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Rory Butler

Partner

London

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
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Rory specialises in shipping, including dispute resolution arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, fire and explosion, piracy, collisions, groundings, general average, salvage, limitation and total loss. His expertise encompasses both dry and admiralty matters which is especially beneficial when handling major casualties with a multi jurisdictional focus. Rory has acted for owners, charterers and cargo interests and their insurers on a wide variety of cases. He has developed a reputation for successfully handling major containership casualties involving dangerous goods as well as particular expertise relating to multipurpose and heavy lift vessels.

On the advisory side Rory has assisted clients on contract terms including charterparties, COA, bills of lading, shipmanagement agreements, sale and purchase agreements and shipbuilding contracts.

Rory edits a regular case update presentation to P&I Clubs and other clients which covers recent developments in English law. He has also spent time on secondment in the industry at a P&I Club and shipbroker.

Rory is listed as a notable practitioner in both the Legal 500 and Chambers.

Chambers 2018 notes "He is sensible and very commercial, and good to deal with".

Chambers 2017 states Rory is "highly experienced in both wet and dry matters, with regular work on shipbuilding and multi-jurisdictional casualty matters. He "is very available and clearly a specialist who knows the dynamics of the market," reports a client".

Chambers 2016 states: "Rory Butler is lauded by sources for his high-quality client service, as well as his strong working relationships with insurers. He advises clients on both dry shipping and admiralty matters." Sources say: "He is fantastic..and he knows how to defend his client's interests".

Rory was also recommended in Chambers 2015, with the guide commenting that he is "ferociously bright, commercial, smart and sensible" and Chambers 2014.

Rory is qualified in England and Wales.

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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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