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HFW appointed as Honorary Solicitors to Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

22 June 2018

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has been appointed as Honorary Solicitors to one of the City of London’s oldest livery companies, The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

HFW has agreed to serve as the Company’s external legal advisor for an initial period of two years.

Craig Neame, Head of Shipping, HFW:

“This is a great honour for the firm and reflects the commitment of all our partners, associates and mariners to our great and ancient industry.”

HFW is widely recognised as the world’s leading shipping and maritime law firm. The firm has over 200 shipping lawyers and 13 master mariners across 18 international offices, specialising in dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, regulatory and transactional work. The firm represents the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including shipowners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments and brokers.

The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights was established more than 700 years ago to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London.

Today, the Company has a strong philanthropic purpose and donates annually to maritime related causes, individuals, charities and companies.

The Company has a particular emphasis on assisting young people and provides support to a variety of organisations including the Sea Cadets, the Tall Ships Youth Trust and Jubilee Sailing Trust, as well as George Green’s School in Tower Hamlets and the London Nautical School in Lambeth. The Company also supports undergraduate university students at Newcastle, Southampton and Strathclyde, and the Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme, in partnership with Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

For more details on the Company and its work across charity and education, see:


HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has almost 600 fee-earners, including 180 partners, based in 18 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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