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John is a partner and head of the marine and commercial litigation group based in the London office. He has in-depth experience of a range of maritime problems, particularly those concerning the cruise, ferry, superyachts and offshore industry sectors.
A member of the firm’s global 24/7 emergency response team, John regularly advises shipowners, P&I clubs and underwriters on various issues such as collision, salvage, insurance disputes, and marine personal injury and fatality incidents for which he is recognised as a market leader.
With the increase in criminal sanctions in recent years, John has developed a particular expertise in guiding clients through investigations by the MAIB and HSE and in defending prosecutions by the MCA Enforcement Unit and Police. A member of the British Insurance Law Association, John read law at the University of Birmingham. He speaks fluent French, holds the Diplôme Supérieur de Droit et de Français des Affaires, and is admitted to the Paris Bar.