Provided by Saira Paruk
Saira has a broad commercial practice with particular experience in shipping, commodities and jurisdictional disputes. She regularly appears in the Commercial Court and in arbitration both as sole and junior counsel.
Clearlake Shipping v Privocean Shipping  EWHC 2460 (Comm) – junior counsel to David Goldstone KC, successfully defending a s69 Arbitration Act 1996 appeal concerning the interpretation of COGSA section 4(2). The issue was what amounts to “management of the vessel”?
MT “Cape Bonny” Tankschiffahrts v. Ping an Property  EWHC 3036 (Comm) - Junior to Robert Bright KC acting for Owners in general average claim against cargo owners. Case turned on whether Owners’ lack of due diligence could be proven and involved expert evidence on engineering issues as well as technical ship management matters.
Polaris Shipping Co v Sinoriches Enterprises Co (The "Ocean Virgo")  EWHC 3405 (Comm) – sole counsel successfully appealing an arbitration award.
Carlos Soto SAU v AP Moller-Maersk A/S (The SFL Hawk)  EWHC 458 (Comm)
Crowther & Another v Rayment & Another  EWHC 427 (Ch) - sole counsel successfully resisting appointment of an arbitrator.
Navigators Insurance company v Alkahtani Jlawi Mohammed & Another  EWHC 1137 (Comm) sole counsel in jurisdiction challenge.
Saira Paruk is a respected junior with a broad knowledge of the shipping industry. Her practice spans bills of lading and charter party disputes as well as cargo damage claims.
"Saira is impressive on her feet." "She gets her points across in a clever way."
Acted as junior counsel in the reference to the Admiralty Registrar in relation to the collision between the 'Maritime Maisie' and the 'Gravity Highway'.