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Hannah is an associate in the marine, trade and energy team in the firm’s London office. She has broad experience in the sector, encompassing contentious dry shipping matters, including charterparty, bills of lading, off-hire, and specification disputes. 

She has regularly acted for both owners and charterers, and their respective P&I clubs, in multi-jurisdictional proceedings in the High Court, LMAA arbitration, and mediation. In addition to her dry shipping expertise, Hannah specialises in both contentious and non-contentious matters within the yachting industry. She regularly advises on transactional matters, such as sale and purchases, re-fits, and charters, as well as contentious matters, including warranty disputes and casualties.  

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in 2020 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in April 2024.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting in the Commercial Court in an admiralty claim arising out of a casualty, which resulted in a large-scale loss of containers in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Assisting charterers in defending a $20 million claim for breach of a safe port warranty arising out of the detention of a vessel due to drug-smuggling.
  • Acting for a PI insurer in a multi-vessel LMAA arbitration in connection with ship management disputes.
  • Assisting on both the charter and owner side in relation to numerous LMAA arbitrations arising out of Covid-19 quarantine delays.
  • Acting for an unsecured creditor in a claim for sums owing under a charter in the Gibraltar Admiralty Court against an arrested yacht.

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