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Matt Illingworth



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8350

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Matt is a shipping and insurance lawyer. His practice covers contentious and non-contentious matters, both wet and dry, plus marine insurance and marine personal injury. He has a wide range of experience in English civil proceedings and court proceedings across the world as well as international arbitration and mediation. His clients include major shipowners and operators, P& I Clubs, insurers, port operators, dredging companies, shipyards, trading companies, offshore operators, drilling contractors, offshore constructors and oil and gas companies. Matt regularly writes and speaks on shipping industry matters. In addition, Matt is responsible for running the firm's active CSR programme, which includes charitable programmes, community and pro bono activities, and our approach to environmental issues.

Matt is recommended in Legal 500 UK 2012 for his "vast experience of shipping litigation".

Matt is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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