Hill Dickinson appoints legal director to expanding shipping team

Company Profiles, HR, Legal, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles — By on July 31, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Tom Burdass

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson continues to grow its shipping practice with the addition of Legal Director Tom Burdass.

Tom joins the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office from Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) where he spent more than six years acting for clients in dry shipping litigation matters with a particular focus on P&I and FD&D disputes where he has significant experience. Tom has also acted in a variety of wet shipping matters.

He advises on all aspects of disputes arising from charterparties, bills of lading, pool agreements, MOAs and other commercial shipping contracts. He also has experience advising on towage, general average, salvage and marine insurance issues.

Tom will work closely with his former colleague and one of CJC’s founding partners, Julian Clark, who was appointed as Hill Dickinson’s global head of shipping earlier this year.

Commenting on Tom’s arrival, Julian said: “Tom joins our shipping practice at an exciting time as we continue to expand across our international network of offices. Having worked with Tom for a number of years, I know he will be a great fit for the team and more importantly, our clients. I am delighted he has chosen to join us and look forward to working with him again.”

Hill Dickinson’s renowned shipping practice operates from offices in London, Liverpool, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong and receives instructions from the full spectrum of those involved in the maritime industry including ship owners, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, port and terminal operators, underwriters and traders. The team is ranked in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK where it is praised for providing “an excellent service” and having “excellence on wet and dry matters.”

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