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Mark Thompson

Senior Associate and Master Mariner


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65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Mark is a Senior Master Mariner in our London office and forms part of our shipping emergency response team. Mark deals with marine casualties, including collisions, groundings, cargo claims and salvage. He is also active in yacht-related crisis management involving fires, helicopter incidents, tender/PWC related accidents, and total loss.

Before joining HFW, Mark spent 3½ years working in Abu Dhabi as a Master Mariner for the UAE Ministry of Interior. Based in the Naval Forces Institute, Mark developed and ran training packages for the UAE Naval Forces. Mark has sailed as Master on high speed passenger vessels and freight RoRo vessels. He has 17 years seagoing experience including tankers, general cargo, RoRo/container, passenger, naval supply and training vessels. Mark holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Navigation, HND in Nautical Science and is qualified as a Specialist Navigating Officer with the Royal Navy.


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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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