Shipping lawyer & Master Mariner recommended in The Legal 500. Over 20 years' experience in shipping disputes, insurance and law.
Over 100 casualties of all types and sizes attended, worldwide, and resulting disputes handled to resolution, including:
Collision, grounding, dock damage, fires, total loss, engine and machinery issues, bunkers, cranes, cargo (bulk liquid, LNG, dry bulk, project, containers - stow collapse, fire, reefer), loss of life/personal injury, piracy, pollution, GA, salvage, unsafe port, yachts and cruise.
10 years' prior seagoing experience to Chief Officer, on oil tankers (crude, product, chemicals), LNG tankers, bulk carriers (coal and ore), RoRo ferries.
P&I Club Claims Executive, Ports & Terminals operations management - oil, chemicals, liquefied gas, food grade products.
My recent publications
Insights / Witness evidence reforms now apply in the Admiralty Court
07-10-2021 / Maritime
Following much discussion, the witness evidence reforms have now made their way to the Admiralty Court. The provisions now apply to trial witness statements signed on or after 1 October 2021 in Admiralty Court proceedings and constitute a further reminder that a witness statement must be exactly that – a statement in the words of the witness.
Insights / Court finds marina can limit liability
10-07-2020 / Maritime
The Admiralty Court has held that the owners of a marina could limit their liability for damage to property, including vessels, pursuant to s.191 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.