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)  2 Lloyd’s Rep. 46, Taokas Navigation SA v Solym Carriers Ltd (the Paiwan Wisdom)  EWHC 1888 (Comm), The Owners of the Ship “Theresa Libra” v The Owners of the Ship “MSC Pamela”  EWHC 2792 (Admlty), The Owners of the Ship “Stolt Kestrel” v The Owners of the Ship “Niyazi S”  2 Lloyd’s Rep. 483, The Atlantik Confidence  EWCA 2412 (Admlty) and Splitt Chartering APS and Others vs Saga Shipholding Norway AS and Others  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.