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James is a senior associate in Reed Smith’s Singapore office practising in admiralty law and dealing with disputes arising out of all types of marine casualty. James acts primarily for ship owners, charterers, managers, and insurers based regionally and internationally. He has investigated and handled a wide range of incidents including collisions, groundings, total / constructive loss, pollution, salvage, cargo damage, dangerous cargo, heavy weather damage, unsafe ports, death, personal injury, and damage to main engines / machinery. James also deals with marine issues arising from compliance with international convention or regulation, flag state or port control regulation, and the ISM regime.

Awards & Recognition

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 – Next Generation Lawyer for Shipping, Singapore


  • King's College London, 2007, LLB
  • College of Law, Bloomsbury, London, 2009
  • Warsash Maritime Academy, 2001, HND Nautical Science

  • England and Wales