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Michael Nolan QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Michael Nolan QC
Michael Nolan QC manages an extensive shipping practice covering litigation, arbitration and advice. He deals with charter party, bill of lading and shipbuilding contract disputes. He has particular knowledge of the sea-fishing industry as well as harbour law.
Strengths: "Michael is very concise and has huge experience." "He is a thoughtful advocate who knows his onions."
Recent work: Represented the defendant shipping line in Cocket Marine Oil v MISC Berhad and successfully discharged an anti-suit injunction prohibiting the pursuit of proceedings in Malaysia regarding a contract for the sale of bunkers and the detention of one of the defendant’s vessels for alleged breach of Malaysian law.
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All aspects of the law relating to ships and the sale and carriage of goods; pollution; commodities; insurance and reinsurance; harbour law; conflicts of laws and arbitration. Cases include:A v B [2021] Bus.L.R. (Sale of Goods FOB, invalid nomination of vessel); K v A [2020] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 28 (Sale of Goods, fraudulent interception of payment); Kaefer Aislamientos v AMS Drilling Mexico [2019] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 128 C.A. (Jurisdiction; Oil rigs); P v Q [2018] 2 Lloyd’s Re. 452 (Arbitration, extension of time); Imperator I Maritime Co v Bunge SA [2016] EWHC 1506 (Comm) (Charterparty, hull fouling); Sarpd Oil v Addax Energy SA [2016] B.L.R. 301, CA (Commodities, security for costs); Ramburs Inc v Agrifert SA [2016] Bus. L.R. 135 (Commodities, GAFTA, substitution); The Styliani Z [2016] 1 Ll. Rep. 395 (Action in rem, amendment); Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard v Golden Exquisite [2015] 1 Ll. Rep. 283 (Shipbuilding, Cancellation), Seagrain LLC v Glencore Grain BV [2014] 1 Ll. Rep. 598, CA (GAFTA Prohibition Clause), The Athena [2013] 2 Ll. Rep. 673, CA (Charterparty, Off-hire), Pacific Basin IHX v Bulkhandling Handymax [2012] 1 Ll. Rep. 151 (Charterparty, Piracy, Conwartime), Midgulf v Groupe Chimiche Tunisien [2010] 2 Ll. Rep. 543 (Commodities, anti-suit injunction), Petroplus Marketing AG v Shell Trading [2009] 2 Ll. Rep. 611 (Commodities, oil), Pratt v Aigaion Insurance [2009] 1 Ll. Rep. 225, CA (Shipping, Marine Insurance), CTI v Transclear [2008] 2 Ll. Rep. 526, CA (Commodities, frustration), TNT Global v Denfleet [2007] 2 Ll. Rep. 504, CA (CMR, wilful misconduct), The Kitsa [2005] 1 Ll. Rep 432, (Shipping, Time Charter, barnacles), Exxonmobil v Texaco [2003] 2 Ll. Rep. 686 (Commodities, "final and binding" clause), Bayview Motors v Mitsui Fire and Marine Insurance [2003] 1 Ll. Rep 131, CA (Insurance), Dart Harbour v Sec of State for Transport [2003] 2 Ll. Rep. 607 (Administrative law, Harbour), Sandeman Coprimar v Transitos y Transportes Integrales [2003] Q.B. 1270, CA (CMR), The Margaretha Maria [2002] 2 Ll. Rep. 293, CA (Shipping, Limitation Convention, share fishermen). For further details see www.quadrantchambers.com

Career

MA (Oxon), Dip Law (City). Called 1981. Astbury Scholar. QC 2015.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR (executive committee 1998-2001), LCLBA, LMAA (supporting member), SCMA.

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Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings

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