Quadrant Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a leading set in three practice areas in Chambers & Partners Global; Dispute Resolution: Commercial, Energy & Natural Resources and Shipping & Commodities. We have 48 individual recommendations across 3 practice areas.
Dispute Resolution: Commercial
Members of Quadrant Chambers maintain busy commercial dispute practices and regularly receive an abundance of both domestic and international instructions. Recently members have acted in a slew of high-profile cases such as UTB v Sheffield United, concerning the ownership of that club, and ABN Amro Bank NV v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance, which considered the duties of insurance brokers. Guy Blackwood QC was instructed in Integral Petroleum v Petrogat, a complex committal trial concerning the shipping of fuel oils to Iran in contempt of court. The barristers are highlighted for their commercial acumen and approachability. In the words of one instructing solicitor, “the barristers at Quadrant are some of the best you’ll come across anywhere, and it’s a modern set which goes out of its way to assist solicitors.”
Energy & Natural Resources
Quadrant Chambers is a leading shipping set with a strong energy offering. Barristers at Quadrant are routinely engaged by upstream and downstream oil and gas clients in significant disputes. Unparalleled experience in marine, rig and transport engineering also informs the set’s growing energy practice. Barristers from the chambers continued to represent Teesside Gas Transportation in a dispute with CATS North Sea concerning the running and operation of the North Sea gas pipeline. One source says: “Quadrant Chambers is a go-to for a number of international arbitration, energy and shipping matters.”
Shipping & Commodities:
A market-leading set, Quadrant Chambers continues to excel, offering a raft of stellar silks and high-calibre juniors who exhibit strong sector expertise in both dry and wet shipping matters as well as significant commodities disputes. Members regularly appear in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in the highest-profile cases, often with far-reaching implications. Recent instructions include the ‘Ever Smart’, ‘Eternal Bliss’ and ‘Miracle Hope’ cases. Sources say: “It is one of the best shipping sets. The team is commercial and engaged.”
“The clerks really know the industry and they understand if it is going into a tough cycle. They never compromise on the overall quality of personnel on offer.” “Joint senior clerk Simon Slattery is responsive and professional and very easy to work with.”