Protecting and promoting high standards in the practice of English Maritime Law
The ASG maintain the following list of experienced practitioners who are willing and well able to act as arbitrators in collision matters, particularly in connection with arbitration on documents such as ASG7 (the ASG Standard Wording).
Please choose from the following two categories:
This category contains a list of experienced practitioners who accept instructions to act as arbitrators in collision matters, particularly in connection with arbitration on documents alone pursuant to the ASG Standard Wording (ASG 7).
This category contains a list of experienced practitioners who accept instructions to act as arbitrators in salvage matters, particularly in connection with arbitration on documents along pursuant to the ASG Standard Wording (ASG 8).
Educated at Presentation College, Southampton University and Warsash nautical college. A solicitor, partner and master mariner with 14 years seagoing experience including 5 years in command. Specialises in collisions, salvage, total loss, wreck removal, pollution, general average and cargo claims.
Jim is admitted as a solicitor in England and Hong Kong.
Collision & Salvage Arbitrator
James specialises in salvage, collision, total loss, wreck removal and pollution, acting mainly for salvors, shipowners, hull underwriters and P&I Clubs. He also handles marine insurance, general shipping and commercial law MOA disputes, charterparty disputes and cargo claims. In addition, James is recognised as one of the industry's leading legal expert in piracy matters, having handled more than 70 piracy cases.
James is an accredited mediator.
Collision & Salvage Arbitrator
Head of Reed Smith's Casualty and Admiralty practice. His work includes investigating and advising on collisions, groundings, explosion, fire and salvage and their subsequent contractual and tortious disputes for a variety of clients including owners, clubs, underwriters and salvors. He has undertaken reviews of various contracts relating to provision of Port Services, STS, Towcon/hire, wreck removal and Emergency Towage Services.
Prior to legal practice, Richard qualified as a Master Mariner, spending 12 years on a variety of vessel types trading worldwide. He then spent five years operating a fleet of time chartered bulk carriers. He is a qualified mediator.
Martin has been involved in salvage for over 40 years, He recently joined Hill Dickinson in May 2023 having been Partner Equivalent at Clyde & Co since 1994. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He was in Greece for 16 years since he established the Clyde & Co Piraeus office in March 1998 before returning to the UK in 2014.
He specialises in maritime law and arbitration, particularly in all aspects of marine casualties, charterparty and bill of lading disputes, and is involved in a large number of Lloyd's Open Form salvage arbitrations. Martin acts for shipowners, P&I Clubs, insurers and leading salvors. He is a CEDR accredited mediator.
He specialise in maritime law and arbitration, particularly in all aspects of marine casualties, charterparty and bill of lading disputes, and is involved in a large number of Lloyd's Open Form salvage arbitrations. Martin acts for shipowners, P&I Clubs, insurers and leading salvors. He is a CEDR accredited mediator.
Darryl joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000. He spent five years in the Singapore office, returning to London in 2003. He is a member of the firm’s casualty response team and specialises in all aspects of ‘wet work’ from collisions and salvage through to total losses, fires and groundings. He also advises on claims made under bills of lading and charterparties.
John was admitted as a solicitor in 1980 and became a Partner at Thomas Cooper & Stibbard in 1985. Expertise of marine related personal injury and fatality claims and all aspects of marine casualty work, including collisions.
Alistair's expertise covers all aspects of marine insurance, particularly collisions, groundings, fire and explosion, salvage, total loss, wreck removal, limitation of liability, pollution, general average, insurance coverage, shipbuilding, charterparty and bill of lading disputes.
His broad experience includes comprehensive casualty handling and he has acted for owners and their insurers in some of the most significant and high profile cases in recent years, managing all elements from the practicalities of the casualties themselves to the ensuing contractual disputes.
Alistair is a director in our London office and is one of the three founders of the firm.
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