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John Reeder QC is a leading counsel, editor of the 5th edition of Brice on Salvage and he is a former Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitrator and Appeal Arbitrator. He is also co-editor of the current edition of Lowndes & Rudolf on General Average and consultant editor of Halsbury’s Laws of England, Shipping and Maritime Law. John is the UK government appointed expert on navigation issues and dumping in the context of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). He is an expert in treasure salvage law.

John is a litigation barrister with many years of advocacy and strategic case handling experience.

He is recognised for his technical knowledge and grasp of the practical aspects of shipping and maritime law, gained largely through his experience as the Lloyd’s Appeal Arbitrator and of public enquiries, including the Penlee Lifeboat, the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Marchioness incidents. Legal 500 has described him as “highly rated” and “phenomenally talented.”

John drafts pleadings, provides specialist counsel’s opinion on complex matters and is a core team member in both wet and dry cases.