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About Tom

Tom graduated in 1995 after which he worked for a firm of naval architects on the South Coast of the UK for two years. Tom joined HFW in 2002, and qualified in 2004 into the Admiralty and Crisis Management team. In addition to a number of high profile marine litigation cases, Tom has worked on a number of complex technical issues varying from construction disputes involving commercial vessels and superyachts, decommissioning and disposal of marine assets, insurance claims, towage disputes, transportation of yachts and various offshore units, contractual disputes and salvage cases including: “Thunder Horse”, “Deepwater Horizon”, “Maersk Honam”, “Ever Given”, “Northguider”, “Stellar Banner”, “Yantian Express” and the cargo ex “Tilawa”.

Tom is also part of the team at HFW advising on cyber risks, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) in response to the increasing use of technology in the marine and offshore sector.

Tom remains a member of RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) and is also a member of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) participating in the SUT Sub-Committees for Salvage & Emergency Subsea Response and Technology and Innovation.