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Nick is a partner in the Shipping Group working principally for Owners, Charterers, P & I Clubs, Funds and Banks. He is specialised in dealing with all aspects of Bills of Lading, Charterparty, Shipping JVA, Transhipment Agreement and MOA disputes with vast experience in LMAA arbitrations as well as LCIA and Commercial Court disputes and mediations. He also gets involved with issues arising for a number of Tanker and Bulker Pools and has helped on a number of large workout, restructuring and transhipment projects. He is particularly active in Italy, Monaco, Germany and Asia. Clients say about Nick in Chambers that he is a "highly competent all-rounder", with a “pragmatic style” who is “sensible to deal with” and a “clear and efficient communicator”. : "He constantly keeps a case moving along, he never lets the pace drop; he keeps everyone well informed and turns things around quickly." Nick is currently the chair of the Reed Smith Global Shipping Industry Group. He is a recommended individual for Shipping Law in Chambers, Legal 500 and other leading directories.


  • University of Southampton, LL.B.
  • College of Law, Guildford, LSF
  • University of Southampton,

    Maritime Short Course

  • Harvard University, Harvard Business School – Professional Services Manager Short Course

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

  • Shipwright