Simon Rainey KC
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Simon Rainey KC is regarded as the foremost shipping and international trade KC at the English Bar today.
He has been ranked in the unique category of “Star Individual” (a special category, ranked above Band 1) for ‘Shipping and Commodities’ by Chambers & Partners UK since 2015. Simon was awarded the title of ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ by both Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500 UK Awards in 2017. He was also shortlisted for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018, for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 and again for ‘Shipping Silk of the Year’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. “Simon is considered a legendary figure by the entire shipping world.” (Chambers 2020)
He was named number one in the Lloyd’s List top 10 maritime lawyers in 2021, and has featured/won previously in 2017, 2018 and 2020.
He regularly acts in ground-breaking shipping and commodity cases at appellate level. He has handled every possible type of shipping and maritime dispute, with particular emphasis in recent years on complex cases involving all of the main major casualties arising out of dangerous cargo incidents.