Mr Julian Clark > Ince > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Aldgate Tower
2 Leman Street
E1 8QN

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Julian is the firm’s Senior Partner with global responsibility for the firms practice sectors and client base both in London and internationally. He is himself an internationally recognised leader in shipping and international trade with over 30 years’ experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation.


Julian has for over 15 years been ranked in the world’s leading legal reference guides including Chambers & Partners 2020 where he is described as being “recommended in the market for his strong relationship with P&I Clubs”, the Legal 500 where he is ranked as a member of the Hall of Fame, the US publication “Super Lawyers” and Who’s Who Legal who rank him as a “Global Leader”. On leaving his previous position as the Global Head of Shipping of another leading London Firm the press commented on his recruitment to Ince as being “a major score”. He is also internationally recognised as an expert in piracy, e-commerce (including blockchain), cybercrime, and security and terrorism issues in the maritime field.




Chair of the Maritime London Innovation and Technical Committee and Cyber Risk subcommittee of the CMI.


Qualified as a Barrister in 1988 and a Solicitor 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

The ‘best-in-class’ team at Ince handles ‘the complete spectrum of legal shipping issues’, including shipbuilding, charterparty disputes and casualty issues. Led by Michael Volikas in London, the practice also includes Greece-based Paul Herring, litigators Ian Chetwood and Jeremy Biggs as well as admiralty specialist Christian Dwyer. The practice has recently gone through a period of significant change, including the acquisition of an experienced team from Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, including Paul Griffiths, William Chetwood and Joanna Steele. The firm also secured the key hire of Hill Dickinson LLP global practice head Julian Clark as senior partner. Clark has over 30 years’ experience in this sector, handling big-ticket litigation, arbitration and mediation. Those new additions came on the back of a series of departures, including global shipping head Faz Peermohamed, global trade chief Will Marshall and commercial disputes partner Jonas Adolfsson.