Richard is a lawyer and a Partner in the Admiralty & Crisis Management department of the international law firm, HFW – based in their London office. A large proportion of Richard’s work involves handling major marine casualties and he has been involved in many of the recent high profile incidents. He has particular experience of collisions, fires/explosions, salvage, piracy, capture/seizure, groundings and unsafe port claims – often involving complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration.
Richard also handles major incidents and disputes for liability, war, kidnap & ransom and special risks underwriters and their assureds. He has particular expertise in managing and resolving incidents in hostile environments. He is well known to IUMI for his work resolving hijackings and kidnappings on which he has addressed the conference many times over the years. His work helping to secure the release of hostages was recently „commended“ for a third time by the United Nations Security Council.