Shipbuilding

Quadrant Chambers has vast experience and expertise across the shipbuilding sector, with members appearing in many of the important cases of the past 10 years or so, such as The Star Polaris [2016] EWHC 2941 (Comm), Zhoushan Jinhaiwan v Golden Exquisite [2014] EWHC 4050 (Comm), Adyard Abu Dhabi v SD Marine Services [2011] EWHC 848 (Comm) and Ravennavi SpA v New Century Shipbuilding [2007] EWCA Civ 58.

Disputes handled within chambers cover the full spectrum of vessel types as well as offshore construction, involving every conceivable issue that can arise in a shipbuilding, repair or conversion contract, such as:

  • Misrepresentation
  • Fraud
  • Illegality
  • EU sanctions
  • Class
  • Option agreements
  • Contract effectiveness
  • Design licensing
  • Design risk
  • Deliverability
  • Defective design
  • Defective construction
  • Delay and disruption
  • Noise levels
  • Coating defects and the PSPC
  • Deadweight and speed shortfalls
  • Warranty claims and repairs
  • Refund and refund guarantees
  • Payment guarantees
  • Seller termination and instalment disputes
  • Exclusion of liability
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent repair

Our barristers are frequently instructed in the early stages of nascent disputes between yards and owners, lending assistance in protecting the client’s position, collating and preparing evidence, and advising on strategy.


… “members are highly acclaimed for their impressive advocacy and exceptional client service “ …

(Chambers UK, 2017)

... "the go-to set for shipping disputes with expertise across dry and wet matters, as well as shipbuilding litigation" ...

The Legal 500, 2016)

... “Full of talented barristers” ...

(The Legal 500, 2014)