Mark is a mariner / marine investigator and also runs the Clyde & Co demurrage team. Mark served 12 years at sea on different types of vessels,including offshore supply and anchor handling vessels, oil,chemical,LPG/ LNG tankers,general cargo ships and bulk carriers.

He also previously worked for a very well known Owner and one of the biggest vessel managers in the world, and instinctively knows how to deal with maritime claims to get these claims settled quickly.

Mark advises on technical issues arising within the shipping / offshore market and charterparty disputes particularly those relating to demurrage, ship performance claims and unsafe ports.

He has negotiated the resolution of many maritime cases and has successfully defeated and won claims in arbitration and court cases for a variety of Charterers, Owners and Traders.

Mark is well known in the market and talks to Charterers, Owners and Traders, on a daily basis, to resolve disputes

Regional experience