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Sally-Ann is a partner in our London office, having trained at the firm, and has been in the shipping industry for over 25 years. Sally-Ann is Co-Office Managing Partner of our Athens office, and splits her time between the London and Athens offices.

Sally-Ann deals with disputes arising out of all types of shipping contracts, including charterparties, bills of lading, ship management and shipbuilding contracts, as well as sale contracts and worldwide logistics issues. She appreciates that those in the industry are facing real time problems that can greatly impact on their business. She has a reputation for being responsive and commercial so as to ensure that clients can deal with any issues quickly and effectively.

Should matters not be capable of resolution, she has in depth experience of an array of options, including mediation, interlocutory applications, and interim awards, as well as full-blown arbitrations (including LMAA and LCIA), and trials. 

Sally-Ann is recommended as a lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2019. In the 2017/18 rankings she was described as an ”extremely responsive, diligent, intelligent and practical lawyer”. Sally-Ann has also been recognised in the 2023 Best Lawyers UK for shipping.

Sally-Ann is recommended as a lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2022 and ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK 2022. In her Legal 500 UK 2022 entry, clients say “Sally-Ann Underhill is a competent and established practitioner who easily guides clients in a variety of arenas. Her advice is client-centric, accurate and practical. Highly recommended.” In Chambers 2022 clients say "Sally-Ann is very commercial and really understands the client's concerns."


  • Inglaterra y Gales
  • Defensor judicial (todos los tribunales superiores)

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Shipping, 2022 - 2023