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Ince continues to Grow Global Shipping Team with the Appointment of Martin Dalby

News / 26-06-2020 / London

26 June 2020, London: Ince, the premier global shipping firm and part of the Ince Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Dalby as a Partner and Master Mariner in the Marine Team.  He will join the legal and professional services firm on 1 July 2020 and will be based in London. 

After 20 years in the industry Martin is well known in the sector having previously worked for North of England P&I following 10 years at sea. He has subsequently worked for two other leading shipping law firms. As both a solicitor and Master Mariner he is a specialist in marine casualty work, and claims where his strong technical background is put to use. Clients say he provides “detailed and concise advice as appropriate, getting directly to the issues”

Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of The Ince Group said:

Following several recent appointments, we have amassed a team of maritime lawyers that is able to offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of services to our international client base. As a Master Mariner and experienced lawyer, Martin will bring considerable expertise to our team. True to our heritage, the marine team will continue to be a cornerstone of our business, as we continue to grow across sectors and markets.”

Speaking on his new role, Martin Dalby, added:

Throughout my career, Ince has set the standard for shipping work, in particular in Admiralty. It is a real draw for any lawyer to be able to work with such highly regarded colleagues and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the firm.”

Martin’s appointment follows a number of significant maritime focussed hires for Ince. In recent months the company announced that Stuart McAlpine would be joining the firm in the role of Global Head of Marine Projects. This is in addition to the London shipping team being strengthened through the arrival of a number of fee earners and Partners from the specialist shipping law firm Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless earlier this year.   

Speaking of the appointment Senior Partner, Julian Clark, commented;

I am delighted to welcome Martin as the latest lateral hire strengthening our marine group in London and internationally.  Having previously worked with Martin I personally know the depth of experience that he brings and the added value which he will bring to our team. I am delighted to see Ince forging forward in order to provide our clients with the very best level of expertise available”.