Hill Dickinson Further Strengthens Marine Practice



International law firm Hill Dickinson has reached an agreement that will bring the shipping practice of Swinnerton Moore LLP to the firm.

The agreement is expected to be finalised by the end of February and will see founding partners Tony Swinnerton and Lewis Moore join Hill Dickinson’s City of London office.  Tony and Lewis bring with them an established roster of distinguished clients from across the international marine market.

Tony Swinnerton specialises in all aspects of contentious dry shipping and has extensive experience of conducting arbitrations and High Court cases where he has acted predominantly for ship owners and their insurers, traders and charterers.

Lewis Moore specialises in ship sale and purchase, ship finance and all shipping related contentious matters.  In addition, Lewis is an accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution mediator and regularly represents clients in mediation.

On the announcement, Peter Jackson, Hill Dickinson CEO commented “I am delighted to welcome Tony, Lewis and their colleagues and clients to Hill Dickinson.  Tony and Lewis are both respected in the marine world, with an excellent track record and bring in expertise that will complement our existing shipping team and further bolster our presence in the international market.  We are committed to growing and investing in our core business and this deal provides significant opportunities and benefits for ourselves and importantly our clients.”

Lewis Moore said “Joining Hill Dickinson is a great opportunity for us.  Tony and I are excited to bring our shipping practices to such a highly regarded firm with a renowned heritage in marine law.  The scale, geographic reach and expertise that come with Hill Dickinson’s full service structure will be welcomed by a number of our clients who will be able to take advantage of a broader commercial offering.”

The move follows the recent announcement that Julian Clark will be joining the firm as global head of shipping in January.

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