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Portrait of Josh Hoare
Areas of expertise: Marine, trade and energy


Josh is an associate in the shipping and international trade team. His work includes advising on a wide range of dry and wet shipping matters, with a particular focus on disputes arising from the international sale of goods and from charterparties, along with claims such as demurrage, off-hire, cargo claims, and salvage. Josh also deals with international trade sanctions enquiries.

In addition to acting in High Court litigation and London maritime and trade arbitrations, Josh has been involved in multi-jurisdictional proceedings and regularly advises shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, and cargo interests on a multitude of international disputes. He also has experience working for banks and financial institutions in multi-jurisdictional trade and commodity disputes.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a shipowner in recovery under the ICA concerning a high value cargo claim.
  • Acting for a trade finance bank to recover US$18 million due under an assignment of receivables arising out of a sale of oil.
  • Acting for a tug owner and insurer following a crewmember fatality, which involved police, MCA and MAIB investigations, and culminated in a six week Crown Court trial.
  • Acting for salvors in a salvage claim regarding the re-floating of a large bulk carrier after a grounding in the Baltic.

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