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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless, Paul Crane, London, ENGLAND

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Paul Crane

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Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless


Partner with a broad maritime practice, consisting predominantly of P&I and defence work. His experience covers a full range of maritime and insurance disputes, including in particular complex technical issues, and he has experience in arbitration, mediation and commercial litigation at all levels.


Trained Elborne Mitchell; qualified 1999; partner Bentleys, Stoke & Lowless 2008 to date.


Oxford University (1994).


Watching Northampton Saints play rugby; practising martial arts.

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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