United Kingdom

Andrew Fox : Solicitor – Legal Director

Andrew Fox

Solicitor – Legal Director

+44 (0)7710 251793

andrew.fox@tmlawltd.com

Andrew’s career in shipping started with several years in the operation and management of dry bulk, container and tanker vessels, taking him to Liverpool, London, Piraeus, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. After switching to law in 1991, Andrew qualified first as a barrister, and then as a solicitor with Davies Johnson in Plymouth. He has long experience of all classes of shipping work, particularly P&I, FD&D, collision and salvage work, as well as international trade. Andrew has acted successfully in the Supreme Court and has been involved in numerous high-profile arbitrations.

Charles Patterson : Solicitor – Legal Director

Charles Patterson

Solicitor – Legal Director

+44 (0)7843 280647

charles.patterson@tmlawltd.com

Having obtained his first degree, Charles spent five years working on square rig vessels and superyachts worldwide. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Charles has built a broad practice of both contentious and non-contentious work. He has acted in major litigation and arbitration for leading P&I Clubs and commercial insurers, on behalf of shipowners, charterers and commodities traders, as well as handling sale, purchase and boatyard transactions for sailing and large yacht owners.

Nico Saunders : Senior Solicitor

Nico Saunders

Senior Solicitor

+44 (0)7977 236 143

nico.saunders@tmlawltd.com

Nico has 10 years’ experience in shipping law, having worked in Paris and London before joining TM Law in 2016 from a leading London shipping firm. Nico handles a wide range of P&I and FD&D matters, in arbitration and High Court, for owners, charterers, freight forwarders and their insurers. He speaks fluent French and is a member of the French Maritime Law Association.

Simon Church : Consultant Solicitor

Simon Church

Consultant Solicitor

+44 (0)7919 576293

simon.church@tmlawltd.com

Simon is an experienced shipping and insurance litigator admitted in London and Hong Kong. He  qualified in England in 1994 and Hong Kong in 1996 with a major international marine firm, and has handled a variety of complex litigation in shipping, international trade and professional indemnity. Simon spent  a year studying at Beijing Normal University and a further year in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, and speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.


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Bob McCunn : Consultant Solicitor

Bob McCunn

Consultant Solicitor

+41 22 310 9767

bob.mccunn@tmlawltd.com

Bob was admitted in 1986, and worked with two leading London shipping and international trade firms, including a period in Greece. He has vast experience in marine insurance, reinsurance and general shipping, and has specialised further in oil and commodity trading, fraud and asset tracing. He has represented international commercial clients in several high-profile matters, including recovering for the insurers of Brinks Mat following the infamous Heathrow robbery, and secondment to a major Kuwaiti oil and tanker company following the Iraqi invasion in 1990. A non-executive Director of various major trading companies, Bob has been based in Geneva since 2008.