Shannen Trout is a trainee solicitor with Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, and is based in our London office. Shannen completed a Master of Laws from Southampton University, having studied at their world-renowned shipping and international law faculty. This follows completion of a first-class Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Plymouth. During her undergraduate studies, Shannen worked for a community law clinic.
She won an award for her dissertation project on shipbreaking, which was published in the University’s Law Journal. Shannen completed the Legal Practice course, with commendation, at the University of Law in Bristol. She also undertook a secondment with our New York office during her studies.
Highlights of Shannen’ work include the following:
Representation of major Danish shipowner in an off-hire and performance dispute which threw to both US and English jurisdictions.
Representation of International bank involving actions under the Insolvency Act 1986 to unwind a transaction at an undervalue/a transaction entered into with intent to defraud creditors. Part of a broader coordinated global approach to enforce a claim against an insolvent entity.
Defended demurrage claim based on a series of long-term delays at various load/discharge ports. Developing arguments based on tendering of an invalid NOR and deploying compelling fact-based evidence to fall within an exemption to demurrage
Representation of major soft commodity trading company in English High Court proceedings, alleging false representation and deceit against a Russian commodity trader. Matter also involved worldwide freezing orders, underlying GAFTA arbitration proceedings in London, English enforcement proceedings and Russian enforcement proceedings; obtained a full judgment and London arbitral award.
Representing a global trading service in a successful strike out/summary judgment application and security for costs application in the High Court of England & Wales, after allegations were made of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and commission of the tort of conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.
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Shannen Trout introduces the “Eternal Bliss”, a significant development in demurrage law. This matter deals with the eligibility of a shipowner to recover damages in addition to demurrage after suffering a loss due to a delay in cargo discharge under a voyage charter.
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