St Philips Stone Chambers has ‘a great pedigree’ and is a ‘highly rated set’ for shipping law. It houses ‘very experienced silks’ as well as ‘strong juniors‘.
Legal 500 2016
St Philips Stone Chambers has ‘a great pedigree’ and is a ‘highly rated set’ for shipping law. It houses ‘very experienced silks’ as well as ‘strong juniors‘.
Legal 500 2016

St Philips Stone have a leading practice in shipping and international trade. We are recommended as a leading shipping set in The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners UK Bar and Chambers & Partners Global Guide. Chambers & Partners UK Bar recognised that St Philips Stone is a "genuine specialist shipping set" that provides "excellent value to its clients." Our barristers have expertise and experience in all aspects of shipping law, both 'wet' and 'dry'.

St Philips Stone barristers have extensive experience relating to shipping contractual documents including bills of lading, charterparties, contracts of affreightment, and shipbuilding and ship sale and purchase contracts. In addition we are also familiar with the issues which arise in practice relating to offshore and energy matters, regulatory matters such as marine environmental / pollution and port state control, collisions, salvage and wreck removal, and also competition, employment and commodities issues arising in shipping contexts.

Our barristers advise and represent parties in all types of cases relating to shipping and offshore activities in the civil and criminal courts, arbitrations, inquiries and other tribunals in the UK and other countries. Several barristers have been instructed by the Treasury Solicitor in Admiralty matters. Senior members sit as arbitrators in commercial maritime, collision and salvage disputes and have chaired public inquiries.

Elizabeth Blackburn QC and Vasanti Selvaratnam QC are first instance arbitrators on the Lloyd's Open Form arbitration panel.

A number of St Philips Stone barristers are members of the British Maritime Law Association and supporting members of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. We are often invited to speak at events organised by the London Shipping Law Centre.

Chambers and Partners and/or Legal 500 recommend Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Charles Debattista, Dominic Happe, Rachel Toney, Mark Jones, Ravi Aswani, Tom Whitehead, James Shirley and John Reeder QC as leading barristers for shipping law.

Contact Clerks

  • London | Tel: 020 7440 6900
  • Birmingham | Tel: 0121 246 7010
  • Leeds | Tel: 0113 244 6691

Barristers List

Shipping & International Trade Barristers

    • John Reeder QC
    • Year Of Call: 1971
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    • Elizabeth Blackburn QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1998
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    • Vasanti Selvaratnam QC
    • Year Of Call: 1983
    • Silk: 2001
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    • Dr Colin Ong QC
    • Year Of Call: 1991
    • Silk: 2017
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    • Sarah Miller
    • Year Of Call: 1971
    • Silk:
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    • Professor Charles Debattista
    • Year Of Call: 1978
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    • Mary Thomson
    • Year Of Call: 1983
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    • Colin Wright
    • Year Of Call: 1987
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    • Dominic Happé
    • Year Of Call: 1993
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    • Rachel Toney
    • Year Of Call: 1998
    • Silk:
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    • Ishfaq Ahmed
    • Year Of Call: 1999
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    • Anthony Edwards
    • Year Of Call: 1999
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7414
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    • Ravi Aswani
    • Year Of Call: 2000
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    • Mark Jones
    • Year Of Call: 2000
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    • James Shirley
    • Year Of Call: 2002
    • Silk:
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    • Tom Whitehead
    • Year Of Call: 2002
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    • Thomas Steward
    • Year Of Call: 2011
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    • Andrew Dinsmore
    • Year Of Call: 2013
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    • Jonathan Lux
    • Year Of Call: 2013
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    • William Hooper
    • Year Of Call: 2014
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