High-level appointments strengthen Hill Dickinson’s maritime services

Partner Beth Bradley

Master Mariner Kevin Austin

Partner SD Choi

International maritime law practice Hill Dickinson is sailing confidently into the future with a series of important, high-level appointments.

Joining Hill Dickinson are Master Mariner Kevin Austin, Korean market specialist Beth Bradley, and transactional lawyer Sung Hwan Choi.

Announcing the appointments, Julian Clark, Hill Dickinson Global Head of Shipping, said: “As a full service, legal marine practice, Hill Dickinson is committed to providing the best team able to operate throughout the entire marine sector. These important appointments further strengthen our global services.”

Experienced Master Mariner Kevin Austin, currently a Legal Director with Norton Rose, is especially well known in the London Hull Market. He will join Hill Dickinson as a Legal Director in London, following a strategic rearrangement of the firm’s mariner team, which sees Joe Quain return from Singapore as a Consultant in London as Ian MacLean heads out to join the team in Singapore.

Mr Clark commented: “Hill Dickinson now has one of world’s most significant teams of Master Mariners, with eight spread across our global offices, meaning we are able to deal with casualties around the world as and when needed.”

Beth Bradley joins Hill Dickinson’s London offices from Clyde & Co as a Partner. Well known for her dedicated work on numerous high-profile disputes and litigations, Beth has a wealth of international maritime experience and a specific interest in the Korean market where she is extremely highly regarded.

Mr Clark said: “Beth’s appointment strengthens and develops our existing Korean team, both in London and Singapore, and we are delighted to welcome her onboard.”

Sung Hwan Choi (known as SD Choi) joins as a Partner in Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office. Currently of Counsel with Norton Rose, SD is a well-known and highly recognised transactional lawyer who is dual qualified in England & Wales, the USA and the Marshall Islands.

Confirming his appointment, Mr Clark commented: “The appointment of SD Choi considerably strengthens our international transactional team, particularly following the recruitment last year of Jasel Chauhan and his team into our Athens office.”

He concluded: “Maritime law is now very much part of international commerce. Hill Dickinson is committed to enhancing our service provision and adapting to modern maritime needs to meet our customer requirements in this increasingly complex and technological age.”