Mike Burns > Weightmans LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP
100 OLD HALL STREET
LIVERPOOL
L3 9QJ
England

Work Department

Marine.

Position

Specialises in shipping, marine insurance and commercial litigation. He is experienced in handling both high-value and complex litigation in the Admiralty and Commercial Courts, Mercantile Courts and in London arbitration. Mike’s expertise includes carriage of goods by sea, multimodal transit, CMR claims, freight forwarders’ liability, marine liability defence work and subrogated recoveries. Mike also has a strong marine commercial practice, including vessel sale and purchase, new build and charter contracts, ship management contracts, and advising on commercial projects for major vessel and port operators in the marine arena. Regular contributor to ‘Maritime Risk International’ and ‘Lloyd’s List’.

Career

Trained Withers; qualified 1993; partner Weightmans 2006 to date.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Liverpool Underwriters and Maritime Association; Manchester Marine Insurance Association.

Education

St Francis Xavier’s College, Liverpool; Durham University (1989 BA Hons Law 2(1)).

Leisure

Family, golf, football, tennis, Everton FC.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Transport

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Mike Burns



Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious transport and logistics matters, drawing on the firm’s established insurance and shipping expertise, while also advising on matters relating to risk management, brand protection, contracts, competition, cyber protection, employment and personal injury. Clients include major insurers, fleet operators, freight forwarders, shipping lines, ports and warehouse operators. Phil James heads the team and specialises in claims and litigation. Mike Burns focuses on shipping, marine insurance and commercial litigation.