Philippa Hopkins QC
Philippa Hopkins QC has a broad and varied commercial dispute resolution practice. She acts and advises both in court proceedings and in arbitration, and has appeared before a wide variety of courts (including the Court of Appeal) and arbitration tribunals. Philippa appears regularly on very substantial cases both with other counsel and as sole counsel. She has extensive experience of heavy and complex cases in the Commercial Court and in arbitration, and of applications for interim relief. Her work is largely international in nature, often involving complex private international law issues. She has a particular interest and expertise in shipping matters.
Philippa is recognised as a leading practitioner in Insurance & Reinsurance by the legal directories. She appears in a wide variety of marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in court and arbitration. Philippa is one of the editors of Arnould’s Law of Marine Insurance and Average.
Philippa was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in February 2018.
David Walsh has a broad commercial practice with particular experience of insurance and reinsurance, shipping, commodities, energy, shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. In the fields of insurance and reinsurance he has acted in a variety of claims, including under aviation, business interruption, cargo, EAR, H&M, K&R, MII, political risk, property, rig, war and XL policies. David is recognised as a leading junior in the legal directories for both his insurance and reinsurance and his shipping work. In the latest edition of Chambers & Partners he was described as “the current go-to junior” for marine insurance and he is one of the editors of a new edition of Chalmers on the Marine Insurance Act 1906.
David joined Essex Court Chambers in May 2018.