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Rhys is a Partner in the London office and a member of the Shipping and Insurance Group. He has over 35 years’ experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, specialising in a wide range of insurance and reinsurance (marine and non-marine), in maritime casualties, such as groundings, explosions, fires and structural failures, as well as piracy, kidnap and ransom, political violence and offshore construction. Rhys has a particular interest in crisis management and cyber hazard. He is an active commercial mediator at SeaMediation.com and a listed Distinguished Neutral at CPR in New York.
Rhys is the author of “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation in England and Wales”, the second edition published in 2019, and the principal architect of and co-author in “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Practice”, published by the Institute of Insurance of London in 2011.
Rhys joined Thomas Cooper in May 2018 from Hill Dickinson where he spent 36 years in the Shipping and Insurance departments. He was Managing Partner of Hill Taylor Dickinson between 1999-2003. He has a law degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a postgraduate degree from the University of Aix/Marseille. Rhys is fluent in French.