Thu, 03 January, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Quadrant Chambers has won two awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. We have been awarded Shipping Set of the Year and Simon Croall QC has been awarded Shipping Silk of the Year.
Simon Croall is an established commercial silk who has appeared in every court (including two recent appearances in the Supreme Court). He is a sought after trial advocate as well as being respected in the appellate courts. In recent years much of his work has been in the context of International Arbitrations.
Recent reported highlights include Fulton Shipping v Globalia (The New Flamenco), a leading case on damages and mitigation, in the Supreme Court  1 WLR 2581, Court of Appeal  1WLR 2450 and below  2 Lloyd’s Rep. 230; Mitsui v Beteiligungsgesellschaft (“The Longchamp”) in the Supreme Court  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1, addressing novel issues under the York Antwerp Rules in the context of piracy, and Court of Appeal  2 Lloyd’s Rep. 375; Aldcroft v International Cotton Association  QB 725 (on restraint of trade in the context of arbitration); Jiangsu Shagang Group v Loki Owning (MV Pounda)  EWHC 330 (agency issues in the context of long term contracts) and Essar Shipping v Bank of China  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 427 on factors relevant to the grant of anti-suit injunctions. In earlier highlights he led the team for Owners in landmark case on remoteness in contract damages Transfield Shipping v Mercator Shipping (“The Achilleas”)  1 AC 61.
Simon is particularly well known for his experience in the following fields: Information Technology (see for example De Beers v Atos Origin, a claim arising out of a large scale IT project), Commercial litigation, International Arbitration, Energy, Shipping & Commodities and Insurance. He also has a global practice with a depth of experience working with Chinese and South East Asian clients in particular.