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Waterson Hicks

Work 020 7929 6060
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London, Piraeus
Waterson Hicks, Stuart Parkin, London, ENGLAND

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Stuart Parkin

Work +44 (0) 207 929 6060
Waterson Hicks

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Admiralty Manager


Stuart Parkin has, since 1974, gained wide-ranging experience of the maritime industry. He spent 8 years as a seagoing deck officer with BP Shipping followed by 3 years ashore operating chartered tonnage for a major U.S oil trading house before taking up employment with the predecessor firm of Waterson Hicks in 1985 and has worked in the profession continuously since that time.

He is commended by clients particularly for his experience in dealing with technical disputes.

He has been engaged in investigating and dealing with total losses, collisions, strandings, salvage, charterparty disputes of all types, cargo claims, pumping disputes and speed and consumption performance disputes.

Stuart has wide expertise in speed and consumption disputes and is a market leader in this area.. He has developed proprietary software which assists him in providing a successful innovative and distinct service.

He has published a number of articles and made presentations on various legal and maritime topics.



Associate Fellow Royal Institute of Navigation


South Shields Marine and Technical College.


His interests include kayaking, photography, walking and model building.

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

Waterson Hicks focuses on shipping and commodities work, which is noted for its ‘strong’ dispute resolution expertise, and it is active across dry shipping, admiralty, marine insurance and transactional matters. It is also noted for its Greek shipowner market expertise, but also represents a range of shipowners, P&I clubs, state-owned organisations, oil companies and commodities traders. Department head John Hicks has ‘fantastic experience’, consultant Julian Morgan regularly handles shipping litigation and admiralty manager Stuart Parkin is noted for his experience in handling speed and fuel consumption claims. Senior associate solicitor Tim Johnson recently joined the firm from Kennedys.

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