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Adrian Hand


Adrian began his career in what is today known as The Salvage Arbitration Branch at the Corporation of Lloyd’s. Primarily involved in the administration of Lloyd’s Form of Salvage Agreement, collecting salvage security, appointment of arbitrators, and publication and collection of awards.

He moved to the legal profession, working initially at Elborne Mitchell and then for thirty years at Shaw and Croft, where he was Senior Marine Manager, followed by five years at Waltons & Morse before joining Tatham & Co in 2016.

Adrian specialises in all aspects of marine salvage, having represented many major members of the International Salvage Union, as well as shipowners, and more recently, cargo interests.

Case experience includes:

  • Salvage (under contract or at common law)
  • Collision
  • Wreck removal on BIMCO terms
  • General Average
  • Unseaworthiness disputes