Aside from shipping, he has experience in off-shore energy, international trade and insurance. Brian's principal clients include major oil companies, charterers, commodity traders and insurers worldwide.

After spending over 20 years based in the firm's Guildford office, including serving four years on the firm's elected Management Board and five years as joint head of shipping, Brian relocated in November 2005 to the rapidly expanding Middle East regional office in Dubai as head of dispute resolution. He then relocated to Singapore in February 2012 to the role of managing partner. Brian was the managing partner of Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore, and a member of the firm's Asia Pacific Regional Board, for four years. 

As well as litigation in the Commercial Court, Brian has considerable experience of multi-jurisdictional proceedings, arbitrations under LMAA, LCIA and ICC rules, and ADR, particularly mediation.