milford Haven Port Authority [2003] EWHC 1246 Admlty; the Marchioness Formal Investigation; R v SOS for the Home Dept ex parte Balbo B&C Auto Transporti Internazionali [2001] 1 WLR 1556.

Career

Called 1998; Inner Temple.

Memberships

COMBAR.

Education

King’s College London (BA Hons); Oxford University (MPhil); City University (Diploma in Law); Inns of Court School of Law; Inner Temple Major.

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe has an ability to quickly develop a mastery of the detail of a case.

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsA very talented advocate in hearings that is able to quickly come to grips with fact heavy matters. Very easy to work with.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe has excellent judgment and is extremely smart, very easy to work and a terrific advocate.

London Bar > Aviation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsNicholas has excellent judgement, is extremely smart and highly responsive. He has consistently shown a strong grasp of the relevant industry (in for example aviation and commodities) and the client’s commercial drivers, as well as being an excellent advocate.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe is intelligent and hardworking, while always remaining approachable and open to ideas from even the most junior members of the team.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsVery user-friendly and approachable, he shows good attention to detail, and his preparation for cross-examination is admirable.