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rgunn@reedsmith.com

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Richard is the Global Head of the Casualty and Admiralty practice and has been involved in most of the firm’s recent casualty work particularly collisions, groundings, explosion and salvage and their subsequent contractual disputes. As well as acting for salvors, owners and underwriters, he also acts for various owners and Clubs in Charterparty disputes, focusing on those of a technical nature such as unsafe port, P&I claims and GA disputes. His work has included a number of claims involving complex containership casualties, logistics, bunker disputes and speed and performance issues and yachts. He has undertaken reviews of various contracts relating to provision of Port Services, STS and Emergency Towage Services, Wreck Removal, Towhire and Towcon, Supplytime and de-commissioning. He has also acted in aviation disputes providing regulation advice on incident management.

Credentials

  • Fowey School
  • College of Nautical Studies Warsash
  • College of Law, Store Street

  • England and Wales

  • Master Mariner Class 1 
  • Qualified mediator
  • Supporting member of the LMAA
  • Firm representative on Admiralty Solicitors Group (“ASG”)
  • ASG representative on Lloyds Salvage Working Ctee

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed as a Top 10 Lawyer in Lloyds List’s 100 Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry 2013
  • Recommended in Best Lawyers UK 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Regularly recommended as a leading individual in Legal 500 most recently in 2015, where he is described as being “very able”
  • Regularly recommended as a leading individual in Chambers