Martin Watson is a Master Mariner and was formerly a partner and Head of London Marine at the specialist insurance law firm Kennedys.
Martin brings to the firm not only his considerable technical expertise and ship command experience, but also his specialist knowledge gained over 20 years in the marine insurance market handling policy coverage disputes.
He is also an experienced case investigator. He attends on board ships to take evidence from crew members typically in collision, grounding, salvage and total loss cases and to ensure the clients’ interests are protected in the aftermath of an incident.
Martin spent 16 years at sea sailing on cargo, reefer and container vessels, VLCCs and product tankers, including in command, and brings that experience to bear in navigational or ship handling as well as cargo handling cases.