NicholasVineall QC
Barrister

Barrister and Arbitrator at 4 Pump Court with particular experience in shipbuilding, offshore construction and oil and gas disputes. 

 

Legal Knowledge relating to Shipping, Arbitration Practice and Procedure: 

 

Shipping - Nick is ranked as a leading silk in Shipping/Shipping and Commodities: “Particularly highly regarded for his involvement in both offshore engineering and shipbuilding disputes:  ‘He has a very persuasive, eloquent style’; ‘can be very innovative and come up with new points’.  “He has a stellar shipbuilding practice.”

 

Nick has particular expertise in dealing with technical disputes and with expert evidence on scheduling, design and engineering.

 

Experience in Commercial court, and in LMAA, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA and VIAC (Vietnam) tribunals.

 

Arbitration - Much of Nick’s work is in international arbitration, mostly under LMAA, LCIA, ICC, HKIAC or SIAC rules.

 

Nick represented the LMAA as interveners in Chubb v Halliburton in the UK Supreme Court.

 

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CONTACT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7482 5555

E-mail address: nvineall@4pumpcourt.com

Nationality: British

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Language(s): English
 
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • OIL & GAS
  • SHIP BUILD & REPAIR
  • SHIP SALE & PURCHASE
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Deputy High Court Judge (2017) authorised to sit in the Commercial Court and TCC
    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • EDUCATION
    Dip Law (City)
    MA (Cambridge) Natural Sciences
    MA (Pittsburgh) History and Philosophy of Science (Harkness Fellow) 
    DIRECTORY LISTINGS

    Legal 500 Global: Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping And Commodities

    - (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

    - ‘ Engaging and persuasive advocacy style with a good understanding of scientific and engineering principles. ’

    Chambers and Partners > Energy & Natural Resources - UK

    - Band 3

    - "Has a reputation for being able to handle some of the most technically challenging cases, especially on the construction and engineering side of the market. He has been involved in numerous upstream issues including those relating to the construction and operation of offshore facilities. Vineall is active in both traditional litigation and large-scale international arbitrations. He is widely praised for the breadth of his practice, and handles a broad range of commercial energy disputes."

    - "Strengths: 'He provides sound legal and commercial advice.' "