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What the team is known for Prominent team adept at advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including logistics contracts, insurance claims and an array of logistics disputes. Offers domestic and global clients the benefit of its substantial experience handling multi-jurisdictional matters. Particularly strong in the marine industry, representing a number of key insurers and freight forwarders. Also noted for its ability to assist with warehousing issues and matters related to salvage and general average.
Strengths One interviewee comments: “The whole team is fantastic and delivers what is needed. They support our team with diverse legal needs from small claims cases to large multimillion-pound trial cases.”
A client reports: "Hill Dickinson have always provided us with quality legal advice."
Work highlights Advised an Italian law firm and its cargo-owning clients on the scope for a Chinese manufacturer to rely on a force majeure defence in respect of an alleged breach of a multimillion-euro contract owing to the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
Adrian Marsh is head of the cargo and logistics team at the firm and is regarded as a leading expert for claims in this sector. He specialises in shipping and marine insurance disputes and regularly advises freight forwarders and insurers. He has additional expertise in non-contentious matters in the logistics sphere.
"Adrian has excellent technical skills. He is clear, concise and commercially minded. He is always willing to assist, and his skills and knowledge are excellent.”
Caroline Bridge is a legal director and employed barrister in the team. She specialises in contractual arrangements and disputes concerning cargo and logistics clients operating worldwide.
"Caroline is commercial and pragmatic. She has excellent communication skills and makes things really clear and simple to understand. She is very methodical and great to work with. Her manner and style puts you at ease."
Tom Turner has a growing reputation for his work on national and international cargo damage claims and related actions. He regularly acts for recovery agents and insurers.