Seminars

As recognised experts in their field, our members are frequently invited to speak at conferences, seminars and industry events, both nationally and internationally.

We regularly provide in-house training and presentations for client-focused business development events, on a wide range of topics across our specialist areas. We are happy to tailor both the content and format to meet our clients specific requirements and would be very happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have.

As we devise seminars for our current programme they will be published here. Please contact us if you would like further information and to book a seminar.

Upcoming Seminars:


Past Seminars:

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association: When Banks Must Say No: the Quincecare duty in Singularis v Daiwa and JPMorgan v Nigeria

On 30th October 2019 the Supreme Court gave its judgment in Singularis Holdings v Daiwa Capital Markets [2019] UKSC 50, dismissing the appeal from the Court of Appeal where Daiwa had been ordered to pay...

Mon, 02 December, 2019

Civil Conspiracy: Waxing or Waning?

The tort of unlawful means conspiracy has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent times.  It is frequently relied on by claimants to extend the reach of tort law and to seek remedies for what...

Wed, 27 November, 2019

Quadrant Chambers Annual Piraeus Shipping Law Seminar 2019

The Quadrant Chambers Shipping Law Seminar is now in its sixth year. The seminar will comprise of two sessions of topical presentations on current legal issues facing the shipping market. Programme...

Thu, 21 November, 2019

International Arbitration Panel Debate: ICSID arbitration in the age of populism; the case for reform

At the next Quadrant Chambers International Panel Debate, our panel will debate the topic"ICSID arbitration in the age of populism; the case for reform". We are delighted to have joining our panel:...

Tue, 12 November, 2019

Birmingham Commercial Update: Sevilleja v. Marex Financial Ltd

Quadrant Chambers is returning to Birmingham for our next evening seminar on 7 November.  Sevilleja v. Marex Financial Ltd This is one of the most important commercial cases of the past year,...

Thu, 07 November, 2019

Junior Shipping Breakfast: Bills of Lading and Title to Sue

We are holding the next in our series of shipping breakfast workshops on the morning of 30 October. The series is aimed at junior (under partner level) practitioners in the shipping market.  Following...

Wed, 30 October, 2019

Chalmers’ Marine Insurance Act 1906 - 11th Edition Book Launch

On 16 October we will be holding an evening reception to celebrate the launch of the 11th edition of 'Chalmers' Marine Insurance Act 1906', jointly authored by Simon Rainey QC and Guy Blackwood...

Wed, 16 October, 2019

Leeds Commercial Update: Two Key Supreme Court Decisions Awaited

Members of Quadrant Chambers will host this event in Leeds to examine two of the most important commercial cases of the last year: Sevilleja v. Marex Financial Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1468 and Singularis...

Thu, 03 October, 2019

Singularis: When the Bank Must Say No!

In the ordinary course of events a banker is required to honour its customer's instructions and will be strictly liable for any failure to do so.  However there has been a longstanding exception...

Thu, 19 September, 2019

Quadrant Chambers London International Shipping Week Breakfast Forum - Charterparties

Chris Smith QC will be chairing the Charterparties panel Nevil Phillips is talking on cargo liquefaction and the issues which can arise under time charters Saira Paruk is speaking on the recent decision...

Wed, 11 September, 2019

Quadrant Chambers London International Shipping Week Breakfast Forum - Cargo Claims

Caroline Pounds will chair our Cargo Claims panel.  Simon Rainey QC will be considering cargo claims post the Supreme Court decision - Volcafe v CSAV [2018] UKSC61 John Russell QC is looking at unseaworthiness...

Tue, 10 September, 2019

Quadrant Chambers London International Shipping Week Breakfast Forum - Marine Insurance

Robert Thomas QC will chair our marine insurance panel Chirag Karia QC will be considering the implications of the decision of the Supreme Court in The Renos on the test for determining whether or not a...

Mon, 09 September, 2019

Disclosure Disclosed: the pilot in practice - Bristol

Quadrant Chambers is going to be in Bristol holding an evening seminar and reception.  On 1st January 2019 a two year Disclosure Pilot commenced in the Commercial Court to test the proposed changes...

Wed, 03 July, 2019

Junior Shipping Breakfast Workshop: Time Charterparties: From Beginning to End

We are holding the next in our series of shipping breakfast workshops on the morning of 2 July. The series is aimed at junior (under partner level) practitioners in the shipping market.  At this workshop...

Tue, 02 July, 2019

Commodities Update 2019:  Risks and Practical Issues: Digitisation, LOIs and Fraud

Quadrant Chambers will be holding its annual Commodities Update event on 20 June 2019. We are delighted to have Lord Justice Males chairing this event. Our fantastic panel includes Ann Shazell, Global...

Thu, 20 June, 2019

Who wins the “bare-knuckle fight” between fraud and finality? Setting aside judgments and arbitration awards procured by fraud after the Supreme Court’s decision in Takhar v Gracefield Developments

Joe Sullivan and Tom Nixon will discuss the circumstances in which a judgment or arbitration award can be challenged on the ground that it was procured by fraud. They will examine the impact of the recent...

Tue, 18 June, 2019

Quadrant Chambers Maritime Insolvency Breakfast

Our sector expertise in shipping and experience in cross-border insolvency gives us a unique insight into legal and commercial problems which frequently arise from the interaction of cross-border insolvency...

Wed, 12 June, 2019

Quadrant Spring Shipping Seminar:  Taking Sulphur out of the System:  Regulatory, Technical and Legal Issues

View the Recording here: At the 2019 Quadrant Chambers Spring Shipping Seminar, our panel considered the hot topic of regulatory, technical and legal issues precipitated by the IMO Marpol Annex VI regulation...

Thu, 23 May, 2019

Reflective Loss: Hard Cases or Just Bad Law?

On 8th May 2019, the Supreme Court heard the case of Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited, an appeal  against the Court of Appeal’s judgment that a claim by a company’s creditor against...

Tue, 21 May, 2019

Commercial Update: Disclosure & Privilege - Malmaison Hotel, Leeds

Quadrant Chambers is going to be in Leeds holding an evening seminar and reception. It will be taking place at Malmaison Hotel Leeds on 16 May  The seminar will look at recent changes...

Thu, 16 May, 2019

London International Disputes Week 2019

The inaugural London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is taking place from  7-10 May 2019 . The event will explore the future of international dispute resolution and celebrate the heritage of...

Tue, 07 May, 2019

Commercial Update: Disclosure & Privilege - Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

Quadrant Chambers is hosting the next seminar in its Commercial series on 9 April, at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham. The seminar will look at recent changes for those litigating in the commercial...

Tue, 09 April, 2019

Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event: Current Challenges and Risks for Oil and Gas

Quadrant Chambers held its 4th Annual Energy Disputes Event on 3 April: Current Challenges and Risks for Oil and Gas This year our panel included Sarah Roach, senior counsel at BP, Elisabeth Sullivan,...

Wed, 03 April, 2019

Quadrant Chambers and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre Special Seminar: Topical Issues in International Arbitration

The role of third parties, interim measures and the new Prague Rules Chair: Sir David Steel We are delighted to invite you to join Quadrant Chambers and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre for a special seminar...

Mon, 25 March, 2019

Aircraft Leasing and Finance Seminar

Quadrant is holding the next seminar in its Aviation Series on 20 March.  This Seminar will address topical issues in Aircraft Finance and Leasing, including Termination, Contractual Estoppel, Illegality...

Wed, 20 March, 2019

Junior Breakfast Workshop: Challenges to Arbitration Awards

On the morning of the 13 March, we will be holding the next in our series of Breakfast Workshops aimed at junior practitioners. This workshop will look at challenging arbitration awards. Junior specialists...

Wed, 13 March, 2019

Commercial Court Disclosure Pilot:  Cheese and Wine Symposium - Repeat Seminar

Following on from the extremely popular and over-subscribed seminar on the Commercial Court Disclosure Pilot, we are pleased to announce a special event repeating the subject matter on February 26th 2019....

Tue, 26 February, 2019

What on earth happens next? Foreseeing the impact of Brexit on international arbitration, on London as a seat … and more.

Tuesday 12 February Our distinguished panel bravely attempts to assess the likely impact of Brexit (if and when it ever happens) and whether it is a plus or a minus for London arbitration; what are...

Tue, 12 February, 2019

Commercial Court Disclosure Pilot:  Cheese and Wine Symposium - Repeat Seminar

Following on from the extremely popular and over-subscribed seminar on the Commercial Court Disclosure Pilot, we are pleased to announce a special event repeating the subject matter on February 5th 2019....

Tue, 05 February, 2019

January Breakfast Seminars: Privilege and Redactions

Following on from the extremely popular and over-subscribed seminar on Litigaiton and Privilege which we held in December, two further breakfast seminars were held  in January which covered the...

Tue, 29 January, 2019

Commercial Court Disclosure Pilot:  Cheese and Wine Symposium

On 1st January 2019 a two year Disclosure Pilot commenced in the Commercial Court which tests the proposed changes to the CPR that were approved by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on 13th July 2018. ...

Tue, 22 January, 2019

Special Breakfast Seminar: Cargo claims after Volcafe v CSAV

On 5 December, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Volcafe v CSAV. The decision is essential reading for all involved in the carriage of goods by sea, whether lawyer, insurer, cargo...

Tue, 08 January, 2019

Privilege and Redactions: where are we now?

At 3pm on 30 November, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of West Ham United v E20 Stadium (No.2) which raised issues relating to the scope of litigation privilege and the grounds upon...

Tue, 11 December, 2018

Quadrant Chambers Series on Fraud

Quadrant Chambers is holding a series of three seminars on topical issues in fraud disputes. We do hope you will be able to join us. The three seminars in this first mini-series are: 6 Nov - Fraud...

Wed, 28 November, 2018

Annual Piraeus Shipping Law Seminar 2018

Quadrant Chambers invites you to our Annual Piraeus Shipping Law Seminar, taking place on Thursday 22nd November at the Piraeus Marine Club in Greece.  The Quadrant Chambers Shipping...

Thu, 22 November, 2018

Quadrant Chambers International Arbitration Panel Debate: “Feeding back to Arbitrators”

The next Quadrant Chambers International Arbitration Panel Debate is taking place on Tuesday 20 November. The topic for the debate is 'Feeding Back to Arbitrators', which we are sure will prompt...

Tue, 20 November, 2018

Hague and Hague Visby Rules - Junior Breakfast Workshop

The juniors at Quadrant Chambers are hosting the first in a series of Breakfast Workshops aimed at supporting junior lawyers and colleagues in the shipping sector.  This first workshop will take...

Tue, 30 October, 2018

Quadrant Chambers Autumn Shipping Seminar

Tuesday, 25 September Our programme for the evening includes: The RENOS – Upsetting the SCOPIC Applecart - James M Turner QC explores the consequences of the Court of Appeal’s decision...

Tue, 25 September, 2018

Jurisdiction Workshop – Topical Issues in Aviation Litigation

Thursday, 20 September   Our programme for the evening includes: The long(er) arm of the English Courts in tort claims – the implications of the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Brownlie Case -...

Thu, 20 September, 2018

UKELG Event: FPSOs – use, disputes and contractual variations

Wednesday, 12 September  Quadrant Chambers is hosting the next UK Energy Lawyers Group Event. The UKELG is a sub committee for the IBA. To find out more about the UKELG - click here. Venue:...

Wed, 12 September, 2018

Preserving Assets: Full Time Whistle for the Siskina?

On Friday 29th June 2018, Mr Justice Fancourt gave judgment in an application to preserve an asset which is the subject matter of hard fought commercial litigation, the Championship football club Sheffield...

Wed, 25 July, 2018

Quadrant Chambers Commodities Event

We held our Quadrant Chambers Commodities Event on Tuesday 12 June at Quadrant House. We were delighted to have The Rt Hon Lord Justice Hamblen to chair this event. Our speakers included Simon...

Tue, 12 June, 2018

Quadrant Chambers Spring / Summer Shipping Seminar

Our panel was chaired by Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony and included shipping specialists Simon Rainey QC, Poonam Melwani QC, Robert Thomas QC, John Russell QC and Benjamin Coffer. They took guests...

Wed, 23 May, 2018

Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event 2018: Oil & Gas Sunset? Energy Disputes Post Peak Oil

Our Annual Energy Disputes Seminar, was held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 with the generous co-operation of Clyde & Co.  Our panel of specialist energy dispute lawyers, industry in-house legal counsel...

Wed, 16 May, 2018

Property Alliance Group v RBS: The Result

Members of Quadrant’s banking team analysed the judgment, outlining how the case has impacted on existing misselling claims and the present state of the law in relation to duties that banks...

Wed, 21 March, 2018

Fraud, Bribery & Corruption: How does civil law and practice keep up with fast-moving developments in criminality; and how do you recover losses?

We are very delighted to have had the Chairman from UK Finance, Bob Wigley and Fran Marwood from PwC on the panel as well as Quadrant's Yash Kulkarni QC and Liisa Lahti. The evening was chaired...

Mon, 12 March, 2018

Jurisdiction Issues in International Arbitration

The panel at our international arbitration event discussed topical and practical issues under the heading: "Jurisdiction Issues in International Arbitration".  The event was chaired by Simon...

Tue, 20 February, 2018

Property Alliance Group v RBS: The Shape of Claims to Come?

The Property Alliance v RBS LIBOR/GRG Court of Appeal hearing began on Monday 29th January as a “test case” and finished on Thursday 8th February.  Members of Quadrant’s banking...

Mon, 12 February, 2018

“Aircraft As Property”

The aviation specialists at Quadrant Chambers hosted a selection of topical presentations, which took a fresh look at some of the legal issues confronted by operators, maintainers and ground handlers, including:...

Tue, 06 February, 2018

Support or Interference? - The Role of the Commercial Court in International Arbitration

We are holding our next international arbitration event on Tuesday 14 November. Our panel will discuss topical and practical issues under the heading: "Support or Interference? - The Role of the Commercial...

Tue, 14 November, 2017

Force Majeure Clauses in Commodities Contracts: Are They Really Any Use?

Chair: Mr Justice Males Simon Rainey QC, Chirag Karia QC, John Russell QC and Andrew Leung will considered the issues in recent ostensibly ‘classic’ force majeure situations such as...

Thu, 12 October, 2017

Quadrant Chambers Breakfast Forum: Shipbuilding

Quadrant Chambers hosted three Breakfast Forums, as part of London International Shipping Week 2017. Our Shipbuilding Forum opened with four short topical talks, followed by an...

Wed, 13 September, 2017

Quadrant Chambers Breakfast Forum: Charterparties

Quadrant Chambers hosted three Breakfast Forums, as part of London International Shipping Week 2017. Our Charterparties Forum opened with three short topical talks, followed...

Tue, 12 September, 2017

Quadrant Chambers Breakfast Forum: Cargo Claims

Quadrant Chambers hosted three Breakfast Forums, as part of London International Shipping Week 2017. Our Cargo Claims Forum opened with three short topical talks, followed...

Mon, 11 September, 2017

Supplytime 2017: Evolution or Revolution? - Thursday 6 July

BIMCO approved its long-awaited revision of the leading offshore charterparty form Supplytime on 6th June 2017. One of BIMCO’s most popular forms, Supplytime is used for a diverse range of tasks in...

Thu, 06 July, 2017

Quadrant Chambers Annual Summer Shipping Seminar

Quadrant Chambers held its Annual Summer Shipping Seminar on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Quadrant Chambers (Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU) The seminar, chaired by Simon Rainey...

Wed, 07 June, 2017

Energy Disputes: Lawyering Your Way to a Solution

Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Seminar took place on Wednesday 26th April 2017 which, with the generous co-operation of CMS, will be held in the CMS Academy at their offices (Cannon Place,...

Wed, 26 April, 2017

International Arbitration: Maximising Outcomes…

Quadrant Chambers presented an event focused on International Arbitration. The structured panel session was of particular interest to those in the region, delivered  by a panel of well-known...

Mon, 06 March, 2017

Upstream Oil & Gas Disputes

Lionel Persey QC and Nigel Cooper QC of Quadrant Chambers were amongst the exceptional line up of top international energy and disputes lawyers, arbitration experts, industry in-house counsel,...

Tue, 24 January, 2017

“Developments & Challenges in International Commercial & Investment Treaty Arbitration – Insights from leading International Arbitration Practitioners”

Simon Kverndal QC was amongst the speakers at a conference on “Developments & Challenges in International Commercial & Investment Treaty Arbitration – Insights from leading International...

Sat, 21 January, 2017

Arbitrator insights: What persuades…

Quadrant Chambers hosted on the 29th November the latest in a series of events focussed on International Arbitration, which brought together a number of well-known practitioners and Arbitrators within...

Tue, 29 November, 2016

From Calm Seas to Rough Waters: New Solutions and New Problems in Shipping Law

Quadrant Chambers hosted a selection of topical presentations, which tool place at the Piraeus Marine Club on the afternoon of 17th November. Simon Rainey QC: The Global Santosh: Contrary to “what...

Thu, 17 November, 2016

Quadrant Chambers Commodities Seminar

.Quadrant Chambers hosted a seminar on 29th September, which addressed topical issues of breach and damages, with special reference to commodities cases. The event has been CPD-accredited and was followed...

Thu, 29 September, 2016

“Catch me if you can” - fraudulent insurance claims after Versloot and the 2015 Act

In Versloot Dredging v Gerling (The Merwestone) the Supreme Court held that the use of “collateral lies” does not lead to forfeiture of insurance claims.  On Wednesday 21st September, Tom...

Wed, 21 September, 2016

Summer Shipping and Trade Seminar: Recent Appellate Decisions

This summer will see a crop of important appellate decisions on shipping and trade related matters, starting this Wednesday, 11 May, with the handing down of the decisions of the Supreme Court in both The...

Tue, 05 July, 2016

13th Beaumont International Aviation Conference

Rob Lawson QC was amongst the speakers at this annual two day event, which took place at The Grange St Paul's Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London EC4, on 22nd & 23rd June 2016. A copy...

Wed, 22 June, 2016

Ninth Annual McGill University/ PEOPIL Conference on Aviation Law & Insurance

Rob Lawson QC was amongst the speakers at this all day event, which took place at The Hub - Edinburgh's Festival Centre, Castlehill, Edinburgh, on 20th May 2016. A copy of the programme...

Fri, 20 May, 2016

Shipping Dangerous Cargo

Burgoynes and Quadrant Chambers together hosted a seminar discussing the technical and legal issues surrounding the shipping of dangerous cargo. Neil Sanders from Burgoynes spoke about several...

Thu, 28 April, 2016

Energy in a Cold Climate: Current Issues in Upstream Oil & Gas Disputes

Quadrant Chambers hosted the above seminar by specialist Energy Disputes professionals reflecting on key stress points in offshore contracts Topics covered included:- An overview of current contract...

Thu, 21 April, 2016

A dialogue: W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction?

Quadrant Chambers hosted a dialogue between investment treaty arbitration practitioners who lead the field in their generations, who considered the topic of “W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction”. The...

Mon, 18 April, 2016

Quadrant Chambers/HFW Mock Arbitration, Geneva

Quadrant Chambers together with HFW hosted a mock arbitration at the Swissôtel Métropole, 34 Quai General Guisan, Geneva. This year's moot topic followed a trade finance theme. The...

Tue, 23 February, 2016

IATA Legal Symposium 2016

Rob Lawson QC was one of the moderators at the IATA Legal Symposium, which took place in Barcelona between 17th and 19th February 2016. Further details can be found here.

Wed, 17 February, 2016

Shipping Disputes: Shaping New Cases into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

Simon Kverndal QC and Chirag Karia QC were amongst the speakers at this all day event, which took place at The Caledonian Club, London SW1. Details of the presentations can be found via...

Tue, 02 February, 2016

Royal Courts of Justice Court Day

Poonam Melwani QC co-presented a talk with The Honourable Mr Justice Leggatt, as part of the annual ‘Court Day’ organised by Ince & Co for the Lloyds Marine Under 35’s Insurance Group....

Thu, 28 January, 2016

The Contractual Allocation of Risk

Tim Marland was a key note speaker at this half day seminar, hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Sociey. Further details can be found here.

Tue, 26 January, 2016

From Load Port to Discharge Port: charting a course through current legal issues

Quadrant Chambers presented a selection of topical presentations at the Piraeus Marine Club in Greece, on the afternoon of 19th November 2015. The talks were presented by Robert Thomas QC and...

Thu, 19 November, 2015

OW Bunkers: sale or no sale?

Stephen Cogley Q.C and Liisa Lahti examined this recent Court of Appeal judgment, described by Lloyd’s List as “the most spectacular shipping legal imbroglio so far this century”,...

Wed, 11 November, 2015

Procedural plays for substantive goals in international arbitration: old lessons & recent developments

Quadrant Chambers presented a panel discussion by London-based international arbitration professionals reflecting, in light of both their experience and principles, on the way in which procedural decisions...

Wed, 30 September, 2015

"Standard"? or Haphazard?: Learning the Lessons from Recent Decisions on GAFTA and FOSFA Standard Clauses

Quadrant Chambers presented a topical discussion of some of the more problematic GAFTA and FOSFA Standard Clauses in the light of recent cases and awards, with a debate of available and appropriate...

Wed, 16 September, 2015