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Alex Kemp



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Alex predominantly advises clients on the legal issues arising from casualty management and crisis response including salvage, wreck removal, groundings, collisions, fires and piracy with a particular interest in container ship casualties and war risk claims. Alex has extensive experience in marine insurance advising insurers, brokers and assureds in relation to H&M, war, kidnap & ransom, increased value, cargo, builder's risks, yacht and ports & terminals insurance policies. Alex is also part of the firm's dedicated yacht team:

Alex has been involved in a number of reported High Court cases including Osmium Shipping Corporation v Cargill International SA (The Captain Stefanos) [2012] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 46, Taokas Navigation SA v Solym Carriers Ltd (the Paiwan Wisdom) [2012] EWHC 1888 (Comm), The Owners of the Ship “Theresa Libra” v The Owners of the Ship “MSC Pamela” [2013] EWHC 2792 (Admlty), The Owners of the Ship “Stolt Kestrel” v The Owners of the Ship “Niyazi S” [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 483, and The Atlantik Confidence [2016] EWCA 2412 (Admlty).

Alex has spent time in the firm's Dubai office and has undertaken a secondment to the legal department of an oil major and a London market insurer.

Alex is an Associate member of the Association of Average Adjuster. He has been part of the Association of Average Adjusters' Committee of Management and has was involved in the UK Chamber of Shipping's working group on general average for the 2016 revisions to the York Antwerp Rules.

Alex has been named as a next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 UK 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 UK 2020.

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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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