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UK Dispute Resolution: Commercial
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK
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Band 3

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 KC 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."

Client service

"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."

Notable Practitioners

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Simon Rainey KC
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Simon Rainey KC
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Band 1

"A commercial, pragmatic and highly gifted lawyer, who has the trust of clients."

Represented MVV Environment Devonport, one of the UK’s largest recycling operators, in a major GBP50 million dispute relating to product liability for recycled furnace waste which exploded during carriage by a leading German importer, NTO.

Paul Downes KC
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Paul Downes KC
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Band 2

"He is a real fighter and a heavyweight silk."

Instructed in Deutsche Bank v CBA,one of a series of disputes involving the enforceability of interest rates swaps entered into by Italian local authorities in the noughties.

Yash Kulkarni KC
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Yash Kulkarni KC
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Band 4

"Very responsible, approachable and hard-working."

Instructed in Nissan Motor Manufacturing v Fiamm SpA,a product liability case.

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Andrew Guy Blackwood KC
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Band 5

"A particularly delightful counsel to work with as he's modest, intellectual and someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law."

Instructed in Herculito Maritime Ltd v Gunvor International,a piracy case in which Guy represented the vessel’s interests against cargo insurers.

Stewart Chirnside
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Stewart Chirnside
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Band 5

"He is extremely responsive, has an unbelievable attention to detail and is really user-friendly."

Acted for one of the defendants in Brown v Nicholas and Christian Candy & Others, successfully striking out a GBP1.5 billion claim for commission in relation to the alleged sale of a penthouse flat at One Hyde Park.

Emily Saunderson
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Emily Saunderson
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Band 5

"Very good technically and very enthusiastic, she gets on top of issues quickly. She knows the law and clients are impressed with her."

Acted for Sheffield United Limited in a shareholder dispute with UTB.

Robert-Jan Temmink KC
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Robert-Jan Temmink KC
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Band 5

"So on the ball, he's a very bright guy. He comes across very well to the client."

Acted for a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was unsuccessful in a case brought by the directors of a PLC who claimed that his shares in the business were unpaid and that the company could forfeit the shares.

Jeremy Richmond KC
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Jeremy Richmond KC
New Silks

"A highly skilled draftsman, who is very strong both at handling complex matters and the management of case strategy. He is highly responsive, user-friendly and very good at communicating clearly in conference with instructing clients."

Instructed in Damazien Global Investments Limited v Salamanca Capital Limited and Rupert Hayward, a case concerning a commercial investment scheme of USD15 million relating to the recycling of mobile phone parts in the US.

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Silks (KC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

Simon Rainey KC
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Simon Rainey KC
1
Band 1
Paul Downes KC
2
Paul Downes KC
2
Band 2
Yash Kulkarni KC
4
Yash Kulkarni KC
4
Band 4
5
Andrew Guy Blackwood KC
5
Band 5
Robert-Jan Temmink KC
5
Robert-Jan Temmink KC
5
Band 5
Jeremy Richmond KC
Jeremy Richmond KC
New Silks

Juniors

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

Emily Saunderson
5
Emily Saunderson
5
Band 5
Stewart Chirnside
5
Stewart Chirnside
5
Band 5