CEDR Panel member since 2017
I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and on the database of LCIA arbitrators. I also hold a diploma in Domestic Arbitration.
I have extensive experience of international and domestic arbitration in various forums including LCIA, LMAA and litigation in the Commercial and Mercantile Courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London.
I am a ex-mariner and have worked for the last 15 years for Clyde & Co LLP as a Senior Marine Manager specialising in commercial dispute resolution and regularly advised parties on international trade disputes and technical issues.
Clyde & Co LLP / Senior Marine Manager
OCTOBER 2002 -DECEMBER 2017, LONDON, DUBAI
Whilst at Clyde & Co I represented clients in numerous LMAA, LCIA, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations.
I acted for clients throughout the marine and commodities industry but principally for ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs and traders.
Clarity / IT Technical Director
AUGUST 2000 - OCTOBER 2002, LONDON
I was involved in developing the brand and bespoke computer software. This involved direct consumer interaction and correspondence. I also dealt with the legal and regulatory issues that arose from the business activities.
Henley Chartering / Ship Broker
MAY 1999 - OCTOBER 2002, OXFORDSHIRE
During my time at Henley Chartering I was involved in the day to day chartering activities on behalf of large international steel conglomerate.
Acomarit / Vessel Manager
FEBRUARY 1997 - MAY 1999, GLASGOW
Whilst at Acomarit I was the vessel manager for a fleet of VLCC and OBO vessels. I looked after all the day to day operational and post fixture work on behalf of one of the world’s largest tanker owners.
Merchant Navy / Deck Hand to 1st Navigation Officer
MAY 1986 - FEBRUARY 1997, WORLDWIDE TRADING
Served at sea from all positions from deck hand through to 1st Officer.Worldwide trading on a variety of vessels, including offshore vessels, oil, chemical, LPG/ LNG tankers, general cargo ships, superyachts and bulk carriers.
CEDR / ADR Official
JULY 2017 - PRESENT, LONDON
Since July 2017 I have been serving as an independent ADR Official on behalf of CEDR.
I am currently serving on two panels and have published over ten awards in 2017
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators / Fellow
JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT.
London Marine Arbitrators Association / Supporting Member
JANUARY 2015 - PRESENT
The Nautical Institute / Full Member
JANUARY 2012 - PRESENT.