Philip is a disputes and legal risk management lawyer based in London. He is also global co-head of the shipping group. He has wide experience of the shipping and offshore energy sectors together with marine insurance and general commercial disputes and has taken matters to the English High Court, international and domestic arbitrations and mediation. Philip has represented ship owners during investigations by coast guard, police and accident investigation authorities and has represented clients at Coroner's Inquests.
Philip advises ship owners and operators, banks, insurers and energy companies on the legal, commercial and environmental risks of owning, and operating ships, including pollution risks, and undertakes non-contentious contractual work such as long term charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and MoAs. He has advised extensively on legal risk management for LNG tank ship owners and financiers and for marine risks of floating offshore production and storage. Philip has been worked on shipping insolvencies for administrators and liquidators and in disputes relating to debt and the financing of assets.
Philip is also involved in the practice's climate change practice and is involved in advising on possible forthcoming regulations for the regulation of emissions from ships.
Philip previously served for 11 years in the Royal Navy as a deck officer and although now based in London, Philip practised shipping law for four years in Piraeus. He became a partner in 2006. He is visiting lecturer at the City of London Cass Business School in marine insurance and is a member of the Baltic Exchange and a supporting member of the LMAA.
Legal 500 UK 2013 describe Philip as ‘very accessible and responsive, and delivers pragmatic advice’.
During a two hour session we will be addressing the status and legal implications of the rapidly evolving situation in Russia and Ukraine..
August 29, 2014
SECA zones and regulatory enforcement issues, some practical guidance for owners.
April 23, 2014
Welcome to the autumn edition of Legalseas. We open this edition with an article from Durban partner Andrew Robinson, and Melbourne partner Hazel Brasington on the t.
November 17, 2014
In 2007 the Gulf of Aden, one of the world’s busiest sea lanes, became the scene of numerous attacks by Somali pirates..
November 17, 2014
According to global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright’s fifth “The Way Ahead” Transport Survey the shipping sector is anticipating a recovery..
February 27, 2014
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Dubai-based DP World, one of the world’s largest port developers and operators, on the development of London .
November 21, 2013