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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Shipping, Commercial dispute resolution


Darryl is a partner in the marine, trade and energy team in the London office and a key member of the emergency response team. He is one of the few shipping lawyers who specialise in both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ work from collisions, salvage, groundings, total losses, fires and piracy through to charterparty disputes and claims arising under bills of lading.

Based in Norway for one year and in Singapore for five years, Darryl receives instructions from salvors, container lines, dry bulk and tanker owners as well as charterers, traders, P&I clubs and other insurers.


LMAA, Baltic Exchange, Association of Average Adjusters, Admiralty Solicitors Group

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Darryl KennardPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Providing ‘a breadth of maritime expertise‘, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP regularly handles dry shipping disputes as well as admiralty and regulatory work for a range of domestic and international clients. The firm also fields expertise in relation to yachts and superyachts, where it advises owners, charterers, traders, and P&I Clubs, among others. The practice is led by Darryl Kennard, whose work encompasses both wet and dry shipping matters, and charterparty specialist Alex McIntosh. Tony Riches was promoted to partner in April 2022 and specialises in admiralty law and charterparty disputes. Wet shipping expert Nick Donnelly and James Severn, who focuses on small commercial vessels as well as maritime injuries and fatalities, are further key contacts.