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About Sam

Sam is an Associate and Master Mariner in our London office and forms part of our shipping emergency response team. Sam deals with marine casualties, including collisions, groundings, fires, salvage and cargo claims. Sam has more than 13 years seagoing experience on both cargo and passenger vessels and regularly advises clients on all stages of Admiralty matters from on-site investigation through to final resolution by way of the courts, arbitration and mediation.

Sam began his career at sea in 2003 on board container ships before moving to the passenger sector. He spent 9 years with P&O and Princess Cruises, obtaining his Master Mariner qualification in 2016. Sam graduated with distinction in MSc Law, Business and Management in 2017 and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2019.

Sam has extensive first-hand experience of modern integrated bridge systems and electronic navigation (ECDIS). As one of the firm’s casualty investigators, Sam regularly travels overseas to attend vessels in the immediate aftermath of an incident to collect evidence and provide logistical support.