Henry Adams > Birketts LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP
Providence House
141-145 Princes Street

Work Department

Shipping, Transport




Henry is a partner in our Shipping and International Trade Team.

Henry specialises in shipping, transport and marine insurance work. His core practice involves handling charterparty disputes and pursuing and defending cargo claims. He also regularly advises on marine insurance coverage issues and conflicts of law/jurisdiction.  Henry has wide experience of court litigation from commercial court through all appellate levels and arbitration work within the LMAA, CAMP and ICC. Henry worked at Clyde & Co for 8 years before joining Birketts in 2007.


He has an MA in French and Spanish from Edinburgh University and is fluent in both languages.


Henry chairs the Lloyds Maritime Academy Course on Marine Cargo Claims and he also speaks at the International Cargo Insurance Course.  He is one of the authors of the Informa Professional Academy Certificate in Marine Claims.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Transport > Transport and shipping

(Leading individuals)

Henry AdamsBirketts LLP

London > Transport > Shipping

With an ‘outstanding shipping team’, Birketts LLP counts arbitration proceedings, charterparties, marine insurance, and matters pertaining to bills of lading to its designated areas of expertise, though the practice covers all major issues arising out of shipping work. ‘Brilliant lawyer’ Henry Adams, litigator Alex Davey, dry shipping dispute specialist Nicholas Woo, and Tom Hodges, who focuses on international trade as well as dry shipping work, jointly lead the Ipswich-based team. The firm bolstered its ranks with the hire of a team from Ince & Co in September 2023, led by Daniel Crockford.