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London: Transport

Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Campbell Johnston Clark

Marine-focused firm Campbell Johnston Clark is 'highly-regarded'; it handles a raft of contentious and non-contentious work, such as admiralty, marine insurance, charterparty, bill of lading, commodity, shipbuilding and offshore work. Clients include insurers, ship owners, ship managers, brokers and P&I Clubs. The team represents hull and war risks insurers on a significant coverage dispute subsequent to the sinking of a cargo ship, and on a claim by the assureds under the relevant policies. Alistair Johnston heads the litigation team and is experienced in major casualty matters.

Practice head(s):Alistair Johnston; Jonathan Campbell

Other key lawyers:Maria Borg Barthet; Ian Short; Kirsty MacHardy; Duncan Ealand; James Clayton


The team gets good results and has a straightforward approach.

Key Clients


Shipowners P&I Club

Kiran Shipping


Tokio Marine Houston Casualty

Union Maritime

Lomar Shipmanagement

Columbia Shipmanagement

Pan Ocean


Work highlights

  • The team represents the owners and hull underwriters of the Vista Spirit following an allision between the Vista Spirit and an 18th Century villa on the edge of  the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  • The team represents the owners of the Stema Barge and its insurers in High Court litigation following a significant casualty off the coast of Dover in 2016.
  • The team represents hull underwriters on casualty handling, salvage and recourse following a significant casualty resulting from the decomposition of a cargo of fertilizer.
  • The team is representing a leading UK-based ferry company in three high profile casualty matters.
Leading individuals

Alistair Johnston - Campbell Johnston Clark

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