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Ed graduated from Oxford, with a first class honours degree in jurisprudence. He joined MFB in 1992, having worked for the previous eight years in Hong Kong.

Ed works principally with ship owners and operators on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Ed has particular experience with container liner services, tankers and offshore work, but handles the full range of dry shipping matters, including ship sale and purchase and shipbuilding disputes.

Cases have been handled in arbitration and in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, and the European Court of Justice. Ed is recommended by Legal 500 2013 as a Leading Shipping Lawyer who 'always responds to the needs of the client'; he is also described as a key member of the team, singled out by peers as a "formidable adversary" in Chambers UK 2014.

On the non-contentious side, Ed has bought and sold businesses, set up agencies and joint ventures, and acted in ship sale and purchase transactions. Ed is a Supporting Member of the LMAA.

Ed is described in the Legal 500 2015 UK Guide as a leading shipping lawyer who is ‘hardworking'.  In Chambers 2015 Directory, where Ed is listed as a Notable Practitioner, he is noted in particular for his offshore expertise and his involvement in dry shipping matters, such as shipbuilding disputes.


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