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Elizabeth Blackburn QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Shipping & Commodities
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

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Elizabeth Blackburn QC
Elizabeth Blackburn QC is an experienced and highly regarded silk with specialist expertise in wet shipping disputes. Her diverse practice includes marine insurance, pollution, collision and salvage actions as well as shipbuilding and international maritime law. She is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator.
Strengths: "Elizabeth has excellent knowledge of salvage." "Her knowledge of voluminous material was impressive."
Recent work: Continued to advise the owners of the 'SUN JIN' on liability issues related to a collision off Japan.
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Elizabeth Blackburn QC has been in practice at the Admiralty/Commercial Bar since 1980 and took silk in 1998. She is one of the most experienced QCs at the Bar in the field of large scale casualty work and regularly advises on and acts in high profile maritime cases. Most recently she has been heavily involved as Counsel in the major MAERSK HONAM and EVER GIVEN incidents.

Her professional standing as an international arbitrator has also been recognised internationally: she is an appointed panel member of the HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC, SHIAC, BVI IAC, and LCIA Europe.

She has been appointed as both Chairman and sole Arbitrator by the ICC International Court of Arbitration in numbers of international commercial disputes, including not only international trade disputes and shipbuilding contracts, but also large scale supply contractual disputes in the energy sector.

In the maritime arbitration sphere, she is a LOF Salvage Arbitrator, a Member of the Baltic Exchange, a supporting member of the LMAA; and an appointed panel member of the SCMA.

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Bencher of the Middle Temple and a Member of the Baltic Exchange.

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Arbitrator

Arbitration Counsel

Shipping

Commodities

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