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Catherine specialises in shipping dispute resolution as well as general commercial disputes. She also advises on non-contentious issues within this sector. Catherine handles disputes relating to the full range of shipping contracts, including charterparties, COAs, bills of lading, pool agreements, MOAs, shipbuilding contracts, commission agreements and bunker supply contracts, often with a multi-jurisdictional angle.

Catherine regularly acts for a broad variety of international shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers, operators and shipmanagers and their insurers in arbitration proceedings (including LMAA/ICC/LCIA and SCMA) and in the English High Court. She has also been involved in a number of matters which have progressed to the UK Supreme Court.

Catherine’s expertise extends to transactional matters, assisting clients to draft charterparty terms and related contracts, as well as reviewing MOAs, shipbuilding contracts and dealing with ship sale and purchase matters. She also assists clients with debt recovery and enforcement actions.

Catherine has also completed two secondments to an International Group P&I Club, gaining extensive experience advising members on P&I and Defence matters.

Highlight Matters

  • Res Cogitans – OW Bunker ‘test case’ which went to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
  • Acting for charterers in a charterparty chain LMAA arbitration where Owners presented a claim of over US$3 million in respect of damage to a vessel’s tanks following carriage of a cargo of phosphoric acid.
  • Acting for owners in relation to the termination of six long term bareboat charterparties and the resulting arbitration proceedings in London and Singapore where total claims exceeded US$100 million. This matter also involved ancillary English High Court injunction applications and other connected actions internationally.
  • Acting for owners in relation to the wrongful termination of a long term LNG time charterparty by charterers where claims for loss and damage exceeded US$50 million.
  • Various claims for owners and charterers relating to the supply of alleged off specification or unfit for purpose bunkers to vessels

Maritime, Shipping dispute resolution, Commercial Disputes


Education (University):
University of Sheffield