Tim Kelleher > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Shipping, International trade, Commercial dispute resolution


Tim was the senior partner at Thomas Cooper LLP prior to the firm’s merger with Penningtons Manches and is based in the London office. He specialises in commercial shipping and international trade disputes and regularly advises on issues arising under sale contracts, bills of lading and charterparties.

He has particular experience in disputes on the carriage of containers and the contamination of liquid bulk cargoes. Tim also advises on international trade disputes, claims involving oil, petrochemicals and other soft commodities, and disputes relating to North Sea and offshore operations. He is a compliance officer for Finance and Administration (COFA).

Tim also regularly advises on salvage, general average and issues arising out of transshipment following casualties together with a wide range of international trade issues arising out of FOB, CIF and delivered basis contracts involving oil and other commodities.

 A regular speaker at international shipping and international trade seminars, Tim is ranked in The Legal 500’s elite ‘leading lawyers’ list, and has been cited as ‘very experienced in charterparty issues’.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

(Hall of Fame)

Tim KelleherPenningtons Manches LLP

Specialist shipping firm Thomas Cooper LLP recently merged with Penningtons Manches to create Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. With an international reach, the team is ‘well-known in the sector for its shipping and trade knowledge and expertise‘ and ‘regularly punches above its weight‘. It handles a broad range of instructions including casualties, major losses and commercial disputes; the team is ‘particularly strong in pure shipping disputes, with a wealth of knowledge and experience‘. Tim Kelleher is noted for his disputes expertise and team head Darryl Kennard, who is ‘energetic and knowledgeable‘, specialises in wet work including salvage, loss and collision claims. Charles Williams has retired.