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Head of Chambers: Simon Croall QC
Chief Operating Officer: Peter Blair
Senior Clerks: Gary Ventura, Simon Slattery
Tenants: 69

THE CHAMBERS Quadrant Chambers is widely recognised as being one of the leading commercial sets. Quadrant’s barristers provide outstanding advocacy in court, arbitration and inquiries, and expert advice across the whole spectrum of commercial law, both nationally and internationally. The set also offers highly experienced arbitrators, mediators and expert witnesses. Quadrant members are renowned for their approachability, responsiveness, for working closely with their clients and for being aware of their concerns and priorities. Chambers uses an external organisation to appraise members’ relationships with clients and uses that feedback to improve service annually. Chambers has a highly motivated support team of clerks and administrative staff who are noted for their commitment to providing the highest level of support and service to all with whom they work. Quadrant has a modern and flexible attitude to structuring fees. Quadrant House is equipped with conference, video conference, arbitration and event facilities.

WORK UNDERTAKEN Quadrant Chambers holds a pre-eminent international position in shipping, commodities, energy, insurance, aviation and travel. In 2017 Quadrant Chambers was named ‘International Arbitration Set of the Year’ at The Legal 500 Awards and was runner up for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards. Quadrant’s specialist areas of expertise include: alternative dispute resolution, aviation, banking and finance, chancery and company, civil fraud, commercial dispute resolution, construction, energy and natural resources, information technology, insolvency and restructuring, insurance and re-insurance, international arbitration, international trade and commodities, professional negligence, public international law, shipbuilding, shipping and maritime and sports law. Members of chambers and arbitrator members also accept appointments as inquiry chairs, arbitrators and mediators.

INTERNATIONAL A large proportion of Quadrant’s work is for international clients or involves international commercial law. Members have appeared as advocates and expert witnesses before courts and tribunals worldwide and several have been called to the bars of other jurisdictions including those of Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Dubai, BVI, Pakistan, Gibraltar, New South Wales, California, New York, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and South Africa.

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Simon Croall QC (1986) (QC 2008)

Michael N Howard QC (1971) (QC-1986)

Jeremy Russell QC (1975) (QC-1994)

Lionel Persey QC (1975) (QC-1997)

Simon Rainey QC (1982) (QC-2000)

Simon Kverndal QC (1982) (QC-2002)

Luke Parsons QC (1985) (QC-2003)

Nigel Jacobs QC (1983) (QC-2006)

Nigel Cooper QC (1987) (QC-2010)

Paul Downes QC (1991) (QC-2010)

Poonam Melwani QC (1989) (QC-2011)

Robert Thomas QC (1992) (QC-2011)

Chirag Karia QC (1988) (QC-2012)

James M Turner QC (1990) (QC-2013)

Michael Davey QC (1990) (QC-2014)

John Russell QC (1993) (QC-2014)

Guy Blackwood QC (1997) (QC-2014)

Michael Nolan QC (1981) (QC-2015)

John Passmore QC (1992) (QC-2015)

John Kimbell QC (1995) (QC-2015)

Robert-Jan Temmink QC (1996) (QC-2017)

Thomas Macey-Dare QC (1994) (QC-2018)

Yash Kulkarni QC (1998) (QC-2018)

Matthew Reeve (1987)

Nevil Phillips (1992)

Nichola Warrender (1995)

Jonathan Chambers (1996)

Stewart Buckingham (1996)

Christopher M Smith (1999)

Jeremy Richmond (2000)

Timothy Marland (2002)

Ruth Hosking (2002)

Nicola Allsop (2002)

Caroline Pounds (2003)

Paul Toms (2003)

Emmet Coldrick (2004)

Paul Henton (2004)

Saira Paruk (2004)

Turlough Stone (2004)

David Semark (2002)

Emily Saunderson (2005)

Stewart Chirnside (2005)

Gemma Morgan (2006)

Joseph Sullivan (2008)

Natalie Moore (2007)

Benjamin Coffer (2008)

Stephanie Barrett (2008)

Claudia Wilmot-Smith (2008)

Henry Ellis (2008)

Peter Stevenson (2008)

Christopher Jay (2009)

Liisa Lahti (2009)

Ben Gardner (2010)

Andrew Leung (2010)

Mark Stiggelbout (2011)

Tom Bird (2011)

Emily McWilliams (2011)

Joseph England (2011)

Max Davidson (2013)

Michael Proctor (2013)

Andrew Carruth (2013)

Koye Akoni (2014)

Craig Williams (2014)

Jamie Hamblen (2017)

William Mitchell (2017)

Tom Nixon (2017)

George Economou (1965)