In this chapter we recognise 36 lawyers for their unparalleled handling of an array of shipping matters, from disputes to financing.
Most Highly Regarded
Robert Springall from HFW is an “excellent name” in the shipping sector, with a wealth of experience handling commercial issues, maritime causalities and pollution disasters.
Hazel Brewer elicits praise for her top-notch shipping practice that spans offshore and onshore matters, such as contracts for rigs, pollution incidents and maritime insurance.
Gavin Vallely ranks highly among peers for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on commercial shipping matters including international trade, charterparties and casualty claims.
Michael Fisher of Thynne & Macartney is praised by sources as a “superb” maritime lawyer, whose practice has a particular focus on commercial issues such as contract disputes.
Matthew Hockaday is noted by peers as an “excellent” lawyer who is well regarded for his expert handling of marine casualties and pollution incidents.
Michael Thompson QC with the Victorian Bar is held in high esteem by sources for his significant experience and knowledge of trade and shipping law.
Matthew Harvey SC is widely acknowledged as a one of Australia’s leading barristers on shipping and maritime law known for his excellent work in domestic and international arbitration and litigation.
Wallmans Lawyers’ Ian Maitland is a “leading practitioner” with strong experience and know-how in shipping disputes, notably insurance and liability claims.
Andrew Tulloch at Colin Biggers & Paisley is “highly rated” for his profound knowledge of maritime law, with a special focus in insurance claims and disputes concerning imports and exports.
At Mills Oakley Frazer Hunt is a “well-known name” among peers, distinguished for his strong practice in marine insurance and logistics and supply-chain matters.
Gregory Nell SC at New Chambers is a top choice for clients in the Australian shipping sector thanks to his leading expertise in marine insurance.
At Greenway Chambers, Edward Cox SC is a “highly experienced” barrister, looked upon with enormous favour for his impressive handling of shipping and international law disputes.
Tim Cocks with Cocks Macnish has over 30 years of experience in international shipping law and is widely regarded as a leading figure for maritime, admiralty and marine insurance matters.
Gavin Thompson SC of Inns of Court is a “go-to name” in the shipping sector, widely respected for his maritime and transport law expertise.
The “great” Hazel Brasington from Ashurst is identified for her impressive knowledge of shipping regulation, market access and wet commodities.
At HWL Ebsworth, Joe Hurley is “very well regarded” among peers who consider him a top name for shipping disputes, both in Australia and abroad, including in arbitration proceedings.