David Pitlarge > Hill Dickinson LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
THE BROADGATE TOWER
20 PRIMROSE STREET
LONDON
EC2A 2EW
England

Work Department

Shipping.

Position

Has specialised in shipping and commercial law since qualifying in 1989. Undertakes a broad range of shipping and related commercial work, including advising on contractual disputes arising from bills of lading, charterparties, MOAs, shipbuilding contracts, ship management agreements and international sale agreements (this has included investigative work following casualties); drafting and advising on documentation for shipping and shipping-related transactions, including management contracts, sale and purchase, construction, loan and ancillary security documentation; advising on insurance coverage, principally P&I and H&M issues; and advising on general commercial litigation. Clients include ship-owners/operators, P&I clubs, banks, charterers, underwriters, brokers, traders and non-English lawyers. While acting for clients from a diverse range of locations, David has a particular interest in the Mediterranean markets.

Career

Trained Titmuss Sainer and Webb; qualified 1989; solicitor Holman Fenwick & Willan 1989-97, partner 1997-2006; partner Hill Taylor Dickinson 2006; joined Hill Dickinson on merger in 2006.

Memberships

Law Society; LMAA.

Leisure

Reading, skiing, cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

David PitlargeHill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP has a strong reputation for both its wet and dry shipping capabilities, the latter encompasses advising on charterparties and contracts of carriage, among others. Offshore, sanctions, cybersecurity, and decarbonisation issues are further fields of expertise for the practice, led by casualties specialist Tony Goldsmith. Cargo and logistics constitute an area of focus for Adrian Marsh, while David Pitlarge regularly acts on charterparty, bills of lading, MOA and shipbuilding disputes. Other key contacts in the group include Siiri Duddington and Beth Bradley, both of whom count P&I clubs and shipowners among their clients. Legal director and master mariner Helene Peter-Davies joined the firm in March 2022 from MFB.