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Simon Croall

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Information Technology , Shipping & Commodities
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Information Technology - London (Bar)

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Simon Croall QC
Has significant experience of handling cases arising from large-scale IT projects. He is particularly noted for the international scope of his work, and has acted in numerous cross-border arbitrations, where he draws upon his broad commercial experience. Croall is an experienced practitioner before a number of appellate fora including the UK Supreme Court.
Strengths: "Extremely bright, charming and persuasive. Very quick and responsive."
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

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Simon Croall QC
A distinguished barrister with a superb practice that takes in shipping, commodities and international trade matters. He has a fantastic track record in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Commercial Court, as well as in arbitrations. His recent caseload includes disputes regarding charter parties, ship detention and shipbuilding.
Strengths: "He is always thinking outside of the box, coming up with novel and interesting ways to argue a point. He is fantastic." "His advice is always prompt, clear and comprehensive." "He is an able and driven advocate."
Recent work: Appeared in the Court of Appeal for the owners of the 'Pacific Voyager', on the novel issue as to whether a ship owner is required to commence an approach voyage under a voyage charter by a specific date, even where it has not warranted an arrival date or given an expected ready to load date.
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Simon Croall QC is Head of Quadrant Chambers. He is an established commercial silk who has appeared in every court (including two recent appearances in the Supreme Court). He is a sought after trial advocate as well as being respected in the appellate courts. In recent years much of his work has been in the context of International Arbitrations.

He led the team for owners in landmark House of Lords case on remoteness in contract damages Transfield Shipping v Mercator Shipping ("The Achilleas") [2009] 1 AC 61. Recent reported highlights include another important case on damages Fulton Shipping v Globalia (The New Flamenco) in the Supreme Court [2017] UKSC 43, the Court of Appeal [2015] EWCA 1299 and below [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 230; The Longchamp [2018] UKSC 68 first reported English authority on the interpretation of Rule F of the York Antwerp Rules, arising in the context of ransom piracy payments; Pacific Voyager [2018] EWCA Civ 2413, the recent case on Owners’ obligation of utmost despatch under a voyage charterparty, ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd v Space Shipping Ltd (“The CV Stealth”) [2018] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 276; [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 17(claims arising out of the detention of a vessel by Venezuelan authorities); Jiangsu Shagang Group v Loki Owning Group (“MV Pounda”) [2018] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 359 and Essar Shipping v Bank of China [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 427.

Simon is particularly well known for his experience in the following fields: dry shipping and commodities, commercial litigation, International Arbitration, energy, insurance and Information Technology (see for example De Beers v Atos Origin [2011] BLR 274, a claim arising out of a large scale IT project). He also has a global practice with a depth of experience working with Chinese and south east Asian clients. He is ranked in all the leading guides and was named one of the top 10 maritime lawyers of 2017 by a Lloyd's List. He was nominated by Chambers & Partners as Shipping silk of the Year in 2018.

Career

Call 1986 (Middle). Silk 2008.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Society for Computers and the Law, London Maritime Arbitrators Association and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

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MA (cantab) 1st Class Honours.

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