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Jody is an international trade disputes lawyer in Reed Smith’s Shipping Practice Group, acting for global and regional clients in the shipping, trade, offshore and insurance sectors.

Jody was a founding member of Reed Smith’s Singapore Office when it opened in 2012 and worked there between 2012 and 2017, following which he re-located to Reed Smith’s London Office.

Volunteering and Causes

  • Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB): Project aimed at combatting the illegal trade of endangered species and wildlife crime in Kenya.


  • Southampton University, 2010, Maritime Law Short Course
  • College of Law, Guildford, 2002, Legal Practice Course
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • CIARB Diploma in International Arbitration

  • England and Wales

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority of England & Wales
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, MCIArb

  • French