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Oliver McGaw



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Oliver is an NQ in HFW's London office. His principle area of practice is international commercial dispute resolution with a focus on 'dry' shipping and logistics/haulage matters. He has assisted a range of clients including P&I Clubs, charterers, shipowners and oil companies.

Over the course of his training contract, Oliver gained experience in the firm's ship finance, oil & gas and shipping / logistics departments. Oliver was seconded to HFW's Melbourne office where he was involved in a large international arbitration, attending hearings in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.

Recent work includes:

• Assisting a disponent owner defend an arbitration award following the master's refusal to comply with voyage orders over piracy fears.

• Advising on causation / liability in respect of a consignment of cars damaged by the recent 'Beast from the East'.

• Advising on the recovery of funds following a fraudulent payment by a carrier to an unknown beneficiary.


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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