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Hill Dickinson LLP, Russell Gardner, London EC2A, ENGLAND

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Russell Gardner

Work 020 7283 9033
Hill Dickinson LLP

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Shipping litigation.


Partner specialising in all aspects of shipping litigation.


Articled Norton Rose; qualified 1984; partner Hill Taylor Dickinson 1996; joined Hill Dickinson on merger 2006.


Law Society.


Glyn School; Exeter College, University of Oxford (1980 MA literae humaniores).

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

The team of ‚Äėbrilliant legal minds‚Äô at Hill Dickinson LLP¬†offers ‚Äėprecise and commercially-orientated‚Äô advice. It is active across wet and dry work and its clients include ship owners, charterers, port and terminal operators, shipyards, P&I clubs, underwriters and traders and insurers and reinsurers. It is defending The Lion Group on a $20m dispute alleging non-performance of a long term contract of affreightment and is representing Lakatamia Shipping Company on a judgement enforcement matter. Global shipping head Julian Clark¬†‚Äėalways offers alternative strategies and guides the client in case-handling‚Äô. Other key figures include Adrian Marsh, who heads the cargo and logistics team; Tony Allen, who¬†heads the yachts team; Jeff Isaacs, who¬†is head of commodities and international trade; the¬†'experienced'¬†David Pitlarge; Fred Konynenburg, who¬†is ‚Äėprecise and to the point‚Äô; consultant and admiralty law expert¬†Robert Wallis, who¬†has particular expertise in salvage and collision matters; Russell Gardner, who¬†handles dry shipping disputes and is experienced in cases involving superyachts; Philip Haddon, who¬†handles casualty disputes; Ian Maclean, who is experienced in casualty claims; the¬†‚Äėvery experienced‚Äô¬†Tony Swinnerton; and Lewis Moore. Siiri Duddington¬†recently joined from Campbell Johnston Clark, as did senior associate Winnie Mah¬†and legal director Tom Burdass. Justin Draeger¬† has joined Mays Brown, Rhys Clift¬†has joined Thomas Cooper LLP.

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