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William Gidman



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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

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William is a dispute resolution lawyer who advises on both dry and wet shipping disputes (both High Court actions and arbitrations). On the dry side William has particular experience of disputes relating to charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, bills of lading, sales contracts, off-spec cargo, letters of indemnity and MOAs. On the wet side William has experience of large containership casualties, heavy lift cargo disputes and general average issues. In addition, William has experience drafting various commercial contracts, including time charters, bareboat charters and MOAs in respect of the sale and purchase of vessels.

William has acted for shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and commodity traders. He has also spent time in our Singapore office as well as completing a recent 6 month secondment with an International Group P&I Club in London.

William 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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