ChristopherSmith QC
Barrister

Barrister and arbitrator with over 30 year’s experience of wet and dry shipping and arbitration practice and procedure.

 

Appeared in many leading cases on shipping and arbitration law and in numerous confidential arbitrations.

 

In depth knowledge relating to salvage, collisions, towage and general average. Extensive experience of ship building disputes and all  types of charterparty and bill of lading disputes including safe port and berth disputes, off hire disputes and disputes arising from the carriage of dangerous cargoes. Thorough understanding of all aspects of arbitration practice and procedure. Particular interest in yachting disputes including construction disputes and charter disputes under MYBA (or similar) terms.

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CONTACT

Tel: 00 44 7813 8000

E-mail address: csmith@essexcourt.net

Nationality: British

Country of Residence: UK

Language(s): English

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COLLISIONS
  • SHIP BUILD & REPAIR
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Supporting Member of the LMAA

    Member of the EMAC Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators

    CEDR Accredited Mediator
     
    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • EDUCATION
    Southampton University. LLB (First Class Hons)
    DIRECTORY LISTINGS

    Chambers& Partners 2021 London Bar (Shipping)

    Legal 500 2021 London Bar (Shipping)