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Out of 15,684 evaluation forms, 96.54% said “Yes, I would recommend White Paper to a colleague
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Answers to 11 thorny questions: Directly from 8 QCs, Senior Juniors and Solicitors
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Chaired by: David Pitlarge of Hill Dickinson
David is a "fantastic" shipping lawyer. He has expertise in both wet and dry shipping matters covering maritime casualties, charter parties and shipbuilding contracts.
Answered by: Sean O'Sullivan QC
Sean is “an absolute star: thoughtful, assiduous and a case winner.” He acted in a dispute between a Greek shipowner and an LNG trader about seaworthiness obligations.
Answered by: Steven Berry QC
Steven is a "brilliant trial lawyer and strategist" who is "venerated" for his shipping practice. He is particularly skilled in charter party, marine insurance and bill of lading disputes.
Answered by: Michael Collett QC
Michael is "absolutely first-rate and very good to deal with on insurance disputes." He acted in the 'Golden Endurance' dispute about where a cargo claim should be decided.
Answered by: Sara Masters QC
Sara is “a brilliant silk for shipping; very good with complex, technical cases.” She acted in Glencore v MSC, a follow-on case concerning liability for container demurrage.
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Answered by: Chirag Karia QC
Chirag is "one of the most effective shipping barristers at the bar - he produces superb results." He is joint editor of “Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings.”
Answered by: Professor Charles Debattista
Charles is “a star junior who would be recommended among any group at any set.” He acted in Thunderbird v Wellgrain, a complex case arising from soybean shipments.
Answered by: Robert Bright QC
Robert is "one of the best silks around - phenomenally intelligent - with an exceptional reputation for his advocacy." He appeared in NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co.
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