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Caroline Pounds

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Caroline is an experienced and sought after junior whose practice encompasses all aspects of general commercial litigation and arbitration, including international arbitration. Her particular areas of specialism include shipping, carriage of goods, shipbuilding, energy and commodities. As regards her shipping practice, Caroline has extensive experience of bill of lading and charterparty disputes, including claims for damage to/mis-delivery of cargo, unsafe port claims, claims for early/late/wrongful redelivery, off-hire disputes, claims for demurrage/damages for detention and claims concerning the application and effect of the Hague/Hague-Visby/Hamburg Rules. Caroline’s practice in the energy sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with a focus on upstream matters in particular. She is regularly instructed on high-value and complex disputes arising out of contracts for (e.g.) the construction / operation of semi-submersible drilling rigs and FPSOs. Caroline’s practice also includes a broad range of other shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase and commodity disputes. Please visit www.quadrantchambers.com for Caroline's detailed CV.


Called to the Bar in 2003; recognised as one of Legal Week's 'Stars at the Bar' in 2013; Chambers and Partners 'Shipping Junior of the Year' in 2015.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; LCLCBA; Young International Arbitration Group of the LCIA; Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC