Emmet Coldrick advises and represents clients in relation to commercial law matters, especially disputes arising under commercial contracts. He has particular expertise in the shipping, international trade and energy sectors, including in relation to finance, construction, sale and charter/hire contracts.
Since joining Quadrant in 2005, Emmet has represented clients in the Commercial Court, the Chancery division, the Admiralty Court and the general Queen’s Bench Division, as well as on appeal in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords.
A large part of Emmet’s practice is in arbitration. He has represented clients in LMAA, LCIA, ICC and commodities trade association arbitrations, and in the Commercial Court on appeals from arbitration awards.
Emmet has acted for a wide range of UK and overseas based clients, from clearing banks and well known global corporations to SMEs and individuals. He is frequently instructed by lawyers based in other jurisdictions, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.
Emmet Coldrick has law degrees from Trinity College Dublin (LLB (First Class Hons.)) and Oxford University (BCL (Distinction)). He was called to the bar in 2004 at Gray’s Inn, where he was awarded the Prince of Wales and the Atkin scholarships.
A large part of Emmet’s practice concerns disputes which have been referred to London arbitration, including LMAA, LCIA, ICC and commodities trade association arbitrations. He has considerable experience not only of preparing written submissions in arbitrations, but also, as sole or junior counsel, making oral submissions and cross-examining witnesses, including expert witnesses.
For reasons of confidentiality, only a broad outline of recent work – in cases in which the sums in issue ranged from a few hundred thousand dollars to over US$50 million – is given here.
Greater detail of Emmet’s experience in particular sector areas can be found under the sector specific headings below.
Emmet Coldrick has represented clients at trials in the Commercial Court, the Admiralty Court and the Chancery Division. He acted as sole counsel in a number of recent (2013/2014) trials:
Emmet has very extensive experience of both interim and post-judgment applications in most of the divisions of the High Court that deal with business disputes, including:
Recent applications include:
LL.B. (T.C. Dublin) (First Class); B.C.L. (Oxford) (Distinction)
Successfully represented canteen staff in a test case concerning the applicability of the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006; instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit. The case is under appeal.
Emmet was born in Dublin and educated at Castleknock College, Trinity College Dublin and Exeter College, Oxford. He is married and lives in London. He enjoys travel, the visual arts and good food and conversation, and has recently completed a trip around the world via South American and Japan.