Brenton, Timothy QC
Timothy Brenton commenced practice at chambers in Essex Court in 1982. In February 2001 he moved to 7 King’s Bench Walk.
The early years of Brenton’s practice centred upon shipping disputes. During this time he obtained a broad range of experience covering all aspects of shipping and shipping related work. In 1991 he was appointed standing counsel to the Treasury Solicitor in admiralty and shipping matters. Brenton has been instructed in many major marine casualties including the capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise, the loss of the Derbyshire, the structural failure of the MSC Napoli and the groundings of the Sea Empress and the Rena.
Today, Brenton’s practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes concerning such matters as international trade, shipping, ship building, energy, off-shore construction, insurance (both marine and non-marine), sale of goods, commercial fraud, commercial contracts and jurisdiction.
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