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John Kimbell KC specializes in aviation, shipping law and international personal injury law. In September 2018, he was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge (sitting in both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions). In addition to his work in the High Court, he represents a wide range of clients in commercial arbitration (LMAA, GMAA, ICC, LCIA and DIS). He also acts a commercial arbitrator and mediator. His shipping work encompasses both ‘wet’ collision and other Admiralty Court matters and ‘dry’ bill of lading, charterparty and shipbuilding disputes He regularly appears in the Commercial and Admiralty Court as well as in maritime (LMAA) arbitrations in London and in Hamburg (GMAA) both as counsel and arbitrator. He is the joint editor of Admiralty Jurisdiction & Practice (5th edition, 2017), and has recently taken over joint editorship of Marsden on Collisions at Sea (15th edition due 2020). He is a co-author of Foreign Currency: Claims, Judgments and Damages (2016) Informa and a contributor to Palmer on Bailment (3rd edition).He is chair of the Admiralty Bar Group www.admiraltybar.org.

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Shipping & Commodities - UK
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John Kimbell KC
John Kimbell KC has a flourishing commercial practice encompassing wet and dry shipping work. He routinely acts in LMAA arbitrations and in the Commercial and Admiralty Courts. He enjoys a substantial following among clients in Germany, where he is a qualified lawyer. He also sits as a GMAA arbitrator.

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"John is very commercially minded. He is very approachable with clients and has gravitas which is respected by judges."

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