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Paul specialises in offshore and marine, focusing mainly on charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, seismic and limitation. Paul is also Head of HFW's Personal Injury and India practices.
He regularly speaks at and chairs offshore vessel conferences and is on the BIMCO panel for their “Using Supplytime” course, the review committee for the Supplytime 2005 revision and on the drafting committee for BIMCO's new standard form Offshore Dismantling Services Agreement. Experience gained working for an International Group P&I club specialising in offshore vessels, enables Paul to combine practical understanding with the legal role and he is identified in the Legal Directories as one of the leading individuals in his fields.
Paul was mentioned in the most recent edition of “The Law Of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts” by Simon Rainey Q.C. – “It remains only for me to thank those who have played a role in this third edition...Paul Dean of HFW, one of the leading and busiest practitioners in the field of offshore contracts and with whom I have had the good fortune to work on some of the knottier problems of the various BIMCO forms, who very kindly read through and commented upon Chapters 4 and 5 on the “Towcon”, “Towhire” and “Supplytime” forms and gave me the benefit of his great experience and sagacity...”
Paul is qualified in England and Wales.