Legal 500, 2021
MFB has an excellent reputation in the commercial shipping market and the firm clearly places a heavy emphasis on working closely with its clients and understanding their business requirements.
Nick Wilson qualified as a solicitor in 1991. He was practising as a partner at another specialist shipping firm before joining MFB, again as a partner, in 2018.
Nick specialises in commercial dispute resolution and handles a wide range of matters from casualties, including groundings, container losses overboard, fire and explosions, girtings, cable damage, and allisions. His practice involves unsafe port cases and disputes concerning charterparties, including repudiatory breach, oil major approval issues, bill of lading disputes and defending P&I claims generally.
Nick is referred to as “a great tactician” in The Legal 500 rankings for 2017.
He assists clients in resolving matters in arbitration, the High Court and Court of Appeal, including by way of mediation. His reported decisions, in all of which he acted for the successful party, are as follows: -
West of England Ship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) v Hellenic Industrial Development Bank SA  1 Lloyd's Rep. 93
Sea Success Maritime Inc v African Maritime Carriers Limited  2 Lloyd's Rep. 692
Macieo Shipping Limited v Clipper Shipping Lines Limited  1 Lloyd's Rep. 645
Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Pte Limited v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Limited  1LLR 330