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Shipping litigation lawyer specialising in maritime casualties, with particular expertise in India related disputes.

Chris is a shipping litigation lawyer specialising in Admiralty work including collisions, groundings and salvage. He also works on general dry shipping disputes such as cargo claims and charterparty disputes. 

Chris is a qualified Master Mariner. He spent 17 years at sea on a variety of vessels including LPG, product and crude oil carries, container ships and latterly P&O cross-channel ferries.

Chris advises on cases in the English Courts and London arbitrations as well as international litigation. He has particular expertise in India and jurisdictional issues that arise out of shipping disputes.


Chris has acted in a number of high profile shipping casualties including collisions resulting in the sinking of an Indian warship and coastguard vessel.


Shipowners, P&I Clubs and Hull underwriters

Recent Cases

  • Kuwait Qatar Insurance Company v Gulf Rocks Co., a high profile collision and salvage case involving the vessel Khalijia 3