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5 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well reputed for representing cargo interests in a range of shipping issues. Significant ability advising on general average, salvage and piracy matters. Continues to work with leading insurance companies. Offers clients substantial expertise in marine matters, including marine insurance and reinsurance. Often advises hull and machinery insurers on collision matters.

Strengths

One client comments: "They have the breadth of expertise on a worldwide basis; everything is covered."

"They have a strong team who complement each other with differing skill sets," notes one source.

Another client remarks: "They are an excellent firm to get issues sorted out."

Work highlights

Acted for a group of London market war risk insurers on the successful defence of claims by ship owners and the mortgagee bank for a total loss of the tanker 'Brillante Virtuoso' following an alleged Somali piracy attack off Aden.

Notable practitioners

Chris Zavos is noted for his expert representation of insurer clients. He often advises on insurance and contractual claims.
"He is well respected in the marine insurance industry."

Christopher Dunn predominantly focuses on cargo-related matters, including liability disputes. He regularly represents insurers.
"He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, and the ability to apply common sense to the minefield and complexities of the legal arena."

Mark Lloyd specialises in insurance matters, covering a wide range of issues. He has notable experience advising on cargo disputes.
"He is a standout, strong lawyer."

Michael Biltoo has particular expertise in dry shipping matters and frequently acts in charter party disputes and other contentious matters. His clients include owners, insurers and charterers.

Patrick Foss is specialised in and well regarded for marine insurance mandates, frequently advising both insurers and reinsurers on casualties.
"He is at the forefront of the marine insurance market, has great client care skills and is also alive to the legal issues."

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Chris Zavos
Band 3
Christopher Dunn
Band 5
Mark Lloyd
Band 5
Michael Biltoo
Up and Coming
Patrick Foss
Band 2