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…
In relation to delays in loading caused by the destruction of an intended loading berth, what approach will the courts take in construing an…
This decision is a reminder of the onerous burden on insurers seeking to avoid cover by asserting an insured’s material…
In a berth charter, can a laytime exclusion – here a strike preventing loading or discharging – rescue charterers from a demurrage claim?
Legal Directory Quote
Mike Burns 'takes a commercial view on matters, explains issues well to all the different levels in the organisations and in terms of drafting contractual terms for marine and carriage of goods matters – his experience is unparalled'. Legal 500 2017