Skip to main content


Maritime Response



In this section

Our People

Victor Fenwick

Legal Director


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8445

Mobile: +44 (0)7980 764959 Download VCard

Talk to Victor about

More about Victor

Victor specialises in casualty, marine insurance and shipping disputes. 

He started his career as an Articled Clerk in 1989 and one of his early assignments as a junior lawyer was to assist firm's client, Exxon, in the litigation that arose out of the grounding of the Exxon Valdez. Having developed a taste for shipping litigation, Victor has gone on to pursue a 30+ year career in delivering specialist legal support to the maritime industry. As a result, he has built up a wealth of experience and worldwide contacts and has strong links to Scandinavia, Japan and Italy. He is regularly instructed by clients on a range of matters concerning H&M, P&I and FD&D disputes.

Victor now works as an integral, senior member of the world's largest specialist marine casualty practice, serviced by over 30 lawyers and mariners globally. He advises on the full range of legal issues that arise from marine and offshore emergencies and in 2019 was involved in a number of high profile cases, including the fire on the container ship "APL Vancouver"; the fire on the vehicle carrier "DIAMOND HIGHWAY"; and the salvage of the "YANTIAN EXPRESS".

We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.


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.

Search our
people database

Latest News