Alex Kemp


Alex is a solicitor and partner at HFW. He predominantly advises clients on the legal issues arising from casualty management and crisis response including salvage, wreck removal, groundings, collisions, fires and piracy with a particular interest in container ship casualties and war risk claims. Alex has extensive experience in marine insurance advising insurers, brokers and assureds in relation to H&M, war, kidnap & ransom, increased value, cargo, builder’s risks, yacht and ports & terminals insurance policies.

Alex has been involved in a number of reported High Court cases including Osmium Shipping Corporation v Cargill International SA (The Captain Stefanos) [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 46, Taokas Navigation SA v Solym Carriers Ltd (the Paiwan Wisdom) [2012] EWHC 1888 (Comm), The Owners of the Ship “Theresa Libra” v The Owners of the Ship “MSC Pamela” [2013] EWHC 2792 (Admlty), The Owners of the Ship “Stolt Kestrel” v The Owners of the Ship “Niyazi S” [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 483, The Atlantik Confidence [2016] EWCA 2412 (Admlty) and Splitt Chartering APS and Others vs Saga Shipholding Norway AS and Others [2020] EWHC 1294 (Admlty).

Alex has spent time in Dubai and has undertaken a secondment to the legal department of an oil major and a London market insurer. Alex is an Associate member of the Association of Average Adjusters. Alex has been named as a next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 UK 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 UK 2020.


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