Robert Ward

Called: 2015

Practice Overview

Robert Ward joined Quadrant Chambers in October 2019 upon successful completion of pupillage. During pupillage he worked on aviation, commercial, civil fraud, insurance and shipping matters. He will continue to develop his practice in chambers' core areas. 

Examples include:

  • a defence to a claim of misrepresentation in the sale of a yacht
  • advice on the construction of a hire clause in a charterparty
  • assisting with a particulars of claim alleging civil fraud
  • advice on “unfair prejudice” in a shareholder dispute
  • researching derivatives trading contracts. 
  • skeleton argument in a Montreal Convention claim 
  • advice about the enforceability of a letter of intent in the sale of an aircraft. 

Previous Legal Experience

Robert was a full time legal research assistant with the Law Commission as a member of the Commercial and Common Law Team. He was involved with reform of the Bills of Sale Acts. The final report has now been published.

Robert also worked on a project with the Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, Stephen Lewis, looking at possible reform of the Arbitration Act 1996 in its 20th anniversary year.

From October 2016 to August 2017 Robert worked as judicial assistant to Lord Justice Longmore in the Court of Appeal. 

From November 2017 to August 2018 he was a freelance County Court advocate with LPC Law, acting in a variety of small hearings such as mortgage repossession cases, landlord and tenant matters, and bankruptcy hearings.


Academic


Bar Professional Training Course: University of Law (2014-15) 

Postgraduate: Trinity College, Oxford – BCL (2013-14) 

Undergraduate: Worcester College, Oxford – BA in Jurisprudence (2010-13)

Awards


Undergraduate Scholar at Worcester College

Michael and Judith Beloff Scholarship

Fitzgerald Award, Middle Temple 

Chancery Prize, University of Law 

Publications


Bills of Sale, Dear IP, Issue No 69, September 2015 (co-written with Fan Yang)

Bills of Sale, Law Commission Report No 369

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