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Simon Tatham is one of the UK’s leading Admiralty solicitors, and is Senior Partner of Tatham & Co.

For 35 years, and as a partner from 1989, he has worked in the City of London, as well as in Hong Kong, advising an international clientele on issues ranging from routine contractual questions to the coordination of major shipping casualties. He is an active mediator and adept at bringing about a commercial solution.

Plaudits from clients include:

“Even if an accident like this is very much undesired, it is a true pleasure to be supported by such dedicated competence, available when needed, during the entire process.”

“Your skillful handling of Members’ expectations and a notoriously difficult opponent led to a realistic solution and is much appreciated by the Club. Look forward to working with you again soon.”

His varied workload covers matters such as:

  • Casualty investigation and case coordination
  • Collisions, groundings and fires
  • Wreck removal
  • Heavy-lift capsizes and incidents
  • Salvage – for salvors, owners or charterers
  • Towage and Supplytime contract issues
  • Unsafe port disputes
  • General Average incidents
  • Charterers’ liability
  • Marine insurance coverage
  • Knock-for-knock clause disputes
  • Limitation of liability
  • Cross-border litigation and forum shopping
  • Ship arrests and attachments