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Thomas Macey-Dare QC

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Tom Macey-Dare practices commercial law, with a particular focus on shipping, international trade and insurance. His main areas of specialism are charterparties, commodities, collisions, salvage, cross-border insolvency, civil fraud, international arbitration, general commercial litigation, offshore energy, marine and non-marine insurance, banking and finance, freezing injunctions, jurisdictional disputes and conflict of laws. He is adept at handling cases involving technically complex subject-matter, including issues of navigation, seamanship and engineering. He has particular experience of freezing injunctions (including Chabra injunctions), anti-suit injunctions and other forms of urgent interlocutory relief. Recent reported cases include The “Eleni P” [2014] EWHC 4202 (Comm), [2019] EWHC 910 (Comm); The “Jag Pooja” [2017] EWHC 3217 (Admlty), [2018] EWHC 389 (Admlty); and The "Atlantik Confidence" [2014] EWCA Civ 217, [2016] EWHC 2412 (Admlty).


MA (Cantab) 1990, LLM (Cantab) 1991, LLM (Cornell) 1992. Called 1994 (Middle Temple), Silk 2018. Admitted in New York 1995. Middle Temple Advocacy Faculty.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, LCLCBA, NYSBA. Attorney and Counselor at law, New York. Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore International Commercial Court.


Atkin's Court Forms: Insurance (1996) and Arbitration (1998-2016). Contributor to Butterworth's Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings (2005), Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea (2016).


Married with 4 children. Lives in Dulwich. Working knowledge of French, and basic German. Occasional player for the Devil’s Advocates Cricket Club.