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
News / Navigating Precautionary Areas: cross carefully!
30-05-2022 / Maritime
Wilforce LLC and Awilco LNG AS v. Ratu Shipping Co SA and Sea Queen Shipping Corporation (Wilforce v. Western Moscow)  EWHC 1190 (Admlty) The Admiralty Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of the collision between the LNG carrier Wilforce and the bulk carrier Western Moscow which took place in the Singapore Straits in May 2019. This case is notably the first collision case to come before the Admiralty Court since the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Ever Smart collision case. It is also the first case in which the Court has had to consider responsibility for a collision in a Precautionary Area.
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.