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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP, Graham Kershaw, Ipswich, ENGLAND

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Graham Kershaw

Tel:
Work 01473 406363
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Shipping, Transport

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Graham is a Senior Associate in our Shipping and International Trade Team. He joined Birketts in January 2014.

He specialises in insurance and shipping litigation and has particular experience with goods in transit. He deals with claims involving cargoes carried by sea, including disputes on Bills of Lading and associated charterparties, as well as international (CMR) and domestic road haulage. He acts for claimants, defendants and their insurers, and has represented most types of company involved in the shipping, transportation and storage of goods. He has handled a wide range of cases including disputes involving containerised and bulk cargoes, refrigeration and ventilation requirements and errors, as well as issues relating to potentially dangerous goods.

Graham also has extensive experience handling claims relating to yachts and pleasure craft. He also drafts policy wordings and standard terms, where he emphasises the use of plain English. Prior to joining Birketts, he worked for over 10 years at a large international law firm..


London: Transport

Shipping

Within: Shipping

Birketts LLP is able to ‘explain difficult matters in an easy way’ and its ‘replies are prompt and take into consideration both the commercial and the legal points’. The practice handles a range of wet and dry work, with expertise across bills of lading; charterparties, contracts of affreightment, cargo claims, shipbuilding disputes and marine insurance, as well as general average, salvage towage, collisions ship arrest and collision claims. Filhet-Allard Maritime, Raets Marine Insurance, SIACI Saint Honoré, Shipowners P & I Club and Allianz Global & Speciality France are clients. Nicholas Woo leads the team which features Alex Davey, who has an ‘excellent grasp of the legal issues as well as the commercial considerations, and provides clear and concise advice’; Henry Adams, who handles shipping, transport and marine insurance work;  Lisa Wortley, who is regularly instructed on claims relating to vessel performance; and senior associate Graham Kershaw. Legal director Paul Haworth recently joined from Winter Scott LLP.

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