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MA in Jurisprudence (Oxford)
Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxford)
Barrister at Law


Fluent in English, French, Czech and German


1976-1981: Worked for Thos. R. Miller & Son, Managers of the UK Protection & Indemnity and the UK Freight Demurrage & Defence Associations; for the last two years, responsible for the day to day running of the Defence Association.

1981-1984: Director of the Fenton Steamship Co. Ltd., European representatives of Hellenic Lines Ltd. of Piraeus, break bulk and container operators. Also a director of Hellenic Agencies (UK) Ltd., the agency and marketing company for Hellenic Lines in the United Kingdom.

1984-1985: Director of Trade & Transport (UK) Ltd., the London chartering office of a New York/Greek tramp company operating tankers and bulk carriers.

1985 to present: Full time commercial and maritime arbitrator handling charterparty, bill of lading, ship sale and purchase, oil and coal trading disputes and a broad range of other commercial disputes.

1999-2001: President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Full member and past President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association

  • Member of Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

  • Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators

  • Member of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators

  • Member of the Baltic Exchange
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