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Michael Nolan QC

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Practice Areas

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: Re Three Arbitrations [2018] EWHC 1399 (Comm) (Arbitration, extension of time); Kaefer Aislamientos v AMS Drilling Mexico [2017] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 575 (Jurisdiction; Oil rigs); 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


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

Professional Memberships

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


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