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FISHMONGERS' CHAMBERS, 1 FISHMONGERS' HALL WHARF, LONDON, EC4R 3AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7330 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7256 6778
Email:
Web:
www.m-f-b.co.uk

Matthew Montgomery

Tel:
Work 07384 525255
Email:
Web:
www.m-f-b.co.uk
MFB

Work Department

Shipping

Career

Matthew graduated from Leicester University with First Class honours in law in 2004. After achieving a distinction in the LPC he qualified at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2009 and moved to HFW in 2011. Matthew joined MFB in 2018 and was promoted to partner in 2019.

Matthew has a broad practice, advising primarily on contentious matters across wet and dry shipping. He has particular expertise in the investigation and handling of disputes arising out of marine casualties including groundings, collisions and salvage cases. Over recent years, Matthew has been closely involved in a number of high profile casualties including the "FRONT ALTAIR", "THORCO LINEAGE", "KEA TRADER" and "AGIA ZONI II".  His experience includes advising on complex transhipment and wreck removal operations, as well as legal issues arising from general average, unsafe ports, pollution and the carriage of dangerous goods. 

Matthew also has extensive dry shipping litigation experience and has handled a wide range of disputes for shipowners, charterers, cargo interests and their respective insurers. He has advised on numerous cases arising out of charter parties, bills of lading, pool agreements and sale contracts.
Matthew also also has developed a detailed knowledge of cyber security issues in the marine market. He has a number of published articles on the subject and has spoken at several international conferences.
Matthew is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2019 rankings.

 

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