Experience & Profile

Partner at Clyde & Co, London (1977 - 2009) 

Joint Head of Shipping

  • Extensive arbitration experience in all fields of maritime practice including charterparty and bill lading disputes, shipbuilding, maritime insurance and commodities. 
  • Represented owners, charterers and insurers in both court and arbitration proceedings world-wide.


Permanent Secretary at International Associate of Classification Societies (IACS), London (2009 - 2015)

  • Headed the 12 member organisation during a very difficult period of regulatory investigation by the EU ending in a successful resolution.
  • Substantial experience in class / shipbuilding practices in Japan, Korea and China. 


Arbitrator, London (2009 - Present) 

  • Full time arbitrator with over 100 appointments in all fields of maritime law.
  • Supporting Member of the LMAA for over thirty years. 


  • Solicitor (non practising) 
  • Baltic Exchange Member 
  • Council Member London Shipping Law Centre