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Richard Oakley

Managing Associate and Master Mariner Hong Kong T +852 2877 3221
richardoakley@incegd.com

Department Maritime Education (University) Plymouth University Languages English

Richard Oakley

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Richard is a solicitor and master mariner and has a wealth of experience in advising and handling a full range of admiralty matters including casualty investigation, collisions, pollution, grounding and total loss cases.

Richard joined Ince & Co London in 2008 and soon relocated to the firm’s Shanghai office where he led the China casualty investigation team, coming back to London in 2012 obtaining further in-depth experience of the full range of disputes arising out of marine casualties.  Richard has returned to the Asia Pacific region joining the firm’s Hong Kong office to build upon his successful practice.  

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Richard spent five years at a leading international P&I Club where he handled the full range of P&I and FD&D matters, and prior to that he served for nine years in the Merchant Navy where he worked on a wide variety of vessel types including container ships, coastal bulk ships, RoRos, ferries, passenger ships and high speed catamarans and obtained his master mariner’s qualification.    

Professional Associations and Memberships

>  The Law Society of England and Wales 

 

My recent publications

Podcasts / 'Collisions: why are they still happening?' webinar series

01-07-2020 / Maritime

Webinar series, 'Collisions: why are they still happening?', hosted by the Ince Admiralty team. The series of four webinars explore the COLREGS and why collisions are still happening, and considers calls for changes to the COLREGS to accommodate autonomous ships. These webinars use a combination of case studies, Q&A and technical insight.

'Collisions: why are they still happening?' webinar series

News / Ince Asia Team successfully held the third mock arbitration in China on 11 July in Guangzhou, with a full-house.

17-07-2019 /

The mock arbitration simulated an actual hearing of a Hong Kong international arbitration involving an international trade dispute that has shipping, trade, insurance and contract aspects, in line with one of the important roles that Hong Kong is playing under China’s Greater Bay Area initiative, that is, the role of being the legal services centre and dispute resolution centre of the world.

Ince Asia Team successfully held the third mock arbitration in China on 11 July in Guangzhou, with a full-house.

News / 3 ships, 2 collisions and 1 judgment

09-06-2017 / Maritime

On 2 June the Hong Kong Admiralty Court handed down judgment in a case involving two collisions which happened within three minutes of each other

3 ships, 2 collisions and 1 judgment