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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, William Chetwood, London, ENGLAND

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William Chetwood

Work 020 7782 0990
Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless


William advises regularly on a wide range of matters. On the non-contentious side he advises owners and other interests on such matters as the purchase of new and second-hand vessels and yachts, construction issues, finance and FFA and ISDA contracts. He also has a wide ranging litigation practice including advising clients on resolving disputes arising out of charterparties, MOAs, new building contracts, insurance issues and sale of goods disputes.


Qualified 1979; joined Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless 1987, partner 1988.


Italian, Spanish.




Southampton University (1975 Law).


Scuba diving.

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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