TM Law’s Alistair Sullivan beat a highly talented field to win the Young Achievement Award at the 22nd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards. Alistair accepted the award from NSW Ports CEO, Marika Calfas, at the event held in Sydney on 16th November.
In the last 12 months, Alistair has returned to Australia from the UK where he gained experience in the shipping and logistics industries while working at a large transport insurer (TT Club) and various large commercial law firms (Herbert Smith Freehills, Freshfields, Linklaters, Clyde & Co). In addition to his training at the University of Queensland (Masters in Maritime Law), and his Bachelors of Laws and Commerce from Notre Dame University in Fremantle, Western Australia, he has utilised his experience to defend and advocate in the interests of the Australian maritime and transport industries through the provision of legal services.
Alistair has provided advice for Australian shipping lines, freight forwarders, customs brokers, ports, small businesses, insurers, exporters, importers, individuals and logistics providers in relation to Bills of Lading, charterparties, contracts of affreightment, services agreements, cargo claims, regulatory guidance and compliance, customs law, freight forwarding contracts, employment law and Australian Consumer Law. His client work consistently exceeds expectations.
Alistair is a member of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, Young Shipping Australia, the Sydney Maritime Discussion Group and the Australian Insurance Law Association and as attended as many events as he has been able during his time back in Australia.
In the past 12 months, Alistair has had his articles on maritime and transport law published by the International Bar Association, the Australian Federation of International Forwarders and Thomas Miller Law, supporting the interests of freight forwarders, shippers, maritime employees and the maritime industry as a whole.
There were also three “Highly Commended” awards in this keenly contested category, but Alistair’s passion for the industry shone through to convince the judges.