Thu, 10 January, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Chris Smith will be appointed as Queen's Counsel in the 2019 ceremony taking place on 11 March. Our warmest congratulations to Chris!
Chris has a broad practice encompassing all areas of commercial law, with a particular focus on dry shipping, commodities, energy, and insurance disputes. He has appeared extensively in the Commercial Court, representing clients at all stages of proceedings, from urgent pre-action interlocutory applications all the way through to trial. Chris also appears regularly in both domestic and international arbitrations, and has undertaken cases before tribunals in London, Zurich and Hong Kong.
..."Excellent. User-friendly and bright."... "He impresses both in his written advice and in his advocacy. He prepares well and gives great service."... (Chambers UK, 2019)
‘He is outstanding in his legal analysis and presentation of cases before tribunals.’ (The Legal 500 2019)
"...He has a razor-sharp mind and is very thorough. He comes up with brilliant arguments and gets great results."... "A good strategist..." (Chambers UK, 2018)