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Campbell Johnston Clark

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Campbell Johnston Clark, Alistair Johnston, London, ENGLAND

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Alistair Johnston

Work 020 7855 9669
Campbell Johnston Clark

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Shipping litigation.


Alistair read Law and French at a London university and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1994. He has 20 years of experience in the field of marine law. He first worked for six years with City of London law firm, Elborne Mitchell, before joining Holman Fenwick Willan and working there for 12 years, becoming a partner in 2002. He left Holman Fenwick Willan in 2010 and co-founded Campbell Johnston Clark together with two other senior partners from Holman Fenwick Willan. Alistair deals with all aspects of shipping law and has particular expertise in marine hull and machinery and other related insurance, as well as handling casualties including collisions, groundings, fire and explosions, salvage, total loss, wreck removal and pollution, general average, shipbuilding, charter-party and bill of lading disputes. He has been involved in some of the largest casualty cases over recent years including Mineral Dampier c/s Hanjin Madras, CMA Djakarta, the Hanjin Pennsylvania, the APL Panama, the Ocean Crown and more recently the HANSA BRANDENBURG to name but a few. His role in these cases involved detailed and comprehensive casualty handling acting primarily for owners and their insurers, dealing with everything from the practicalities of the casualties themselves to contractual and legal disputes that arise. Alistair features in Chambers & Partners UK 2014 ‘leading individuals’ section and he continues to receive market praise from clients and fellow practitioners alike, describing him as ‘good to deal with when matters turn contentious’. The Legal 500 also praises Alistair for being ‘knowledgeable’.


Trained Elborne Mitchell; qualified 1994; partner Holman Fenwick Willan 1998-2010; founding partner Campbell Johnston Clark 2010 to date.




Law Society; LMAA; Association of Average Adjusters.


Royal Grammar School; London Metropolitan University (Law and French).


Music, football, cars and sailing.

London: Transport


Within: Leading individuals

Alistair Johnston - Campbell Johnston Clark

Within: Shipping

Shipping-focused firm’ Campbell Johnston Clark is active across casualty, commercial, insurance, shipbuilding and admiralty matters. Key individuals include Jonathan Campbell, who handles transactional shipping mandates; Alistair Johnston, who is active on marine insurance; James Mackay, who handles commercial and maritime work; and Maria Borg Barthet, who is active on contentious shipping instructions.

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