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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, Vernon Sewell, London, ENGLAND

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Vernon Sewell

Work 020 7782 0990
Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless


Vernon has been a partner at Bentleys since 1986. He is regularly consulted by owners, operators, charterers and marine property and liability insurers about a wide range of contractual problems and maritime incidents and casualties.


Qualified 1982, Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless, partner 1986.


LMAA; Baltic Exchange.


Warwick University (LLB); University of London (MA).

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless is a firm that solely focuses on maritime and insurance law and it is noted for its ‘deep knowledge of shipping’. It handles a range of contentious and non-contentious work, and highlights included acting for the shipowners in a €3.5m case which examined the proper construction of a clause of a standard form agreement. Vernon Sewell handles complex casualty work, William Chetwood is active on dry shipping work and is experienced in disputes; Joanna Steele is ‘very experienced’; and Paul Crane is ‘first-rate’. Andrew Powell and Sarah Allan are also recommended. Paul Griffiths leads the team. Nicholas Wilson recently joined MFB.

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