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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

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.