Partner and Mariner
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888
Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8170
Mobile: +44 (0)7774 672568
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Andrew is a former Royal Navy officer and specialises in "wet" shipping cases, including salvage (acting for salvors, as well owners and their underwriters), collisions, fire and explosion, total loss and wreck removal. He also advises on both civil and criminal pollution liabilities, marine insurance coverage disputes and the full range of other shipping-related commercial and contractual disputes. Andrew served at sea with the Royal Navy and also had a stint with the Hong Kong Squadron. He left the Royal Navy in 1990 and joined HFW in 1994, having trained at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith). He was promoted to partner in 2003 and has been heavily involved in many of the largest casualties of recent years, including "PELICAN 1" (2003), "BP THUNDERHORSE" (2005), "MSC NAPOLI" (2007), "MSC CHITRA" (2010), "Costa Concordia" (2012), "FLASH" (2012), "KULLUK" (2012), "SMART" (2013), "NORMAN ATLANTIC" (2014) and "EASTERN AMBER" (2015). Andrew lectures regularly on salvage, wreck removal and casualty response and is an acknowledged expert in the field.
Andrew is consistently ranked in the top tier for Shipping in Chambers and Legal 500 for his "wealth of experience in admiralty matters" (Chambers UK 2012).
Andrew is qualified in England and Wales.
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