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Weightmans LLP

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Weightmans LLP, Phil James, Liverpool, ENGLAND

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Phil James

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Weightmans LLP

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Phil is head of Weightmans’ marine team, with over 20 years’ experience in acting on behalf of ship owners, ports, fleet hauliers, their specialist insurers and allied industry organisations. Described by clients as ‘being good at evaluating and solving difficult issues’ and ‘bringing comprehensive knowledge to all aspects of port and shipping business’. Experienced in dealing with a broad spectrum of issues arising out of the interaction between ship, port and cargo interests and from claims arising out of collisions, unsafe ports, pollution and environmental incidents, bailment and goods in transit to fatal accidents, HSE and MCA intervention and slippers and trippers. Phil’s detailed understanding of operational and legal issues affecting the marine industry as a whole enables him to give clients genuinely ‘commercial’ advice. Like all members of the Weightmans team, he is a claims lawyer and a commercial lawyer. ‘Deal doing’ and litigation are equal parts of the offering. Provides advice to the fishing industry and its specialist insurers. Experience also extends to the offshore and supply industry. Acting for both insurer and insured also gives Phil the ability to advise on risk management, risk sharing and risk transfer, which he does regularly, providing proactive advice to management on how to comply with the myriad of obligations and regulations that are part of their business. Also has particular experience in the Irish insurance market in respect of marine and general litigation.

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Phil James - Weightmans LLP

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Weightmans LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious transport and logistics matters, drawing on the firm's established insurance and shipping expertise, while also advising on matters relating to risk management, brand protection, contracts, competition, cyber protection, employment and personal injury. Clients include major insurers, fleet operators, freight forwarders, shipping lines, ports and warehouse operators. Phil James heads the team and specialises in claims and litigation. Mike Burns focuses on shipping, marine insurance and commercial litigation.

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