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Keystone Law, Jonathan Hadley-Piggin, London, ENGLAND

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Jonathan Hadley-Piggin

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Keystone Law

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Marine and shipping


Jonathan is a highly experienced marine specialist, with a broad legal practice that focuses on both the domestic and international yachting sector. His client base comprises banks and private individuals in the yacht and superyacht industry. In addition, Jonathan advises marine businesses, crew and other leisure marine operators such as yacht management companies and marina owners.

Jonathan lectures regularly and is an examiner on the MCA Master Yachts course for aspiring superyacht captains. He is a regular speaker at events in the UK and overseas where he provides seminars for the British Marine Federation (BMF), the Maritime Training Academy (MTA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) and has written a number of diploma publications for the MTA and for the MCA Master Yachts course.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Jonathan spent twelve years at sea as a navigating officer with BP Shipping and then as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy.


2016 Keystone Law Consultant Solicitor
2013-2016 Keates Ferris Partner
2009-2013 Ashfords LLP Partner
2006-2009 Shoosmiths LLP Partner
2001-2006 Lester Aldridge LLP Partner
1996-2001 Shoosmiths LLP Associate then Partner
1993-1996 Stephenson Harwood LLP | Trainee then Associate
1995 Qualified as a Solicitor


Member of the Professional Yachtsmen Association (PYA)

Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation (MRIN)

Member of the Nautical Institute (MNI)

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACI Arb)

Member of British Marine and Superyacht UK

Member of the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association (YBDSA)

Liveryman and Freeman of the City of London

Member of the International Superyacht Society

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

The marine and shipping team at Keystone Law is active across contentious and non-contentious work and is noted for its yacht experience, as well as its expertise across insurance disputes, collisions, salvage claims, cargo and freight disputes, regulatory matters, breaches. Marine specialist Jonathan Hadley-Piggin; Anastasia Papadopoulou, who handles commercial shipping matters and recently joined from TLT; Benjamin Maltby, who joined from Ince & Co ; and Dharmendra Nair, who joined from Squire Patton Boggs, are the key contacts.

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