Mike trained with Withers and on qualification in 1993 joined specialist London shipping firm More Fisher Brown. Mike joined Weightmans as a partner in May 2006.
Mike’s expertise includes the carriage of goods by sea, charterparty and bill of lading claims, hull and P&I insurance, cargo recoveries, freight liability, multimodal transit, CMR and yacht claims. Mike has a related non-contentious practice including vessel sale and purchase and drafting contracts of carriage.
Mike is ranked in The Legal 500 2015 as a 'Leading Individual'.
The early ramifications of the insolvency of Hanjin Shipping, which entered Korean rehabilitation proceedings on 31st August, have been startling.
The collapse of the OW Bunker group of companies ("OWB") in late 2014 has led to ship owners facing competing demands for settlement of unpaid…
Bunge SA v. Kyla Shipping Company Limited (The “Kyla”)  EWHC 3522 (Comm) (Flaux J.)
Sealion Shipping Ltd, Toisa Horizon Inc v Valiant Insurance Co  EWHC 50 (Comm) (Blair J.)
Carboex SA v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse S.A.  EWCA Civ 24 (Field J)